Dog Services

It's all about the dogs!  Each private guest room has a custom built dog bed and all the fixins that are needed for a comfortable visit.  Well behaved dogs are welcome throughout the inn, even at breakfast.  During the day our devoted staff lovingly provides various "dog services."  Going out for the day or night without your dogs?  Mario's Playhouse is available as an alternative to leaving your dog(s) unattended in your private guest room. There is no extra charge.    Day and night we do our best to ensure that your dogs are comfortable while you are out without them.  All of these services are included in your room rate.

Mario's Playhouse

Mario's Playhouse is our custom built doggie facility that is available exclusively as a courtesy for our overnight guests who wish to explore Vermont and leave their dogs in our care.  In the Playhouse each family has a large indoor and climate controlled space that is large enough to comfortably accommodate three large dogs.  Use of the Playhouse is available 24/7.  From 10am - 4pm we are happy - no eager - to walk and play with your dog(s).  (It is our favorite part of the day.) . In the evenings Mario's Playhouse is the pawfect place to provide your dogs with a safe and comfortable environment while you enjoy a night on the town. We ask you to bring a comfortable bed or blanket for your dog, a water bowl, a food bowl, your own food, and toys.  If you forget anything, we are happy to supply it.  


Our policies surrounding dogs at the inn and use of Mario's Playhouse have been set to the highest possible standards for everyone's safety and comfort.  They are designed after more than 15 years of experience.   If you are a first time visitor, please take a minute to read our excellent policies and a summary of services to explain exactly what we are and what we do.


Paw House Park 

Situated in our beautiful backyard, our off-leash park has dimensions about half the size of a football field and is completely fenced-in. The park is home to dog-centric activities such as picnicking, dog agility, playtime, and general romping. The park is easily accessed from the inn and the Playhouse. Guests are welcome to utilize Paw House Park at any time, day or night. 

We have built this place for you!  We do not charge extra for up to two dogs.  We are extremely focused upon the comfort and safety of all guests.  We have no breed or size restrictions and prior to your arrival you will be asked to tell us everything we should know about the special nature of your dog(s). Please take just a minute to read our inn policies and terms of pettiquette that have been carefully honed by our experience in operating the inn since all the way back in 2001.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.  



Breakfast at The Paw House Inn is our favorite time of day.  Guests linger over fresh-brewed coffee and enjoy warm, out-of-the-oven muffins.  A healthy fruit salad accompanies the main course, which may include our savory, signature omelets or home made "wooffles" drizzled with Vermont maple syrup.  Whenever possible, we use local fresh produce.  And with a little notice, we are happy to accommodate dietary restrictions such as gluten free and vegan. Breakfast for cottage visitors is available for a small cost each morning.  Breakfast is included in the room rate for guests of the inn.    All well-behaved dogs are welcome too!



One of our biggest pet peeves (funny pun) when traveling is having to pay for wifi.  At The Paw House Inn we offer free wifi!  And one of our favorite things to do when relaxing is to catch up with movies and back episodes of tv shows.  So most of our rooms are now equipped with smart tvs or Roku TVs.  Now you can use the free wifi to help plan your daily adventure and then come home to the Inn and unwind with past episodes of Outlander (or whatever your current binge may be).



24 Hour Vet Services

One service we hope you never need is a vet.  However, in the event of an emergency, we are very fortunate to have two excellent and extremely compassionate local vets on call 24/7/365.

Rutland Veterinary Clinic

Eastwood Animal Clinic