What is the real meaning of "Pet Friendly"? Will a lodging pet policy that essentially means "your dog can sleep overnight in your room, but you can't leave him alone there when you go out" be what you need for your vacation in Estes Park?
Rocky Mountain National Park does not allow dogs on any trails in the park, so when you come to Estes Park to explore RMNP, you're going to need a safe place to leave your animal while you hike, shop, and dine. In the summer, it's not advisable to leave your furry friend in the car because of extreme heat buildup. If your pet can't be left in your room, that leaves you only two choices: find a "doggy day care" or limit your activity.
This page offers information on businesses in Estes Park that offer services for animals, as well as offer suggestions of where you can bring your dog while in town: http://estes-park.com/more/bring-your-dog
When you book your room, ask your lodging choice if they can meet your expectations. What are they willing to do to help you keep your dog safe, and you (the customer) happy? You know your pet better than anyone else. Can he be left unattended, or should you crate him when you leave? Can you assure your lodging that your dog will not damage their property?
Visit our Pet Friendly page to see a list of lodging in Estes Park that accepts animals: http://estes-park.com/features/218
Braeside Cabin advertises a unique policy - "Well behaved pets can be left unattended. No charge for pets unless they redecorate."
Pet owners unite! Let your responsible pet ownership and well-behaved dogs prove one pet at a time that pet policies can be amended to everyone's benefit - a true win/win solution for summer vacationers to Estes Park.