Dog Friendly Travel

Dog Friendly Glamping at Getaway Machimoodus

We took a trip to Getaway Machimoodus and loved it! It’s located in Moodus, CT and near a couple nice hiking trails. Here are some of the highlights of our trip:

Day 1:

On the day of our arrival, they texted us the cabin name and pin code to get in 30 minutes before the cabin was ready (it was ready at 3pm). We arrived late though on a Friday night and it was very dark driving into the Getaway area! Make sure if you arrive after 8pm, you send them a text to leave the light of your cabin on.

The Getaway cabin we stayed at! (This was taken the next morning)

Day 2:

We stopped at Two Wrasslin’ Cats Coffee House & Cafe for a little brunch and then drove to Day Pond State Park. We parked at Day Pond and hike down to see the falls. On a Saturday, it was not busy at all but there were still some people on the path. It was beautiful and I definitely recommend seeing it! If you go, I recommend NOT taking the CT Horse Council trail as it is very buggy, and hard to walk through. Instead, you can take the Salmon River Trail south loop to get to the falls. The next time we go, I would love to check out the Comstock covered bridge. We spent the rest of the day relaxing at the Getaway, enjoying the view from the room and sitting around the campfire!

Day Pond Brook Falls

Day 3:

After checking out of Getaway Machimoodus, we went to the Gillette Castle grounds. Tours of the castle are available but not dog-friendly so we explored the outside and the grounds. There were some short and beautiful hikes with a tunnel and ponds! The ponds were very beautiful and had a lot of small frogs jumping around the mud.

One of the ponds at the Gillette Castle grounds


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Tips Specific to Getaway Machimoodus

  • There is a dog fee per booking ($40)
  • For Chiffon, they provided us two small towels, a bag of treats, a water bowl and a roll of waste bags.
  • There is a shower but this is difficult to bathe your dog in so I recommend bringing cleaning wipes
  • If you book a two bed cabin, the large window will be partially blocked by the second bed.

Things to bring for your dog

Check out my Hiking Supplies idea list on Amazon here:

  • Collapsible water bowl or water bottle with spout
  • Easy to clean leash (biothane is great!)
  • Harness/collar
  • Tick/flea repellent (spray, medication or device)
  • Treats – dry ones are best for long trips
  • Cleaning wipes
  • Dry dog food
  • Dog bed/mat
  • Comb/brush
  • (Optional but useful): toys, grooming supplies

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