Pet-Friendly VRBOs for a Fireworks-Free Fourth of July

Posted by Erin Ballinger

Most Independence Day celebrations include fireworks, and even if you follow our tips for helping your pup have a safe 4th of July, it can be difficult to escape the loud booms. If you want to celebrate America’s independence without frightening Fido, check out this selection of dog-friendly vacation rentals for a fireworks-free July 4th!

Haystack Views

Cannon Beach, OR
Imagine yourself admiring the view from this deck with Fido by your side. Photo by VRBO

Bring your “paw-triotic” pup to Haystack Views in Cannon Beach, OR for a serene Fourth. This quaint Oregon town’s fireworks-free festivities make it the perfect destination for families with dogs sensitive to loud noises. Fido will love attending the Independence Day parade honoring the town’s veterans (mainly because participants throw candy and dog treats out to spectators and their canine companions.) Your VRBO is steps away from Cannon Beach, one of the best dog-friendly West Coast beaches, and it offers amazing vistas of Haystack Rock. In addition to its great location, the rental sleeps 10 with four bedrooms and bathrooms, has a gourmet kitchen and cozy fireplace, and includes a private hot tub that overlooks the Pacific. The pet fee for one dog is included in the rental price, but contact the owners if you’d like to bring additional dogs. The nightly fee ranges between $150 and $200 for each additional pup.

Thundercat Family Ranch

Sedona, AZ
With views like that, who needs fireworks anyway? Photo by VRBO

Thanks to a complete ban on fireworks and no city-sponsored Independence Day celebrations featuring them, dog-friendly Sedona is a peaceful spot to spend the holiday. Book Thundercat Family Ranch, a lovely mid-century ranch-style home on a large corner lot that is fully fenced for Fido! Enjoy red rock views of Thunder Mountain from the hot tub and a spacious yard equipped with grills and patio furniture. In addition to walking trails, the 3-bedroom rental is located near the Sedona Dog Park when it’s time for some off-leash fun. Thundercat Family Ranch allows dogs of any size for no additional fee.

Duck Pond Mountain Retreat

Marion, NC
Your Carolina home away from home. Photo by VRBO

Set on nine acres, Duck Pond Mountain Retreat should offer a respite from noisy fireworks. Enjoy a relaxing mountain vacation while kicking back in the hammock next to a stream, sitting on the front porch, and fishing in the pond for catfish, bluegill, bass and perch. Privacy and serenity are what you will find on your getaway in this comfortable home set 1/4 mile off the main road. The house is conveniently located just 15 minutes from the Blue Ridge Parkway and an hour from all dog-friendly Asheville, NC has to offer. This 2-bedroom house in Marion allows dogs of any size for no additional fee.

Luxurious Cabin in the Woods with Mountain Views

Kalispell, MT
You’ll love being so close to nature in this unique cabin. Photo by VRBO

Unplug and unwind with your canine at the Luxurious Cabin in the Woods with Mountain Views, located just 20 minutes west of Kalispell, MT. This sprawling forested property is only one hour from the West Gate of Glacier National Park, less than 10 minutes from the historic Rails to Trails, and home to some of the best pike fishing in Northwest Montana. The remote location will feel worlds away from a crowded, noisy Independence Day celebration. The 750-square-foot cabin is a structurally distinctive Quonset hut specifically engineered for the elements of the area. Your stay will include complimentary farm fresh eggs, a "s'mores station," local Montana coffee, creamer and bread. Relax beside the fire pit and prepare a doggy burger on the grill. There’s also an inflatable 2-person kayak and inflatable stand up paddleboard for a fun 4th spent on the lake, life jackets included. BYO for Fido! This 1-bedroom vacation rental in Kalispell allows two dogs of any size for no additional fee.

Majestic Lodge in Nevada’s White Basin

Ely, NV
Feel the majesty of the White Basin Photo by VRBO

Bring Fido to Majestic Lodge in Nevada’s White Basin, located in one of Eastern Nevada's most pristine valleys in the heart of a designated International Dark Sky territory where fireworks are forbidden. This dog-friendly rental offers a two-story, 180-degree wraparound deck to take in unobstructed views of elk, deer, birds and other wildlife that roam the Great Basin's high desert in the daytime and amazing stargazing at night. Whip up some “paw-triotic” dog treats in the luxury kitchen, and relax in the home’s two living rooms or the basement game room with a pool table. If Fido’s itching for adventure, take to the trails at Ward Charcoal Ovens State Historic Park. This 4-bedroom farm in Ely allows one dog under 20 lbs for an additional fee of $100 per stay.

Deluxe Beachfront Log Home on Lake Huron

Drummond Island, MI
Immerse yourself in nature on Lake Huron. Photo by VRBO

Located on the top of Lake Huron near the Michigan/Canadian border, Drummond Island’s Deluxe Beachfront Log Home on Lake Huron is a quiet retreat. The pet-friendly lakeside rental features full-length windows, a screened-in porch, and a large deck equipped with a built-in gas grill, fire pit and comfortable patio furniture where you can enjoy views of the lake, islands, and Canada. And, the town doesn’t have any organized fireworks to worry about! This 3-bedroom house in Drummond Island allows dogs of any size for an additional fee of $100 per pet, per stay.

Log Cabin With a Fenced Yard

Pinetop-Lakeside, AZ
Escape to the woods this July 4! Photo by VRBO

If your dog is afraid of loud noises, bring him to this Log Cabin with a Fenced Yard. In addition to this dog-friendly rental being located on two acres of private property, Pinetop-Lakeside has a ban on fireworks unless granted a permit from the fire department. So the likelihood of being overwhelmed by loud booms is significantly less. The log cabin vacation rental is an extraordinary retreat in the woods with a large, fenced backyard where Fido can get the zoomies. During your stay, you can enjoy a 4th of July paddle or picnic at nearby Fool Hollow Lake Recreation Area. This 2-bedroom cabin allows dogs of any size for an additional fee of $79 per pet, per stay.

Where do you plan to spend Independence Day with your furry family? Leave a comment or tweet us @BringFido!

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