Plan A Visit To Winston-Salem With Your Pup In Mind

Summers in Winston-Salem are meant to be spent with “man’s best friend!” This summer, don’t leave home without Bruiser in the back seat!

Two historic Winston-Salem hotels are rolling out the red carpet for you and your pup. Both built in the Roaring 20’s era, Historic Graylyn Estate and The Kimpton Cardinal Hotel know how to party it up, pet-friendly style.

The Kimpton Cardinal Hotel Knows “HosPETalitity”
Former home to the corporate world headquarters of R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, the iconic Art Deco Reynolds Building now houses the newly-opened Kimpton Cardinal Hotel. In the heart of downtown Winston-Salem, The Cardinal is six floors of sleek, chic, and dare we say it…sexy décor reminiscent of the era the building was built. Top-notch dog treatment begins as soon as you check in with a personalized welcome sign and a fresh bowl of ice-cold water and snacks. Here they even make the dog’s bed and at no extra pet fee. Almost right outside The Cardinal’s front door is the Downtown Arts District. Get your Southern Wake Up Call at Mary’s Gourmet Diner for brunch before browsing the art galleries in the district, many of which have pet bowls of chilled water at their doors.

Stay MVP (Most Valuable Pup) Style at Graylyn Estate
Just five minutes outside of downtown and nestled on 55 pristine acres sits Graylyn Estate. Once the home of Bowman Gray, former president of Reynolds Tobacco Company, and wife Nathalie, Graylyn continues to honor the Gray family pets with Butterscotch cookies (Nathalie’s recipe) served daily in honor of Nathalie’s two beloved Scottish Terriers, Butter and Scotch. The stunning Norman Revival-style architecture and has hosted dignitaries such as President Gerald Ford and famed dog-lover, Oprah Winfrey. It is also one of the few hotels in the state with butler service — hello VIP status!

Request a guided butler tour of the historic home to learn more about the family and their frequent international travels. Or head out and let your pet run wild along the serene walking trails on the property or start up a game of man-vs-dog Frisbee on the stretching lawn of the historic Manor House. While at Graylyn, you’re also just steps away from Reynolda House Museum of American Art (historic home of R.J. Reynolds, and the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA), former homes of the Hanes Textile family.

Book your next hotel getaway package for you and pup to Winston-Salem at http://visitwinstonsalem.com/special-packages.

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