10 Destination Hotels and B&Bs for Animal Lovers

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10 Destination Hotels and B&Bs for Animal Lovers

Love animals? Love food? Here are 10 incredible destination spots for your bucket list that combine good vibes with healthy, vegan food.

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Traveling as a vegan can be hard, especially if you want to travel in style. But if I’ve learned anything from running Unicorn Goods, the world’s largest ethical vegan catalog, it’s that you don’t have to sacrifice to live by your ethics. Luckily, now there are lots of comfortable and downright luxe accommodations for vegans in some of the world’s most desirable destinations.

To prove it, I’ve rounded up my top 10 vegan-friendly destination stays in America from the Caribbean to California.

10 Destination Hotels and B&Bs for Animal Lovers

The lobby / library at The Stanford (100% Vegan) Inn… keep reading for more!

All of of these hotels, retreats, and bed & breakfasts go out of their way to accommodate vegans. Either they are 100% vegan or publicly vegetarian and vegan-friendly. Yup, that’s right. You can have your (vegan) cake and eat it too. No sacrificing.

To get you ready to go, you’ll need your travel gear,  resort wear, and, of course, a good read. We’ve got you covered for vegan clothing and fashion edits that are travel-worthy and packable. Oh, and can you take me with you? I pack light.

10 Destination Hotels and B&Bs for Animal Lovers

Many of the spots on this list also have an on-site animal sanctuary

But first, here are a few vegan traveling tips:

  1. If you stay at a place that is vegetarian but not 100% vegan, be sure to let them know when you book. A simple note like, “Hi! I’m really looking forward to staying with you soon. I wanted to let you know in advance that I’m vegan and don’t eat eggs or dairy. Thank you for being so accommodating!”
  2. Look up vegan restaurants in the area in advance. Happy Cow is a great resource.
  3. Bring some vegan snacks in case of an emergency. Thrive Market is a great resource, or Vegan Cuts.
  4. Stay away from activities that may abuse animals, like horse back riding. You don’t know how the animals are treated, and you don’t want to inadvertently support animal abuse. Think whale watching and birding, which are more or less noninvasive and respect the animals.

Now on to the destinations:

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As the CEO of Unicorn Goods, the world’s largest ethical vegan catalog, Cayla is passionate about helping people live a cruelty-free lifestyle. She is a serial social entrepreneur motivated to make the world a better place. In past lives, she launched a print magazine for Nashville’s creative class, the South’s first certified organic restaurant, and a creative coworking space.

Reader Discussion: 51 Comments

  1. Hi Cayla,

    thanks for these beautiful travel tipps. It might interest you and your readers that there exists a hotel association that is completely committed to purely vegan and vegetarian hotels.
    http://Www.veggie-hotels.com is listing more than 500 accommodations in 65 countries. From simple B&Bs to luxury 5 star hotels. Much love from the VeggieHotels team in Berlin/Germany!

  2. Sarah Ubitel

    I really like the happy cow app. Very useful!!

  3. Teresa Tanner

    Great guide, Kayla! Makes me wish I didn’t have to work, and be a full time traveller. Maybe in another life. 🙂

  4. Nancy Musselman

    I have wanted to visit Farm Sanctuary for a quite a while. Read about Farm Sanctuary a few months ago here on Urbanette, and then I saw it on Jon Stewart’s show. I began transitioning to a vegan diet at that time. This week, we finally made the drive up from Philadelphia, and even got to volunteer during our stay at the B&B in Watkins Glen, NY!

    The staff is so friendly and knowledgable. The animals are living the lives that all animals deserve. As a new vegan, I was very happy to get new information about plant based living. Definitely a must see place!

  5. Helena Stevens

    I stayed at Velo Bed and Breakfast during our stay in Eugene for a friend’s wedding last year. Funny thing is, we found the place via Happy Cow! How random that you mention both in the same article! 🙂 I’ll just say that this is the perfect place to stay in Eugene. From the moment we walked through the door we felt welcomed. The rooms are perfectly appointed. Every detail has been well thought out. It is one of the most comfortable and immaculate places we have ever stayed in. Misha’s breakfast is not to be missed. 🙂

    • Thanks Helena, for your nice comment about Velo B and B!

      I wanted to let Urbanette readers know that Velo is a completely vegan accommodation with the one exception of infrequently served eggs that only come from our rescued chicken, Cocoa, and our rescued duck, Frances. Vegan breakfast is the default, and eggs are never served at breakfast when we have vegan guests. I always cook the egg items in a separate pan that is used only for that purpose. All other items at Velo–bedding, shampoos, soaps, lotions etc, as well as dessert–are always completely vegan.

      My husband and I are committed vegans (I have been vegan for over 30 years) and we use Velo as a “teaching moment” to show people how delicious vegan food can be. Guests also have the opportunity to see and meet our various rescued farm animals, including Peanut the super friendly 1800 lb steer that I saved from a slaughterhouse 16 years ago along with three other calves. Peanut is a great ambassador for veganism and guests love him!

      We invite you to check out photos of our vegan offerings at: http://velobandb.com/photo-gallery/

      We hope to see you soon!

      Misha and Rob
      Owners of Velo B and B

  6. Mary Johnston

    We actually visited Farm Sanctuary in December 2015 but I am behind in my reviews. This was an outstanding, well run sanctuary for animals where you can actually interact and enjoy the animals. It was fun to watch how playful some of the animals with us. I loved that it gives us more time with the animals than we would get at a zoo. We loved it so much we have referred several friends here and they also very much enjoyed their visits!

    • Cheryl travers

      Animals in zoos are not having a great life
      They are no rescued they are behind bars
      By humans for humans
      Farm sanctuary
      Saves !!
      A new concept for humans since we are so selfish
      But there are a fewe gene Bauer who is kind living and created such a place
      It’s grounding
      But please so not tell your friends and compare such a beautiful place to a ZOO

  7. Sibel Jenkinson

    Hi! I’m on vacation in Lorne, and I just downloaded the Happy Cow app after reading this article. I opened it thinking it wouldn’t have any data stored for the area which is 2 hours out of Melbourne. I was wrong! Works well outside of the city! It knew about every vegan and vegetarian restaurant or health food store that was nearby. This is going to be extremely helpful in converting my diet to vegetarian to vegan! Thank you. 🙂

  8. Thank you for such a magnificent round up of vegan friendly B&B’s. I stayed at the Dreamcatcher Guest House in May 2015. My friends and I stayed there for 4 days. Rooms are quite large, grounds were clean and nice. Super close to the beach. The vegan breakfasts were amazing! A great place to stay in San Juan. 🙂

  9. Rosemary Robles

    Those places mentioned above is heaven on earth for animal-lovers. One will surely get to interact with tons of different animals. The price is worth a lifetime in unforgettable memories. That was just what I needed to read this morning. Thank you, from the bottom of my heart. 😀

  10. Really adoring these recommended places… Thanks, Cayla. I see that you’ve traveled a LOT. Can you please give us some tips for surviving when we are abroad, can’t read the menu/speak the language/are stuck in a meat-eating village, etc.? LOL Sounds like the worst case scenario, but I swear it happened to me in India!

    • That’s a great idea for a future piece! I’ll keep that in mind! Be on the lookout.

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