dog friendly rooms- Crawford Notch from Mt Willard with Blackie Crawford Notch from Mt Willard with Blackie

You just met our dog, Blackie, a mixed black labrador that we adopted in August 2003 from a shelter, when he was around 3 month old. He lived on Cranmore Mountain Lodge’s grounds with us, and enjoyed playing around the pond, especially in the summer, when frogs dive in it! He passed away on March 8, 2018, just two months shy of turning 15.

Being dog lovers, we made sure that your dog is also welcome at Cranmore Mountain Lodge. We offer 3 dog friendly suites. Make sure you read about dog friendly valley businesses and attractions and our dog policy!

NOTE: If you wish to come with your dog(s) you must book direct with us (online from this website or by calling us). We will not accept any reservations made through, or any other online reservation listings that are not our websites.


Suite 12 – Two-Bedroom Suite with Garden View

Dog friendly rooms - Suite 12, Two-Bedroom Suite with Garden View

  • Master bedroom: 1 queen bed and 2 twin beds (camp bed for children only)
  • Second bedroom with 1 full size bed
  • Living room with double sleeper sofa
  • 32″ flat screen TV
  • DVD player
  • Refrigerator, microwave and coffee maker
  • Private bathroom with double sink vanity, combo shower/tub
  • Window A/C unit in each bedroom (seasonal)
  • Hair Dryer
  • Free WIFI
  • Alarm clock
  • Carpeted floor
  • Nice view of our pond and backyard
  • 2nd floor (no elevator)
  • Phone (local & toll-free calls only)
  • Maximum occupancy: 6
  • Two-night stay minimum required at all time

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Suite 24 – Two-Bedroom Suite with Kitchenette

Dog friendly rooms - Suite 24, Two-Bedroom Suite with Kitchenette

  • Master bedroom: 1 queen bed
  • Second bedroom with 1 full size bed & 1 twin bed bunked together
  • Large living room with cable TV
  • Kitchenette with refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker
  • Private bathroom with combo shower/tub
  • Window A/C unit (seasonal)
  • Hair Dryer
  • Free WIFI
  • Alarm clock
  • Carpeted floor
  • Phone (local & toll-free calls only)
  • First floor with private entrance
  • Maximum occupancy:5
  • Two night stay minimum required at all time

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Suite 25 – One-Bedroom Suite with Kitchenette

Dog friendly rooms - Suite 25, One-Bedroom Suite with Kitchenette

  • Queen bed
  • Living room
  • Large living room with Flat screen cable TV and DVD player
  • Kitchenette with refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker (no stove/oven)
  • Private bathroom with combo shower/tub
  • Window A/C unit (seasonal)
  • Garden view
  • Phone (local & toll-free calls only)
  • Hair Dryer
  • Free WIFI
  • Alarm clock
  • Carpeted floor
  • First floor with private entrance
  • Maximum occupancy: 2 + 1 small child
  • Two night stay minimum – 1 night might be available in slow season

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These rooms have a direct  access to the outside and can welcome families as well. Your dog should be leashed at all time on our property (don’t forget this is Blackie’s territory) but can run free on the trails that start right from our backyard and have a swim in the brook (read our dog policy).

However, should you choose to stay in a room that is not dog friendly, or if all of our dog friendly rooms are unavailable,  or if you want to spend the day doing an activity your dog cannot share with you and you don’t want it to stay alone in the room,or even if you would like to travel with your cat, contact Karla’s Pet RendezVous for Doggy Daycare or Boarding!


With premium accommodations, an indoor playground with running water fountains, a large outdoor playground, a spa salon and a self serve Pet wash where you can bath your dog yourself, Karla even proposes a large room, Madams Parlour Lounge, that looks just like home with a leather couch, flat screen TV, fireplace and more for those pets who cannot sleep alone in a crate. This is the ideal room if you want your dog and cat to stay together and not be left alone at night as one of Karla’s staff will spend the night with your little one! She even has a kitchen to prepare special meals!Like she says in her brochure “If you’ve never boarded your pet before because nothing is quite enough like home, then Karla’s Pet Rendezvous is the place for you! Whether it is enjoying alone time, in individual spacious, climate controlled rooms, hanging out in the “lounge” with furry friends, or partaking in a slumber party, with all the amenities of home, Rendezvous Style is the way to go”. Karla gives our guests a special discounted rate, so don’t forget to mention  you are staying with us!

Dog Friendly Places & Things to Do


Four Your Paws Only logo

When coming in North Conway, you must stop by Four Your Paws Only, where “Pet’s are Welcome to Shop for Themselves!” . They are a unique, pet-friendly store that caters to pets and their owners. They provide the best customer service, the best quality pet products, and most the enjoyable shopping experience, for you and your pet whether you live locally, you’re here on vacation, you’re just passing through, or you’re shopping online. Come discover their doggie bakery with fresh baked treats, ice cream and frozen yogurt, custom gift baskets and unique gift items, and quality pet products.Four Your Paws Only proposes also unique events for your dog, such as the Annual Doggie Easter Egg Hunt, the Annual Lupine Model Search, Pet Portrait, Annual Doggie Ice Cream Social, and many more.When you stay with us, your dog will have a special treat waiting for it in the room. This special doggie bowl filled with goodies is coming from our partner, Four Your Paws Only. Present your Cranmore Mt Lodge room key and get 15% off your pet purchase, excluding sales items and dog food!


If you come in the winter, you can x-country ski and snowshoe on the 65 km of groomed trails at Bear Notch Ski Touring Center with you pet! With a gentle beginner terrain and challenging expert trails, riverside trails and pristine waterfalls and more, your dog will certainly enjoy his time on the trails as much as you!


Each year, your dog can treat you to a nostalgic and scenic train ride, powered by a diesel electric locomotive. Check the date of this event.


Settlers’ Green Outlet Stores, where you can shop tax-free and with additional discounts with our VIP card, proposes each year a Dog Day. Bring the family and pooch for a fun day. Agility course, kissing booth, dog costume photos and more will be set up at this all day event (from 11 am to 3 pm).  Free treats and waters at participating doggie friendly stores. Check the date of this event.


The park is located at 223 E. Main St., behind the Conway shelter. Day passes are available for $5.


Each year, Conway Shelter organizes a special fundraiser for our pet friends. Every dog’s dream takes place in Schouler Park in the Village of North Conway. Vendors, games, demos and more. Festivities begin with the Walk for the Animals at 9:30 am. Put your teams together and gather pledges from family and friends. It’s never too early to start!  Check the date of this event.


Storyland is a wonderful amusement park for kids 12 and under, and for their parents as well! They have  26 kennels (16 square feet with roofs, double locked) at the entrance of the park, available for use FREE of charge on a first come, first served basis.


At the base of Mt Washington, by the Mt Washington Auto Road, with many activities such as biking, paddling, trail running, nordic walking, your dog is welcome on the trails, during the summer and fall seasons only, but leashed at all time. In winter, our guests can x-country ski, snowshoe and tube for FREE  but dogs are unfortunately not accepted.


In Summer, ride the Wildcat Express, New Hampshire’s highest 4-passenger gondola, to the 4,062′ summit for eye level views of Mt Washington, Tuckerman Ravine, and the Presidential Range. Dogs are accepted in the Gondola! You can check our Wildcat Gondola & Zipriding package by clicking here.


You are never too well prepared to get on vacation with your pet. Here are 2 adresses of veterinary hospitals in Conway, just in case…

CONWAY VETERINARY HOSPITAL – 405 White Mountain Hwy, Conway NH 03818 – Phone: (603) 447-3449 (This is Blackie’s vet)

NORTH COUNTRY ANIMAL HOSPITAL – 2237 West Side Road, North Conway NH 03860 – Phone: (603) 356-5538


So many trails to discover with you dog! Here are some that we did with Blackie.

dog friendl rooms: Blackie at the Summit of Black Mountain, North Conway NH

Black Cap Trail

The start of the trail is about 10 minute drive from Cranmore Mountain Lodge, up Hurricane Mountain Road. It’s a very popular trail with dogs (so you will see lots of them there!) and a very easy hike. It takes about 45 minutes to 1 hour to go to the Summit of Black Cap, with very beautiful views on the Valley. Even small kids can make it!

dog friendly rooms - Blackie at the Summit of Mt Kearsarge, North Conway NH

Kearsarge Trail

The start of the trail is a few minute drive from Cranmore Mountain Lodge (you can also hike to the start of the trail from Cranmore Mountain Lodge – about 10 minute walk). It starts pretty easy in the woods, but then it climbs constantly, with some difficult to very difficult parts (to our opinion), but once at the summit, the view is fantastic. There is a fire tower that you can climb to see even an amazing  360° degree view down the Mt Washington Valley and Maine. It took us about 5 to 6 hours round trip to make it and we were really tired but so happy we made it. Even for Blackie, it was challenging. Definitely not for kids though!

dog fiendly rooms - Blackie at the bottom of Arethusa Falls, Crawford Notch NH

Arethusa Falls Trail

The start of the trail is about 20-25 minute drive from Cranmore Mountain Lodge, taking 302 North. It’s a beautiful hike, about 1 hour to get to the bottom of the very impressive highest waterfalls of New Hampshire and very rewarding for Blackie as he could bath once there. Some parts of the trail were slippery though, even in the Fall. But this is a good hike with kids too.

Dog friendly rooms - Diana's Bath North Conway NH, Copyright Cranmore Mountain Lodge

Diana’s Bath

This trail is almost downtown North Conway, on River Road, about 10 minute drive from Cranmore Mountain Lodge. Dogs must stay leashed, but it is a very easy path and you can actually swim in the waterfalls in Summer, after a mile hike. It is very well known and crowded though during the high season, but so magestic in the Spring when the snow melts. Kids love to go there too and it’s even easy to bring your small ones in a stroller.There are of course plenty of other hikes that you can do with your dog, but remember that some of them require them to be leashed!

Our Dog Policy

  • Well behaved dogs ONLY are welcome in a limited number of rooms: Suite 12, Suite 24, and Suite 25. No pets are allowed in any other room in the main building or Loft buildings (even the smallest ones).
  • Up to 2 dogs are accepted in our dog friendly rooms and suites.
  • Additional fee of $15 + tax per dog per night applies.
  • Dogs must be under owner’s control and should not disturb other guests (barking, non-friendly manner, etc.). If you know your dog barks when left alone, please don’t leave it in the room by himself. We need your cell phone number to be able to contact you at any time if your dog is left in the room. If the dog barks, we will contact you and ask you to come back promptly.
  • We won’t do the housekeeping if the dog is left in the room, unless the dog is crated. If you don’t have a crate, we can provide you with one for an additional fee of $5/night, providing this crate is not already rented to others.
  • No dog food can be left at any time on the floor of the room. Only water (in bathroom floor or kitchenette floor). If dog food is found on the ground during housekeeping, it will be disposed of.
  • Please keep dog off the furniture (bed/sofa…). A laundering charge of $50 will automatically be charged on your credit card if it is necessary for us to launder the duvets/blankets/pillows/sofas etc… If your pet is a high sheder please let us know – you can have the option of paying the laundering fee or bringing your own blankets.
  • Dog must be kept on leash at all time when outside. If you want your dog to run free, you are welcome to do it on the trails in the woods, at your own risks considering that there might be wild animals or other dogs who may wander in the woods as well.
  • No dog is allowed in the fenced pool area, at any time.
  • You must clean up after your dog with a plastic bag and throw it in our dumpster once tightly closed (do not leave any of these plastic bags on our property or in front of your door or in the room’s trash can). If you need a plastic bag for pick up and disposal, we will be more than happy to provide one.
  • Please make sure your dog is not stepping on our flower beds.
  • Make sure your friend’s paws are clean before entering the room. Please do not use the room towels, pool towels or any other fabric in your room to wipe their paws or fur. We will gladly provide you with old rags.
  • The dog is NOT ALLOWED in the bathtub of your room. The tub is for human beings only.
  • The rate for any necessary repairs due to pet damage is the cost of material, the cost of travel and $40 per hour labor and/or the charge of the professional services required, this includes but is not limited to special cleaning by the innkeeper/housekeeper or professional services. You will also be charged the applicable room rate for loss of sale for each day we are not able to sell the room until the repairs can be made.