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If humans can revel in the finer things in life, like après-ski, great steak, and beach vacations, then dogs should have the same opportunities. And we all know they’d appreciate the great steak almost as much as any carnivorous foodie.
American Express Fine Hotel & Resort Property, The Sebastian, a boutique luxury hotel and private residence in Vail, Colorado, has taken it upon themselves to introduce your pup to the finer things in life. They’ve essentially created a patio happy hour for dogs—humans also welcome, but the puppies are really the headliner here. Their humans are secondary to the line up.
The Sebastian launched Yappy Apres, summer’s most exclusive party. Or paw-ty, if you’re open to that level of puntastic branding.
Every Wednesday, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Mountain View Terrace plays hosts to an elevated canine experience, featured a “Dog Days of Summer” menu with standouts like specialty dog treats and dog ice cream.
The water station will also be a smash hit with furry guests (or furry locals who just want to stop by the terrace for a drink). In a world where we have hydration offerings from VOSS and San Pellegrino, the canines are finally getting an equivalent haute water. The Sebastian's signature Dog Water Bar will have dog-friendly chicken, bacon, and cheese-infused water.
For those considering a Vail escape with their fur-children, summer is actually the perfect time for it. And the dog-friendly terrace happy hours are really just the tip of the intriguing iceberg. The 166 miles of hiking trails make for endless alpine view opportunities, and the long stretches of river lends itself perfectly to family-friendly activities like rafting, kayaking, and fishing. Vail also boasts the highest Botanical Garden in the U.S. (the Betty Ford Botanical Gardens at 8,250 feet above sea level), and 255 restaurants and boutique shops in their charming town.