Some of us could not imagine setting off for a long, family vacation, only to leave one of its key members at home. At Utopian, we understand that a real family retreat wouldn’t be complete without your faithful companion snuggling at your feet after an adventurous day around the mountains. Here are a few insider tips from the Utopian Park City concierge team on how to bring your pup along on your next mountain getaway.
#1 Sit, Stay, Play
Utopian offers several dog-friendly, luxury vacation homes in the Park City area and is happy to help you work out the logistics of vacationing with your canine companions. Here are just a couple of our favorite dog-friendly homes in Park City.
#2 Plan for adventure
Park City is best experienced by way of the outdoors. Affectionately referred to as ‘bark city’, there are miles of hiking and biking trails that are perfect for a day out. Here is a short list of our favorite trails in the area for on or off-leash walking, hiking, and snowshoeing.
- Historic Union Pacific Rail Trail State Park (Difficulty: Easy leash required)
- Run-a-Muk Dog Trail (Easy off leash!)
- Willow Creek Park (Easy) Dogs are free to run off-leash in the fenced dog run area!
- Round Valley Off-Leash Dog Area (Easy to difficult) Up to 40-miles of off-leash hiking and biking!
#3 Schedule a sitter/dog walker
There are some adventures that are better left leaving your dog at home, but this doesn't mean they have to be alone. Park City is host to many on-demand dog walking services like Rover and Wag that will send an experienced dog walker to your rental and can even be scheduled for every day of your stay. You can even schedule your walks in advance. In addition, there are several highly rated local services such as The Dog Nannies who will come to your rental and hang out with your pup while you are out on the slopes. Keeping your dog in good company and well exercised will ensure that they have just as safe and relaxed a vacation as you are.
#4 Opt for a night in
Even though dogs are allowed in a great many areas, stores and patios around town; most restaurants will not allow them inside. However, this does not mean that you have to be without them come meal time. Utopian will bring the restaurant to you! A private chef can be sent to your home to expertly prepare a meal at your request, or your concierge can have groceries - and dog food - delivered to your rental. Cook a meal in your fully stocked gourmet kitchen and enjoy a relaxed evening-in cuddling up with your pup with a movie or sports game.
With every Utopian rental, a local and experienced concierge is there to help you plan and execute every detail of your luxury vacation. We would love to create the perfect getaway for you and every member of your family, canine or otherwise. Get in touch with a Utopian vacation specialist and let us help you plan an unforgettable vacation.‹ Go back