Did you know that Shenandoah National Park is an excellent destination for dog lovers?
With more than 480 miles of dog-friendly trails to explore, Shenandoah National Park is packed with opportunities for pet owners and their furry copilots from sunrise to sunset.
And when a day of adventuring comes to a close, the surrounding area is packed with pet-friendly cabins near Shenandoah National Park, so pups and their owners have a cozy place to rest their heads.
We’ve compiled a list of the top Shenandoah National Park pet-friendly lodging that will make for a cozy and cute resting spot. Read on for the best pet-friendly riverside cabins and unique glamping opportunities, all with views of the Massanutten Mountain range and Shenandoah National Park.
Shenandoah National Park Pet-Friendly Lodging
These lodging options are located on a scenic bluff with unobstructed views of the Massanutten Mountain range and Shenandoah National Park. Each one has unique draws that set them apart from the other lodging near Shenandoah, so you can choose the best option for your group!
Things to know before you book:
- There is a 50% deposit required to reserve units.
- There is a two-night minimum on typical days and a three-night minimum on holiday weekends.
- While the first pet is free, groups with more than one pet have an additional fee of $25 per night.
Learn more and reserve our pet-friendly Shenandoah Park lodging options here!
The Skymont Cottage
Available: March 1- November 30
Max number of guests: 6
This stunning pet-friendly cottage has not one… not two… but three decks to lounge on as you breathe in the fresh forest air!
This option is great for groups of up to six who want to enjoy space and multiple comfy beds. You can make your meals in the full kitchen, sit by the gas fireplace in the living room, and turn in for the night with clean sheets and blankets on every bed.
There are tons of amenities included, like towels, coffee, popcorn, WiFi, an outdoor grill and a DVD player for a retro movie night.
This cottage is pet-friendly, so your dog will be as comfy as you!
Three Chimneys Cabin
Available: March 1- November 30
Max number of guests: 4
There is nothing quite like sipping a cold drink on a porch while your dog lounges at your feet – all with the stunning Shenandoah National park views as your company. Luckily, the Three Chimneys Cabin near Shenandoah National Park can help you create this moment!
This adorable one-bedroom wood cabin lets you keep your creature comforts as you enjoy the surrounding nature. Snuggle up in the bedroom with fresh sheets or put your feet up in the living area with a gas fireplace, DVD player and central heating.
Perfect for couples, solo adventurers or small groups with a dog, you will bond in comfort with the beauty of the Shenandoah right outside your screen door.
Glamping In Shenandoah National Park
Glamp in style on a bluff that overlooks the South Fork of the Shenandoah River! These glamping options are pet friendly and offer fantastic views you and your four-legged friend will love.
All of our pet-friendly Shenandoah glamping tents have a porch perfect for enjoying your morning cup of coffee and a cozy interior to protect you from the elements. With amenities like picnic tables, yard games, outdoor grills and fire pits, you have everything you need for a lovely nature getaway.
You will love the intimate and beautiful glamping scenery, and your pet will love exploring outside.
Other Pet-Friendly Activities Near Shenandoah National Park
Now that you have a place to rest, it’s time to fill your itinerary with pet-friendly activities near Shenandoah National Park!
Dog-Friendly Shenandoah River Adventures
Grab a canine Personal Floatation Device because your dog can join you on your next Shenandoah River trip! We love seeing happy dogs and owners take on the lazier parts of the river in canoes, kayaks and paddleboards. So rent a watercraft for a few hours to enjoy the river and watch your little furry water fanatic have the time of their lives in the meandering current.
Check out our rentals to choose a watercraft you and your dog can enjoy!
Dog-Friendly Hikes in Shenandoah National Parks
And, of course, enjoy some of the over 480 miles of dog-friendly trails in Shenandoah National Park! Just remember that your pet must be on a physical leash no longer than 6 feet at all times.
Here are just a couple of our favorite spots to take our adventure buddies:
Hawksbill Loop is a moderate loop just under three miles long. This dog-friendly trail has sprawling views of the park that seem to stretch on forever.
Sugarloaf Loop is an easy 4.5-mile loop trail that is great for groups with both dogs and kids. Your pup can even be off-leash on some sections of the trail for maximum canine adventure mode!
Beecher Ridge and Overall Run Loop is a perfect option for runners and their favorite trail buddies. With more than 11 miles of stunning trails to explore, you will end this route feeling accomplished and in awe of our tree-covered rolling hills.
Don’t leave Spot at home! When you visit Shenandoah National Park, it will welcome you and your pup with open arms. Need help making a pet-friendly Shenandoah adventure plan? Reach out to our team for information on dog-friendly lodging and Shenandoah River trips!