We are working on our 2013 trip. We have been very successful finding fabulous dog friendly properties on all of our cross country road trips. (such as the Four Seasons Biltmore Santa Barbara). Next year we will be driving from Denver to Sedona, Santa Barbara, Carmel and adding on Mendocino for the first time.
I would place a deposit on the Brewery Gulch Inn in a heart beat because it looks like everything we want (fabulous views and a luxurious inn) but it is not pet friendly. I can't seem to find anything else in the same category which allows dogs.
The Cottages at Little River and Inn at Schoolhouse Creek have great reviews but they look somewhat basic. The MacCallum House is way too Victorian for us.
The Little River Inn has great views but I can't get a feel for the rooms. The Stanford Inn is ultra dog friendly but all of that knotty pine and no views is a concern.
The Agate Cove has a great location but the two dog rooms are my least favorite of their cottages.
Anything I missed? I.