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Here are some of Broker Asheville’s favorite spots to visit with our pooches!

Broker Asheville loves their dogs! Here are some of our favorite spots to visit with our pooches.

Pet Friendly Hotels:
Canine and feline companions feel right at home at Aloft Hotel in downtown Asheville. Each pooch gets their own doggie bed, water bowl and access to a rooftop dog run. Both cats and dogs are welcome with no pet fee, making it easy to bring your favorite creature on your Asheville vacation.

Hotel Indigo welcomes all to this chic hotel, including pets and owners who enjoy bright colors and bold patterns. Well-behaved pets under 80 pounds can stay in the sleek rooms for a small pet fee.

Doggie Day Care/ Spas:
Located in the River Arts District, Soapy Dog is a great spot to board, drop off for day care or wash your pup.It is the home of Asheville’s first DIY dog wash and perfect after a long day on the river or hiking.

Dog Parks:
One of Asheville’s most beautiful parks, the French Broad River Park meanders alongside the tranquil French Broad River, and features a vast area of open green space with old trees, a wildflower garden, a paved trail, a gazebo, picnic tables and grills, an observation deck, and a small playground. The Dog Park features a large fenced-in one acre area made for exercising and socializing your pooch and provides the essentials (water and poop bags) just in case. Located at Amboy Road and Riverview Drive in west Asheville, this is a great stop off after touring Biltmore Village. 

Azalea Dog Park: Located on Azalea Road along the Swannanoa River in east Asheville, this 155-acre park is currently being developed as one of Asheville’s top parks. Currently the park is home to the John B. Lewis Soccer complex which consists of 4 soccer fields and a picnic shelter.  More special features are on the way including trails, disc golf, lakes, a retreat center, the historic Thomas Wolfe cabin and much more. The dog park features separate areas for large and small dogs so pups of all sizes can enjoy the great outdoors.


Asheville is very dog and kid friendly! The only places that dogs typically aren’t allowed are inside of restaurants, but most places welcome our four legged family on the patio and provide water bowls for convenience. Here are some of our favorites spots to grab a drink with our dogs: Battery Park Book Exchange at the Grove ArcadeBurialNew BelgiumWedgeHi-WireOskar Blues.  

As a rule of thumb, if you are traveling with a dog or planning an outing, it’s always good to check the website or call ahead. It’s not fun to assume that some activities and places that you think would be dog friendly are not and be turned away.  

Check here for more information about Fido appropriate activities