Where Pets Get Pampered

When making arrangements to set off on vacation, booking a pet sitter can be one of the bigger challenges to succumb. (Not to mention the separation anxiety felt from leaving Fido behind.) Since Timbers Resorts welcomes pets at several properties from Colorado to Italy, there's no need to be devoid of your furry companion.

At The Sebastian - Vail, you'll find friendly service and special pet amenities upon arrival, befitting of living in the lap of luxury. Similar to fellow boutique resorts such as the W (with their P.A.W. - Pets Are Welcome - program.), the Peninsula Beverly Hills (known to shuttle VIP pets to grooming appointments in Rolls Royces) and certain Trump Hotels (with their "Trump Pets" program), Timbers follows suit with pet-amenable properties in the U.S. (at The Sebastian and Dancing Bear Aspen) and Italy (at Castello di Casole).

TRS-pet-sign-294x336At Dancing Bear Aspen, custom coats are available for dogs (sized small to extra large) during the colder months.

At The Sebastian, cats and dogs sleep soundly in memory-foam pet beds with freshly laundered covers (available in four sizes). Courtesy bags filled with toys and treats to chomp on can also be arranged, as can dog-walking. If needed, kennels can be provided, and for those exhausted after a long hike or walk, a pet masseuse can be arranged. From the moment guests check in, pets are warmly greeted, with welcome messages bearing their names on the chalkboard at reception.

Pet-lover guests approve. Larry Lauck, who recently enjoyed a stay with his family black Lab, Ellie, said, sure, the pooch had been pampered before, "but never in such stylish comforts as at The Sebastian," describing the residence club endearingly as "a dog's life."

Timbers takes prides in being open and inviting to guests' pets, says Ann Sutherland Lynch, director of sales and marketing at the resorts. The Sebastian is particularly of note, adds Lynch, with its offering of "doggie cocktails," including one called Bone Marrow, a beef broth concoction ravished by pets that also, as a side benefit, can bring pet owners together socially and provide a chance to mingle.

The Sebastian also has two dog parks nearby. One is about a mile and a quarter walk to Vail and the other is a lengthier trek of seven miles, to Avon. "In Europe, the dog park is a foreign concept," laughs Lynch, "but all the 4,200 acres of the property are fair game for the roaming." Be sure to mention what type of pet you are bringing on your stay, and its size, at the time of making your next reservation so that proper arrangements can be made.

To learn more about Timbers Resorts, please contact us at 800.941.4579 (toll free) or 970.963.4626 (direct) or via email at info@timbersresorts.com.