Posted Tue 09 May 2023 at 07:11am
If you haven’t travelled to Hunter Valley yet, what are you waiting for? With fine wines, delicious food and fun activities, you’re missing out. There are plenty of dog-friendly accommodations in Hunter Valley, so don’t use your pup as an excuse. Take them along on a mini getaway and revel in the delights this wine region has to offer!
Voco Kirkton Park Hunter Valley
If you’re looking for a touch of luxury, Voco Kirkton Park is one of the best dog-friendly accommodation options in Hunter Valley. For an extra $100 per stay, you and your pup will be able to enjoy a lavish weekend exploring the beautiful gardens and sipping on local wines. Your furry friend will be provided with a food and water bowl, so you don’t need to worry about packing your own. With only a few pet-friendly rooms available, you better be quick!
Address: 336 Oakey Creek Road, Pokolbin, NSW 2320
Tonic Hotel is a modern dog-friendly hotel that’s designed based on an outback shed. With corrugated iron, steel, glass and aged timber, you and your pup can experience the countryside without having to compromise on comfort. If you need an extra nudge to book, there’s an in-room massage service you can add on to melt all your stress away.
Address: 251 Talga Road, Lovedale Hunter Valley 2320
Estate Tuscany is a boutique dog-friendly accommodation in Hunter Valley that will give you and your pup the full Hunter Valley experience. For $30 per night, Fido is welcome to stay with you and explore the wineries and eateries around this tranquil property.
Situated alongside the Brokenback Mountains, you’ll be within arm’s reach of some of the best dog-friendly wineries in Hunter Valley. So go on, get your wine adventure started!
Address: Corner Hermitage Road & Mistletoe Lane, Pokolbin, NSW 2320
Misty Glen might just be the most dog-friendly accommodation in Hunter Valley. The self-contained cottage provides your pup a dog bed, toys, bowls, and dog tags. There’s a large, fenced private garden for your pup to roam around freely without being cooped up inside and a dam nearby where they can go for a dip.
Drop into Misty Glen Wines for a dog-friendly wine tasting or order a picnic and enjoy the scenic vineyards with a bottle of wine. Get competitive with your friends or family with a game of croquet or boules, while Fido makes friends with the winery dogs.
If you’re visiting a cellar door or restaurant that’s not dog-friendly, don’t fret! Ask the lovely staff at Misty Glen to see if they’re able to pet sit for a couple of hours or hire their go-to sitter.
Other pets can be accommodated at Misty Glen, just make sure you enquire prior to booking.
Address: 293 Deasys Road, Pokolbin NSW 2320
The Wattle Lodge
Located between the Pokolbin Vineyards and Barrington Tops, The Wattle Lodge is an eco-friendly accommodation option that’s also dog-friendly. With a fully fenced dog playground area, Fido can explore the area without you having to worry. Dolly and Ellie-May, The Wattle resident pooches, may come by to say hi and have a little play, so keep an eye out for them.
The Wattle Lodge is a 40-minute drive from Pokolbin, so if you’re heading out for a day of wine tours, remember that pups can’t be left alone. There are local dog minding services if needed, or ask the friendly staff, who might be able to look after your pup.
You can also book private winery, cheese, or chocolate-tasting tours with local operators that are available at the Pokolbin Vineyards.
Address: 1402 Glendonbrook Road, Glendon Brook NSW 2330
Looking for a place that’s closer to Cessnock? Check out Tara-Lee or Flamingo House! Both dog-friendly accommodations are fully fenced and are conveniently located near the centre of town, so you’ll only be a few minutes away from stores, restaurants and cafes.
Japanese Tea House
Japanese Tea House is a dog-friendly Airbnb in Hunter Valley that’s hosted by The Vintage. This charming Japanese-inspired cottage accommodates up to 4 adults, two children and two pets (upon application). With a fully equipped kitchen, gas cooktop, oven, BBQ and fire pit, you can cook up a storm and enjoy your meal in the outdoor entertaining area. The outdoor area is fenced, so you won’t have to worry about Fido running around.
If you want to dine out, there are plenty of options nearby – cellar doors, cafes, and restaurants in Pokolbin, Lovedale and Rothbury are all within short driving distance.
You’ll also have privileged access to The Vintage Resort’s facilities during your stay. With tennis courts, a lap pool and a gym available, you’ll always have something to do. Dogs aren’t allowed in these areas, so you’ll have to find a pet sitter if you’re taking advantage of those facilities. You can request pet minding in your Airbnb application, so you’re all set once you arrive.
Livy Lou’s Cottage
Livy Lou’s Cottage may be the paw-fect dog-friendly accommodation option in Hunter Valley if you’re travelling with the family. With three recently renovated bedrooms catering to 6 guests plus pets, you’ll all have space to unwind during your stay.
The front and back are fully fenced, allowing your little ones (furry and human) freedom to run around and have fun. There’s a fire pit too, which you can use to toast marshmallows after a day exploring The Hunter.
A short 10-minute walk gets you to the town centre, where you can buy groceries, brunch at cafes or get takeaway for dinner. Or, a 10-minute drive gets you to the heart of the winery fun! Buckle up for a day full of wine tastings with your pup at these dog-friendly wineries in Hunter Valley.
Hunter Hideaway Cottage Merlot
Hunter Hideaway Cottage Merlot is a secluded, self-contained, rustic cottage perfect for those wanting a private getaway. Wake up to kangaroos grazing outside and spot local birds flying about while you soak in the fresh air. Then head out to the nearby wineries or restaurants, such as Bimbadgen and First Creek Wines.
Make sure you notify the Airbnb host if you’re planning to bring your pet ($25 charge per pet)!
Keen to go on another wine adventure? Tick off all these dog-friendly wineries in NSW.