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This hotel is for the dogs…

January 31st, 2012


Photo credit: Alan Levine

If you happen to find yourself in Idaho you just may find yourself in the doghouse. But in this case, it’s a good thing.

You can stay at the Dog Bark Park Inn in Cottonwood, Idaho. Known unofficially as Sweet Willy, the big dog sleeps four, with a queen bed in the main section and two twin futons in the head, all appropriately appointed with canine-inspired furnishings.

The beagle is a bargain too: The whole pup costs less than $100.00 per night for two people and includes a light breakfast. (Your four-legged pals are an additional charge)

Chainsaw artists turned B&B proprietors Frances Conklin and Dennis Sullivan earned enough by selling miniature dog carvings to construct this most unusual B&B, which has (bow)wowed guests since 1997.

If you don’t want to stray far from the Dog Bark Park Inn, you can stroll the grounds to see other chainsaw-carved creations like a 12-ft-tall red fire hydrant, a walk-in retro coffee pot and a giant toaster with removable toast. But be sure to take home a 10- or 16-inch chainsaw-carved beagle (or other breed of your choosing) from the gift shop.

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