A Trifecta in Colorado
Three luxury resorts are taking canine amenities beyond the expected.
RITZ-CARLTON, BACHELOR GULCH
The world’s first Ritz-Carlton with a canine “Ambassadog,” this ski and summer resort is a pet-friendly pioneer since opening in 2002. Currently in residence are two canine ambassadors: Scout, a 4-year-old Bernese mountain dog, and Bachelor, the new 100-pound Saint Bernard puppy in training. They meet and greet guests, accompany them on hikes, and generally cheer up families who did not bring their own pet. Dog beds, bowls, and treats are provided, and dog-friendly rooms and suites are even available on the prestigious Club Level. For those who want to take a day on their own, the hotel partners with nearby Wanderlust Dog Ranch for deluxe daycare. From $369; ritzcarlton.com
For the best of both worlds, this Auberge Resorts Collection property sits in the heart of dog-loving downtown Aspen with excellent access to all of the outdoor activities in the surrounding area. The hotel provides treats, pet beds, and food and water bowls tailored to your pet’s size ($100 per stay for up to two dogs), and also offers a lengthy menu of chef-made canine cuisine. Right behind the property is a dog-friendly park, which complements the more than 120 miles of spectacular hiking and snowshoeing trails available. The Jerome is especially well-known for its dog-sitting, where you can leave your pup(s) with the concierge for a few hours. From $675; aubergeresorts.com
THE BROADMOORColorado Springs
At the nation’s longest-running five-star resort, visiting pets become honorary members of the Pitty Pat Club, named for the founders’ beloved poodle. Amenities include custom bedding for those in residence, bowls, treats, a map of the resort’s dog trails, nearby dog parks, and a full retail pet boutique, in addition to a dog dining menu, and walking and sitting services. Dog-friendly rooms and suites are all on the ground level for ease of entry and exit. A top choice is the Estate House, a luxurious five-bedroom, 12,000-square-foot mansion with landscaped private gardens starting at $5,500/night. Rooms from $425; broadmoor.com