For visitors to North Carolina who want to bring their pets, many hotels welcome pets. But for those travelers who are looking for pet-friendly accommodations with both indoor swimming pools and kitchenettes, the choices are few. North Carolina has only a small number of properties that offer all three amenities.
Residence Inn Asheville Biltmore
The Residence Inn Asheville Biltmore is an extended stay hotel that welcomes guests with pets to studio, one- and two-bedroom units. The hotel requires a non-refundable pet fee up front, but no daily fee. Residence Inn accepts up to two pets weighing no more than 45 pounds each. All accommodations have kitchens, and the hotel offers grocery shopping services for busy visitors. The heated indoor pool is accompanied by a jetted whirlpool tub. While staying in Asheville, visit the Biltmore Estate, about 10 minutes from the hotel or take a scenic drive on the famed Blue Ridge Parkway. For dining out, try Little Pigs BBQ, which serves chicken, beef or pork barbecue, hot dogs and broasted chicken.
TownePlace Suites Wilmington/Wrightsville Beach
Located near the eastern coastline of North Carolina, TownePlace Suites Wilmington/Wrightsville Beach offers suites with kitchen facilities. The hotel has a fitness center, an indoor pool and jetted tub. Smoking is permitted only in designated areas outdoors. TownPlace welcomes up to two pets that weigh no more than 75 pounds each. A one-time non-refundable fee is applied. While staying in the area, visit the beach in Wrightsville just five minutes away. The nearby Texas Roadhouse serves steaks, barbecue and home-style dishes including country-fried chicken in cream sauce.
Winds Resort Beach Club
The Winds Resort of Ocean Isle Beach consists of separate buildings containing oceanfront guestrooms, suites and cottages. You may bring one pet, either a cat or a dog. The dog must weigh 30 pounds or less, and, if you bring a cat, it must be declawed. Some of the units offer a kitchenette, while others have full-sized kitchens. Guests enjoy a complete complimentary breakfast that includes eggs, breakfast meats and grits. The Thirsti Tiki Bar and Restaurant operates seasonally, offering burgers, pizza, wings, sandwiches, wraps and salads. The indoor pool at the Winds Resort Beach Club can be found in the Summer Breeze building.
Rumbling Bald Resort
Rumbling Bald Resort offers various types of accommodations, lakes for recreation, a health and beauty spa and two golf courses. The indoor pool and whirlpool tub is located in the Spa and Wellness Center. Guests who want a pet-friendly kitchenette unit will find a few in this vacation compound that accept up to two pets. Quail Cove 1608 welcomes pets and has a kitchenette. It is a short walk to the pool at the resort's Wellness Center. Enjoy a wood-burning fireplace in this two-bedroom, two-bath unit. Apple Valley 23, a slightly smaller unit, features a two-burner stove in its kitchenette along with a small refrigerator and microwave. Pets accepted by Rumbling Bald in its pet-friendly units must be small and house trained.