Pet-Centric Hotel Opening at Best Friends Animal Society staff

Now, this is a great idea!  So many people travel to Utah to volunteer, tour and see the wonderful work Best Friends Animal Society is doing in Utah – and now they are opening a pet-friendly hotel in August of this year.   Such a great idea for those road trippin’ pet parents who want to visit, but didn’t want to leave their own pets behind. 


The new hotel, which is owned and operated by Best Friends Animal Society, will provide complimentary shuttle transportation to and from the organization’s nearby Sanctuary, as well as organized Best Friends member activities, including volunteer opportunities and pet sleepovers. Revenue from the Roadhouse will support Best Friends’ efforts to end the killing of dogs and cats in America’s shelters by 2025.


Guests can feel comfortable bringing their pets along for the trip with pet-friendly features such as guest rooms outfitted with special fabrics and materials, pet introduction doors—a two-door entry that ensures the pet will not slip out, room furnishings built 18 inches or higher to avoid pet entrapment or accidents, nooks for sleeping featuring pet mattress, as well as communal complimentary pet washing stations and fenced-in park with a water feature, and pet walking services and sitting, upon arrangement.


“Every year more than 30,000 travelers visit Best Friends Animal Sanctuary,” said Brooks Bradbury, Director of Hospitality, Best Friends Animal Society. “These visitors need a lodging complex that will cater not only to them but to their pets, too, including those who travel with their own furry companions and others who might be considering adopting from our Sanctuary.”


Designed by WOW Atelier of Salt Lake City, the hotel is comprised of two simple, low slung structures—the Roadhouse and the Mercantile—that sit unobtrusively within Kanab’s landscape of flat open land and undulating hills.


The Roadhouse will provide an ideal in-town location for activities for guests and the community, including Best Friends presentations, musical performances, videos, lectures and discussions, art fairs, farmers markets, yoga classes and more that will further engage visitors in a Best Friends designed experience.


Best Friends Roadhouse and Mercantile is located at the center of the “Golden Circle” and serves as an ideal base camp for day trips to Zion, Bryce, and Grand Canyon National Parks and the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument.


Rooms rates range from $159-$299.  For reservations and further information, please call 435.644.3400 or visit    Sounds like planning a cross country road trip is in order, who’s in? 

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