Unbelievable hotels: Dog Bark Park Inn AKA the beagle hotel

Taylor Lorenz 14 September 2017

Stop by this cool accommodation to sleep inside the world’s largest beagle.

Hotel name: Dog Bark Park Inn

Where: Cottonwood, Idaho, USA

What’s unique about this property: Dog Bark Park Inn is one of the most unusually shaped hotels in the world comprising of two beagle shaped structures, one of which you can sleep in.

Yes, you actually sleep in a wooden dog.

It's the brainchild of artist Dennis and his wife Frances who established it in 1997. Dennis is a self-taught chainsaw artist famous for his skilled work carving folk-art style wooden carvings, often of dogs.

His wife joined him in creating these dogs in 1995. But what they're most famous for is creating of Toby and Sweet Willy. At 3.7 and 9.1 metres tall respectively, they're the world's largest beagles.

Being the larger of the two, Sweet Willy houses the bed and breakfast's only room. It comprises of a loft bedroom that sleeps four and features wood carvings from the couple.

Even if you don’t stay the night, you can stop for a photo opp or see the couple's work at their on-site shop.

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What is there to do in the area? Outdoor activities are the most popular things to do around the Dog Bark Park Inn.

Whitewater rafting, jet boat tours, the Lewis and Clark Trail, mountain biking, horseback riding, bird watching and hunting for berries are just some of the activities near by.

If you want to see more than nature, try a drive-in movie, one of the local craft breweries, attend a town festival or stop by a rodeo.

What do other people say? Families, couples and solo travellers have all rated the Dog Bark Park Inn highly on TripAdvisor calling it a “one of a kind” and “original stopover”.

Previous guests speak highly of the owners Dennis and Frances who tell stories and let guests to hang out with their dog Sprocket. They've also remarked that the loft is spacious, fun and lives up to expectations.


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