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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10 Destination Hotels and B&Bs for Animal Lovers

#5: Pepper Tree Retreat

Location: Ojai, California

Closest Major Airport: Los Angeles, California

How to Get There: Fly into Los Angeles, rent a car, and drive about two hours northwest.

Rates: $135-$185 per night

How vegan-friendly?: Vegetarian, but accommodates vegans.

Website: www.peppertreeretreat.com

10 Destination Hotels and B&Bs for Animal Lovers

Simple and comfortable rooms where you can get a good night’s sleep

Why I Love It: Located in the beautiful Ojai Valley on the edge of Los Padres National Forest, Pepper Tree Retreat is a peaceful quiet refuge. Guests can stroll the 11 acres of orange orchards and gardens (with mountains in the background), perch on one of the many outdoor patios and terraces including the large veranda that overlooks the front lawn and rose garden, or stroll the surrounding mountains and country roads. Breakfast is included in the room rate with vegan options upon request.

10 Destination Hotels and B&Bs for Animal Lovers

Ojai is one of the most picturesque areas in the USA

Highlight: Nature strolls with stunning scenery, followed by yoga and meditation.

What to Pack: Think girly and slightly colonial pieces and bold accent accessories with this inspired travel collection of vegan clothing.

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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: 53 Comments

  1. Abigael Fisher

    At first, I thought this article is a bullet list of hotels that are pet-friendly, I was CLEARLY wrong.

  2. Layla Henderson

    finished the list, reading all the review and stuff. never mentioned if it was pet-friendly. well at least it ‘s all vegetarian and all near nature. a really great getaway when the city tires you out. will definitely try one or all on the list. thank you 😀

  3. 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!

  4. Sarah Ubitel

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

  5. Teresa Tanner

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

  6. 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!

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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. 🙂

  10. 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. 🙂

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