Sleeping In A Giant Beagle At Dog Bark Park Inn

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Last Updated on May 21, 2023

Sleeping In A Giant Beagle At Dog Bark Park Inn

Have you ever dreamed of sleeping in an adorable giant beagle? In Cottonwood, Idaho, dreams become reality at the Dog Bark Park Inn! This Bed & Breakfast is truly one-of-a-kind with its enchanting statue shaped like a 30-foot beagle. As soon as you enter through its giant paws you’ll feel as if you’ve stepped into a fairytale; inside are charmingly decorated guest rooms and all kinds of whimsical details that will make your stay unforgettable. But it’s not just about the fun and unique atmosphere—the inn also offers up some great home cooking every morning when you wake up before heading out to explore the nearby attractions. So if you’re looking for something offbeat and special for your next getaway, book a room at Dog Bark Park Inn today—it’s guaranteed to offer an experience like nothing else!

The locals refer to a large beagle as “Sweet Willy”, which holds the title of being the largest in the world.

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Step Inside This Unique Lodging – Dog Bark Park Inn In Cottonwood, Idaho

Imagine spending the night in a giant beagle. Yes, you read that right – a giant beagle. The Dog Bark Park Inn in Cottonwood, Idaho offers visitors a one-of-a-kind experience with its unique lodging. This cozy bed and breakfast is built in the shape of a beagle, complete with adorable dog-themed decorations. Guests can even climb up to the dog’s head for a breathtaking view of the surrounding countryside. Just minutes away from the stunning Hells Canyon, this quirky lodging is a perfect stopover for adventurous travelers or anyone looking for a memorable experience. So why stay in a boring hotel when you can snuggle up in a dog’s belly?

Dog Bark Park is surrounded by agricultural prairie views, surrounded by rolling hills and mountains. It was wonderful to be surrounded by uncrowded streets, silence and the sound of bird songs, and a gorgeous starry night sky.

Unravel The History Of The Giant Beagle Bed & Breakfast In Idaho

Nestled in the middle-of-nowhere, Cottonwood Idaho, lies a charming bed and breakfast that is truly one-of-a-kind. The Giant Beagle Bed & Breakfast is a unique destination that has captivated visitors from all over the world with its quirkiness and charm. But how did this giant beagle come to be? To unravel the history of this remarkable bed and breakfast, we must journey back to the early 2000s. It was during this time that a local couple,Dennis Sullivan and Francis Conklin, had an idea that would ultimately turn into a labor of love. After deciding to build a beagle-shaped building on their property, they spent countless hours constructing the unique structure. From the giant dog’s floppy ears to his wagging tail, every detail was crafted with care and precision.

Today, the Giant Beagle Bed & Breakfast stands as a testament to the power of imagination and creativity. The couple creates folk-art style wooden replicas of dogs and has made over 60 different breeds. They also rent out their tourist attraction, which is a massive towering structure. To learn more about the amenities and pricing of the lodge, check their website.

Dog Bark Park is also a roadside attraction, even if you are not looking to spend the night. Visitors can visit the dog-inspired gift shop and artists’ studio. Owners Frances & Dennis are always ready to welcome you with a huge smile and great conversation. Dennis and Francis are some of the nicest people you will ever meet. The dog carvings at the gift shop are priced very reasonably for all the heart and soul they put into each masterpiece. We took home a Beagle carving as a souvenir and love seeing it every day as it sits on display. The grounds surrounding Sweet Willy are also filled with amazing carvings.

Bring Your Furry Companion

When Darcy and I were choosing a breed of dog to bring home, we stumbled upon a litter of Beagle puppies and fell in love. Bailey was born on my birthday, making me feel like we were meant to be best friends.When we went to see the puppies, Bailey approached me, licked me, sat on my lap, and fell asleep. I instantly fell in love with her and knew she had chosen me. That sealed my decision.

We were excited to stay with our Beagle in a giant Beagle-shaped room. The room was impressively clean, despite allowing pets. Separate linens and bedding are provided for families with pets, to prevent any allergy issues for guests and ensure the best possible experience for everyone.

Reserve Well In Advance

To secure your stay at the famous B&B landmark between April and August, make sure to book your reservations well in advance when they open in December. Keep in mind that reservations fill up quickly; the beagle is a famous landmark of the state!

How To Get To Dog Bark Park Inn

The Dog Bark Park Inn is a hotel located along Highway 95 in Cottonwood, Idaho. It is an hour’s drive from the airport (LWS) in Lewiston, Idaho. Other airports are a four-hour drive, from Boise in Idaho, Missoula in Montana & Spokane in Washington. Dog Bark Park Inn is also mid-way between Glacier and Yellowstone National Parks.

It was great to be able to pair the Dog Bark Park Inn with my Hot Air Balloon Bungee deal in Lewiston, Idaho, for a truly thrilling weekend.

The Dog Bark Park inn is also near the famed Hells Canyon of the Snake River National Recreation Area, popular for jet boat tours, hiking, fishing & more.

Cottonwood, Idaho really feels like it is in the middle of nowhere. It was interesting driving through small town after small town, seeing the population signs where some had less than a couple hundred residents. It felt great to drive through the small towns and felt like we were in the middle of wide-open spaces.

Parking & Wi-Fi & TV

Parking is free at Dog Bark Park Inn. Wi-fi is also included.

There is no TV when you are staying in the Beagle, and Dennis and Francis live off-site, so you are given a phone number to call if there are any problems. However, 24-hour service is not what Dog Bark Park Inn is about. It is a fabulous getaway, an escape from always being ‘connected’; a time to enjoy the simpler parts of life. It felt like we had our own little place in the country.

Hurry though, this dog books up fast, so make sure you book your stay well in advance. After all, at Dog Bark Park Inn, sleeping in the doghouse is a good thing.


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