About this listing
Stay in a giant dog! That's right, it's a beagle-shaped one-unit inn where being in this doghouse is a GOOD thing and comfortable to boot!
Located at the edge of Cottonwood in rural Idaho, expansive views of prairie grain fields and surrounding mountains are specatcular at any time of year. From the second story deck on clear nights the starry sky garden is equally impressive.
The famed Hells Canyon Gorge of the Snake River is nearby inviting visitors to explore it via jet boat tours spring through fall. Or explore Nez Perce native history and culture at interpretive sites and towns nearby.
Browse the adjacent Dog Bark Park visitor center, gift shop and artist studio where owners Dennis & Frances fashion canine carvings by chainsaw.
Responsible dogs who arrive with their well-behaved humans are welcome to stay with advance reservations for canines and humans. $15 additional per dog applies.
Smoking only permitted outdoors.
Check-In: 3:30-5:30 pm Pacific Time.
(Later arrivals can be accommodated with advance notice.)
Check-Out: 12 noon
This was by far one of the coolest motels ever. I'd seen a photo of it in a magazine once and on a whim looked it up--what luck! I was going on a road trip & the Dog Bark was right (near-ish) to where we were headed.
Francis and Dennis were super lovely and have us a warm welcome. Breakfast was delicious, the room was quaint, we seriously couldn't have asked for a better experience. I would go back in a heartbeat! Truly a unique and fun experience that any dog lover will enjoy!
We were really excités about Going there. This place is awesome and Frances and Dennis were very welcoming. It was great to discuss their passion with them. Homemade granola is just the best i ever had !
This is a one-of-a-kind experience. It's not just a huge dog carving, it's an atmosphere..an energy...a dream clearly realized. The owners are charming and they've lived a life with inspirational lessons....hearing them is worth the price of admission..
We played Beagle-Opoly, read many of the eccentric dog books, enjoyed the breakfast, purchased a wood carving & a mug... and even tried the cornhole--and outdoor puzzle!
Dennis and Frances-
Thank you for an amazing stay in sweet willy!! We are beyond tickled to have had the opportunity to pass through cottonwood and stay at the dog bark park! What an amazing and magical place that brings out the kid in all of us. We hope our paths cross again soon!
Frances and Dennis were beyond welcoming and accommodating. They helped point us in the right direction for fishing and hiking and made sure we were well nourished with lots of homemade pastries and granola. I would recommend the beagle (Sweet Willy) to anybody!
Thanks so much again!
Fun! It was a neat experience to spend the night in the belly of a giant dog. The hosts were very nice people, happy to chat about the area, and things to do in the vicinity. At night we stepped out of the dog and saw the Milky Way above us.
Frances was wonderful to deal with. She was very timely with communication and helped us with recommendations for where to eat and go horseback riding. Our daughter and her best friend loved staying here. The corn hole game outside was an unexpected bonus and gave us something fun to do with the girls.
The Botsko family were excellent guests & we would welcome their return visit. We strive to exceed expectations in every way while also preserving our Dog Bark Park as a unique, safe & memorable place to experience. We're all about more than a night's sleep.