Pet-Friendly Lodge in Whistler Village
Conveniently located in Whistler Village, Summit Lodge Boutique Hotel Whistler puts guests just a short walk or shuttle ride from the lifts going up Whistler Mountain and Blackcomb Peak. From there, they can enjoy views from the Peak 2 Peak Gondola or hike along the mountains’ 18 trails. You can use an included $10 gift card to the lodge's onsite ski-and-snowboard shop toward gear or services.
After a day on the mountain, Summit Lodge pampers guests with gourmet dining and relaxing spa services. The hotel also goes to great lengths to offer attentive, personalized service for four-legged tagalongs. The pet-friendly lodge rolls out the red carpet for canines at no extra cost, greeting them with treats upon arrival and setting up the guest rooms with pet bowls before they arrive.
Summit Lodge comprises 81 suites, each of which comes equipped with a kitchenette. Deluxe studios feature balconies with views of the pool or the village. Guests can explore the village's many shops and restaurants or take a dip in the heated outdoor pool and hot tub.
A $25 credit toward body treatments at the onsite Taman Sari Royal Heritage Spa is included with each Groupon. Try a 60-minute javanese massage, which uses indonesian essential oils to stimulate the circulatory system, or a papaya-enzyme body polish.
Whistler, British Columbia: Olympic History at North America’s Largest Ski Resort
Connected to Vancouver—about 80 miles (130 km) south—by the scenic Sea to Sky Highway, the Whistler Blackcomb Ski Resort spans two mountains, each more than 7,000 feet in elevation. Since the resort contains more than 200 ski trails and more skiable terrain than any other resort on the continent, it makes sense that Condé Nast Traveler readers ranked it the No. 2 North American Ski Resort in a 2011 poll.
Although skiing and snowboarding are the main draws (visitors usually number more than two million annually), the area is also well-suited for snowmobiling, ice climbing up frozen waterfalls, and dogsledding across the Soo Valley Wildlife Reserve. For a break from the outdoors, peek inside the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre, which celebrates the cultures of two peoples indigenous to the region via displays of their goat-wool weavings, dugout canoes, and rock paintings.