Travelling with dogs can be a super rewarding experience: it’s great to explore destinations through their eyes and it forces you to go on walks that you may not have taken otherwise. But if simply travelling with your dog is not enough, you can stay in one. By Alison Fox
The Dog Bark Park Inn B&B is a giant dog house in Idaho—literally—decorated with doggy-inspired art to satisfy even the biggest dog lover. The beagle-shaped two-bedroom house features wooden dog carvings above the bed and dog-themed books in the reading nook.
The home offers homemade breakfast, expansive views of the prairie grain fields in Cottonwood, Idaho, and even includes a giant red fire hydrant and a smaller—but still large—second dog. Bring your own pups along, too, because let’s face it, travel can be ‘ruff’ and you may need a goodnight cuddle.
Hosts Frances and Dennis wrote that this home is one place “where being in this doghouse is a GOOD thing,” and added that “responsible dogs who arrive with their well-behaved humans are welcome to stay” (because even your dog needs a vacation sometimes).
Nearby, check out Hells Canyon National Recreation Area, the deepest river gorge in North America, or head all the way over to Boise where you can check out this other out-of-this-world Airbnb shaped like a giant potato.
“The Beagle Inn was my Everest,” wrote Airbnb guest Lingzi, who stayed in September 2018. “The house was [as] quirky and whimsical as we expected… Yes, this place is [in] the middle of nowhere but the Beagle Inn is certainly a destination of [its] own!”
Megan, who stayed in 2017, said her family had been looking forward to staying in the home for weeks.
“Dog Bark Park is simply a wonderful, magical place!” she wrote. “We all slept soundly-the little ones in the head of the dog and the adults in the comfy bed… Everything was perfect. It’s worth the drive to stay here!”
Book the Dog Bark Park Inn B&B on Airbnb.com starting at $132 per night.