Here’s where to stay, play, eat and more in dog-friendly Winter Park.
Winter Park is doggie paradise. With miles of trails, cool rivers and lakes, welcoming patios and a dog-friendly Gravity Haus basecamp, it’s no surprise TripAdvisor named Winter Park one of the top pet-friendly vacation spots in America.
Pack up the car and your pup. We’ve dug up the best pet-friendly activities and hotels in Winter Park for you and your doggo to wag about.
Dog-Friendly Lodging at Gravity Haus Winter Park
We’re all about the pup perks at Gravity Haus and, when we can, we don’t travel without our four-legged best friends. Which is why we have crafted each Haus in Breckenridge, Winter Park and Vail to be the best in Colorado dog-friendly lodging. Upon arrival, dogs can get their photo taken and “sign” the doggie guest book, as well as get set up with their own in-room doggie bed, bowl and treats. Dog-friendly rooms are available and must be booked in advance with the hotel. Our pet fee is $50/night per dog for non-members and $25/night for Gravity Haus members!
Fraser Valley Sports Complex
Stretch your legs and play among the softball diamonds, playgrounds, ropes course and open space at this locally loved grassy gathering ground.
Winter Park Resort
The gondola at Winter Park welcomes four-legged friends all summer. Catch a lift to dog-friendly hiking trails, a fenced-in dog park and pup-friendly restaurants with sunny outdoor seating. Don’t miss the deck at Sunspot Mountaintop Lodge for ice cream or a cold one with 10,700-foot views.
Snow Mountain Ranch
Head to the nearby YMCA of the Rockies and hit the dog park, play some disc golf, go fishing, play mini golf and more.
Jim Creek Trail
Directly across from the resort’s main entrance, seek out this seven-mile out-and-back hike that follows a creek through the woods before reaching a beautiful waterfall.
Fraser River Trail
Take a mellow walk along this paved dog-friendly path connecting the ski resort to downtown Winter Park. Pack a fishing pole and a picnic (and extra dog treats, of course) and make a riverside afternoon of it.
Blue Sky Loop
Gain a little elevation and get into the tall trees on this 3.8-mile loop. Bring extra water for your pup and take in the fresh mountain air together.
Carver’s Bakery Cafe
The patio at Carver’s is a dog-friendly Winter Park favorite for a homecooked breakfast and gorgeous mountain scenery.
Randi’s Grill and Pub
After a big hike or bike with your pup, head to the pet-friendly patio at this Irish hangout for a pint and some Reuben eggrolls.
Hideaway Park Brewery
After a long day of outdoor adventures, join locals on the lively patio at this popular super-dog-friendly craft brewery. Check out the rotating selection of beers on tap and live music calendar.
Vertical Bistro and Tap
Catch some al fresco live music at this downtown Winter Park staple on Saturday evenings. The comfy dog-friendly patio is a relaxing spot to sip signature cocktails and nibble shared plates.
Mountain Dog Spa
Just down the road in Fraser, there’s a doggie spa that will primp and pamper your pooch with de-shedding brushing, nail clipping, a special full-body shampoo massage and breath freshening.
Start the day with a sustainably sourced haus-roasted coffee at Unravel inside Gravity Haus Winter Park. The welcoming furnished patio is the perfect dog-friendly perch to sit and share a breakfast burrito.