Bye-bye, Kennels! Top Pet-Friendly Holiday HotelsFrom Miami to Scottsdale, these posh, star-approved destinations are happy to host your four-legged loved ones

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Updated: Tuesday Nov 08, 2011 | 06:00 AM EST By: Linda Marx

THE RITZ-CARLTON, BACHELOR GULCH, COLO.

The head host at this mountain hot spot near Beaver Creek is Bachelor, a friendly Saint Bernard whose partner-in-crime is Miner, a golden retriever. These furry ambassadors of holiday cheer participate in the hotel's daily fire-pit-lighting ceremony, in which families roast s'mores and sip hot chocolate. The caring canines are available to interact with the kids and pose for pictures amid the holiday trees and beautiful decorations at the snowy ski resort.
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