February 11, 2019
Looking for pet-friendly accommodation in the Southern Highlands? Only a 90-minute drive from Sydney to Bowral make it a popular weekend destination for those wishing to escape city life.
Enjoy a slower pace of life and visit cellar doors or simply relax in the country.
The Vale Penrose
Set on a beautiful 5-acre estate adjacent to Penrose State Forest, in the Southern Highlands, all house-trained pets are welcome. The luxury self-contained studio has a separate front and back entrance with a furnished front veranda and a back veranda that opens on to manicured gardens. A plush king bed allows for a great night of sleep and the Italian inspired bathroom draws guests into tranquillity and relaxation. The fully equipped kitchen and the furnished verandahs are just an additional cherry on top of an already exceptionally indulgent experience. Pets are allowed to roam free on the entire property. From $160 per night.
80 Kareela Road, Penrose 2579
0411 796 315
Set on 5 acres, with an outlook over landscaped gardens and paddocks, the Watershed is in a perfect location to explore the Southern Highlands.
Features include cosy fires, soft robes, fresh eggs and bacon. While dogs are welcome, please contact the owner first to discuss. From $325 per night.
Wollondilly River Station
Pets are considered family at this friendly river-bush camping area. The river station welcomes all types of animals such as horses, cats, dogs, birds and even mice! There is a leash-free area, hot showers, a place for swimming and cooking info and demonstrations. This family-run campsite has been operating since 1968 and aims to provide good, affordable pet-friendly family bush camping. Underage school kids and pets stay for free.
4500 Wombeyan Caves Road, Goodmans Ford via Mittagong 2575
T 02 48889207
Desiderata Kangaroo Valley
This award-winning 3-bedroom luxury holiday home in the Kangaroo Valley offers well-appointed accommodation with an extra bedroom available if needed. The property has breathtaking views perfect for unwinding in the beautiful countryside. While dogs are welcome, conditions apply. From $555 per night.
1538 Kangaroo Valley Rd, Kangaroo Valley 2577
M 0410 348 700
Red Dog Retreat
Don’t be fooled by the name – cats and birds are also welcomed to this secluded rainforest hideaway. Located approximately 11 kilometres from the small town of Berry.
Set on the luscious grounds of Mt Camberwarra, the cottages come equipped with an indoor spa for humans and an outdoor enclosure for pets, which keeps your four-legged friend entertained – great for cat guests. Pets are not allowed on the furniture, there is a charge for pets. The retreat is also a popular stopover for competing canines at the nearby dog show in Robertson.
269B Tourist Road Beaumont 2577
T 02 4464 3450
Dogs are welcome to stay in the Log Cabin, which has a secure enclosure on the veranda. Pets can be left here if guests visit the nearby attractions or go for dinner. Well-behaved dogs are welcome at by arrangement
100 Yeola Road, Robertson 2576
T 02 4885 1376
M 0417 936 253
Set on 5 acres of bush, this peaceful 3-bedroom retreat is an ideal base from which to explore Berrima Village and the Southern Highlands. Pets are welcome at Dogwood. The property is fully fenced with secure fencing and there are pet bowls and bedding provided.
Dogwood is well located just a short drive from the motorway in a quiet cul-de sac only 2.8km from Berrima Village. The property backs on to the Wingecarribee River. From $419 per night.
This 3-star motel has 2 designated dog-friendly rooms for small dogs only – please request upon booking. The property is a short strolling distance to the main street
31 Old Hume Hwy, Mittagong, 2575
T 02 4871 1511
Banksia Park Cottages
A great choice for people looking for looking for superior eco-friendly accommodation. The farm stay property welcomes families with dogs and has an enclosed and sheltered dog run. Pets are permitted inside but not on furniture or bedding. The 4-star cottages are self-contained and have 3 styles to choose from. Visitors can enjoy campfires and night wombat tours in the ‘wombat capital of the world’. There is an outdoor solar heated pool and spa, all linen is provided. Children can enjoy meeting the farm animals, bushwalking or playing in the playground.
114 Radiata Road, Kangaroo Valley 2577
T 02 4465 1664
Big Bell Farm
These ‘carbon-neutral’ self-contained holiday cabins use as little energy as possible, and in the past, the farm has received many dog guests, but other pets would also be considered – please discuss with management first. With its own swimming pool, spectacular views, canoeing, bushwalking, horse riding and restaurants nearby, there is plenty for all the family to enjoy.
1666 Kangaroo Valley Road, Kangaroo Valley 2577
T 02 4465 1628
Located in the Southern Highlands, this grand estate offers luxurious cottage accommodation. The 2-bedroom cottage is fully fenced and is pet friendly – conditions & charges apply. The estate also houses a cellar door, the famous Berkelouw Book Barn, which is a popular restaurant and wedding venue.
3020 Old Hume Highway Berrima 2577
T 02 4877 2235
Plum Tree Cottage
Close to Bowral centre, this 6-bedroom holiday rental is great for family get-togethers with plenty of space and a fully fenced rear garden for dogs.
This purpose-built 3-bedroom self-contained guest accommodation is part of a large country house. It sleeps up to 5 adults or 6 guests including children who have Kookaburra Hill for their exclusive use. Divine in-ground salt-water pool outside your living room for you alone and it is heated. Guests also have a spa bath. The property is well set up for dogs and horses. It is dog fenced (three types of fencing) all around to 900 mm (99% escape proof) and this fencing wraps around to include the guest entrance and private outdoor dining area by the pool. The outdoor dining area outside your living room has a pool fence around it and is secure (150% escape proof if gate is bolted) to leave a dog for short periods and to sleep. Sling beds and bowls supplied for dogs. Fenced paddock for a visiting horse which can be seen from your living room with grass arena and horse shelter. Room for float.
Please discuss any horse guests prior to booking. From $230 pn.
230 Moss Vale Rd, Kangaroo Valley 2577
T 02 4465 2285
Wisteria Cottage and Tapitallee Lodges
Experience country hospitality at its best – guests will enjoy the attention to detail which makes your visit special. Fresh flowers, complimentary local cheese and wine on arrival, yummy home-baked bread and farm eggs. There are 2 choices of romantic, rural accommodation; Wisteria Cottage and the Stables. The Stables has a lockable pet pen, 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Wisteria Cottage has an enclosed veranda for pets and a fabulous view. All pets are welcome inside to the very animal-friendly accommodation.
1240 Illaroo Road, Tapitallee 2540
T 02 44 460 129
This pet-friendly campsite has excellent amenities and is a fantastic place for tent, trailer or caravan camping. Facilities include hot showers, a dump point and stable hire. It is a very popular place to stay so it would be advisable to book ahead.
35 Alexandra Street , Berry 2535
M 0427 605 200
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