February 15, 2019
There’s no doubt that a visit to the Blue Mountains is a must-do activity. Fortunately, this popular weekend destination has a range of pet-friendly accommodation from basic to high end. Here are a few of our recommended places to stay in the Blue Mountains with a dog, cat or even a bird.
This 1967 Valiant Van offers quirky accommodation in Katoomba. Experience spectacular views in the mountains. You have your own BBQ and private bathroom and toilet, which is accessed via the main house. The unobtrusive hosts have a friendly Blue Heeler and two cats – and welcome most types of pets – but enquire first. You are welcome to also share the fire pit at the front of the house. Relax in the deck chair and soak in the views. Please note the owners are often at home painting or working from a computer. You have your own area at the side of the large property (2 acres) – but it is near the side of our house so you can access your own bathroom inside. Some areas of the property have dangerous drop-offs and are fenced for safety.
Narrowneck Road, Katoomba 2780
M 0401 295 990
Bookings via AirBnB
This small quaint 2-bedroom mountain retreat is perfect for a couple, some friends or a small family. The garden is fully fenced and the veranda can also be secured. However, athletic dogs can easily jump over the veranda fence.
22 Strathearn Road, Leura 2780
M 0421 663 162
This boutique hotel has a pet-friendly room available with a fenced courtyard giving your pet space to roam. The well-appointed room has a king bed for you and a pet bed for your furry friend. Located on the ground floor makes it easy to access and has all the comforts of a standard room.
1 Sublime Point Road, Leura 2780
T 02 4785 0000
Located in Medlow Bath, this property makes a perfect weekend getaway close to Sydney. Set in beautiful natural surroundings, guests can enjoy drinking wine next to the big open fireplace and feeding the resident rosellas. The yard is unfenced. Cats, as well as dogs, are welcome. Please check for other animals.
Cedar Lodge Cabins
Set in the picturesque mountain village of Mount Victoria. This makes it the perfect retreat for you and your furry friend. The cosy cabins have ensuites, air conditioning, TV and a fully-equipped. The cabins can sleep up to 5 people and you have the option to upgrade to one of the deluxe spa cabins. Dogs, cats, and birds are welcome.
42 Great Western Highway, Mount Victoria 2786
T 02 4787 1256
Lilianfels Blue Mountains Resort & Spa
For a weekend of luxurious pampering, you can’t go wrong at Lilianfels. Book the Bring Your Own Dog Package, which includes a dog bed and bowl for your pooch plus a free dog treat. Feel revitalised after a visit to the spa, and enjoy the 2 acres of beautiful gardens, guests also have access to tennis courts and a stunning swimming pool. Small dogs under 20kg are welcome in the allocated rooms, a pet fee applies. Tariff varies according to package.
5-19 Lilianfels Avenue, Katoomba 2780
T 02 4780 1200
A self-contained 2 bedroom cottage, which is a short 10-minute walk to the main street. A country style interior full of antiques and curios, log fire, claw foot bath/shower with a lovely cottage garden your pet will love to explore. All well-behaved pets are welcome inside, but please mention the type of pet on inquiry – bird/cat or dog. Conveniently located near Melrose Park off-leash dog park, which is just 100 metres down the road.
M 0418 105543
This self-contained 1-bedroom cottage has fantastic Blue Mountains views and a large fenced garden area and great walks on the property for you and your pet. All house-trained pets are welcome inside but confirm the type of pet you have on inquiry. The cottage also has doggie door access.
271 Martins Road, Rydal 2790
Kookawood Rural Retreat
With amazing views over the Blue Mountains, this self-contained stone and timber barn conversion sleeps 4 people + 2 children and is surrounded by 200 acres of bush and grassland. Dogs are welcome inside the house and are free to roam in the secure 300 sqm area, and receive treats on arrival. The property is just a half hours drive from Katoomba, near Lake Lyell. Only well-behaved house-trained dogs are accepted and must be mentioned on inquiry.
271 Martins Road, Rydal 2790
M 0418 105543
This 2-bedroom wilderness retreat is set on 29 acres and welcomes all small pets. The property has spectacular views and a spacious living/dining room. There is an enclosed deck area for pets.
267 Chifley Road, Bell 2786
T 02 6355 2777
Located in Capertree in the Blue Mountains, this property offers an eco-friendly rural hideaway in romantic log cabins or camping on its ample grounds. Recommend for a relaxing back to nature escape from the city.
Turon Gates Road, Capertee 2846
T 02 6359 0142
For more great ideas about holidaying with pets, grab a copy of Travelling with Pets on Australia’s East Coast.