Nice to see the sun! As I write this my dog is plaintively staring at me and I know he would rather be out there. He will wait because he’s a good boy, and then we are going to the park! Speaking of dogs and parks… let’s get right into some of the best places for pets in Chelsea, Michigan. We’ve got a few more recommendations from our team of local specialists at Wags to Wiskers and we hope you appreciate them!
If you didn’t get a chance to check out last week’s review of the best places for pets in Ann Arbor, you can do that by clicking HERE.
The Comfort Inn of Chelsea is, to our knowledge, the only truly local Chelsea hotel that allows pets. Located at 1645 Commerce Park Dr, Chelsea, MI 48118, the Comfort Inn provides you with a place to put your feet up, kick the boots off, and let your fur family tag along and relax with you for a modest fee of $20 per pet per night.
This Comfort Inn has great reviews (4.7 stars!) and a conference center attached, so whether you need to do some work while on vacation or are in town on business, you can travel without having to worry about putting your dog in a kennel or finding somebody to care for your cat.
A quick browse on Airbnb shows just two pet-friendly homes available in the local Chelsea area at modest nightly prices, with a few dozen possibilities in surrounding cities. Prices on the Chelsea Comfort Inn are around the same amount before adding the pet prices.
Chelsea is smaller city than Ann Arbor, so there’s fewer places that will “officially” allow pets. However, one of the absolute best places for pets in Chelsea (or even southeast Michigan) is Waterloo State Recreation Area.
The Waterloo Recreation Area is the largest park in the Lower Peninsula. At more than 20,000 acres, the park boasts two modern campgrounds, a rustic campground, an equestrian campground, swimming beaches, several picnic sites, 11 excellent fishing lakes, eight boat launches, 12 miles of interpretive nature trails, 47 miles of hiking trails, four rustic cabins, a yurt, numerous equestrian trails, mountain biking trails and the Gerald E. Eddy Discovery Center. It is recommended that you view the Waterloo Recreation Area map and detailed driving directions for the various units within the park prior to your visit. Dogs are not permitted in buildings or in swimming areas, but camping and exploring this area of southeast Michigan is a real treat for both you and your furry companions.
You can find more information on the Waterloo State Recreation Area website.
Our other recommendation for an official dog park would be….at Wags to Wiskers Pet Supplies Chelsea! We have a fenced in area with poop-bag dispenser and trash cans nearby. It’s not huge, but the grass is looking greener everyday and as the sun comes out to play more and more we see lots of our customers and their humans spending a few extra minutes there as they come and go. You’re always welcome to drop by!
If you didn’t know, Biggby Coffee shops are owned by individual franchisees. Located at 1171 S Main St, Chelsea, MI, US, 48118, this particular Biggby has branded itself as a fun coffee cafe and dog-friendly spot to grab a cup of joe in Chelsea. Dog owners can head to one of Biggby's four outdoor tables to sip alongside their canine companion. The coffee shop's menu includes coffee and tea lattes, hot chocolate, creme freeze smoothies, and food items such as bagels, cookies, donut holes, muffins, and a yogurt parfait. Biggby also serves pup cups to furry friends joining their owners. Please note that table service isn't available, so your dog will need to be tied up outside when you go in to order.
That’s all we’ve got for our Chelsea locations! What do YOU think are the best places for pets in Chelsea? We’d love to hear some feedback and input if you’ve got comments or additions to the list!
Feel free to drop in to your local Wags to Wiskers Pet Supplies stores in Ann Arbor (2425 W. Stadium Blvd, Ann Arbor, MI, 48103) or Chelsea (1192 S. Main St, Chelsea, MI, 48118) to speak with a sales associate, use our dog parks, or give/get some new ideas on what to do with your dog while the Michigan sun is out! Thanks for reading!
For other great places to visit in Michigan including iconic cities and landmarks, state parks and recreation areas, and more, check out this great article by Your RV Lifestyle on 50 Great Things to Do in Michigan. Some of them might be a bit further than a short drive from the Chelsea area, but they’re great for long summer holiday weekends like Labor Day, July 4th, and more. Plus, it’s worth a look just to learn about everything that beautiful Michigan has to offer!