As a third generation native of Phoenix, I often say, heat is in my blood. Even though the summer temperatures can be brutal, it also brings over 320 sunny days per year. Arizona offers so much more than dry, cactus-filled desert landscape. Our southwestern U.S. state is home to natural sites like Sagurao National Park, the Colorado River, and of course, the Grand Canyon. Our state is also known for its culinary hot spots, rich culture, and seasonal outdoor events that draw in thousands of tourists year after year.
We hope you’ll visit Doggy Check In’s home headquarters and plan your next vacation to Arizona with your pooch in tow! You’ll be happy to know that Arizona is very dog-friendly. From restaurants and markets to activities and adventures, there’s no better way to experience beautiful Arizona then with your beloved 4-legged friend by your side. Of course, you’ll want to stay in a pet-friendly Airbnb during your stay. Read on for our top choices of pet-friendly cabins in Arizona:
1. Log Cabin on 5 Acres with Mountain Views
Fees: $20 per day/per pet for stays less than 28 nights or $10 per day/per pet for stays over 28 nights.
Policies: Owner must clean up after their pet.
With 25-foot vaulted ceilings, large deck, and floor-to-ceiling windows, this bright and airy cabin is the perfect getaway destination. The four-bedroom, three-and-a-half bath cabin offers incredible mountain views, three fireplaces, pool table, central HVAC, outdoor seating, and a beautiful barn and stables.
The home offers gated access in the back of the property to thousands of acres of National Forest. Spend your days biking, hiking, or riding on the trails with your pup beside you. Nearby, there is the 1.5 acre fenced Bushmaster Dog Park where your pup can safely play and socialize.
2. Cabin in the Woods Near Downtown Flagstaff
Fees: $49 per night/per pet for a one- to three-night stay.
Policies: Pets permitted with prior approval and a paid pet fee.
Guests can find the Timberloft cabin in a serene community just ten minutes south of downtown Flagstaff. The beautiful Airbnb offers a large fenced-in backyard where children and pets can safely play. There is also radiant in-floor heating throughout the home, vaulted windows, floor to ceiling fireplace, and a modern kitchen.
The dog friendly Airbnb home sits just outside Coconino National Forest where there is access to trails and other outdoor recreation activities. You’ll also be near many bars and restaurants, including pet-friendly options where you’ll catch local Flagstaffian’s frequenting, like Diablo Burger and NiMarcos Pizza Downtown.
3. A-Frame in Ponderosa Pine Forest
Escape to Ponderosa Pine Forest in Prescott (pronounced “Presskit.”) and experience the peaceful scenery. With a funky boho farmhouse style, the spacious and charming home offers all the comforts you need while on vacation. The front porch is equipped with a BBQ and there is a fenced-in backyard where children and pets can play safely.
The home is just three miles from downtown Prescott where bars, restaurants, grocery stores, and shopping is plentiful. Pet owners will discover several nearby trails, including Peavine Trail and Iron Springs Railroad Trail, as well as the Willow Creek Dog Park.
4. Rustic Cabin with Loft and Massive Deck
Fees: $95 per stay fee (maximum 2 pets allowed; dogs preferred).
Stay at this rustic cabin in the woods and spend time amongst the trees and animals. The three-bedroom, one-bath home in Prescott enables guests to get in touch with Mother Nature as they lounge on the 1,000-square foot deck, hike on the land, or go fishing at nearby Lynx Lake.
This Airbnb has a fully-equipped kitchen, a BBQ grill on the deck, outdoor seating, and a recently upgraded bathroom. There is also plenty for you and your pet to do nearby, such as go on a Born to Be Wild Adventurers Tour or a long hike through the Prescott National Forest.
5. Custom Log Cabin Near Downtown Prescott
Fees: $15 per night/per pet fee + tax. There is an additional $10 ‘dog fee’ as well.
Policies: Pets must be supervised, leashed, and cleaned up after at all times.
This custom-built log cabin is just 15 minutes north west of downtown Prescott and offers awe-inspiring views. The three-bedroom home provides all the comforts of home and more, including a game room, large kitchen, and outdoor cooking and dining area.
There is plenty to do nearby the pet-friendly Airbnb Arizona cabin. Head over to The Beastro, an art, music, and philanthropy house featuring gifts, art, and music events to help animals in needs. Dogs are welcome inside with their human.
6. Newly Renovated Chalet Retreat with Wildlife Abound
Fees: $50 per pet.
Policies: Clean up after your pet. Only trained and potty-trained dogs under 50lbs welcome. Limit 3 pets. Request the full pet policy prior to booking.
This spacious four-bedroom, three-bath home spans more than 3,000 square feet on three levels. Each level has separate bedrooms to provide guests with privacy but there are also several common areas where the family can gather.
The retreat is about 98 miles from the Phoenix Metro area where there is plenty of shopping, restaurants, and entertainment. It is also near the Rumsey Dog Park and the Payson Farmers Market where pets are welcomed.
7. Dancing Bear Lodge in Tonto National Forest
Fees: Damage deposit required.
Policies: Dogs must be at least 1-year-old (no puppies). Separate beds are provided for dogs. Owners must clean up after pets.
Located less than two hours from the Valley, this three-bedroom, three-and-a-half bath home offers luxurious indoor and outdoor living spaces set in a tranquil wooded atmosphere. The garage is set up as a game room and there is a large outdoor patio space where guests can lounge, dine, or warm up by the fireplace.
The community is located in the center of the Tonto National Forest, giving pets and their owners plenty of area to explore. When your family gets hungry, head over to Macky’s Grill on West Main Street in Payson. The eatery offers a pet-friendly patio and some of the best wings in the region.
8. Family Cabin in Apache-Sitegreaves National Forest
Policies: Pets must be kenneled when owners are gone and leashed when outside.
This cozy two-bedroom, two-bath Airbnb cabin in the heart of Heber-Overgaard and features a 900-square foot game room, gas fireplace, fully-stocked kitchen, outdoor BBQ, bikes with baskets for using to ride around town, and much more. The cabin is also unplugged to allow guests to enjoy the peace and quiet of the forest.
There’s plenty for guests to do without ever leaving the home. Walk around and check out the elk and deer in the backyard, cuddle on the front porch, or have a barbecue on the patio. Woods Canyon Lake is just a 25-minute drive and Willow Springs Lake is just 20 minutes away. Bring the kids and pets for a picnic and day of fishing.
9. Newly Renovated Moose Manor on an Acre in Williams
Fees: Up to $100 fee.
Policies: Must notify the host if you have a dog traveling with you.
The 1,440-square foot Moose Manor sits in the Tall Pines, between Williams and Flagstaff. Nearby, guests can enjoy hiking, skiing, fishing, snow play, and the Gateway to the Grand Canyon. There is a rainbow play set in the back for children, as well as horseshoes. There’s plenty of space for your pet to run and play across one acre.
The home is just 10 minutes from Route 66 in historic downtown Williams. Head into Williams with your pet and go on a wildlife drive-thru adventure. Bearizona offers up close and personal wildlife viewing.
10. Private Log Cabin with Mountain Views
Policies: House-trained animals only. Each animal must have a kennel. Please contact host regarding full pet policy.
Enjoy the peace and tranquility of this private log cabin situated in a natural desert environment. The four bedroom, three-and-a-half bath home offers incredible mountain views and plenty of outdoor space for fun and relaxation. Lounge in a rocker as you watch Fido run in the yard or watch the sunset on the enclosed balcony with fireplace.
The Cave Creek home offers easy access to the 101 freeway and is in close proximity to restaurants, hiking, shopping, and outdoor activities and events. For an additional fee, the home permits family reunions and other small gatherings. Nearby, pet owners can enjoy a delicious pizza pie with their pup on the patio of Brugos Pizza Co & Bistro.
11. Luxurious Resort-Style Home in Sonoran Desert
Fees: Minimum pet cleaning fee starting at $100. Additional fees may apply.
Policies: If traveling with pets, contact the host before making a reservation.
Set on a beautiful 1.2-acre lot, this luxurious resort-style home offers sweeping views of the desert and Palo Verde forest in your own backyard. A west-faced paved stone patio allows guests to watch the sunset each evening and the gated swimming pool provides a nice place to cool off in the spring, summer, and fall seasons.
The four-bedroom, three-bath home is exceptionally built and well-insulted for year-round comfort. It is located in County Island, one of the best neighborhoods in Cave Creek, offering lots of privacy and easy access to dining, shopping, and entertainment. If you’re looking for a challenge, go hiking with your pet at Black Mountain Trail.
12. Rustic Studio 2 Miles from Village of Elgin Winery
Fees: Additional pet fee may apply.
While in wine country, stay at the charming Elgin vacation rental studio. This warm living space contains one bedroom and one bath, as well as all the essentials you need, such as flat-screen smart TV, wood-burning stove, full-size fridge, air conditioning, free wifi, and complimentary toiletries.
Guests can spend their days exploring the nearby wineries and vineyards, such as Keif-Joshua Vineyards, or can head to Parker Canyon Lake for a day by the water. The area offers many pet-friendly attractions, such as Rillito River Park Trail, Agua Caliente Park, and Tucson Botanical Gardens.
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