Dog Friendly Luxury in the Pacific Northwest
You have to admit, there’s just something mystical about a destination that attracts generations of families on an annual pilgrimage. Iron Springs Resort is such a place. For over seventy years, generations of people and pets have spent their summers exploring the miles of sandy white beaches.
Iron Springs can be found in Copalis Beach, a little over 100 miles from Seattle, on the Washington coast.
Dog Friendly Iron Springs Resort
Dogs are not only allowed in the cabins, they are encouraged. Enter the main office cabin and a pail of tennis balls sit near the front entrance of the door.
Leashes emblazoned with the name of the resort hang nearby, and there is no shortage of treats for both you and your pup at the small country store.
On the short walk (or drive – all cabins have private drives) from the office to your cabin, you will see pooches lounging lazily on the porch after running the massive beach all day. Cold, wet and completely tuckered out, these are some of the most content animals we have ever met.
Iron Springs Resort has it all. From their uber-dog-friendly policies to their luxurious accommodations. With private resort cabins perched between thick forest pines and miles of pristine white beaches, it’s little wonder that they are a favored destination.
Iron Springs Dog Policy
Up to three dogs are allowed to visit with families, and while a pet deposit does apply, it is well worth the cost for the immaculately clean cabins.
Fresh from a complete remodel, Iron Springs lacks for nothing. Egyptian cotton towels, slate floors, granite countertops and a kitchen with every kind of cookery you need to prepare a complete five-course meal or simply grill a steak on the barbecue.
Wooden floors are found throughout the cabin, and tightly woven area rugs cover the places where bare feet may turn cold. A king-sized bed, softened by a heavy white goose down comforter and fluffy pillows, continually beckon you to take a “quick nap” – yet the view from the porch overlooking the ocean and springs tempt you to take a long walk on the beach. It’s a tough choice.
While rustic and charming, Iron Springs is not without their technological comforts – free high-speed wi-fi, long distance phone service and a 36-inch flat screen is yours for the duration of your stay.
They mean it when they say they’re dog-friendly: fresh micro-fiber towels with paw prints embroidered on the side and a wash station on the side of each cabin ensure that every pet feels welcome.
After a day of darting between forest and surf, exhausting themselves chasing seagulls that they never catch, your pets will be content to sleep near the wood-burning stove for the duration of the evening.
Mere words don’t do Iron Springs justice.
Everywhere, you are reminded of nature’s beauty. From the cry of an eaglet being firmly urged from the safety of its nest to the soft swirls of deer beds amidst crushed ferns – it all hearkens back to a deep respect for your wild neighbors. Purple foxglove, yellow yarrow and wild raspberries are ready to eat on those long hikes through the woods, and hummingbirds hover nearby, close enough to touch as you watch the ocean tide go out.
If you’re planning a vacation to the Pacific Northwest, Iron Springs should be your destination. It’s a luxurious dog-friendly paradise that is filled with opportunity.
We recommend you see it for yourself – while it’s a little off the beaten path, isn’t that your goal?
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