Calling all vino lovers! We all know there’s nothing quite like kicking back with a succulent red wine, some aged cheddar and a good book or seventeen. Add some gorgeous accommodation and vineyard views, and you’ve got yourself a slice of heaven.

But wait, what’s missing? Your pet of course! With some truly amazing pet-friendly accommodation options on the market, regions like the Hunter Valley, NSW are fast becoming hotspots for wine fans and their fur-babies alike. Enjoy the finer things in life, and take Fido along too.

Here’s our top five picks for pet-friendly accommodation in the Hunter Valley, NSW.

Englewood Ridge, Rothbury


Tucked between gorgeous vineyards in Rothbury, Englewood Ridge is a beautifully decorated home where you and your pets can enjoy everything the Hunter Valley has to offer. With superb views of the Brokenback Ranges and its own 25 gently undulating and lightly wooded acres, this country house is spacious, inviting and equipped with kitchen, laundry, 4 bedrooms and three recently renovated bathrooms.

This is a self-contained accommodation option, perfect for groups and families who want to enjoy some quiet relaxation and take advantage of close proximity to all the region’s best wineries. When you’re not out on the vino, enjoy HD TV, DVD players and stereo, or take a dip in the pool (which is fully fenced, for your fur-baby’s safety! The gas BBQ is ready for you, with alfresco dining options where your pet can romp around without a worry.

Misty Glen Cottage, Pokolbin

Misty Glen CottageSet in the grounds of the Misty Glen Vineyard, this self-contained cottage is quaint, peaceful and perfect for families and groups. Only a short stroll from Misty Glen’s cellar door, you will certainly find no shortage of high-quality vino at your doorstep. This accommodation provides an ideal base from which to explore the entire Hunter Valley, centrally located only minutes from concert venues too!

With three spacious bedrooms, complete with queen size beds, families or several couples can retreat to Misty Glen cottage for the weekend, mid-week break, or en route north or south of the Valley. Your pets are also welcome, and can enjoy rollicking around the fully fenced yard, lounging on the dog bed or playing with the supplied puppy toys.
Perfect for a group or family getaway to the Valley, Fairview at the Vintage is superbly located for anyone looking for a relaxed and luxurious retreat. With cellar doors, restaurants, Bimbadgen Estate, Tempus Two and Hunter Valley Gardens all at your doorstep, you’re certainly be tempted to go exploring.
This single level home boasts large windows and beautiful parkland views as well as 4 large bedrooms (3x queens, 2x single beds), 2 bathrooms (including ensuite with spa), laundry and spacious entertainment area with deluxe BBQ. Your furbaby is welcome to stay at Fairview, as the backyard is fenced with plenty of lawn, and the nearby acres of parkland for perfect for walks (on leash).
Situated on an equestrian property just 2kms from the centre of historic Wollombi village and a 2 hour drive from Sydney, Applegums is a stylish modern cottage built in traditional colonial style. It has a beautiful outlook, easy access, two bedrooms and a fully equipped kitchen. Breakfast supplies are included, and the accommodation is fully self-contained, so you can enjoy the peace and quiet (though the owners are on hand, should you need anything during your stay).
Nestled in 20 acres of countryside, you’d be mad not to relax on the deck and soak up the views, run your dog in one of our paddocks or walk on the nearby bush trails. And if it’s a little chilly? Fire up the woodburner and stay cozy, glass in hand. After some serious down-time, you’ll be ready to wine-taste yourself silly at some of the Hunter Valley’s most renowned wineries at Broke and Pokolnin. And as for your furry family member – Applegums has been designed with your pet’s enjoyment front of mind, with a secure garden and 1m high fencing, plus indoor beds or outside kennels. Your dog is also allowed indoors, for when they’ve tired themselves out scoping the yards. 

Japanese Tea House at the Vintage, Rothbury

The Japanese Tea House is centrally located in the Ironbark Hill’s precinct, only a short 850m walk from The Vintage Facilities so you can enjoy The Vintage 25m lap pool, children’s playground, day/night tennis courts, 24 hour gym facilities and acres of natural parklands. Practically centred in the vineyards of Pokolbin, Lovedale and Rothbury you have your choice of activities; meals at delicious cafes and restaurants, boutique outlets, wine tours and tastings and some adventure on the ground or in the sky for those slightly more daring.

Your fur-baby is welcome to stay at Japanese Tea House. The backyard is fenced and there are acres of parkland within The Vintage for your pooch to take a walk with you.

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