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Dog-Friendly Places in Whitefish
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Your pets might enjoy Whitefish more than you!

Whitefish is full of great pet-friendly options for your four-legged friends. Next time you're visiting, grab a pet-friendly hotel room and enjoy everything Whitefish has to offer. Take a hike on the Danny On Trail or The Whitefish Trail, grab a beer and some food in the beer garden at Bonsai Brewing Project, or visit the Hugh Rogers Wag Dog Park which is ranked as one of the 10 best dog parks in the country. And no trip to Whitefish with your dog is complete without a stop at Sweet Peaks Ice Cream for some dog ice cream!

Dog Park

  • Hugh Rogers WAG Dog Park - Voted a TOP 10 Dog Park by USA Today! The five acre park features fully accessible paths, benches, a multiple drinking fountains for dogs and people, a message center, and lots of open space for play. 

Dog-Friendly Lodging

  • The Pine Lodge - We welcome dogs and cats, and offer a number of cozy pet friendly rooms on the entry level for your convenience. Please call the hotel directly for pet room reservations. Pets allowed based on the availability of pet friendly rooms. Up to 2 dogs per room with an 80 pound weight limit. Additional pet types (cats, birds, etc) may be accepted at the hotel’s discretion. Pet rate is $20 per day with a $100 per week maximum.
  • Grouse Mountain Lodge - Pet-friendly rooms available
  • Best Western Rocky Mountain Lodge - Pets allowed based on the availability of pet friendly rooms. Up to 2 dogs per room with a 80 pound weight limit. Additional pet types (cats, birds, etc) may be accepted at the hotel's discretion. Pet rate is $20 per day with a $100 per week maximum.
  • The Firebrand Hotel - Dogs are welcome in designated accommodations on the first floor of the hotel. Dogs are not permitted in the Firebrand suites. A $50 fee per stay applies. Please let us know you will be traveling with a dog when you make your reservation. A dog bed, bowls and treats are included!
  • Hidden Moose Lodge - We are a pet friendly property and pets are allowed in certain guest rooms. Prior notice is required and $20 fee per night per pet will be added to the room rate.
  • Whitefish Bike Retreat - Dogs are welcome on property and in the campground. We do not allow dogs inside the lodge. If you are staying in the lodge please plan on having a place for your pet to stay overnight. The retreat's Hound Hostel kennels are available at night for guests free of charge. For others, Hound Hostel day use charges apply. Please make reservations for your dog to stay overnight in the Hound Hostel due to low availability.
  • Bailey's Bed 'N Bale - Our pet fee (Equine or Canine- one time fee) benefits Flathead Spay and Neuter Clinic or the local Humane Society of NW Montana.

Dog-Friendly Food & Drink Options

  • Bonsai Brewing Project - Dogs are welcome to play in the outside yard while you sip a delicious beer and/or enjoy some delicious food. Don't forget to grab a Bonsai logo leash or dog color made by CycleDog while you're here!
  • Piggyback BBQ - Dogs are welcome in the outdoor seating area.

Dog-Friendly Trails

  • The Whitefish Trail - 42 miles of trail and 12 trailheads of space to explore with your dog -- right in Whitefish! Dog walkers must have control of dogs at all times. Dogs should never chase wildlife. If your dog is not under strict voice control, they must be leashed. Please always remove pet waste and be aware that mutt mitts are provided at all trailheads.
  • Whitefish Bicycle and Pedestrian Paths - Paved bike and pedestrian trails meander throughout Whitefish. A segment of the trail runs along the river between various parks (and extends all the way to City Beach). 
  • Whitefish Mountain Resort - There are about 24 miles of hiking trails on Whitefish Mountain Resort, all of which are dog friendly. All dogs at Whitefish Mountain Resort, including on Forest Service Land, must be leashed and controlled at all times
  • Winter Trail - Big Mountain Nordic Trails - Dogs are welcome but MUST be on a leash on Winter Sports, Inc. lands and please clean up after your dogs! Other users are welcome but please stay to the side of the trail and do not use if you are damaging the trails. 
  • Jewel Basin Hiking Area - The Jewel Basin Hiking Area is a unique 15,000 acre hiking area maintained exclusively for hiking and camping located in the Swan Range, with views looking into the Bob Marshall Wilderness. This high mountain area is popular for backpacking, fishing and plant and wildlife viewing.

Special Treats

  • Dog Ice Cream and Dog Pops at Sweet Peaks Ice Cream - Dog ice cream contains our ice cream base with beef or chicken broth. Sometimes we mix it up and add bacon or pumpkin. The Dog Pops are for the lactose intolerant pup. They contain water, beef or chicken broth and peanut butter. You can eat them, too. They are made in our kitchen and have a nice salty – sweet taste. Don’t forget to share with your pup. (Warning – some dogs can’t handle “people” food. Use your discretion when feeding your dog these treats.)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Visitor Information:

307 Spokane Ave., Whitefish, MT 59937

tel: 877-862-3548

info@explorewhitefish.com

Administration Office:

231 First St. Ste G, Whitefish, MT 59937

tel: 406-862-3390

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