A resort in Vermont is offering a tennis and spa retreat—for your dog

Humans are invited, too.

Great day on the courts or greatest day on the courts? Image provided by Topnotch Resort

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One New England resort is offering man’s best friend the vacation of a lifetime.

This summer, Topnotch Resort in Stowe, Vt., is offering the “Serve, Fetch, Love” package, which includes a two-night stay in pet-friendly luxury accommodations, your choice of a 60-minute private tennis lesson or 90 minutes of court time (with your dog as the ball boy/girl), a 25-minute in-room spa treatment (for a pampered pooch), and a $50 spa credit toward services starting at $100 (for humans).

Topnotch reps said the pet spa treatment can be either a “Rover Reiki,” which is a pet-friendly version of the Japanese technique that uses energy and touch for stress reduction and relaxation, or a traditional muscle therapy massage, made extra light and gentle for canine approval.

Tennis is rain or shine. The resort offers indoor and outdoor courts, the latter featuring Green Mountain views. The package also includes a take-home tote bag with dog cookies and tennis balls for your pet—to remind them of their summer vacation, of course.

Offer is subject to availability. Rates start at $285 per night, based on double occupancy. Pet fee is included in price. The package is valid for travel from May 15 through September 5, 2016, and can be booked online. Additional tennis services can be purchased a la carte. For more information, visit or call 800-451-8686.


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