WineCountry Staff: July 2008 Archives
So get your head out of the clouds, and plan a short weekend getaway at least. Take heart, the hospitality industry is not oblivious to your "on a budget" plight. And what better way to rest and relax then in the beautiful lush surroundings of wine country. To help you out, WineCountry.com regularly posts great deals from Hotels, B&Bs, Wineries, Spas and Attractions that will help you plan an affordable wine country trip to your region of choice.
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While there are typically nominal fees for the four extra legs, they are usually comparable to biped rates. As with humans, these accommodations welcome only "well-behaved" animals, and many require leashes.
So next time, grab the leash and go! Here are some suggestions for special places to enjoy wherever you and your pet may wander in California's Wine Country. Please share your pet in wine country story with us. Either post below or send story and pictures to email@example.com!
For all those that do not have a dog as a pet, you might be wondering what is all the fuss about with these increasingly pampered pooches. Because although every dog owner will probably tell you their dog is oh so cute, we all know the reality - fair amount of dogs out there just look plain ugly.
Well apparently it's not enough to carry them around and dress them up like dolls, feed them premium grade food, or talk to them in a completely different language. Now they too must have a place to stay when traveling and in wine country no less. No, I'm not referring to lodging places that welcome pets and boast they are "pet friendly or dog friendly".
Recently, Ruff - a dog daycare and hotel opened in Napa. According to their brochure, Ruff is "a boutique hotel catered just for the most important thing in your life - your dog." While they claim to aceept all types of dogs, it clearly says "all dogs require a temperament interview". So now dogs have interviews. Next they'll be hired for jobs!
Napa Vintners provides a list of dog friendly wineries:
Or if you just are dog lover/wine lover, then the following websites may interest you:
Dog Lover Wine Club
Dog Winery Labels
Your Dog Immortalized on a Wine Label!
Dog Gone Wine!