Details on California’s dog-friendly B&Bs


Dana Point: Blue Lantern Inn, 34343 Street of the Blue Lantern; (800) 950-1236, Nicely furbished Cape Cod-style B&B with spectacular coastal views. Double rates start at $175, including breakfast, afternoon wine and hors d’oeuvres; pet fee, $65. (Not all rooms are pet-friendly, so book early.)

Desert Hot Springs: Dog Spa Resort & Wellness Center, 67840 Hacienda Ave.; (760) 600-0246, Newly renovated ‘50s motel offers bed, breakfast and plenty of dog-friendly activities, including a pool where you can swim with Fido. Doubles from $129 a night; no pet fee.

Santa Barbara: Old Yacht Club Inn, 431 Corona del Mar Drive; (800) 676-1676, One of Santa Barbara’s original B&Bs, this inn is actually three buildings, one of which dates to 1912. Close to East Beach. Doubles from $119; pet fee, $15 to $35.


Julian: Tucker Peak Lodge, 3975 Eagle Peak Road; (760) 765-3975, Mountaintop bed-and-breakfast is named after the owner’s dog. Nice views of the region. Double rates from $75; pet fee, $20.

Paso Robles: Christopher Joyce Vineyard & Inn, 7110 Drake Road; (805) 712-3395, Striking contemporary B&B overlooks owner’s vineyard. Gourmet breakfasts and afternoon wine and hors d’oeuvres. Double rates from $225; pet fee, $25 per dog. Dogs cannot be left alone in the room.