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It's a dog-eat-dog world out there, particularly when it comes to vacationing with your pet.

Luckily today's escape throws you (and your best friend) a bone with a one-night stay at one of Asheville, North Carolina's only pet-friendly and kid-friendly inns, the 1847 Blake House Inn Bed & Breakfast, including gourmet breakfast, two trolley tour tickets and a $40 spa credit, all for just $125.

You'll want to bring the whole menagerie to this 1.3-acre National Historic estate. Roll over and play dead on the double pillow-top mattresses in one of the Blake House's Victorian-style rooms. Each comes kitted with plush bathrobes, wireless internet, extra seating, pet beds and toys, plus a plate of chocolate-covered strawberries and a bottle of sparkling cider.

In the morning, ask Fido to fetch your morning paper while you enjoy one of the inn's famous breakfasts in the dining room, like cinnamon-baked grapefruit with spinach and artichoke eggs Benedict. Then, board the old-fashioned trolley to downtown Asheville or the Biltmore estate for a morning of antiquing and sightseeing. Then, see spot run at the French Broad River Dog Park, one of Asheville's many beautiful natural areas.

When you start to feel dog tired, set your course homeward bound to enjoy a signature facial, massage, or other spa service within the comfort of your room. For dinner, meander down the street to Frankie Bones Restaurant & Lounge, where all dogs go to heaven over their fine steaks, chops, and seafood.

You and your pack will agree: this rare retreat is not only the best in its breed, it's best in show.

Escape kit

  • A one-night stay for two
  • Gourmet breakfast for two
  • Two trolley tour tickets
  • $40 spa credit to use toward an in-room facial, signature treatment or spa treatment package
  • Chocolate-covered strawberries and sparkling cider
  • A pet-friendly establishment
  • Book by 12 April

For details and to reserve your stay, visit LivingSocial Escapes.

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