Dog getting out of water with stick.

Eleven Gables is proud to be one of the first hotels in the Lake Geneva Area. The rooms and cottage with private entrances are dog-friendly. Please get prior approval before making a reservation so we may accommodate you in a room or cottage that is dog accessible, and has it’s own private entrance. Limit of two dogs unless very tiny ones i.e. “Tinkerbell”.

Vacationing with your dog like the Buddha would

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to vacation with your dog on a lake as the Buddha would? Well, wonder no more, because I have the perfect guide for you. Here are some tips to make your lake vacation a zen experience for you and your furry friend.

  • Pack light. The Buddha taught that attachment to material things causes suffering, so don’t bring more than you need. A leash, a bowl, some food and water, and a few toys are enough for your dog. For yourself, bring some comfortable clothes, a hat, sunscreen, and a book or a meditation app.
  • Choose a quiet spot. The Buddha valued solitude and silence, so avoid crowded or noisy places. Find a secluded spot on the lake where you can enjoy the beauty of nature and the company of your dog. You can also look for a nearby forest or park where you can walk or hike with your dog.
  • Be mindful. The Buddha practiced mindfulness, which means being aware of the present moment without judgment. Try to be mindful of your surroundings, your breath, your body, and your emotions. Notice how your dog is also mindful of everything around him or her. You can practice mindfulness together by sitting still and observing the lake, the sky, the birds, and the sounds.
  • Have fun. The Buddha also taught that happiness comes from within, not from external things. So don’t worry about what you’re missing out on or what others might think of you. Just have fun with your dog on the lake. Play fetch, swim, splash, or cuddle. Laugh, smile, and be grateful for this precious time together.

Vacationing with your dog on a lake as the Buddha would is not only possible, but also enjoyable and beneficial for both of you. It can help you relax, recharge, and reconnect with yourself and your dog. So what are you waiting for? Book your lake vacation today and experience the bliss of being one with nature and your best friend.

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