6 Sep. 2021
How often have you had to re-think a relaxing weekend away because you couldn’t find a pet sitter for your pup? Choose the Yarra Ranges for your next getaway and you can bring your pet with you.
With a huge variety of accommodation options, you’ll find the right place for bringing the kids (and your furbaby) to a couples weekend escape (plus pooch) to going off the grid with your fur-ever pal.
Wiggley Bottom Farm
Set on 15-acres, Wiggley Bottom Farm's surrounding paddocks are home to geese with their goslings on the dam, miniature goats (each with their own name and which guests can watch being fed), and horses. Animal lovers and their pups who’re looking to escape the city for a few days are certain to be in heaven here. Wiggley Bottom has two accommodation options, both 100% pet-friendly.
Choose to stay in the apartment which sleeps up to four with a king-sized bed and a sofa bed. The apartment offers a deck that’s perfect for sunset BBQing and a gas log fire to curl up in front of with a glass of wine and a good book for you or long naps and tummy scratches for your dog. Dogs also have a fenced-in area to run and play.
The cottage offers more privacy for couples and families bringing their furbaby along. With a spacious bedroom, king size bed, separate lounge with wood burner and fold-out double sofa bed - perfect if you're bringing children.
Your pets will feel at home too, with an outside kennel in a small enclosure or on indoor beds - they even get a box of treats on arrival.
Directly opposite The Cottage is a fully enclosed grassed doggie area where they can be true country dogs and run to their heart's content.
Bed and Bark
Warburton’s Bed and Bark, as the name would suggest, is specifically designed for guests looking to get away with their entire family.
The home’s two bedrooms, one with a king bed and the second with two singles as well as a comfy dog bed and bowls are provided, making it perfect for families travelling together. Welcome treats are also provided for both kids and doggie gets a little bag of welcome treats.
Bed and Bark is also located across from the popular Lilydale to Warburton Rail Trail so early morning walkies are a great way to start the day.
Go off the grid and enjoy the quiet at CABN Allira. Located deep in the Yarra Valley, where it’s all about privacy and nothing but birdsong can interrupt.
The tiny-house style accommodation of this escape makes it ideal for feeling like you’ve truly gone more than an hour from the Melbourne CBD. Ideal for solo travellers and couples as well as well-mannered dogs who are welcome inside and out (on-leash).
Alpaca Ridge is a B&B style farm stay where you can enjoy open grassed space for kids to run around or pets to play. The property is just 20 minutes walk to Healesville and a short drive to the attractions of the Yarra Valley such as Healesville Sanctuary, TarraWarra Museum, Maroondah Dam, Yarra Valley Rail Trail, Yarra Ranges National Park and the many restaurants, wineries, distilleries and breweries.
Pets are welcome by prior arrangement and a dog kennel, food bowls and freshwater are provided.
Emerald Cottage welcomes pups by arrangement to their holiday home retreat on 12 acres. With two bedrooms, a wood fireplace, ample living space and a fully equipped kitchen that comes complete with a cappuccino maker and a full-sized fridge, it’s the ideal set u-p for an extended family holiday where no one misses out.
An outdoor seating area with an electric barbecue provides a peaceful and inviting space to dine alfresco or simply lounge in the sun. In close proximity to Puffing Billy and Emerald Park Lake, and situated only four kilometres from the centre of Emerald township.
Emerald Cottage sits beside a fully equipped, four bedroom second dwelling, Emerald Lodge, making it a great property for a group or extended family getaway, available separately.
Your dog is welcome by arrangement and there is a separate fenced dog yard and kennel.