Illinois’ Best Dog-Friendly Airbnbs

Posted by Billy Francis

Looking for the best dog-friendly Airbnbs in Illinois? Well, you've come to the right place. The editors at BringFido have dedicated themselves to digging up the most dog-friendly Airbnbs in The Prairie State, as well as the rest of the country.

Read on to learn about some of the Illinois Airbnbs that topped our list this year.

The Most Luxurious Dog-Friendly Airbnb

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“City lickers” will love this plush, three-bedroom penthouse in the heart of Chi-Town. Guests can gaze at the urban beauty of the city through every window of Illinois’ most luxurious dog-friendly Airbnb and grill Fido’s favorites at sunset on the building’s rooftop sky lounge.

The Most Romantic Pet-Friendly Airbnb

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There’s nothing like a roaring log fire to set the mood. So, set your hearts ablaze at this romantic cottage in the woods in Carthage. Couples and their canines can escape to this secluded spot for a weekend of rejuvenation and relaxation in a cottage that comes equipped with a steam shower, a spa-style tub, an inviting bed and a private deck that looks out through the trees to the water beyond. If you’re looking to explore, go for a romantic walk through the woods on the pet-friendly trails that wind around Illinios’ most romantic pet-friendly Airbnb.

Best Budget-Friendly (and Dog-Friendly) Airbnb

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Snooze under the same roof as a young Abraham Lincoln before he became president at the Florence Guest House in Pittsfield. This budget-friendly home sleeps six guests across three vintage bedrooms. Take a walk by the Illinois River with your furry best friend or enjoy it from the deck outside. Bring the whole pack and book both floors at Illinois’ Best Budget- and Pet-Friendly Airbnb for the same price as a single hotel room in town.

Best Dog-Friendly RV/Camper Airbnb Rental

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Wine lovers sampling The Prairie State’s best pours at pet-friendly wineries like Owl Creek Vineyard on Shawnee Hills Wine Trail can reserve a stay at Lake of Egypt Airstream in Goreville. The best dog-friendly Airbnb camper rental in Illinois has a comfortable bed, a walk-in shower, hardwood floors throughout and a nice outdoor space. For people who prefer the great outdoors to wine tastings, check out the unique rock formations at Garden of the Gods or borrow the provided kayaks for a paddle.

Most Unique Dog-Friendly Airbnb

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Stay on stilts at Samson’s Mountain Lakeside Cabin in Vienna. This rustic home offers views from the spacious deck across a private lake, where deer, elk and rams roam the shoreline freely. Inside Illinois’ most unique dog-friendly Airbnb, the hardwood floor and walls have been painted a vibrant red to match funky rugs and furnishings. Head down to the dock to fish or explore the property’s forest and fields with your leashed furry best friend.

The Best Dog-Friendly Airbnb Treehouse

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Prowl with your pooch around Panthers Inn Treehouse, bordering the Shawnee National Forest. The best dog-friendly Airbnb treehouse in Illinois has hardwood floors inside, a spacious porch area with a gate that allows Fido to lounge off leash, and a huge outdoor fire pit area for late-night hangs. Explorers can check out the natural surroundings on Panther Den Loop before driving the short distance to Blue Sky Vineyard or Feather Hills Vineyard and Winery in Shawnee Hills Wine Country to try a local pour.

Best Dog-Friendly Waterfront Airbnb

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It’s time for Fido to put his paws up by the lazy river on a getaway to the Rock River Retreat in Hillsdale. Walk down the steps to the log seating area at the banks of the wide river. The Prairie State’s best dog-friendly Waterfront Airbnb has a spacious, open living room and kitchen for the whole family to enjoy, and hardwood floors throughout. For a memorable meal and a fresh brew, hop in the car and head for the pet-friendly patio at nearby Great Revivalist Brew Lab.

Best Dog-Friendly Airbnb Cabin Rental

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If you want to sample off-grid living with your dog, Dana’s Retreat at 2nd Hand Ranch & Rescue in Princeton is the place to start. At the best dog-friendly Airbnb cabin rental in Illinois, a crackling log fire and 10 acres of woodland provide a chance to switch off and tune into the natural surroundings. There’s no running water here, so be ready to “ruff” it with your furry best friend. Pups who get along with other animals are welcome to explore the rescue area and meet donkeys, racoons and more. For longer walks, take a stroll along Hennepin Canal Parkway just one mile from the property.

Best Dog-Friendly Airbnb Farm Stay

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Escape to the countryside at the Eco-cottage at Edgewood Farm. Illinois’ best dog-friendly Airbnb farm stay is solar-powered, fully furnished with hardwood floors and surrounded by incredible natural beauty. Dogs are welcome to join their owners on a trek around the 400-acre farm in the Bureau Valley that boasts paths through restored wetlands, prairies and incredible old-growth oaks. There’s ample room for a game of fetch on the grass and a nice fire pit area, too.

Spookiest Dog-Friendly Airbnb

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If Fido’s a fan of scary movies, this Horror-Themed House in Moline is his spot. Each of the four bedrooms is decorated to reflect a Hollywood thriller like “Child’s Play”, “Scream”, “Nightmare on Elm Street” and “IT”. The rest of Illinois’ spookiest dog-friendly Airbnb is painted in black and red and features bloody handprints on the walls and other creepy decor throughout. If he isn’t too scared, watch a creepy movie with Fido in the living room which includes a wall hanging of horror movie villains to add to the vibe.

Best Rustic Dog-Friendly Airbnb

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Audrey’s Adobe is a historic rustic home on a 7-acre hobby farm in Jacksonville. Relocated from elsewhere in the state, the restored log cabin took eight years to complete and contains materials from 10 different local barns, houses and structures. The result is a special spot that makes the ideal setting for the best rustic dog-friendly Airbnb in The Prairie State. You and your pooch can plan your next family retreat at the farm and rent the other pet-friendly rustic Airbnb, Bunkhouse Seventy-Four, too.

Best Themed Dog-Friendly Airbnb

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Rockin’ Cocker Spaniels will be head bangin’ and tail waggin’ during a stay at River North’s Rock ‘N Roll Home in dog-friendly Chicago. The exposed brick walls of the spacious living room are decorated with huge photographs of legendary rockers, alongside a pristine guitar collection and a lifesize Elvis Presley cutout. Put your favorite tunes on the vintage record player and freestyle a delicious meal in the well-stocked kitchen of the open-plan living space at Illinois’ best themed dog-friendly Airbnb.

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Life’s “ruff.” Photo by Linda Segerfeldt

If our preview of Illinois’ Best Pet-Friendly Airbnbs left your dog drooling for more, we hope you check out our book - Ruff Guide to the United States. Remember to use gift code BEST to get a copy for just $10. Happy Travels!

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