Tired of those heart-wrenching goodbyes with your canine companion? Plan a trip to the pet-friendly Granite Belt, where the whole family, including your furry friend, can enjoy a fantastic getaway. Discover the best spots for family fun that welcomes pets with open arms! My cockalier Bella rarely gets invited when I go travelling but a trip to some dog Granite Belt dog friendly accommodation changed all that.

Pet friendly Granite Belt dining

They are friendly folk on the pet-friendly Granite Belt and happy to accommodate travelling dogs where possible with an outdoor spot and a bowl of water.

Hidden Creek Winery

Hidden Creek Winery Cafe (Open for lunch Saturday and Sunday) was a perfect lunch spot.  With tables set under a heavy tree canopy and overlooking the lake, this was the sort of place where you could while away the afternoon.

Sutton’s Shed Cafe

Famous for its apple pie and a huge range of apple products, Sutton’s Juice Factory and Shed Cafe has a spot you can tie a dog under a shady tree with tables near by. A visit to the Granite Belt is not complete for me without at least one stop here and a giant slice of pie.

Dog friendly Granite Belt Wineries

Many of the pet-friendly Granite Belt wineries often have their own dogs as well.

Other pet-friendly Granite Belt places where your furry friend can visit 

Granite Belt Pet-Friendly Accommodation

Alure Stanthorpe was every bit as luxurious as promised for both humans and dogs.  We had a king-sized bed with crisp white sheets and a furry throw, while Bella had a deeply plush bed, gourmet treats, and a bathrobe of her own.  She did sleep on it after a few reminders. Next visit, Bella will be requesting a wake-up puppa chino and a doggie pedicure as well. Note to self – better manage future dog expectations early!

Bella very much appreciated the special treats waiting for her on arrival.  Well, who doesn’t like pink iced doughnuts? I was almost tempted to eat it myself before I saw the homemade bread and local honey in the breakfast basket. We were all very content to lie around and enjoy the ambience, but the great outdoors did beckon Bella on a regular basis for toilet stops.  Luckily, there was a great view of the dog walking area from the spa, so I was able to supervise K2 and make sure that he did everything according to the rules.

There were a few requests (rules) that had to be negotiated with Bella. After a full day of exploring and sniffing, she could stretch out by the fire or end the day stargazing in the private courtyard. Bella also had to agree to resist the temptation to climb on the furniture or sleep on the bed. (It never happens at home; well, it mostly never happens.)

As you would expect, there was a mention that Bella uses the great outdoor facilities and never make a mess inside and only her ‘inside voice’ so as not to disturb the residents in other villas. The rule that she couldn’t be left behind inside or outside the villa, in case she disturbed other guests, came with a long list of pet-friendly attractions and activities. So, along with walking shoes and swimmers for the spa, I packed dog food for a weekend of dog-friendly accommodation on the Granite Belt.

It costs an additional $100 per pet per stay at Alure, and pet sitting in the evenings also may be available.

Other Granite Belt pet friendly accommodation 

Where else can you find dog friendly Granite Belt accommodation? Try these top spots.

Things to do in the Granite Belt