Dog Friendly Hotel & Rooms in Darien Center, NY by River Spring Lodge
hotelier extraordinaire
Puggles the Innkeeper of the Palace of the Pups

Greetings to all my furry friends in the canine community. This is Puggles hotelier extraordinaire at your service. I know a lot of other mugs live in a kennel but my crib is amazing! You gotta see this place to believe it and that is my point. Now any pooch that has well-behaved parents can bring them when they stay with me in my four-star class boutique hotel.

dog friendly room
The Dogwood

My parents, who bought this cozy country estate for me, are now 497 in doggy years. I am going to run the place when they retire. In the meantime, I have agreed to manage two of our seven luxury rooms to lighten their load. So, the Redbud and the Dogwood are now available for one dog with two human parents. My favorite room (besides my own decked out suite) is the Dogwood for obvious reasons any mutt should be able to figure out.

I know when we travel, my parents hate the inferior, smelly, worn out flea bag rooms that are set apart at many places for dogs traveling with their families. If your parents had tails, they would be wagging now just thinking about staying in one of my luxurious, meticulously clean guest rooms with hard wood floors at my human friendly dog palace. I especially love spreading out on the heated ceramic bathroom floors in cold weather.

I have some more good news for you if you are traveling on a budget. I won’t charge extra if you bring your furless parents with you as long as they do not wee on the floor, chew on the furniture or howl at the moon. Be sure their rabies shots are up to date. If you see them scratching their ears with their toes please fumigate them for fleas before you come.

During your stay please do not leave humans unsupervised in your room and do not let them wander off without you. When you head out to do your business make sure your parents use the provided bags and disposal can in the private dog walking area on the far side of the parking lot. Apart from business, you can hang out with your parents anywhere on the grounds. If nature calls away from the private dog area, have one of your parents pick it up and dispose of it in the designated can in the dog walk area. Whenever you take your parents out of the room make sure you put a leash on their hands so they do not wander off and get in trouble.

Red Maple Dog Friendly Room
The Redbud

All of our suites now have dining room tables for two (three if you count yourself under the table). If you decide to treat your parents to the in room five-course wine dinner get ready for some amazing licks and bites of truly incredible cuisine. I love everything on the menu but the salad unless it is loaded up with extra homemade dressing. The Crème Brûlée is to die for. After one lick you will be in doggy heaven. You will need to keep a close eye on your parents. Humans have been known to lick their own plates at the lodge.

Dog stealing cookie
I cant smile Beth. There is a cookie in my mouth!

I have an amazingly comfortable bed I really love, so I bought two more larger ones just for my guests. Here I am on one of those beds stealing a cookie from a guest’s doggie bowl. I probably was not the smartest pup in the litter grabbing it while Beth Campbell was at the lodge doing a photo shoot.

The last time I checked Governor Cuomo had not issued an executive order restricting dogs from getting up close and personal to sniff each other. Right now, he is not requiring pups to social distance, wear masks or sanitize their paws. Hopefully he won’t. I will update this webpage in the event he does. In the meantime, for everyone’s safety and peace of mind including my parents who are at high risk at 497 years old, I require that all humans at the lodge abide by the current NYS COVID ERA guidelines.

Please make sure any human you bring with you is willing to follow the current regulations before you reserve your room. My parents are taking extraordinary measures to provide safe overnight getaways by offering in room dining and adhering to the most stringent cleaning and sanitizing protocols in the lodging industry during the COVID ERA. Please instruct your parents to respect their efforts and honor the expectations of others for a safe stay by complying with all current mandates.

Boy, is my tail wagging right now! I can hardly wait to have my doggy friends and their well-behaved furless parents as my guests.

I hope I have the privilege of sniffing serving you soon.

Stay safe my furry friends,


Innkeeper of the Palace of the Pups

Formerly known as River Spring Lodge

"The room was great. The facility was very nicely decorated and the food was to die for!"
Jordan Fan Fan, Google Review