Pet Friendly RCI Resorts Within the US

Pet Friendly Hotels in US

Information Updated in February 2011:

The following is a list of RCI-affiliated resorts within the United States that permit pets i.e. dogs, cats, and birds. This list is subject to change and you should always call the resort prior to making reservations to confirm their pet policy. Some resorts do require a pet deposit, have restrictions regarding the pet’s weight and/or breed, and others will not permit you to leave the animal unattended – most resorts allowing pets do have kennels nearby. You should always be sure to bring all of your pet’s pets papers, vaccine information, medications, and tags with vacation contact information. With a little extra preparation traveling with pets can be a very rewarding and enjoyable experience – happy tails! For more information on friendly pet hotels and successful vacations with your pet read – Traveling with Your Pet? and Flying with Your Dog – Tips for Taking Dogs on Airplanes

RCI Resorts Which Accept Pets

  1. Chateau Rouge Lodge (#0087) – Red Lodge, Montana
  2. Oak ‘n Spruce Resort (#1243) – South Lee, Massachusetts
  3. The Waves (#1426) – Ocean City, Maryland
  4. Lucayan (#1690) – Ocean City, Maryland
  5. Inn at SilverCreek (#2349) – Granby, Colorado
  6. The Plaza Resort and Spa (#2524) – Palm Springs, California
  7. Kala Point Village (#3187) – Port Townsend, Washington
  8. Kohl’s Ranch Lodge (#3986) – Payson, Arizona
  9. Royal Host Club at Holly Bluff Marina (#4876) – Deland, Florida
  10. Atlantic Resorts (#5002) – Ocean Pines, Maryland
  11. Caribe Beach Resort (#5009) – Sanibel Island, Florida
  12. Rancho Ruidoso Condominiums (#5133) – Alto, NewMexico
  13. Royal Host Club / Lake Eufaula (#5184) – Stigler, Oklahoma
  14. Celebration World Resort (#5389) – Kissimmee,Florida
  15. Apple Mountain Resort (#5487) – Clarksville, Georgia
  16. MROP at Kala Point Village (#6047) – Port Townsend, Washington
  17. Vacation Village in the Berkshires (#6057) – Hancock, MA
  18. The Hilton Club of New York (#6772) – New York, New York
  19. Grand Houseboat Vacation Club (#7468) – Stigler, Oklahoma
  20. The Inn at Taos Valley (#7544) – Taos, New Mexico
  21. Pointe on the Bay (#8784) – Ocean City, MD


** UPDATED 7/2009
A few of the RCI resorts no longer accept pets including – Quadna Mountain Village (#0104) – Hill City, Minnesota; Silverleaf’s Ozark Mountain Resort (#0741) – Kimberling City, Missouri; Silverleaf’s Holiday Hills (#1004) – Branson, Missouri; Outrigger Ohana Islander Waikiki (#6117) – Honolulu, Oahu; Outrigger Palms at Wailea (#6118) – Wailea, Hawaii; Sandestin (#6667) – Sandestin, Florida; Residence Club at Lighthouse Pointe (#6925) – Amelia Island, Florida; Eagle’s Landing at Running Y Ranch (#6930) – Klamath Falls, Oregon; Paradise Found Vacation Club at Sapphire Beach Resort (#6986) – US Virgin Islands, St. Thomas; Driftwood Worldgate Resort (#7916) – Kissimmee, Florida
A new pet friendly resort has been added – Pointe on the Bay (#8784) – Ocean City, MD

**UPDATED 2/2011
Silverleaf resorts appear to have changed their policy to ‘no pets allowed’. If you are visiting a Silverleaf resort and plan to take your dog or cat please be sure to contact them in advance of your stay for up to date timeshare pet policy information. Some resorts have been accepting certain dogs/cats if they have proof of vaccination and fall within certain size requirements.

Silverleaf Timeshare Resorts -Silverleaf’s Villages (#0370) – Flint, Texas, Silverleaf’s Holly Lake Ranch (#0712) – Holly Lake Ranch, Texas, Silverleaf’s Hill Country Resort (#1029) – Canyon Lake, Texas, Silverleaf’s Piney Shores Resort (#1780) – Conroe, Texas, Silverleaf’s Lake O’ the Woods (#2492) – Flint, Texas, Silverleaf’s Fox River Resort (#4863) – Sheridan, Illinois, Silverleaf’s Timber Creek Resort (#4863) – De Soto, Missouri, Silverleaf’s Seaside Resort (#5545) – Galveston, Texas

33 Responses to “Pet Friendly RCI Resorts Within the US”

  1. Jeree Gamble says:

    I have a question. If when you purchased the timeshare they allowed pets. They changed the rules and now i can’t go there because of our dog. she has seizures we will NOT leave her in a kennel. She goes everywhere with us. So, can they do that? It seems like that is a breach of contract on their part.

    • Janet says:

      I’ve cancelled a cell phone contract on the basis that they changed their policies subsequent to signing their contract. They didn’t even try arguing the point. Many others did the same, and if the cell phone provider had tried holding all of us to the contract, they’d have faced a class-action lawsuit.

      I doubt your timeshare property will just agree though, but if you could get enough angry pet/timeshare owners, maybe. I personally would seek advice from an attorney.

      LaQuinta Hotels are not only “pet friendly”, they don’t charge pet deposits! LaQuintas are also very reasonably priced, and most are very nice and clean. Cats and dogs up to 50 lbs. are allowed to stay in the rooms, except where prohibited by law. In which case, most LaQuintas provide outside kennels. I know that doesn’t help your timeshare delimma, but the info could handy when driving for several days, and don’t know in advance how far you’ll get before stopping for the night.

      We have a cat and we don’t like leaving her home either. We have no problem paying deposits, but the worst a hotel can do is to ask us to leave, and charge an extra cleaning fee. We tip housekeeping very generously, and have never had any problems. Out of consideration for subsequent guests, we also treat her with allergy wipes on a daily basis.

      I know, easy for those of us with cats, not so much for dog owners. So another suggestion is that before traveling, check to see if there are any “doggie daycare” facilities close by your destination where she can stay during the day. Some of these “doggie daycare” centers are downright luxurious! Many have different levels of service, with attendants who will walk and play with your dog as often as you request. Some even have puppy swimming pools and TV rooms that play videos of cats, squirrels and rodents running around all day! Many will also board your dog overnight. That way, she’d be close by, so you can visit her, while she’s on “playdates” with other puppy friends.

      If she’s fairly small and relatively quiet, well, I have a large shoulder tote bag my cat fits nicely inside, and no one’s ever been the wiser. Leave the living room TV on at night (as cover noise in case she barks), keep the “do not disturb” tag on the door, and don’t forget a lint brush.

      Another option toleaving her in a kennel, is to hire a “pet sitting service” to come to your home to care for your pet while you’re on vacation. Around here, for $20/day, a fully licensed and bonded pet service will come to your home, twice a day, for 1/2 hour each time, to feed, water, walk and play with your pet. For an additional fee, they’ll come as often, and stay as long as you like.

      We use a pet sitting service only when we’re have to fly somewhere for a few days, because taking her on a plane would be far too traumatic. For additional peace of mind, we also leave our home computer on, with a webcam focused right on our bed–her favorite sleeping spot. By traveling with a laptop, all we need is an internet connection to log into our home computer, enabling us to “see” and even talk to her! (She’s a cat, so of course, she ignores us.) The program we use was only $30, but the set up does require some computer knowledge. If you’re not technically adept, you can hire a tekkie to come to your home for a similar set up.

      Best of luck!

      • Jeree says:

        Well, I appreciate your comments, however, there are some issues that don’t apply. My pet has seizures, we don’t leave her. The other is that where our timeshare is located they don’t have any pet facilities around there and there aren’t any doggie daycares in the mountains of Idaho and Yellowstone Park. I tried to locate one just for the nights since during the day from breakfast until the wee hours of the night (midnight) we are in Yellowstone. We would take her with us during the day. You mentioned motels that accept pets. Why would i pay for a motel when I have paid for a timeshare and for those outrageous maintenance fees. They changed their rules because one careless and disobedient pet owner left their poodle unattended all day while they went out and played golf or toured the area. Thus the dog tore up all the furniture and I guess created havoc. That was one dog and ONE BAD pet owner. You don’t take your dog or pet on vacation to leave them behind in the room anyway. They couldn’t recover from the owner I guess because there was some wording in the clause that they were only allowed to collect so much from the owner. I find it hard to believe that the insurance for the vandalism albeit caused by a pet wasn’t covered. But because one bad owner misbehaved they punish everyone and every pet. This timeshare is Island Park Village in Island Park Idaho outside of west yellowstone. I have owned since basically 1981 and they changed the rules because of that one dog. I haven’t been back in years due to the dog rule. I also want to mention that I don’t have the same sympathy for cat owners. Thbough there are good cats, you cannot get cat smell out if they spray and they are so territorial that most seem to do it. I have cats myself so don’t go there with me . I know they do and I don’t think cats belong on vacation with people. Sorry. Cats are pretty self sustainable at home and easily attended too more so than a dog. That’s my 2 cents. Thanks for answering. We bought another timeshare in florida. Celebration World resort. They do almost all their business by dog owners. They are very accomodating. Thank you Celebration.

        • Mrs. B says:

          I have no advice about a timeshare changing it’s rules and not allowing you to take your dog. However, even though cats are Very independent we have a traveling cat that has been tent camping with us, has stayed in lake Tahoe with us, and just went to Las Vegas with us. As for “spraying” if you get them fixed before they are sexually mature most cats won’t ever spray. We pack according to her needs and she has no behavioral issues.

  2. barking me awake says:

    i love animals, they’re great! absolutely part of the family. however, when some of us take a vacation, we don’t want to be woken up by a barking dog coming from as far away as the resort building next door…. the smoker point was a good one- i have been woken and started choking during a hotel stay by kids smoking in the hallway outside my room. however, i have never been jostled awake by a noisy smoker! think about that. maybe if there was one building of units offset from the rest by enough space to buffer the noise a bit? (maybe this is just the silver leaf oak ‘n spruce in Lee, MA that’s having this problem?)

    • Jodi says:

      Pet owners that let their animals bark(disturb neighbors) are irresponsible owners and can be asked to leave….and are at my pet friendly resort. Pet owners at a resort are generally VERY careful because it is a privilage we don’t want to lose. Our pets are well trained and clean. We are much more careful than certain parents with kids screaming/playing inside or certain adults noises I had to endure hearing thru the wall.

      As for allergies to dogs…..ALL hotels/resorts have to reserve some pet rooms or have certain rooms available to people with assistance animals…the LAW requires them to accept assistance animals. So it makes more sense to set aside a few rooms for the ‘severe allergy folks’ instead.

  3. Daisy says:

    Every RCI location I checked for 2 hours yesterday had “Pets are not accepted” except for one in Lake Arrowhead which read “Pets accepted with restrictions”. I presumed there were size/breed restrictions so I booked a weekend trip for my family and 8-pound maltipoo. I later learned the condo only allows “service animals only”. RCI could have served their clients better by saying “service animals only” on the RCI site. By the way, the Doubletree Hotel in Bakersfield accepts pets with no size restrictions and it was a remarkably clean hotel. Must be managed by animal lovers.

    • Natasha says:

      Another hotel that almost always accepts pets regardless of their size is Residence Inn by Marriott. Rooms are similar to a studio, 1 bedroom, or 2 bedroom time share. Rooms are always extreemly clean and nice. Each hotel charges a one time pet fee between $50-$150 depending upon the individual hotel. The majority of the Residence Inn’s even have their own doggie area with doggie waste bags too! I have been to a couple Residence Inn around the country that have their own fenced doggie parks within their property.

  4. Michelle says:

    the RCI page for resort &544 (number 20 on teh list above) states NO PETS: Worldmark Taos units are air-conditioned, with a partial kitchen-no stove top & ovenwith a small refrigerator & small micro- wave. Also TV/DVD and telephone. Units are non-smoking. Pets are not allowed.

  5. Laura says:

    I just called the Silverleaf Reservation line (800-613-0310) to confirm this and they told me the pet policy hadn’t changed… It’s a $75 fee and an additional fee if you do not have the vaccination records.

    • ann says:

      I just called Silverleaf. I was told if I book the stay directly with the Silverleaf and pay for it out of pocket, they do allow pets with the vaccination records. However, they do not allowed pets if I book through RCI exchange. I wonder why the pet policy is different via RCI?

  6. Tanya says:

    I wonder how many places do not advertise on RCI that they take pets. I just happened to stay at Vacation Village in Bonaventure-Weston, FL and they do take dogs for a fee. I wonder how many other RCI resorts are like this. It would be a good thing for RCI to actually reach out to their resorts to find this out.

    • The Andersons says:

      I agree! An update on this pet friendly list is way past due!!
      There should be accomodations at any timeshare for pet owners! We regard our pet as family!!

  7. Connie R says:

    Does anyone know if there are timeshares that do accept
    dogs?

  8. Connie R says:

    I agree that the time shares should have pet friendly accomodations, just like they have
    special accomodations for smokers.Then we would use our time share more often, as boarding our dog is another added expense to our vacations.

  9. Denise Bowers says:

    All the resorts should be pet friendly with very strict rules. Most people that travel with their pets take very good care of them and clean up. There could be specific “pet only units as there are smoking units for smokers. As a non-smoker, I’m subject to die from second hand smoke, but not pet oder.

    • geri says:

      LOVE that analogy!!!! :)

    • ann says:

      I think this is a great idea. As many family oriented hotels(such as Staybridge, Residence Inn, Candlewood…) are taking pets. I don’t see why the timeshare resorts can’t do the same. I don’t think any pet owners will be object to pay a nominal pet fee.

    • Janet says:

      It’s not the pet odor that’s dangerous, but rather the dander, and people with severe pet allergies literally can die from staying in a room that has recently housed a pet. Out of consideration for others, we treat our cat with “allergies wipes”, on a daily basis when traveling and bringing her into hotel rooms.

      For those who are severely allergic to pets, the dander poses far more of a danger to their lives than second hand smoke.

      The problem with hotels that reserve separate rooms for pet owners is the same as those that have separate rooms for smokers. Those rooms are always the very slimest in the entire hotel. I don’t mind paying a fee for the privilege of bringing my cat, but I do mind paying extra for receiving substandard lodging.

  10. Jason says:

    I have checked on this list with someone at RCI and the Silverleaf properties continue to have a “No Pets” rule. If you confirm an exchange with RCI, they will advise of this. This is list is not accurate.

    • mandie says:

      Thanks for the information Jason. I did leave them up for awhile as some people were saying Silverleaf was allowing some dogs with their vaccination records and if they met certain size/breed requirements. I’ll adjust the post to show that Silverleaf may now be on the no dogs allowed list.

  11. Sandy says:

    I just called Silverleaf Resort in Clarksville,GA (Apple Mountain Resort)

    and I was told that pet's are permitted as long as you can prove that their vacinations are up to date.

  12. Ann says:

    Are you an owner of Silverleaf Resort in Clarksville, GA? I have heard that all the owners of the Silverleaf Resorts can still take pets, but not for others who have exchanged through RCI. Is this true?

  13. audrey bronson says:

    I just called the Silverleaf Resort in Clarksville, GA and they are taking Pets with a deposit.

  14. Flashyravi says:

    Anyone have any more info?

  15. David Pevehouse says:

    I have just been informed that Silverleaf resorts have changed their pet policy to a "No pets allowed"

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