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Alexandria, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 May 2016

Ever since we saw the 'Big Dog' guesthouse in Idaho on a TV programme a few years ago, we always wanted to spend the night at the Dog Bark Park Inn. And so we finally achieved our dream! What a unique and fun experience it was sleeping in the warm 'belly' of Sweet Willy as, Toby, his smaller companion kept...

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

We are heartened that your experience met your long-held expectations for visiting. Glad wooden Ida will help keep memories of your visit fresh. Thank you for coming to Idaho.

Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 24 April 2016

This place is amazing! Francis and Dennis made my six year old son and I feel welcome and at home right away. They have been in the area for a long time so they had great recommendations for food, hiking, and activities. Sweet Willy is very comfortable and a lot of fun to stay in. My son had a great...

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

We are so glad you and your son enjoyed your stay making it worth the long drive. We do enjoy sharing area activities, restaurants & must-see places we think would be especially suitable and enjoyable for the particular interests of each guest. We hope you will visit again. Thank you for sharing your experiences. Frances & Dennis

Marlton, NJ
Reviewed 31 October 2015

I am a pet sitter, traveled all the way across the country to stay here, and thoroughly enjoyed everything about it. The place is quaint and quirky and odd and fabulous, Frances and Dennis (who run the place) are far and above the nicest people I have ever met in my life, there's a fun spot just down the street...

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

Here a pet-sitter can be kept safe, warm, as well as comfortably fed and entertained by a giant pet dog! We'll hope to see you again sometime.

Reviewed 20 October 2015

After seeing the Dog Bark Park on television 5+ years ago, my partner and I finally had a chance to make the trip to Cottonwood. The hosts were kind, informative and very generous with treats for both people and dogs. Although we came for the unique experience of sleeping in a professionally built giant-Beagle, we found more. The hosts Frances...

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

We so appreciate visitors who are interested to know the processes behind the creation of Dog Bark Park Inn. So many of us have unique endeavors & perspectives that being able to take time to enter into deeper discussion to bring awareness of such is truly an enriching experience and one of travel's lasting rewards. Thanks Derek for making your...

Reviewed 19 October 2015

Very cute, super clean and well-stocked mini kitchen area for self-serve breakfast. Very peaceful to sit on the deck at twilight watching the sun set over hills to the left and the moon come up over the hills to the right while cars periodically passed by on the highway below. Owners live next door as well as have a workshop...

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

We do think summer starry nights enjoyed from the 2nd story deck are fabulous experiences for savoring thoughts, conversation & the quietude of our prairie surroundings. Always good to know our guests feel similarly.

Walpole, Massachusetts
Reviewed 16 October 2015

Sweet Willy was a delight to stay in his belly while my daughter slept in the snout. Sweet Willy didn't sneeze, thankfully. The fun bed facing the large picture window and it's view was beautiful. The owners. Frances and Dennis were a wealth of area knowledge.It was more than worth the out of the way trip it takes for most...

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

We admit the path to Dog Bark Park is indeed can be a long & winding one which makes us so glad you found it worth the extra effort to be cozy with your family in Idaho's big dog bed & breakfast guesthouse. Come explore more of Idaho when you can.

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 7 October 2015

Since our kids read about the Dog Bark Park Inn in National Geographic Kids Magazine a few years back, we have been trying to get to Cottonwood, Idaho from Los Angeles to spend the night. We finally made it to Sweet Willy and it was a super pre-birthday experience for our kids. Frances and Dennis are so kind. We enjoyed...

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

That a nice family restaurant located but a 5 minute walk from Dog Bark Park makes getting a dinner meal an easy option. Some families order takeout enjoying a picnic-style meal right at the big dog. Beagle-opoly is the most played of the games & puzzles in the guest library. So glad your family visited.

Boise, Idaho
Reviewed 9 September 2015

The owners are so friendly and welcoming, and this was the perfect place to just relax! Cottonwood is a beautiful small town in Idaho, and staying in "Sweet Willy" was something to cross off the bucket list. I would love to stay again!

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

Located where town & country meet, many visitors enjoy the quiet, relaxed atmosphere here. Starry nights, birdsong in the morning, long views of the countryside & distant mountains can ease body & mind into peaceful relaxation. Glad to share this experience with you.

Reviewed 6 September 2015

What a treat to stay here. Planned an entire trip in coming to see and stay with "Willy the dog". The unexpected treasure is talking with the owners, Frances and Dennis. They made us feel welcome with their hospitality. The accommodations are wonderful, and where else where you sleep inside a giant beagle? I encourage you to take their recommendations...

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

Taco Tuesday at the Keuterville Pub & Grub is a favorite for prairie folk and afar visitors if they happen to hear about this tasty local experience. Good fresh food, good company, good ale all make for a good time while visiting. We're glad to make local recommendations & connections; always good to know when we've scored a home run.

Reviewed 5 September 2015

We came across Dog Bark Park Inn while I was searching for somewhere unique to take our family on a little end of summer weekend. If you have kids that love anything dogs, they will fall in love with this place. Upon arrival, Dennis and Frances were very inviting and friendly. There were lovely pastries baked for us in the...

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

When guests make a stay with us a surprise for someone it is so much fun for us, too. We love to share smiles and hear the stories accompanying the reason for the surprise. We're happy to accommodate special requests for special occasions for such things as flowers, a bottle of wine, special gift for a youngster, etc.

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  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. We're a long mid-distance between Glacier & Yellowstone National Parks. ... more   less 

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Address: 2421 Business Loop 95, Cottonwood, ID 83522
Region: United States > Idaho > Cottonwood
Price Range: RM388 - RM397 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 1
Also Known As:
Dog Bark Park Hotel Cottonwood
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“The only one there is.”
 of 5 bubbles ginnetteg2016, 2 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The only room in the place IS the BEST room!!!”
 of 5 bubbles travlinfamily1, 27 Oct 2016 | Read review
“There are only two rooms. :)”
 of 5 bubbles kdmarsh, 22 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Even if it is a nice night, close all the windows before you go to bed. It will help reduce the road noise in the morning.”
 of 5 bubbles mattmK6507QJ, 19 Aug 2016 | Read review
“There is only one room but it is within a beagle. What more do I need to say?!”
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