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Introduce your dog to the traveling life

June 14, 2016 5:35 pm Published by


The next time you head to Parkersburg, bring Fido along for the ride— the benefits are worth it.

At the Blennerhassett Hotel, your dog’s a guest, too! So it’s easy to take advantage of all the perks of traveling with your pet, like:

Two’s company

Blennerhassett dog days

Roxy, the Guest Service Manager’s puppy, enjoys her stay in the soft Blennerhassett Hotel beds.

Dogs make excellent travel companions. For one thing, you won’t feel nearly as homesick with Fido at your side.

For another, dogs get you out and about! Because Rover needs regular outings, the 2 of you can wander footloose and fancy free. Most folks like puppies, so you might even make new friends.

Your pup will probably help you slow down, take in the sights, and lead you off the beaten path. Find a pet-friendly restaurant with an outdoor patio or pull off and let your dog trot along a lake. Who knows what you’ll discover together?

Our “Blenny Canine Guest” program

At the Blennerhassett Hotel, we call our 4-legged clientele “guests.”

We spoil dogs just as much as our 2-legged patrons. We’ll give Fido a “Woof!” welcome kit, with a greeting card, bowls, placemat, treats and pick-up bags. And we are more than happy to give you a map and suggestions for walks, too.

Your dog can accompany you throughout the hotel, except in the restaurant, lounge, patio and courtyard. The Blennerhassett welcomes all breeds and sizes. Do you have a service dog? He can stay with us for free!

Pets on patrol in Parkersburg

Henry enjoying the sidewalk outside of the Hotel.

Henry enjoying the sidewalk outside of the Hotel.

Parkersburg is ideal for dogs, so leash up your hound and explore! Here are some suggestions:

  • Blennerhassett Island: Trace history’s footsteps and stroll along the river, shady lawns and historic buildings. Horse-drawn carriages and idyllic Palladian gardens and architecture will entertain the 2 of you.
  • Julia-Ann Square Historic District: Can you and your dog count all of the 19th century Victorian and Edwardian homes in this National Register of Historic Places district?
  • Mountwood Park: Your dog definitely won’t want to miss the 50-acre lake and woodsy paths. You can also pack a picnic lunch just for the 2 of you. Mountwood even has a dog park.
  • Parkersburg City Park: Amble along shady paths that wind past groves of trees, ponds and picnic shelters.
  • Fort Boreman: You and your dog can pick up some Civil War history at this picturesque park, where Union soldiers once patrolled. Admire hilltop views of the Little Kanawha and Ohio rivers.
  • McDonough: This wildlife refuge is home to deer, turkeys, foxes and ducks— guaranteed entertainment for Rover.


You might win a custom “West FURginia” collar! Take some photos of your pet at our hotel and tag it #WestFURginia! We love to share pictures of our 4-legged guests.

Why do you enjoy traveling with your dog?

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