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.

10 Destination Hotels and B&Bs for Animal Lovers

Meet miniature deer on the beach

#10: Deer Run Bed & Breakfast

Location: Big Pine Key, Florida

Closest Major Airport: Key West, Florida

How to Get There: Fly into Key West, rent a car, and drive about an hour north, island hopping to Big Pine Key.

Rates: $275-$415 per night

How vegan-friendly?: 100% vegan


10 Destination Hotels and B&Bs for Animal Lovers

Absolutely delicious meals

Why I Love It: Deer Run Bed & Breakfast is named for the miniature key deer that live on the island. The beach hotel is right on the water, so you can wake up and walk out the front door to the surf and sand — not to mention, a delicious, healthy and fresh breakfast. Guests can hang at the water or book a snorkeling or diving session. The island is known for having lots of tame deer roaming around, so spend some time playing with them, and Key West is only an hour away by car and makes for a good day trip with many attractions and restaurants, especially around sunset. On-site massage therapy is also available and the vegan chef is always available for breakfast and meals. Oh yeah, and they have a solid 5-star rating from their 130 reviews on TripAdvisor. Beat that!

Highlight: Tiny deer on the beach.

What to Pack: Think loud, colorful, and flare with this inspired travel collection of vegan collection.

Bon Voyage!

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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. Avatar of Abigael Fisher

    Abigael Fisher

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

  2. Avatar of Layla Henderson

    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. Avatar of Thomas Klein

    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. 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. Avatar of Sarah Ubitel

    Sarah Ubitel

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

  5. Avatar of Teresa Tanner

    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. Avatar of Nancy Musselman

    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. Avatar of Helena Stevens

    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. 🙂

    • Avatar of Misha English

      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:

      We hope to see you soon!

      Misha and Rob
      Owners of Velo B and B

  8. Avatar of Mary Johnston

    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!

    • Avatar of Cheryl travers

      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. Avatar of Sibel Jenkinson

    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. Avatar of Klara Tytus

    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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