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Bring Your Dog to Tirol

Updated on 28.11.2017 in Recommendations

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To simply put it, having a dog has changed my life. Dogs have the added benefit of needing to be walked and played with. This means that my furry companion encourages me to exercise more, which boosts my mood and energy levels. Getting up in the morning is more fun, as my ‘alarm clock’ greets me with a tail wag and looking at him makes me feel good, loved and adorable (without makeup and with rings under my eyes he makes me feel that I am the best person in the whole, entire world!). And I feel safer as my dog is an effective home security system. Barking behind the door he will deter burglars.

Bring Fido – Without the Hassle

Luis, my Maltipoo hybrid dog belongs with me and I go anywhere where he is welcome. Not surprisingly, a vacation just wouldn’t be the same without my dog. Thus, as a new dog owner, I asked myself where can I take my four-legged family member in Tirol without too much of a hassle? I have checked pet-friendly accommodations throughout the country and here are some tips to show you Tirol can be a great little getaway for your dog as well.

Being Pet-Friendly

Of course, being „pet-friendly“ means more than a dog food bowl delivered to my room. To me, pet-friendly accommodations don’t just tolerate dogs, they welcome pets with open arms and embrace them with first-class services. When it comes to pet-friendly lodging, two things matter most: I want to bring my dog to the restaurant for dinner (he makes a good guest lying beneath the table) and I want to keep him next to me outside at the pool/lake area. I don’t want to leave my dog alone in the room.

Dogs Gaining Ground

Tirol is becoming more and more more pet-friendly, to the point where you can feel comfortable finding not only pet-friendly hotels and other lodging for your dog, but also a wide array of pet-friendly services and venues.
These five hotels are responding to those travelers with dog-friendly perks that provide dogs and their owners with winsome extras:

 

Riederhof

Ried, Oberinntal Valley, 4 Stars, www.hotel-riederhof.at

Riederhof Hotel ensures that your best friend feels just as important as you when staying with them in Ried. They offer a variety of pet-friendly services and amenities, such as dog massage therapy.

Pet-Friendly Restaurant: Yes
Dog Swimming: Yes, there’s a dog pool
Hiking Trails: Right outside the Hotel’s door
Dog Walking Service: Yes
Veterinarian Nearby: Yes

Müllernalm in Oberndorf

Guesthouse, 3 Stars, www.hundeparadies.com

Situated on foot of lofty Kitzbühel Horn Peak, Müllernalm was awarded as a premier pet-friendly hotel by “Urlaub mit dem Hund” (“Bring Fido”) Magazine.

Pet-Friendly Restaurant: Yes
Dog Swimming: Yes, they have a private dog pond
Hiking Trails: Right outside the Hotel’s door
Dog Walking Service: No
Veterinarian Nearby: Yes

Hotel Magdalena

Zillertal Valley, 4 Stars, www.magdalena.at

The first dog hotel in Zillertal Valley offers a premier experience for your canine friend. There are escorted walks, lectures and clinics and skilled training for your pup on the private pet exercise area.

Pet-Friendly Restaurant: Yes
Dog Swimming: Dog pool
Hiking Trails: Right outside the Hotel’s door
Dog Walking Service: Yes, for extra charge
Veterinarian Nearby: Yes

Hotel Klosterbräu

Seefeld, 5 Stars, www.klosterbraeu.com

Dogs receive the star treatment at this luxury property, where furry friends are treated to the same outstanding service as human guests. Private dog area for your dog to rip around on.

Pet-Friendly Restaurant: Yes
Dog Swimming: Yes, Wildsee Lake is nearby; dogs are allowed at the hotel pool’s sunbathing lawn
Hiking Trails: Many great hiking trails nearby
Dog Walking Service: Yes, for extra charge
Veterinarian Nearby: Yes

Kinderhotel Kaiserhof

Berwang, 4 Stars, www.kaiserhof.at

The ideal choice if you’re travelling with your family as this place warmly welcomes children and pets.

Pet-Friendly Restaurant: Yes
Dog Swimming: At nearby swimming lakes
Hiking Trails: Right outside the Hotel’s door
Dog Walking Service: No
Veterinarian Nearby: Yes

 

More Dog-Friendly Accommodations


B&Bs and private property rentals are often the best bet for you and your pet. There are many homes and condos around Tirol where your dog is as welcome as you are:

https://www.tyrol.com/book-your-holiday/traveling-with-your-dog
www.urlaub-anbieter.com/urlaub-mit-haustier-erlaubt-tirol.htm (German only)
www.oesterreich-hund.net/urlaub-hund-tirol.php (German only)

 

On-Mountain Lodging

…or how about bringing Fido to a rustic mountain lodge or cabin?
www.tirolhuetten.at/category/urlaub-mit-hund (German only)

 

5 Paws instead of 5 Stars


If it’s quality tested and approved dog-friendly accommodation you’re after, watch for “Paws”: Find pet-friendly hotels and pet-friendly vacation rentals, ranging from 1 Paw (dog food bowl) to 5 Paws (everything you and your dog could possibly ask for in a vacation):
www.pfotencheck.com (German only)

“Life without a dog is possible – but pointless…”…“

Heinz Rühmann

With a passion for detail and a twinkle in her eye, Christina Schwemberger takes you on a journey to meet amazing people, visit interesting places and experience all that Tirol has to offer.

Christina
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