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Dog-Friendly Ski Resorts and Winter Weekend Destinations in & Around Maryland

The winter can be tough (not to mention FREEZING here in MD) when it comes to finding fun dog-friendly activities! Never fear, DOCC has put together the ultimate list of dog-friendly ski resorts, lodges, and cabins that make for perfect dog-friendly weekend getaways! All of these dog-friendly finds are less than three hours away from Baltimore! There's SNOW much fun just waiting to be had!! If you visit any of these dog-friendly winter wonderlands, be sure to tag us on Instagram and let us know how it went! Stay warm out there, friends! 🐶🧣🧤



Wisp Resort - McHenry, MD


If skiing or snowboarding is your thing, then Wisp is the place for you! Located in Deep Creek Lake, MD, Wisp takes just about 3 hours to get to, and trust us, it's worth the drive! Not a fan of shredding it up on the mountain? Wisp offers snow tubing, a mountain coaster (it's FUN), and a fully-stocked lodge for those of us that prefer to eat, drink and watch. 😅 You can stay right on the resort with up to 2 non-aggressive dogs under 40 lbs! Pet rooms are limited and advanced notice is required! So, give Wisp a call to check for availability and prepare for an additional $50 non-refundable fee charged per stay. Not too shabby for these incredible views, right?!




Savage River Lodge - Frostburg, MD


Savage River Lodge is an incredible dog-friendly oasis located in Frostburg, MD just under 3 hours from Baltimore! SRL welcomes two pets of any size for an additional fee of $30 per pet, per night. Keep in mind that only select cabins are pet-friendly and availability varies! Guests with pets must call (877) 411-3436 prior to booking to verify the availability of a pet-friendly room or risk not being able to check in with a pet and/or incurring any associated cancellation penalties. Get this...both dogs AND cats are allowed, so we don't have to worry about our feline friends missing out on any snowy adventures!


Savage River Lodge offers a dog wash station, acres of regular and cross-country skiing trails, a HUGE frisbee field, and even a dogs-only Bone Appetit food menu. Well-behaved cats and dogs are welcome to hang in their rooms alone for a few hours. Each morning of your stay, your pup will be woken up to a homemade Bodhi Biscuit from the kitchen. This place is KILLING us with cuteness. 😍



UPCOMING EVENT: WINE IN THE WOODS

Head out to Savage River Lodge on Saturday, February 26th at 2PM for an adventure in wine tasting on their extensive trails, tasting six wines with light hors d'oeuvres along the way. This popular event is offered on select weekends of the year (rain or shine), and the best part?? Leashed pets are welcome! Hoomans must be at least 21 years old to participate (obvi).

Cost: $42 plus tax


Blue Moon Rising Cabins - Deep Creek Lake, MD


Cozy dog-friendly tiny home cabins in Deep Creek Lake with amazing views and hiking trails? Ummm, yes, please! This entirely dog-friendly resort is less than 3 hours from Baltimore and is just as amazing in the summer as it is in the winter. Blue Moon Rising is the coziest, quaintest escape from city life and our friends at Blue Moon Rising have confirmed that there is no limit on the number of dogs or size of dogs you are able to bring, as long as they are well-behaved. Choose from 14 different cabins, all featuring a unique design and personality.


How about a SLEIGH RIDE? Yep, you got it. Pleasant Valley Dream Rides has you covered and you can book your horse-drawn, snowy ride here.