This place is truly unique & utterly Americana! This bed and breakfast actually is more like a guesthouse because it is a dog-shaped building - a beagle actually - where guests get the whole dog to themselves. Inside it's comfortably and nicecly furnished with a slight dog theme. Breakfast and snack foods are in your room when you check-in. There's a microwave, little frig and everything you might need right there. We had blackberry coffeecake, fresh fruit, rhubarb black walnut muffins and some scrumtious home-made granola, plus dog-shaped cookies on our pillow.
I loved browsing through the wide array of books and magazines; plus there's a good selection of games and puzzles to do. Views of the mountains and farmland were spectacular and we enjoyed spending time visiting the owners at their artists' studio nearby where they fashion wood carvings of mostly dogs by using chainsaws. They are quintessential American entrepeneurs, pursuing a career doing their art & inn.
This is a "must-go" for anyone wanting a laid back, no-where else kind of experience in the most beautiful part of Idaho.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A Trip Advisor 2014 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. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Dog Bark Park Hotel Cottonwood
- Dog Bark Park Inn Cottonwood, Idaho