My husband and I just returned from a vacation at 4 Paws Kingdom in North Carolina.
I recommend this place to anyone interested in vacationing with their dogs in NC.
4 Paws Kingdom is the only dog dedicated campground in the US.
It is an RV park for adults and their dogs.
The owners are dog lovers and do all they can to make the humans and dogs feel welcome. We do not own an RV, however we rented one from them. The rental RVs are permanently set up on their land with wood decks built around them. Our RV included a fenced in yard as well. This campground caters to dogs and includes 8 dog parks on the premises. There are special parks set up for agility, rally, small dogs, private walks, and one has a pond for the dogs to romp in. The owners have 2 Corgis of their own, so our Corgis got the royal treatment. There was a total of 9 Corgis at the campgrounds while we were there.
While in NC we also spent a day in Asheville which is a little over an hour from the campgrounds. Asheville is a very dog friendly town and I personally love the hippy vibe. The town encourages dogs and several shops put out bowls of water for the dogs. We ate outside at a vegetarian restaurant and they welcomed the dogs with a bowl of water as well. We went to some cool dog shops like Three Dog Bakery and even visited an antique store that allows dogs to come in and shop. Asheville is the home of The Biltmore Mansion. It is beautiful and worth visiting. We did not see it this time since we saw it about 5 years ago. If you want to get into Biltmore, you have to leave the dogs at 4 Paws Kingdom since dogs are not allowed in this historic mansion. However, the owners will walk your dogs for an additional fee so that you can be away for the day.
Near 4 Paws Kingdom is Lake Lure. We rented a pontoon boat from Rumbling Bald Resort because they allowed dogs on their boats. Much of the rest of the time we spent exploring NC, enjoying the various dog parks on the campgrounds, or just taking it easy.
Here is a link to our vacation pictures on photobucket...
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