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Dog Bark Park Inn

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2421 Business Loop 95, Cottonwood, ID 83522-5030
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#2 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Cottonwood
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A Trip Advisor Best Quirky Hotel, Idaho's beagle-shaped guest house is as comfortable as it is unique. Being in this dog-house is certainly a good thing! Sleeps 4; queen bed in main quarters and two twin futon mats in cozy loft area. One hour drive from the airport (LWS) in Lewiston, Idaho. Other airports at about four hours drive are Boise Idaho, Missoula Montana & Spokane Washington. Near the famed Hells Canyon of the Snake River National Recreation Area for jet boat tours, hiking, fishing & more. Mid-way between Glacier and Yellowstone National Parks. Dog Bark Park is at the edge of the small town of Cottonwood, Idaho with agricultural prairie views rimmed by rolling hills and mountains. Allow time to unwind here were life feels a bit like yesteryears with welcoming neighbors, uncrowded streets, bird songs, abundant wide skies with starry nights.
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Ron S wrote a review Sep 2020
Sheridan, Wyoming1,281 contributions784 helpful votes
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If you have never seen this sight your mission will be to sniff it out and seek the super one of a kind stops. This is a fun place and a must see with your own eyes because seeing is believing. Lol Enjoy.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from , Owner at Dog Bark Park Inn
Responded Sep 17, 2020
Thank your for finding Idaho's big beagle! We invite everyone to paws for a moment, or overnight, here. Also, visit in our artist studio and accompanying gift shop where we're happy to tell our story and share travel tidbits for the area and beyond.
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Yendog wrote a review Sep 2020
Sonoma, California38 contributions34 helpful votes
We were unable to stay because of Covid but we had this on our list of places to visit just cause we have a beagle and it seemed like a good a reason as any. We had a blast talking to Dennis and Frances are super intelligent and fun folks to talk to. Not sure if everyone clicks with them like we did but we thought we were just stopping in. But we ended up have a great conversation with them for a good hour and half about all kinds of things! We plan to come back when we can and actually stay there if they are still doing their thing. It feels good to support good people.
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Response from , Owner at Dog Bark Park Inn
Responded Sep 8, 2020
Thank you so much for your very kind words. We do enjoy conversing with all our visitors whether they stay overnight in the giant beagle or stop by to see all we do at Dog Bark Park. Always a special pleasure to visit with beagle-folks! As you learned we create dog carvings of many breeds and our furry ambassador is not a beagle, rather a golden retriever. It is truly however that giant beagle that towers over all our other dogs! Thanks for the visit and taking the time to jot a note here.
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DBayley47 wrote a review Aug 2019
Leicester, United Kingdom6 contributions
We had been waiting 10 years to stay here, having seen it on Dave hitman's 'Unchained', and we finally had a suitable route that meant we could pick it up. Well, it was wonderful. From the moment we turned the corner and saw Sweet Willy (the big dog), I don't think we stopped smiling. Dennis and Frances, our hosts, are just about the nicest people we have ever met, and instantly made us feel welcome. The beagle is fully equipped with everything you could possibly need for a lovely, peaceful, relaxing stay. WiFi is a little patchy, and you have to go and sit in his nose to get the best reception, and there is no TV, but we didn't feel that either of those things was a problem. We had a lovely evening sitting on the porch looking at the stars and the milky way, an exemplary night's sleep in the incredibly comfortable bed, and a lovely breakfast overlooking the prairie. We visited with Dennis in the morning, and talked with him for a couple of hours. We cannot recommend the dog bark park highly enough, we had the most lovely stay.
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from FrancesinIdaho, Owner at Dog Bark Park Inn
Responded Sep 1, 2019
We greatly enjoyed your visit & appreciate the conversation time you gave to us. Indeed WiFi is sometimes problematic but perhaps appropriate that the brains of the beagle is the communication center within his body! Besides seeing the wonders of a dark night sky on clear nights sometimes visitors can also hear the calls of coyotes coming from the distant ridge or nearby field. At certain times of the year entertaining California quail families can be spotted feeding around the edges of the lawn which is an added treat to the usual birds that inhabit the area surrounding the big beagle. We wish you pleasant adventures as you explore more of America.
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Jose M wrote a review Aug 2019
The Dalles, Oregon5 contributions1 helpful vote
Very cozy. Dennis was a wonderful host. We only spent one night but enjoyed every aspect of this quite and very restful Bed and Breakfast. Great small town and a drive in theater near by in Grangeville. Perfect stop on our family road trip.
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Date of stay: August 2019
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Response from FrancesinIdaho, Owner at Dog Bark Park Inn
Responded Aug 15, 2019
So glad you enjoyed your stay. Grangeville's outdoor movie theater is certainly a throw back to day's gone by which is also how people often describe this part of Idaho where the roads, stores & parks aren't overly busy allowing one to unwind & breathe deeply. Come visit again!
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Magne G wrote a review Jul 2019
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This place is what happens when two intelligent and creative people pour their energy into a "noble and absurd undertaking". There is such an attention to detail: in the inn's interior and the surrounding park (we kept discovering new brilliant features, such as the fire hydrant restroom, which is pure genious), the books and board games provided (Beagleopoly, anyone?), the dogshaped cookies... We loved the freshly baked muffins and the family-recipe granola for breakfast. Frances and Dennis made us feel like long-awaited guests, and generously shared their knowledge of the area. Needless to say, the place is a B&B and not a luxury hotel - but it is spotlessly clean and provides everything you need. We celebrated our wedding anniversary with a bottle of wine on the terrace, so now our marriage is beagle-blessed!
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Date of stay: July 2019
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Response from FrancesinIdaho, Owner at Dog Bark Park Inn
Responded Jul 30, 2019
And when a unique dog-shaped inn is lovingly created very special people from around the world come to stay which enriches our lives tremendously with conversation & shared experiences. Whether for a special occasion such as an anniversary or simply a stop for unwinding we're glad our big beagle is there. Clear night skies are a bonus!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Dog Bark Park Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Dog Bark Park Inn?
Nearby attractions include Monastery of St Gertrude (2.8 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Dog Bark Park Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, free parking, and kids activities.
What food & drink options are available at Dog Bark Park Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Dog Bark Park Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Dog Bark Park Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Keuterville Pub & Grub, Country Haus Restaurant and Motel, and The Hang Out.
Is Dog Bark Park Inn located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.7 miles away from the center of Cottonwood.
Are pets allowed at Dog Bark Park Inn?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.