Cottonwood, Idaho: World's Largest Beagle: Dog Bark Park

Spend the night in the belly of "Sweet Willy," a bed and breakfast built to resemble a giant beagle.

Dog Bark Park Inn

2421 Business Loop Hwy 95, Cottonwood, ID
Dog Bark Park Inn. Just northwest of town on Hwy 95.
Free to look at; overnight around $100.
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Dog Bark Park.

Dog Bark Park

When I traveled past Dog Bark Park on hwy 95 near Cottonwood Idaho a couple of weeks ago I was tickled to notice a new addition to the park. They have built a giant red fire hydrant, and it surrounds the portable outhouse so now visitors can now go to the fire hydrant to relieve themselves!

[Sharon Jagger, 08/07/2007]

Photo added May 2009. The big dog is known as "Sweet Willy" and sleeps four.

World's Largest Beagle

When I drove past the beagles in August 2004, the smaller of the two had been moved from his perch on the top of the hill, to a spot more cozy near the feet of the larger beagle (the one that has the motel room inside). The park has been refurbished with new picnic tables and other smaller sculptures.

[Sharon Jagger, 10/13/2004]

The official website for the Dog Bark Park Inn Bed and Breakfast is

35-foot-tall dog

According to an article in the Tuesday, June 1, 2004, Idaho Statesman, the world's biggest beagle (30 feet tall) is completed and open for business as a bed and breakfast. The dog rents for $88 per night, and is booked well into the summer. A stairway leads to the bedroom and bathroom in the dog's belly, and a ladder leads to a loft in the dog's nose.

[Ellen Hall, 06/09/2004]

It took woodcarver Dennis Sullivan seven years to build his big dog B&B.

Giant Dog Created In Cottonwood, ID

According to a story in the Lewiston (ID) Morning Tribune, Dennis Sullivan is creating a giant dog which will one day be opened as a one-room motel, or bed and breakfast. The 35-foot-tall dog has been under construction for three years, but won't be ready for decades, according to Sullivan.

... [04/22/2001] Complete News Story

Wooden Dog - the other one.

Giant Dog

It is a huge wooden beagle dog about 30 feet high it is located just outside of town, along highway 95 (between Lewiston and Grangeville). Has a park for critters called "Dog Bark Park" and small shop for souvenirs, etc.

[Sharon Jagger, 10/26/1999]

June 2003: Bill Richmond sent this photo of another large wooden dog in Cottonwood, on the same property.

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