Something to Bark About: Carter Hospitality Group launches Happy Hound program

Carter Hospitality Group, based in Orange County, Calif., wine and hospitality award-winning South Coast Winery Resort & Spa and Carter Estate Winery and Resort – each located in Temecula, California’s oldest wine region, as well as Carter Creek Winery Resort & Spa – a luxurious new retreat in the heart of Texas Hill Country, are introducing Happy Hound, a program for wine lovers and their pampered pooches.

Just for canine guests, Happy Hound features a welcoming “sWag’’ Bag at check-in, along with a welcome card from the resort. The Happy Hound sWag Bag includes complimentary goodies – a spiffy dog bandana, yummy dog treats and doggie pick-up bags. For the length of the stay, the resort provides food and water bowls, a pet blanket and a “Happy Hound In Room” door sign.

Established in 2011, Carter Hospitality Group is a family-owned hospitality company with five hotels and resorts, as well as three wineries across the United States. The company manages and owns a portfolio of luxury properties including South Coast Winery Resort & Spa, Temecula, California; Carter Estate Winery and Resort, Temecula California; Harborside Suites at Little Harbor, Ruskin, Florida; and Carter Creek Winery Resort & Spa, Texas Hill Country. Carter Hospitality Group additionally serves as the owner-franchisee for Red Lion Hotel Orlando Lake Buena Vista South, Orlando Florida.


In addition, South Coast, Carter Estate and Carter Creek resorts each feature private villas located among vineyards. Each has large grassy areas for dog walking, relief stations and nearby pet parks. Guest services can recommend pet-friendly activities in the vicinity.

For human pleasures there are bike rentals, outdoor yoga, horseback riding and other outdoor activities. At all three resorts, the main attraction is unwinding amidst the vineyards while sipping some of the 70 different wines shared among the three wineries, wines which have won more than 3,000 awards, nationally and internationally. Also, each resort offers spa services and special dining enticements such as The Vineyard Rose Restaurant at South Coast Winery Resort & Spa, The Vineyard Grill at Carter Estate Winery and Resort and Old 290 Brewery at Carter Creek Winery Resort & Spa.

At each resorts, the Carter Care plan is implemented to ensure health and safety – requiring guests and employees to wear face coverings in public spaces with social distancing also a requirement. There are hand sanitizing stations and hospital-grade disinfectants used throughout the properties, and additional protocol protections are required of employees.

Photo Credit: Carter Hospitality Group




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