Fido and Trigger are welcome guests at Sundance Bear. We will do our best to make them feel at home. However ours is the only cat, and he resides in the main lodge.
We enjoy our animals and know having yours with you can enhance your vacation and we are happy to offer this possibility. Please be sure to let us know at time of reservation that your pet is joining you.
Be aware, anytime animals are introduced to a strange situation, things may not go as predicted. You know your pets best and we've never had any problems in 17 years. Oreo usually says hello, then ignores guest dogs. But our insurance requires a signed liability release form (click Guest Dogs or Horses link below).
Pets are allowed to be with you in the park with restrictions (similar to all national parks). Click on the details above for their official policy. If you'd like, we can help with arrangements for having Fido "stay home".
With 80 plus acres to roam, a pond (if your dog likes water) and a few quick rabbits, Sundance Bear is "heaven" for your friends.
Bring your horse(s)! The San Juan Mtns are gorgeous! Ride over creeks and through stands of aspen. Marvel at the views from high passes.
Guests wonderfully helped add to one of our Teddy Bears - this now is our version of the native american storyteller.
Our "friends" include dog and cat. Wild turkeys, rabbits and deer round out the zoo.
Oreo is our greeter and doorbell. She will bark at cars, but is very friendly. (more on the Dogs page).
JD ("Juvenile Deliquent"?) is our cat and lives in the main house.
Note for those with cat allergies, JD is never in the Cabin or Forest Edge. He is often invisible but will spend some time in the great room, accepting petting. If you have any concerns, please let us know when you arrive and we will move him to our quarters.
For our long term guests, we are sorry to report we had to say goodbye to Chester in September 2013 and Morris in November 2014.
Chester had a wonderful life for 16+ years and met innumerable guests. He was alert to the end - arthritus and hip problems wrote the final story. Morris was the delight of many guests with his welcome and willingness to be petted and loved. We will miss them both