Dog-Friendly Glamping: A Paw-some Getaway!

At Loose Reins, we know that your furry friend is not just a pet; they’re a part of your family. That’s why we welcome dogs with open arms, and paws, to our glamping site in the heart of Dorset. Here’s how a getaway at Loose Reins is a treat for both you and your four-legged companion.

Unleash the Adventure

Picture this: you’re nestled in a tranquil wooded coombe, surrounded by the unspoiled beauty of the Dorset countryside. As you embark on your adventures through miles of walking trails, you’ll quickly realise that Loose Reins is more than just a glamping experience; it’s a gateway to a world of outdoor excitement. Our site rests at the foot of the Wessex Ridgeway, offering endless opportunities for hiking, biking, and exploring.

For the dog owners out there, Loose Reins is your paradise. Whether you’re traveling with a pampered pooch or a playful pup, our glamping site is the perfect destination for you. From Shepherd’s Huts to Pioneer Lodges, our accommodations are designed to provide both comfort and style for our human guests, while remaining pet-friendly.

Loose Reins Dogs by Shop Dog lying down in field at Loose Reins Glamping in Dorset

Bark-Friendly Amenities

Let’s talk dog amenities! To ensure that every guest, whether two-legged or four-legged, has a memorable stay, Loose Reins goes the extra mile. Our cabins and lodges come equipped with everything your dog needs for a comfortable stay.

We provide cosy dog beds, water and food bowls, a tether and lead, doggy poo bags, and delicious treats. Plus, in our Ranchers cabin, we offer a fully gated dog garden for your furry friends. If staying in one of our other gorgeous accommodations, don’t worry, we usually have a large empty stock fenced paddock to enjoy some off-lead exercise. These dog-friendly amenities are perfect for all dogs, whether they’re lap dogs or lively explorers.

A young girl pulling her dog in a cart around the site at Loose Reins A dog lying in front of the wood burner inside one of Loose Reins Lodges

Exploring the Great Outdoors

The surrounding area is a dog’s playground. The Wessex Ridgeway offers breathtaking hiking trails with fresh air and clear blue skies – the ultimate dog-walking experience. The nearby North Dorset Trailway, an old railway line, is also ideal for leisurely strolls with your four-legged friend. If you prefer to rest your paws, why not pop into the village train in Shillingstone, stopping at the Railway Project for a cream tea or the village pub for a local beer?

Nature lovers and their dogs can visit Bere Marsh, an organic goat farm, or take a short drive to Studland Beach. Enjoy the golden sands while your dog runs free by the sea. And if you venture a bit further, you’ll find the dog-friendly Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door – both are stunning attractions. We can also recommend the dog-friendly Weymouth Beach, which is about an hour’s drive from Loose Reins. Here, your pup can enjoy the sea air and some sandy adventures.

Exterior of Foresters Glamping Lodge
A dog sitting on a cabin porch at Loose Reins

Responsible Dog Ownership

At Loose Reins, we believe in responsible dog ownership. While we embrace dogs and their owners, we kindly ask that dogs remain on leads when outside accommodations (with the exception of Ranchers cabin in its garden with the gate closed) and on site. This ensures a safe and comfortable environment for all our guests. And remember, always pick up after your dog and dispose of waste properly.

Woofs of Delight

We’ve had the pleasure of hosting many happy dogs and their owners at Loose Reins. But don’t just take our word for it; let our guests tell you about their experiences:

“Peaceful, relaxing week. Stayed in Ranchers cabin which was perfect for our dog. Had the entire site to ourselves. A complete break from normal life. Beautiful views. Very comfortable accommodation. Hosts wonderful.”

“Our perfect getaway..everything we wished for and so much more. Incredible hosts, amazing ranch cabin accommodation…”
As you can see, Loose Reins offers a true escape into nature, making your stay unforgettable, whether you’re on two legs or four.

A small dog racing through an autumnal woodland with a stick in its mouth Dog at Loose Reins

Rover’s Retreat

Here’s an extra treat for dog owners. From November to March, dogs can stay at Loose Reins for free! Simply mention your furry friend’s visit in your booking notes or send us an email after booking, and we’ll ensure they have a warm welcome.

So, if you’re looking for a glamping experience that both you and your dog will cherish, book your stay at Loose Reins. We can’t wait to welcome you, your family, and your four-legged friends to our cosy cabins and lodges. Escape, explore, and create lasting memories in the heart of Dorset’s stunning countryside.

A couple lying in the grass with a picnic and their dogs

Dogs Stay Free

Bring a four-legged friend along for the adventure – we’ll let them stay free of charge.

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Dog-Friendly Stays

Our dog-friendly stays include everything, from bowls & beds to towels & treats.

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Choose a cosy cabin, or spread out & relax with your whole family in a glamping lodge.

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