The tradition of welcoming and pampering the family pet at San Ysidro Ranch goes back 70 years, when former owner and state senator Alvin Weingand's famed family of dachshunds were frequent guests. The tradition lives on at the Ranch, stronger than ever, and it has even earned it the prestigious "Five Dog Bone Award" for being among the most pet-friendly resorts from Animal Fair magazine.
It's no surprise that San Ysidro Ranch has been honored for its "Privileged Pets" program, which includes:
A warm welcome from the staff who offer a welcome treat from the cookie jar on the front counter and then have pets sign in alongside their "parents" - in a "Privileged Pets" registration book, with their very own paw print
Signature San Ysidro Ranch bedding, and a selection of amenities that includes Ty Bow Wow Beanies chew toys and doggie treats
In-room pet massage, for $75 per half hour
The pampering at San Ysidro Ranch comes with an ideal environment for pets: The spacious freestanding cottages (the only accommodations available to guests with pets) are like private homes, some with fenced-in decks - making them perfect for travelers with four-legged family members. And pets and their two-legged parents enjoy the beauty and natural wonders of acres of lush gardens and 17 miles of adjacent hiking trails. The Ranch charges $100 per pet per stay.