Dog Bark Park Inn

For those of you that are a little canine crazy you won’t be able to resist a stay at the quirky Dog Bark Park Inn, located in Idaho – the only bed and breakfast in the world that is shaped like a dog.

Affectionately known as Sweet Willy, your accommodation for the night is a 12ft beagle. But the doggy theme doesn’t stop there, with individually carved wooden dogs decorating the headboard, dog pillows, books about dogs, and of course dog photos too.

Built by owners and chainsaw artists Dennis J Sullivan and Frances Conklin, guests enter the beagle from a private second story deck into a private room with a queen-sized bed. Head up another level into the head of the dog and you’ll find a comfy loft room with additional sleeping space. And for the perfect place to curl up with a good book, carry on up to the cosy nook of Sweet Willy’s nose.

But don’t think you’ll have to forgo on small luxuries just because you’re in the doghouse, the owners will supply you with home-baked pastries, yoghurt, granola, fruit, cheese and bagels for breakfast.
Close by is the Dog Bark Park Artists’ Studio where you can watch Dennis and Frances hard at work with their chainsaws and buy your own wooden dog mementos.

This unique hotel is even kitted out with board games, books and puzzles, but you’ll want to leave your doggy-pad occasionally for nearby activities such as white water rafting, mountain biking, horse riding, hiking and bird watching.

Best suited to:
Those who are a bit barking mad.

You should know that:
You’ll even find dog-shaped cookies on your pillow upon arrival.

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