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John Muir Lodge & Grant Grove Cabins Pet Policy

While pets are not permitted on any trails at Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, they're allowed on more than 60 miles of hiking trails in Sequoia National Forest! Learn more.

We look forward to having you and your pet stay with us. To ensure the comfort and safety of our guests, the following Pet Policy applies to your pet's stay. Download a copy of our pet policy (PDF - requires Adobe® Reader®).

1. Prior Approval Required:
Prior approval is required because we allow a limited number of pets at John Muir Lodge and Grant Grove Cabins. There is a non refundable pet fee, of $25 per night, per pet that will be applied to your account This fee is for necessary deep cleaning of the room upon departure.

2. Acceptable Pets:
We welcome all well mannered dogs. No other types of pets are allowed. Service animals accompanying people with disabilities are always welcomed at John Muir Lodge and Grant Grove Cabins. For a definition of a service animal, please go to Service animals need to be registered at the front desk, Two well-manner pets per room are permitted. Dogs weighing 50 pounds and over may be allowed at our discretion and you must obtain approval at the time you make your reservation.

  • Pets may not be left unattended in guest rooms.
  • We reserve the right to require immediate removal of any pet that displays dangerous and unacceptable behavior, including but not limited to biting, excessive noise (such as barking), evidence of disease, or urination/defecation in public areas. (Additional fees will apply for evidence of excessive noise, such as barking and urination/defecation.)

3. Declaration at Check-In:
When registering at the front desk, your pet must be declared and you must sign a copy of this policy as acknowledgement and agreement to all terms and conditions contained in this policy.

4. Noise must be kept to a minimum:
Barking dogs can disturb other guests. If your pet is left unattended and making noise, the Manager on Duty will remove your pet from the room and you will be subject to a fee.

5. Pet-Friendly Areas:
Please do not have your pet accompany you to meals; health regulations do not allow them in food service areas. Registered service animals are an exception.

6. Pet Control/Containment in Public Areas:
Pets must be leashed, caged or firmly held when they are outside the guestrooms, including during their walks on outdoor grounds. Please clean up after your pet and dispose of pet waste in the receptacle provided. [Pets are not allowed on furniture in guestrooms or common areas].

7. Housekeeping:
For the safety and comfort of your pet and our staff, Housekeeping will NOT service your room with your pet inside.

8. Injuries to Others/Damage to Guest Rooms and Common Areas:
You will be solely responsible for any and all injury your pet inflicts on other guests, pets or our staff, and any damages your pet causes to the guestrooms or common areas of the hotel. Your account will be charged for any repair or replacement cost for any property damage caused by your pet. You agree to release, defend and indemnify John Muir Lodge & Grant Grove Cabins from any and all claims and/or damages related to your pet or pet's stay at the hotel, included any claims by third-parties. You expressly waive and relinquish the benefits of California Civil Code Section 1542, which provides: "a general release does not extend to claims which the creditor does not know or suspect to exist in his favor at the time of executing the release, which is know by him/her must have materially affected his settlement with the debtor."

In addition to the above policies we also make the following suggestions:

  1. Have your pet vaccinated, washed and apply flea medication prior to your arrival.
  2. Ensure that your pet wears a name tag and a current rabies vaccination tag.