Holiday accommodations can provide a wonderful escape for those looking for quality relaxation. Pet-friendly cabins can be the perfect home-away-from-home for a furry friend. To ensure that your pet-friendly cabin experience is as pleasant and stress-free as possible, here are a few tips to help you get the most out of your stay.

1. Research the Accommodations

Doing your research will include determining if specific rules and regulations surround pet-friendly accommodations in the area. Additionally, you’ll also want to ask the owner/manager about additional pet fees, restrictions, or requirements. 

2. Be Prepared

If your pet has an accident indoors, it’s important to be prepared. Bring a disinfectant and cloth with you in case of an emergency. If an accident does occur, make sure to clean up the mess as best as you can. If you don’t clean it up properly, you may not be refunded your pet deposit.

3. Keep Them on a Leash

Keep your pet on a leash when visiting a new place. This will help ensure your pet is kept safe, and you won’t be asked to leave if you come again. Additionally, make sure to keep your pet from entering any areas that are off-limits, such as restaurants or other indoor spaces.

4. Take Care of the Accommodation Properties

If pets are allowed on furniture or beds, cover them with a blanket or towel. If the place you’re staying at doesn’t allow pets on furniture, make sure to abide by their rules and not put your pets on the furniture.

5. Play with Them

Make sure your furry friend gets the physical activity they need. Doing so will make them calmer when in new places, as exercise can help curb their nerves and unease. This will make your pet more content and you more at peace.

6. Don’t Leave Your Pets Alone

It is best to have someone with your pet while you’re away. If that isn’t possible, take precautions and let the property managers know that your pet is alone. Provide a comfortable environment with some music or TV and secure them in a kennel or crate if needed. Additionally, leaving a note on the front door can alert anyone who needs to enter the property that a pet is inside.

7. Be Mindful of Their Bathroom Needs

Ask the holiday accommodation manager or cabin owner for the specific spots where your pup is allowed to do their business. Bringing waste bags and taking responsibility for keeping the area clean is always a good idea. 


Taking pet-friendly cabins or holiday accommodations can be a great way to enjoy a relaxing, fun-filled experience with your pet. You can make the most of your pet-friendly holiday accommodation experience by following the tips provided. Be sure to bring all the necessary items to ensure the safety and comfort of your pet, and be aware of any policies in place. Finally, don’t forget to bring your pet’s favourite toys and treats so they can have just as much fun as you do!

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