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7 best properties for animal lovers

When you're an animal lover the thing that elevates a holiday from good to excellent is a four-legged companion. And whether that means bringing your pet along for the adventure or simply meeting some new animal friends along the way, these properties will fit the bill.

Guesthouse Galtafell, Reykjavík, Iceland

The guest house common areas are shared with the resident Golden Retriever

The guest house common areas are shared with the resident Golden Retriever

Housed in the former home of beloved Icelandic artist Guðmundur Thorsteinsson-Muggur, Guesthouse Galtafell is in one of the Booking.com guests’ favourite parts of Reykjavík. The guesthouse has private rooms and self-catering apartments, both of which are pet-friendly. In addition to the guest quarters, the house has an open lounge and eating area. Dog lovers, in particular, might find themselves spending a lot of time in these areas as the resident Golden Retriever can often be found there.

Winklhütte, Forstau, Austria

The animals' paddocks are visible right from your window

The animals' paddocks are visible right from your window

Have you always dreamed of experiencing life on the farm? Then Winklhütte is the accommodation for you. Winklhütte’s Farmauhof apartments offer all the comforts of home including a balcony with views of the resident farm animals’ paddocks. If you plan your trip for the winter, make sure to take advantage of the romantic horse-drawn sleigh rides offered with your booking.

Ecola Creek Lodge, Cannon Beach, US

Keep your eyes peeled for wild deer

Keep your eyes peeled for wild deer

The beauty of the Oregon Coast meets New England charm at the Ecola Creek Lodge. Nestled in the north end of Cannon Beach, Oregon, the Ecola Creek Lodge is the perfect accommodation for animal lovers who want to connect with nature. From rabbits to deer, it’s not uncommon to see local wildlife strolling through the garden that surrounds the lodge’s rooms. If you’re looking for a larger selection of animals to see, the Ecola State Park is just up the road and Cannon Beach is a five-minute walk away.

Green End House, Hawkshead, UK

There's no shortage of sheep in the property's surrounding fields

There's no shortage of sheep in the property's surrounding fields

Escape the hustle and bustle of the city and relax at the pet-friendly Green End House. Located in Hawkshead, this former-farmhouse-turned-guest house offers a selection private rooms with breathtaking views of the English countryside. The lakes and trails surrounding the house offer hours of exploration for you and if don’t have a dog yourself, you may be able to convince the resident dog, Lola, to accompany you! As this property is in the heart of the countryside, you can also expect to see plenty of farm animals nearby, including sheep.

Carinya Farm Holiday Retreat, Sheffield, Australia

Don't forget to say hello to the menagerie of farm animals, including cows

Don't forget to say hello to the menagerie of farm animals, including cows

Mountain views, relaxing atmosphere, and friendly farm animals - Carinya Farm Holiday Retreat has it all. Located on the Australian island of Tasmania, Carinya Farm Holiday Retreat offers guests two cosy chalets, peaceful gardens, and a menagerie of farm animals, including cows, sheep, and chickens. If you’re lucky, you’ll even get to try some of the chicken’s fresh eggs with the complimentary home-made bread!

Surfari Bocas, Bocas Town, Panama

Relax on the B&B's rooftop patio with the resident pets

Relax on the B&B's rooftop patio with the resident pets

Surfari Bocas has all the makings of a perfect B&B: friendly staff, mouth watering breakfast, walking distance from all of the best local attractions, and of course, resident animals. When not soaking up the sun at a nearby beach or relaxing on the rooftop terrace, animal-loving guests can spend time with the two cats and one dog that call Surfari Bocas home.

Summit Lodge Boutique Hotel Whistler, Whistler, Canada

Treat your dog to a VIP experience

Treat your dog to a VIP experience

If your dog could plan a trip, they would most certainly book a night or two at the Summit Lodge. This pet-friendly boutique hotel in Whistler treats their canine guests like the VIPs they are, stocking each room with a food bowl and treats before their arrival. Summit Lodge also offers pet sitting and walking so they too can experience Whistler's beautiful landscape. With the number of four-legged guests spending their holidays here, pet-less guests are sure to be able to sneak in a few belly rubs here and there.