Posts Tagged ‘mountains’

Pet-Friendly Big Bear Lake

Thursday, May 25th, 2017

Big Bear Lake sits in the mountains only a two hour drive from Los Angeles. But it could be a world away. A mountain resort with heavy winter snow and summer hiking and camping Big Bear is a year round resort area. The actual population of Big Bear is 5,000 people, however, over 100,000 may be here on some weekends per year. Big Bear Lake is located at 6,752 foot elevation which explains it winter snow and mild summers. Big Bear City is the center of commerce on Big Bear Lake but many of the resorts and activities are surrounding the lake at other areas. The Big Bear area is quite dog-friendly and can make for a great dog-friendly escape from Los Angeles.

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Dog-Friendly Fun at 7000 feet

Thursday, August 22nd, 2013

With Pikes Peak looming above Colorado Springs it is hard to believe the city sits at 7000 feet. But it does. Keep that in mind when planning outdoor activities as you and your dog will need to take it a bit easier than usual. You can choose a hotel from most of the major hotel chains in the city from the Crowne Plaza to a pet friendly La Quinta, or a number of other choices. If you want to stay near Manitou Springs in the shadow of Pikes Peak and near many attractions there is the Best Western Executive Inn or the Red Wing Motel. If planning to stay a while you can select an extended stay hotel such as Staybridge Suites, Towneplace Suites or Residence Inn. If you are arriving in a recreational vehicle then the Garden of the Gods Campground is near the beautiful park, there is a KOA and Fountain Creek RV Park. There are a number of vacation rentals as well.

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