Lansdowne Resort, the AAA Four Diamond property located in Leesburg, Virginia has unveiled a new dog friendly program and also introduced their “Howl for the Holidays” seasonal offer that allows dogs to stay free with a guest and have the $100 non-refundable fee waived. The special seasonal dog friendly offer is available from November 24 through December 30, 2013. For guests staying with canines over Thanksgiving, the resort is preparing a special dog friendly dinner with turkey, oatmeal, sweet potatoes and cranberry sauce.
“We have seen an increase in the number of guests inquiring about whether we were dog friendly, so this decision was a direct result.” said Michael Snapkoski, director of sales and marketing at Lansdowne Resort. “Aside from our resort, there are dog friendly parks in the area, so allowing dogs seemed like a great way to fulfill a need for guests and families that love to travel with their four-legged friends.”
Upon arrival at the resort, dogs are given a special bone amenity and permission to use an official Lansdowne Resort dog bowl. The property only allows dogs in certain rooms on the second floor of the hotel, and there are weight restrictions too, for one dog it is 75 pounds, or two will be permitted with the limit of 50 pounds per dog. Guests are asked to announce plans to travel with a dog prior to arrival, and be required to fill out and sign the dog friendly policy agreement during the check-in process. Lansdowne Resort is composed of 500 acres of land which includes Bark Park, a dog friendly rest area, and the Potomac Heritage Trail, a walking path where dog and owner can explore along the banks of the historic Potomac River.
The dog friendly resort in Virginia also offers a Kanine Kitchen with all items onion and corn free. This doggie room service option includes Peanut Butter Bones; Ruffrey Rrrrrisotto with mixed meats, light garlic, rice and finely chopped vegetables; Meatloaf a la Bingo with potatoes, finely chopped vegetables, navy beans, ground beef, eggs and wheat germ; and Apple Pup-Cakes with applesauce, vanilla, wheat flour, apple chips and honey.
Lansdowne Resort is located in scenic DC Wine Country about 40 minutes west of Washington DC and eight miles north of Dulles International Airport. The AAA Four Diamond property is International Association of Conference Center (IACC) and Virginia Green certified and has 296 luxury guest rooms and 14 suites. Amenities and resort recreation include four restaurants; an Aquatic Complex with five pools and a waterslide; three tennis courts; 12,000 square foot Spa Minérale with 13 treatment rooms; and The Golf Club at Lansdowne with 45 holes of golf designed by Robert Trent Jones and Greg Norman, and managed by Troon Golf.
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