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Dog Bark Park Inn

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2421 Business Loop 95, Cottonwood, ID 83522
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Dog Bark Park Inn
Ranked #1 of 2 Cottonwood B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Yokohama, Japan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I recommend this place not only to dog lovers but to anyone who appreciates whimsy, nature and excellent service. Sweet Willy is the name of the beagle we stayed in. He was very accommodating and comfortable with a spacious bathroom and lots of doggie themed games and books. The level of craftsmanship was astounding! I really appreciate Dennis having taken... More

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FrancesinIdaho, Owner at Dog Bark Park Inn, responded to this review

Not only do we have an affinity for dogs we enjoy sharing dog stories with our guests and visitors; dogs have a way of filling our hearts in ways that are long remembered. But of course it's not a requirement that guests be dog people, just people interested to experience a stay that is memorably different. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Loved this place! Dennis and Francis made our family visit very welcoming! We enjoined the games that were available to play and the food was all very natural and delicious! Our beagles were happy to run around and I got a beagle statue for my birthday from my daughter! I would strongly recommend to anyone that loves their dog and... More

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FrancesinIdaho, Owner at Dog Bark Park Inn, responded to this review

We are so honored that people travel sometimes a very long distance out of their way to come experience Dog Bark Park. We strive to surprise and delight all our guests. More

Blair, Nebraska
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Found out about Dog Bark Park on Trip Advisor. Decided to make the stay a surprise for my hubby on our way to the West Coast. Was he ever surprised. The look on his face was priceless! The whole experience was beyond words. Spent the evening on the deck and saw an incredible sunset. The mattress is like sleeping on... More

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FrancesinIdaho, Owner at Dog Bark Park Inn, responded to this review

Who doesn't like happy surprises?! We enjoy helping make them happen when one guest makes the visit a surprise for other members of the travel party. It's all such fun. In our opinion the world needs more genuine smiles & if coming to stay inside a giant dog helps in that regard we are truly honored. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Our family, which includes teens, loved staying at the Dog Bark Park Inn! All of the dog touches were great: the dog headboard, dog cookies, dog themed games and books. Lots of fun picture ops! There is no tv, but there are games, puzzles, and books to fill hours of time. The porch is a great place to enjoy your... More

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FrancesinIdaho, Owner at Dog Bark Park Inn, responded to this review

We are honored that families from far corners of the country, & sometimes the world, plan their vacations out west based on availability at the big dog. We strive in all ways to make everyone's stay memorable, comfortable and at least a bit beyond expectations. Making sure food selections are appealing & plentiful for teens & their parents one way... More

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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Every time we get ready to leave the Dog Bark my kids are already asking when we are coming back. What more is there to say except we all love coming here to sleep in the belly of the "big dog". However, we especially love coming so that we have a chance to visit with Dennis and Frances. They are... More

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FrancesinIdaho, Owner at Dog Bark Park Inn, responded to this review

We especially enjoy our returning guests to see how the children have grown, catch up on events that have transpired between visits & learn new things about each other. The friendships we make as innkeepers are treasured. More

Sedalia, Missouri
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

This is truly a labor of love. Dennis Sullivan is a genius when it comes to working with wood, as you can see in his shop next to the B&B. Frances and Dennis were excellent hosts and just talking with them made you feel comfortable, even before you lay on the soft mattress inside the giant beagle. The stay at... More

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FrancesinIdaho, Owner at Dog Bark Park Inn, responded to this review

We agree, there's nothing like enjoying the sunset from the 2nd story deck on a warm summer's evening. And on a few nights in Sept or October guests can watch the local high school football games from the comfort of the deck, too. Reading the scoreboard might be a tad bit difficult but it's easy to know when the local... More

Bend, Oregon
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4 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

My wife, kids (8&10) and myself stayed here in 2012 and just LOVED it. There was a brief fight over who got to stay in the dog's nose, but everyone had a great night's sleep, except me. I woke up at 2am to the strangest swoosh-thumping sound I'd ever heard. Shwthump. pause for minute. Shwthump. repeat. Protective-Dad instincts on full... More

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FrancesinIdaho, Owner at Dog Bark Park Inn, responded to this review

The welcome note propped up against the pillows mentions Sweet Willy's big ears, reminding visitors to not worry if they hear the "shwthump" sound in the quiet of the night; it is the big dog awake, happy & looking after them as they sleep. The ears are made of exterior carpeting and the lower portions of them do lift in... More

Beecher, Illinois
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

My boyfriend and I stayed in the belly of the beagle, Sweet Willy, for five days last week and we couldn't have been more thrilled with our experience! The bed has the most amazingly squishy mattress--the comfiest bed I've ever slept on. The attention to canine details in the room decor is awesome; there are dogs everywhere! Dennis and Frances... More

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FrancesinIdaho, Owner at Dog Bark Park Inn, responded to this review

After adding a high-quality memory foam topper to the queen bed many of our guests mention how comfortable their sleep has been. In fact, Dennis & I sleep on the same topper at home & have found we don't toss and turn nearly as much. We're happy to help make sweet dreams possible. We also enjoy varying snacking & breakfast... More

Lindenhurst, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Not only is the Dog Bark Park Inn B&B tons of fun, the owners, Frances and Dennis are wonderful! Cottonwood is in a beautiful part of Idaho, and Frances & Dennis are very knowledgeable about the area and where to find good food, breweries, and wifi!!!. The Big Dog is super comfortable and just too much fun to describe. If... More

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FrancesinIdaho, Owner at Dog Bark Park Inn, responded to this review

Idaho is full of small towns like Cottonwood where memorable experiences await discovery often best found by chatting with locals for recommendations. We take great satisfaction in sharing our part of Idaho with the world, one special guest at a time. Thank you for taking the time to further share your experiences here. More

Havertown, Pennsylvania
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29 hotel reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

I received an email from Trip Advisor with the title "10 most unusual hotels" (don't quote me- it was something like that...) and when i saw the Dog Bark Park Inn listed, i immediately knew that it was where i wanted to go for our next vacation. I told my husband- who never cares where we go- as long as... More

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FrancesinIdaho, Owner at Dog Bark Park Inn, responded to this review

It was a list from Trip Advisor about Quirky places to stay. Sometimes we bristle a bit at the word "quirky" yet in all truth we admit the idea of staying inside a giant dog does fit the definition of quirky quite nicely. When building the big dog we put up a sign which is still there near the dog... More

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Address: 2421 Business Loop 95, Cottonwood, ID 83522
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Location: United States > Idaho > Cottonwood
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
Dog Bark Park Hotel Cottonwood
Dog Bark Park Inn Cottonwood, Idaho

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Featured on Trip Advisor's 2014 Best of Quirky Hotels List.Being in this dog-house is a GOOD thing! Idaho's famous World's Biggest Beagle is as comfortable as it is unique. Queen in main quarters, 2 twins in loft area. One hour drive from Lewiston, Idaho airport (LWS) & near famed Hells Canyon of the Snake River. ... more   less 
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