Quirky Hotel in Idaho Shaped Like a Dog

dog bark park inn
For dog lovers looking to take a trip to Idaho, we’ve found the perfect place to stay overnight! Located in Cottonwood, Idaho, Dog Bark Park Inn (aka Sweet Willy) is a specifically themed hotel shaped like a beagle. The two-bedroom bed & breakfast boasts a number of dog-themed design choices from the architecture itself to the interior decor.

The husband and wife wood carving artists behind the inn, Dennis Sullivan and Francis Conklin, first began experimenting with wood art nearly two decades ago. They say, “Our ‘big break’ came in 1995 when our carvings were sold on QVC television. We did nothing but carve wooden dogs for 18 months (our children barely remember seeing us during those days!), made what seemed like a bundle of money, invested it all in developing and building Dog Bark Park.”

Now, the couple continues to carve folk-art style wooden replicas of dogs, having already created over 60 different breeds of canines, and rent out their massive, towering tourist attraction. Check out the lodge’s website for a full list of amenities and pricing.

Top photo by Alan Levine

Woof woof! Get ready for a unique stay at the dog-shaped Dog Bark Park Inn.

dog bark park inn

Photo via Dog Bark Park Inn

dog bark park inn

Photo via Dog Bark Park Inn

dog bark park inn

Photo by Alan Levine

dog bark park inn

Photo by Alan Levine

dog bark park inn

Photo via Dog Bark Park Inn

dog bark park inn

Photo by Alan Levine

dog bark park inn

Photo via Dog Bark Park Inn

dog bark park inn

Photo via Dog Bark Park Inn

Dog Bark Park Inn website
via [Faith is Torment]

Pinar

Pinar Noorata is the Managing Editor at My Modern Met. She is a writer, editor, and content creator based in Brooklyn, NY. She earned her BA in Film and Media Studies from CUNY Hunter College and is an alumni of the Center for Arts Education’s Career Development Program in NYC. She has worked at NBC Universal, Penguin Books, and the Tribeca Film Festival as well as many other independent media companies. When she isn’t writing, editing, or creating videos herself, Pinar enjoys watching movies—anything from foreign art house films to mainstream blockbusters.
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