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Place with Purpose

Whether you're traveling alone, with a loved one, or simply with your dog, you're welcome in our home, our neighborhood, and our historic Llandudno.

Buxley The Stella Historic Llandudno B&B

OUR ADVENTURE

It started with a very special dog

Like many innkeepers, my journey to restore The Stella was one of luck, big risks, sweat, tears and laughter.  It was also a journey fueled by a dog named Buxley.

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Pups & Purpose

Families come in all shapes, sizes, and breeds. For some of us, dogs blur the line between soulmates,  best friends, and family members. Buxley was this dog for me. She was a best friend and constant companion who, in more ways than one, inspired me to restore The Stella as a welcoming home for all. If you're a dog owner, you may resonate with how I felt traveling with Buxley - modern, pet friendly accommodations were hard to find.  Because she was large, I felt judged, stigmatized, and excluded from establishments. When I did find a B&B that would accept her, I never truly felt welcomed. 

And so, The Stella was born. In early 2023, efforts to revive this historic space with tasteful design and all the comforts for both humans and dogs alike took off with Buxley by my side. 

Unfortunately, just after I started renovating The Stella, Buxley unexpectedly passed away from an extremely aggressive cancer. What initially started as a journey to combat the stigma of traveling with MY dog quickly became a long term commitment to make traveling with YOUR dog not only easy, but encouraged.

We're On A Mission

The Stella strives to create an inclusive, welcoming space where humans and their dogs feel welcomed and connected to a community that appreciates them. That's why dogs traveling with their humans are included in the guest room rate. Whether you're traveling alone, with a loved one, or simply with your dog, you're welcome in our home, our neighborhood, and our historic Llandudno. As part of our commitment to a dog friendly stay, we promise:

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No additional charges for dogs: The Stella does not levy a pet fee.

No exclusion zones: Dogs are allowed in all guest areas.

No size or breed restrictions: The Stella welcomes all dogs, no matter their size or breed.

About Us

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Kristin is the managing founder of The Stella and runs the overall day-to-day operations. Originally from California, Kristin is proud to now call Llandudno home. Llandudno’s picturesque topography – with glorious seasides, hills, sweeping promenade, and pier – is reminiscent of her hometown of Santa Barbara, California. She has infused into The Stella’s design the upscale yet laid-back sensibilities that Santa Barbara is known for. 

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