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Dog Friendly Hotels in Central Washington

As the snow is melting and the first wildflowers are starting to peek through the ground, you can’t help but feel a sense of anticipation. Waking up from the months of gray weather and snow not only shakes up your cabin fever but oftentimes your furry friends. With so many activities to do in Central Washington it’s no doubt a highly sought after destination year round but even more so in the spring and summer months. With many lodging options available that accommodate pets, it’s time to hit the road but don’t forget your four-legged co-pilot. Here’s a list of pet-friendly lodging options in Kittitas County.

Best Western Plus Ellensburg Hotel

211 W Umptanum Road Ellensburg, WA 98926

(509) 925-4244

When you travel to Ellensburg, WA, the best hotel deals around can be found at the Best Western Plus Ellensburg Hotel. Waiting for you are modern design choices, standard amenities that add more value and comfort, and the added convenience of being near more area attractions, shopping, and dining destinations.

Located off of Interstate 90, you can enjoy a completely 100% smoke-free hotel that features spacious guest rooms and several on-site services and facilities. Enjoy a swim in our indoor heated swimming pool, accessible 24 hours each day. The indoor pool space also includes a hot tub to relax in.
Pet Fee: $20/Night  

Brew House Boarding

109 Main St. Kittitas, WA 98934

(509) 968-3388

Brew House Boarding is named for the Microbrewery that once occupied the main floor. Notice the Hop plants still growing on the south side of the building? Venture downstairs to enjoy Thrall & Dodge Winery’s new tasting room. There you can sit and witness the bar and tap tower that was once used by Colockum Craft Brewing.
Pet Fee: $20/Night

Days Inn

901 Berry Road, I-90 Exit 109, left to Berry Rd Ellensburg, WA 98926

(509) 933-1500

Enjoy great value on your Pacific Northwest getaway at Days Inn Ellensburg hotel. Located in the heart of the beautiful Kittitas Valley, our Ellensburg, WA, hotel near Yakima River Canyon is convenient to central Washington attractions.
Pet Fee: $15/Night

Econo Lodge

1390 North Dolarway Road Ellensburg, WA 98926

(509) 925-9844

Econo Lodge near University is centrally located in Ellensburg, walking distance from Wild Goose Casino and close to West Ellensburg Park. This hotel is within close proximity of Central Washington University and Ellensburg Rodeo.
Pet Fee:$15/night; $5/additional night


Hampton Inn

2705 Triple L Loop Ellensburg, WA 98926

(509) 933-1600

When you stay at Hampton Inn in Ellensburg, you’ll be in the mountains and convenient to Wild Goose Casino and West Ellensburg Park. This family-friendly hotel is within close proximity of Central Washington University and Ellensburg Rodeo.
Pet Fee: $20/Night up to 2 animals with a combined weight of 75lbs

Holiday Inn Express

1620 Canyon Road Ellensburg, WA 98926

(509) 962-9400

We’re sure you’ll enjoy amenities like our indoor pool and spa, 24-hour fitness center, complimentary Express Start hot breakfast in the morning and free cookies in the evening. Make reservations today to enjoy it all!
Pet Fee: $20/pet per night

Hotel Windrow

502 N. Main St. Ellensburg, WA 98926

(509) 962-8000

Hotel Windrow bridges the gap between rural hospitality and urban luxury in the center of Historic Downtown Ellensburg. Central Washington’s newest boutique hotel is built from the same spirit of tradition and pride that has made the Kittitas Valley a leading destination for leisure, work and education.

Hotel Windrow features 59 well-appointed, high-tech guest rooms. Guests will enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner at Basalt Restaurant and Craft Cocktail bar at the base of the atrium lobby. Meetings, celebrations and gatherings of all kinds will take advantage of 8,000 square feet of high-tech, flexible gathering space, featuring the historic 4,000 square foot ballroom and breathtaking views from the rooftop deck. Hotel Windrow is blocks away from Central Washington University, the Kittitas County Fairgrounds, and retail opportunities in the historic downtown center.
Pet Fee: $25/night


1720 S Canyon Rd, Ellensburg, WA, 98926, USA


Some might say our luxurious well appointed 14-room boutique hotel has more of a high quality Airbnb property feel to it then a traditional hotel. Not a fan of the awkward interaction and small talk with the front desk staff when checking in after a long drive? We have the solution that gives you the control to have as much or as little contact with our staff as you want.
Pet Fee: $25/pet

Lodge at Canyon River Ranch

14700 Canyon Rd Ellensburg, WA 98926

(509) 933-2100

Located in the scenic Yakima River Canyon, The Canyon River Ranch Lodge is an upscale, rustic Lodge and Resort. This unique property provides over 1,000 feet of private waterfront surrounded by endless state and federal lands.

Red Lion Hotel & Conference Center

1700 Canyon Rd Ellensburg, WA 98926

(509) 925-9800

Nestled in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains off Interstate 90, the Red Lion Hotel & Conference Center hotel in Ellensburg, WA is less than 10 minutes from Central Washington University.
Pet Fee: $25/dog per night

SureStay by Best Western Ellensburg

1500 Canyon Rd, I-90 Canyon Rd Exit 109 Ellensburg, WA 98926

(509) 962-6888

You will get great service and useful amenities at SureStay Ellensburg hotel off Interstate 90 near Central Washington University. Get going with our free healthy SuperStart continental breakfast with fresh waffles, yogurt, fruit, cereals and more. Check the weather with free Wi-Fi Internet access. Swim in our heated indoor pool, or relax in our spa. Fuel up day or night with free coffee available in the lobby. We offer a business center in the lobby, fax and copy services in addition to free truck/bus parking and a guest laundry. Non-smoking and handicapped-accessible rooms are available, and kids 17 and under stay free with an adult at our pet-friendly Ellensburg hotel.
$20/pet per night, up to 40lbs

TownePlace Suites by Marriott

1709 South Opportunity Street, Ellensburg, WA 98926


TownePlace Suites Ellensburg is the perfect hotel, whether visiting for one night or an extended stay. With our spacious studios and one-bedroom suites that include full kitchens, separate living area and peaceful sleeping spaces. Start your day with our complimentary hot breakfast. Enjoy our indoor pool, fitness center and 24 -hour on-site market.
Pet Fee: $25/night

Aster Inn

521 E 1st St.

Cle Elum, WA 98922

The Aster Inn concentrates on quality service at affordable rates. As we like to say, “The Aster Inn is a jewel in the rough Cascades, providing quality accommodations to the weary traveler”. The Aster Inn has been in business and run by the same family for almost 100 years. Don’t let that scare you though, as all of our rooms have been recently remodeled!
Pet Fee: $20/night

Cle Elum Travelers Inn

1001 East First St. Cle Elum, WA 98922


Welcome to the pet friendly Cle Elum Travelers Inn. Please enjoy our complimentary continental breakfast or use our onsite BBQ grill. We have free ample parking with spacious rooms featuring premium cable channels complimentary high speed internet access air conditioning microwave mini fridge along with an iron and ironing board available at the front desk upon request. Just off of I90 the Cle Elum Travelers Inn is conveniently located near golfing shopping The Summit at Snoqualmie Ellensburg Iron Horse State Park Cle Elum Lake and hiking trails which are located close to our inn. Thank you for choosing the Cle Elum Travelers Inn and we look forward to serving you.
Pet Fee: $20/night

Quality Inn

906 East 1st St. Cle Elum, WA 98922


Experience the Cascade Mountains at the pet-friendly Cle Elum, Washington QualityInn hotel. Located near Interstate 90 and are minutes away from points of interest such as:

  • Washington State Horse Park
  • Yakima River
  • Central Washington University
  • The Summit at Snoqualmie
  • Cooper Lake

Pet Fee: $20/night

Stewart Lodge

805 W. First St. Cle Elum, WA 98922


Nestled in the Cascade Mountains, Stewart Lodge is located in the heart of Cle Elum, Washington…a mere 90 minute scenic drive over Snoqualmie Pass from Seattle and sixty minutes across Blewett Pass to Leavenworth.


The Yakima River is one of the finest fly fishing and family rafting rivers in the United States. This famed river runs along two favorite scenic back roads that parallel I-90 (Route 10 from Ellensburg Washington to Cle Elum, Washington, West toward Seattle), and Route 97, which parallels route 82 and is a favorite “shortcut” to Oregon and California. Many families stop along the way to view wildlife such as big horn sheep, elk and deer, eagles, great blue herons, all common along these routes.


In the summer, enjoy our warmer weather and adventure out for a day of hiking and biking on one of the many area trails or golf at one of the many local golf courses including Sun Country and Suncadia. Or you might enjoy strolling through the shops in Cle Elum such as Mac-A-Bee gifts or nearby Roslyn.


During the winter, head outdoors for a day of snowmobiling, cross-country skiing or snowshoeing. Then you could enjoy dinner at one of the wonderful local restaurants.

Pet Fee:  $20/pet/night

Suncadia Resort

3600 Suncadia Trail Cle Elum, WA 98922


Stay, play, and meet at Suncadia! With more than 6,000 acres of forested mountain landscape, sun-dappled meadows and rushing rivers, not to mention all the amenities of The Village, Suncadia Resort in Cle Elum, Washington offers a wealth of year ’round activities – perfect for a Pacific Northwest vacation with your family or a group.


Miles of hiking and biking trails. Spa treatments and therapies at Glad Spring Spa. Thirty-six holes of mountain golf. The 2.2 million acre Wenatchee Washington National Forest.


  • At Suncadia, the safety and wellbeing of our guests, owners, members, and community is top priority.


  • We are here to help with recreation and rentals. Bikes, crafts, bears, kayaks, canoes, tie-dye, paddleboards, adventure! The hiking & biking trails, Dawson Park, Battista Playground, and disc golf (with your own discs) are currently open. Adventure is our middle name! Enjoy 40+ miles of paved and unpaved trails throughout Suncadia.

Pet Fee: $75/pet/night

Timber Lodge Inn

301 W 1st St. Cle Elum, WA 98922



The Cle Elum hotel providing lodging in the town center is the TimberLodge Inn. Just a minute off of I-90 and within a block of some of Cle Elum’s best restaurants the TimberLodge Inn provides great rooms with a morning breakfast, free WiFi, new spa hot tub area, and pet friendly rooms. If you are either passing through Cle Elum or Cle Elum is your final destination the Cle Elum Hotel that provides the most is the TimberLodge Inn.

Pet Fee: $20 pet deposit- Non-refundable


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