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Dog Bark Park Inn

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Bonney Lake, Washington
Reviewed 22 May 2016

We stopped here the first night of a 11 day road trip. Upon arrival we met the owners, Francine, Denis and their dog, Sprocket! We spent about an hour visiting and sharing stories; Francine and Denis are such interesting people. Also, if you're an animal lover, you will love Sprocket and the story of his cut off-line. We regrettably ended...

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

We are glad you enjoyed staying at Dog Bark Park Inn finding the food, accommodations & area pleasant. We are sorry the wifi is not lightning fast & sometimes spotty; unfortunately it's a fact of life in our rural area where things aren't quite as modern as the outside world. Personally, when our wifi goes out we use the few...

Colfax, Washington
Reviewed 8 May 2016 via mobile

Firstly I have been writing for trip advisor for about 4 years now and have never given 5 stars ! From the time you set your eyes on the tranquil surrounding and the unique art you appreciate the creativity and passion. Pros: I love the rustic feel and interior decoration. The absence of TV and the abundance of board games,...

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

Many families tell us they enjoy all the books & games available as a diversion from electronics creating that special time to have fun truly together. Many enjoy the private upper story deck for star-watching or listening to the birds in the morning. So glad you enjoyed your stay and we'll hope to see you again.

Burlingame, California
Reviewed 4 May 2016 via mobile

You have to see this. We didn't get a chance to stay, as it was fully booked, but we got to meet Denis, Frances and Sprocket their handsome Golden Retriever. My wife tells me we were chatting with them for an hour and a half, but it surely didn't feel that long. It was a wet windy day when we...

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

Travelers are always welcome to stop by our gift shop/artist studio to visit and to get their pictures taken at the big dog. No reservation required to do this. We're happy to make suggestions for restaurants and places to see in the area. Always lovely to know that our wooden dog carvings have happy homes after being taken home as...

Alexandria, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 April 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 23 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 18 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.

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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Free Internet
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family 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 

Additional Information about Dog Bark Park Inn

Address: 2421 Business Loop 95, Cottonwood, ID 83522-5030
Region: United States > Idaho > Cottonwood
Price Range: $117 - $120 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 1
Also Known As:
Dog Bark Park Hotel Cottonwood
Dog Bark Park Inn Cottonwood, Idaho
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“The only one there is.”
ginnetteg2016, 2 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The only room in the place IS the BEST room!!!”
travlinfamily1, 27 Oct 2016 | Read review
“There are only two rooms. :)”
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.”
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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mrsfitzmorris, 15 Jun 2016 | Read review
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