You are allowed to bring dogs and cats along if you book one of the “pet-friendly” cabins at the four-seasons Canaan Valley Resort and Conference Center in north-central West Virginia. There are pet policies and fees, given this is a multi-purpose conference center and family-oriented resort, despite the point that it is in a very rural area.
In fact, the resort is at an elevation of 3,300 feet tucked into the Monongahela National Forest and directly adjacent to the Canaan Valley Wildlife Refuge and the Dolly Sods Wilderness area. Technically, the resort is in the town of Davis, West Virginia.
But its claim to fame is the mountainous surroundings that is home to deer, bear, bobcat and every other critter associated with the eastern United States. The pet policies are simple enough. There are 11 cabins and cottages on the property that are open to dogs and cats.
For two-bedroom accommodations, there is a $20 fee for bringing a pet and the rate goes up to $30 for a three-bedroom cottage and $40 for a four-bedroom cabin or cottage. There is also a $250 cleaning fee if they find a pet in an “human-friendly” unit, according to the policy.
On the grounds of the resort, all dogs must be on a leash and if they are left alone in a cabin, they must be in a crate or a kennel. Meanwhile, this is a very human-friendly resort that includes a large outdoor swimming pool, a golf course, and a ski resort.
And, remember, the resort is surrounded by 921,000 acres of protected forest that lies within a 1.7 million acre proclamation boundary that is part of 10 connecting counties in the mountain state. The Dolly Sods Wilderness Area is a high-altitude wilderness area that is defined as a rocky plateau north of Canaan Valley.