August 28, 2014
Grand Marais is a town where dogs can be dogs. What else do you say about this laid-back harbor village where everything is walking distance and most people don’t mind if Fido comes along for the stroll? From the rocky beaches to the forest trails to the casual outdoor dining, this is a city where tails are sure to wag.
From nightly bonfires and complimentary s’mores on the shore to free bike rentals, free guest passes to Grand Marais’ new YMCA pool and activity center, or the art galleries and classes in the area, you’ll have a blast—without having to leave man’s best friend at home.
That’s because some of the best rooms in the house at East Bay Suites are pet friendly. We offer bowls and sheets for pets, and our Pooch Package includes a bag of dog treats, a special water bottle, and even a small nametag so your pet (ok, let’s face it, you) can remember the stay. Plus, there’s a pet sitter you can call so you can explore the town and know that your dog won’t be missing you!
But you may not even need a sitter. You can hike the nearby trails with your furry friend, but you can also have fun in town together. Dogs are welcome on the patio of the Angry Trout, where the fish is local and the vibe is eco-friendly. If you grab a Skizzle from the walk-up window at World’s Best Doughnuts, share a bite with your pooch. Dogs are also welcome in a number of shops, and of course all along the beach as you walk down to Artist’s Point. It’s a perfect vacation, both for those who need to wear clothes and for those who only need their fur.