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11 Cozy Pet-Friendly Cabin Rentals in New Hampshire

by Sarah Lamagna
Updated October 13, 2022

Best Pet-Friendly Cabins in New Hampshire
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If you’ve ever read the book “Never Leave the Dog Behind,” you may really like the Granite State.

For most dog owners, their canine companions are a huge part of the family. In some cases, they might be the only “kids” a person plans on having. So why should you leave them at a boarding facility when you’re headed out on vacation? Fortunately, some of the most pet-friendly cabins in New Hampshire are near some of the most pet-friendly places to play and hike.

Most hiking trails throughout the state allow dogs off-leash if they’re under voice command, and there are dozens of fenced dog parks. You can bring your canine family member to Canobie Lake Park in Salem, too. It’s a quaint amusement park (although the dogs can’t actually go on the rides).

You can even bring them on the Conway Scenic Railroad through White Mountain National Forest. Unfortunately, they won’t be able to hang their head out the windows.

Ready to book? Take your pick between of the suggestions below for gorgeous pet-friendly cabins in New Hampshire (and mountain A-frames, too) to serve as your basecamp — Fido is welcome at all these selections.

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1. Custom Log Cabin

Custom log cabin
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Why you should stay: It’s so big that there’s catwalk (or shall we say dogwalk?) to connect the rooms upstairs.

  • Nearest town: Carroll
  • Sleeps: 12
  • Minimum stay: 1 night
  • Rates from: $329/night

This incredible cabin near Mount Washington oozes classic hunting lodge charm. But even if Fido isn’t a hunting breed, you’ll still appreciate the aesthetics of this pet-friendly New Hampshire cabin, especially the large fireplace in the center of the home that’s the perfect place for your ball of fur to lounge and relax.

Your dogs will also love finding their favorite faux-hide rugs; there are plenty to choose from around the home. Hopefully your pet doesn’t scare too easily, as there’s a wooden bear statue around every corner that might look all-too-real to a skittish pup.

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2. Little Bear Lodge

Little Bear Lodge
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Why you should stay: Cute pet-friendly cabin near beaches and skiing in the white mountains.

  • Nearest town: Madison
  • Sleeps: 6
  • Minimum stay: 1 night
  • Rates from: $225/night

There are plenty of options for adventuring around Little Bear Lodge. In the summer, you’re only a mile away from the beaches of Silver Lake State Park (where dogs aren’t allowed, FYI). Fall brings classic New England colors to the area and White Mountain National Forest is the ideal place to view the show.

Little Bear Lodge is smack dab in the middle of it and close to the top spots to take it all in, making it an excellent pet-friendly New Hampshire cabin rental if you’re planning a long leaf-peeping weekend.

Winter traveler? King Pine Ski Area is only five miles from the house so it shouldn’t be too hard to get first chair. And if you’re arriving in the spring, you’ll want to take advantage of the screened-in porch to enjoy evenings where the air is warm but the mosquitos are buzzing.

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3. The Acorn

The Acorn
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Why you should stay: Central location near the White Mountains’ top spots.

  • Nearest town: Carroll
  • Sleeps: 6
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $252/night

The Adirondack chairs on the wrap-around porch aren’t the only welcoming aspect of The Acorn. The kitchen is also an adorable place to cook, right down to the farmhouse sink.

And while you’re looking, be sure to let some scraps fall on the floor as this cute New Hampshire cabin is pet-friendly. And helpfully, the kitchen opens to the living area, so the cooks can keep up with the conversation happening elsewhere in the house.

Bretton Woods Ski Resort is the closest place to ski, but Carroll is rather spread out as towns go, so there are actually several trailheads throughout the “town” all just minutes from the home. There’s also a second larger cabin across the street in case you have a big group in tow.

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4. The Northwoods House

The Northwoods House
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Why you should stay: For the best chance to view some wildlife (moose especially!)

  • Nearest town: Stewartstown
  • Sleeps: 8
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $160/night

Happen to own a French bulldog? Then your pup will feel right at home at the Northwoods House on the Quebec border (because he or she barks in French, right)? But remember that wildlife is abundant in this neck of the woods, so if your pup is known to chase after animals, make sure to keep them on leash when they’re outside.

The house is next door to some of the best snowmobile and ATV trails in the state, which is a bonus if winter recreation is the name of the game for you (though it’s also another reason to keep Fido on leash). This dog-friendly New Hampshire cabin rental is minimalist and hip but also fairly cozy for both both humans and canines alike with plenty of places to curl up.

However, it’s the mountain views from the porch that will truly take your breath away.

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5. Lazy Bear Lodge

Lazy Bear Lodge
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Why you should stay: Feel like you’re in the Swiss Alps without a long international flight.

  • Nearest town: Conway
  • Sleeps: 8
  • Minimum stay: 1 night
  • Rates from: $275/night

The great room at Lazy Bear Lodge is reminiscent of a five-star hotel lobby, complete with a roaring fire and oversized comfy chairs. And the five-star charm doesn’t wear off as you walk further into this dog-friendly cabin rental since it’a packed with nearly every amenity you can dream of having.

The kitchen is huge; so much so that your pup can hang out in there to catch any dropping food without causing you to trip over them.

Want the dogs to stay in check? No worries — there’s a lounging black bear to keep ’em in line (don’t worry, he’s stuffed) on the wood beams in the great room. And the nods to wildlife don’t stop there, either.

There’s also a mounted moose head (a stuffed-animal version) in one of the bedrooms to watch over you as you sleep (not in a creepy way). Want to see some real wildlife? Just look out the window to see some real wildlife waltzing by.

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6. Cozy Chalet

Cozy chalet
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Why you should stay: Great New Hampshire cabin for ski trips and White Mountains tourism.

  • Nearest town: North Conway
  • Sleeps: 6
  • Minimum stay: 1 night
  • Rates from: $247/night

Take a gander at the view from the living room of this high-end, luxury cabin nestled in the woods to see the ski slopes of Cranmore Mountain. It’s a great ski resort but also really well-known for snow tubing, which can be a great way for non-skiers to enjoy the winter wonderland.

The wood flooring at the entrance and into the kitchen and living room should mean it’ll be easy to clean up your dog’s muddy paws after a day of romping around the woods. But don’t worry — the carpet in the bedrooms will make a warm bed for your canine companions.

And the beds for the humans aren’t too shabby either, with classic flannel bedding and big comforters to keep those cold nights at bay.

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7. Luxurious Mountain Cabin

Luxurious mountain cabin
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Why you should stay: For a post-hike soak in a 7-person hot tub (but also a zero-dog hot tub).

  • Nearest town: Ellsworth
  • Sleeps: 10
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $325/night

You can bring all of your extended family members to this 3,100-square-foot, immaculate mountain cabin, including your canine ones.

There’s more than enough room for sassy cousins, weird uncles, and grumpy grandpas to stretch out. Though hopefully, everyone in attendance will leave their grumpiness behind when they see the pristine natural wonders just outside the door.

If then doggo staying with you in this dog-friendly New Hampshire cabin is high energy, it’s no problem. Even the most hyper dogs will be able to find some peace and quiet in the serene woods surrounding the property.

Either that, or they’ll wear themselves out running around for hours on end. There’s plenty to do to get all that energy out too: snowshoeing, hiking, snowmobiling, ice skating, boating — really, you’ll find whatever your heart desires nearby. Note that adult dogs are allowed, but puppies are a no-go.

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8. Comfy A-frame

Comfy A-frame
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Why you should stay: Cute little A-frame that fits a surprising amount of people.

  • Nearest town: Conway
  • Sleeps: 10
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $199/night

Have a Mozart in your party? If so, he’ll feel right at home in this A-frame tucked in the woods as it has a keyboard just beckoning to be played among its many amenities.

Not into music? You could always head down the spiral staircase to the game room complete, with a pool table and fireplace. Or perhaps you’d like to head outside to the roomy outdoor living room with a fenced in yard so Fido can run free.

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9. New Hampshire Getaway

New Hampshire Getaway
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Why you should stay: Feel free to stay inside with all the board games and books provided for your stay.

  • Nearest town: New Durham
  • Sleeps: 5
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $185/night

Built in 2004 and renovated in 2019, the New Hampshire Getaway is an incredible pet-friendly cabin in New Hampshire piece priced far less than the average hotel stay. Dog owners will love the mudroom in the basement, perfect for cleaning muddy pups before they romp around the rest of the house (because the house is immaculate!)

When your pups rousts you out of bed a bit too early to go outside, you can rest assured you’ll have plenty of caffeine options since the home has three coffee makers.

But if it’s raining or you just don’t feel like going outside, you can choose from tons of books and games for a day at home. The hearth surrounded by tree rings is quite lovely, and you can curl up on the couch (though pups will have to stay on the rugs) for a serious snoozefest all day long.

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10. Campton Cabin

Campton Cabin
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Why you should stay: Your dog will love watching squirrels from any side of the house from the wrap-around porch.

  • Nearest town: Campton
  • Sleeps: 14
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $350/night

The rustic, log cabin in Waterville Valley Estates oozes comfort and hospitality through its very bones. Unfortunately, they aren’t dog bones, so you’ll have to B.Y.O. your dog’s favorite chew toys.

In the hot and humid summer months, even your snub-nosed dogs (any pug owners out there?) will enjoy the home’s A/C, though short-haired dogs can also stay warm in winter thanks to two built-in fireplaces. And if you’ve got an energetic border collie, there’s plenty of outdoor adventure just outside the door.

There’s even a washer and dryer to clean your clothes for when your dog inevitably gets mud and slobber all over them. It sleeps 14, so it’s one of the more affordable New Hampshire pet-friendly cabin rentals if you divide it per person.

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11. Saco River Chalet

Saco River Chalet
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Why you should stay: The ideal New Hampshire cabin for a water dog.

  • Nearest town: Bartlett
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Minimum stay: 1 night
  • Rates from: $169/night

It might be hard to get your dog to come inside when he can hang out on not one but two different porches at the Saco River Chalet. The fresh air, interesting smells, and sounds of chipmunks scurrying about might be just what the doctor (err, veterinarian) ordered.

Inside, it’s simple but clean and well-kept, and has two roomy bedrooms. As you may guess from the name, the house is close to the Saco River and there’s a nearby neighborhood beach. Head down to float or fish, or take Sparky for a stick-chasing session — just remember to bring the doggy life jacket!

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