If you’re planning on travelling but haven’t found a dog sitter, don’t give up just yet! When travelling anywhere, often accommodation will be the first thing on your list and trying to find pet friendly accommodation isn’t always easy. Luckily, for visitors to Greater Hamilton there are some options, because why should those four legged mates of ours have to miss out on the family vay-cay?  Choose from beautiful wineries to picturesque mountain views! Not to mention big lakes or reserves close by for all the walkies your pooch can handle!

 

Pierrepoint Wines Farm Stay

 

Pierrepoint B&B

If you’re travelling with a well behaved pooch, treat yourself and them to a stay at Pierrepoint B&B. As this is a working farm, dogs are required to remain on a leash at all times and to remember their manners if approached by resident dog ‘Bear’ who is super friendly and always keen on a game of fetch or two! This small family run vineyard and winery with cellar door offers a relaxing country retreat in a farm stay bed and breakfast style accommodation.

 

 

Royal Mail Hotel

You’ll have to read it to believe it! One of regional Victoria’s best restaurants and hotels is pet friendly! Providing a secluded and cosy sanctuary for all, The Royal Mail Hotel is a dream country getaway offering luxury accommodation at the foothills of the Grampians National Park. Book a stay at one of the magical Mount Sturgeon Cottages and treat yourself, as well as your pooch, to incredible views and stunning scenery. Housed in beautiful bluestone cottages, put your paws up and enjoy the striking mountain ranges at your doorstep. Your pups will love it, with no phones or screens as distractions, surely it just means more attention on them?!

Lake Hamilton Caravan Park

 

Lake Hamilton Motor Village & Caravan Park

Situated on the banks of the Grange Burn and within walking distance of the city centre – a walk loved by all pups and pooches, Lake Hamilton Motor Village & Caravan Park offers a picturesque location perfect for the whole family. At the discretion of the manager, dogs are allowed to reside on camp sites, offering up a choice of ensuite, grassed or drive thru sites designed for a caravan or tent.

 

Grampians View B & B

 

Grampians View B&B

Situated right next door to the Dunkeld Arboretum where your canine companion can run free is Grampians View B&B. This classic styled accommodation allows guests to relax and unwind as they take the weight off their paws in one of 3 rooms. Offering complete privacy, each room has their own ensuite and entrance. Dogs are welcome but conditions will apply – so be sure to phone before booking to make sure you don’t miss out.

 

Corrugated Cottage

 

Corrugated Cottage

Just a short walk away from the centre of Dunkeld sits a beautifully modern property that is positioned right at the foot of the Grampians. Appropriately, dogs aren’t allowed within the Grampians National Park, but a stay at this accommodation is the next best thing! Set within a beautiful native garden, Corrugated Cottage has a lockable fenced in garden making for the perfect stay for your pooch! With a rule of no more than 2 dogs per visit, your fluffy friend (or friends) are welcome inside, just don’t let them get on the beds or furniture.

 

Corrugated Cottage with dog

 

Lastly, we’re happy to say that this isn’t all the pet friendly options the Greater Hamilton region has to offer. With over 20 accommodation providers making themselves available to those travelling with pets, choose Greater Hamilton for your next getaway.

Want to know what those other options are? Contact the Hamilton and Grampians Visitor Information on 1800 807 056 or email us at tourism@sthgrampians.vic.gov.au and we can help point you in the right direction.

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