We love taking our dogs on holiday with us (mind you we also like to have time away on our own sometimes - but don't tell them!) so we are pleased to be able to offer our guests and their pets an opportunity to have fun time away in a new environment that is comfortable and welcoming.

The Hide Studio is fully fenced and dogs are welcome inside. There is a small yard as well as paddocks and a dam to explore on the 44 acres. The Hide Homestead B & B is not suitable for dogs.

The hide had everything you could need and more. This truly is 100% dog friendly, the privacy and peaceful location is perfect.
— Ollie & Pippa August 2014

We do have strong conditions with regard to your holiday with your pets which include not being able to leave your pet or dog unattended in or outside The Hide Studio. The reason for this is that despite your pets' good behaviour at home our accommodation is a new environment and we have discovered that many fret when we have allowed guests to leave them (even though they thought they'd be ok). This can lead to damage to the property (scratched doors, broken fly wire). We hope you understand. For most guests this is not an issue. There are cafes and restaurants who will allow you to have your dog in their courtyards or out front and we can recommend a masseur who will either come to The Hide. Just ask us if this is important to you. 

Please read our letter from our dogs to yours. 

By booking with us you agree to our terms and conditions re your pet friendly stay.

We do not charge extra for dogs staying and we would prefer not to ever have to charge extra. So it is really important that when you bring your dog(s) that you leave the studio clean after your stay. This means that any hair on carpets and mats has been removed and the furniture is free from hair. If your dogs are big shedders of hair let us know and we'll provide you with a proper vacuum cleaner. You might consider bringing a brush to remove excess hair before they come inside especially if they have been swimming or gotten wet.

Please make sure you inform us of the breed, age and size of the dogs staying with us.

Some things you can do with your dog.

  • Walk around Lake Daylesford and have a coffee at the Book Barn or drive to Jubilee Lake for a different walk.
  • Have a coffee or lunch outside one of the many cafes in Daylesford or Wombat Hill Botanic Gardens cafe. Many have water bowls for dogs. 
  • Walk a country mile from the front gate.
  • Take a drive to one of the many historic towns of the central gold fields.
  • Let your dog frolic and swim in the dam at The Hide.