Traveling on a budget doesn't mean you have to forego your daily comforts and sleep in a doghouse—instead, you can comfortably slumber at this dog-shaped inn for a reasonable price. Located in the city of Cottonwood, Idaho, guests can stay at The Dog Bark Park Inn for only $100 a night. This adorable lodge is a quirky, independently owned bed and breakfast built in the shape of a gigantic beagle. Married artists, Dennis J. Sullivan and Frances Conklin, opened the inn in 2003 after Sullivan built the dog-shaped structure he lovingly nicknames “Sweet Willy.”
The inn's outstanding amenities, hospitality, and just the right amount of kitsch has brought it many awards, including Trip Advisor's 2016 Certificate of Excellence. It's easy to see why—booking a stay allows you access to all of Sweet Willy, including a bathroom and two bedrooms (one of which is located in the dog's nose). Nothing can beat the breakfast side of the trip, which is headed by Conklin and her secret family recipes. She explained to Huffington Post that guests can help themselves to an “extended” breakfast, which not only includes cereal, yogurt, and bagels, but also her homemade granola and garden fresh quiches.
For those who are looking for a place to unwind and unplug, the Dog Bark Park Inn is it. There are no TVs or phones. Instead, the owners wish their guests to get outside, explore the sculpture gardens (you can't miss the smaller beagle structure nicknamed “Toby” and the hydrant-shaped portable toilet), and meet the rare other visitor. Because of limited accommodations, reservations fill up quickly. Don't miss your chance to visit this one-of-a-kind hound hotel! Pets welcome.
This is the room inside the dog's nose…
…and don't forget about the portable toilet inside the hydrant!
All images via Dog Bark Park Inn.