If you and your pup both love a brisk walk up a steep incline, then a trip to North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains would be just the thing. If you and your four-legged companion prefer to take it easy, the region has plenty to offer in terms of scenic views from relaxed overlooks. North Carolina is home to the highest peaks of the Blue Ridge Mountains, which cover almost all of the western edge of the state. Seen from a distance, the mountains flush blue, an effect of a chemical called isoprene that is released from the trees. Trails through the mountains provide thousands of miles of paths for hikers. The Blue Ridge Parkway, which weaves through the mountains, offers excellent views, making it one of America’s most scenic drives. The trendy city of Asheville is a great starting point for a trip deeper into the mountains, where several ski resorts are big draws in the snowy months. Outdoor-enthusiasts will want to keep the mountains in sight, and we fully understand. Check out this list of pet-friendly accommodations that will put you in the thick of it all, deep in the woods and on top of your vista of choice.