Reader’s Digest names Idaho’s beagle a Best of America

July '09 Reader's Digest

July '09 Reader's Digest

Sweet Willy, our pet name for Dog Bark Park Inn Bed & Breakfast, was named Best Hotel for Dog Lovers in the July 2009 annual Best of America Reader’s Digest magazine.   

Find Sweet Willy’s picture and commentary on page 77 .  The Best of America article celebrates some of the people, places, and ideas that typify the strength,  spirit and goodness found in America. 

Since April when an editor from the Digest phoned to confirm facts about Dog Bark Park we have been eagerly awaiting word of the article’s publication.  Even before the magazine hit the national newstands last Wednesday we began receiving phone calls & e-mails from Digest subscribers.  One kind reader scanned the article & sent it to us a few days ago since copies hadn’t yet arrived at the newstand in our rural grocery store.  Thank you Joyce & Herb!

Best Hotel for Dog Lovers

Best Hotel for Dog Lovers

Jam’n in the Park & Sleep’n in the Dog

How about a midweek Music-ation?  Plan to stay at Dog Bark Park Inn B&B Thur. July 9, 2009. And while the evening is young (6-9 pm) enjoy food & music at Craigmont’s annual Jam’n in the Park.  (Craigmont is a quick 20 minute drive from Dog Bark Park.)  The music & some of the food is free & anyone is invited to jam along with the local musicians.    It’s a good old-fashioned country community gathering every Thursday evening in July starting July 9th in the city’s lovely community park.  For more info call Dog Bark Park, 208 962-3647.

Last minute opening & cool activities this weekend

Need a last minute weekend getaway idea?  We have an opening in the big dog for this Friday, June 12th.  (all other weekends in June are booked) Bring your family, your partner, your friend, or just yourself.  Scrumptious breakfast awaits your morning with our home-baked granola, yeast-dough coffeebreads, fresh fruits & much more.  And you can eat breakfast whenever you wish since it’s all there in the dog at time of check-in.  Light evening snack foods also provided.

Combine your stay at Dog Bark Park with these activities, or others:

Idaho Free Fishing Day- Sat June 13

Winchester Lake State Park Fishing Derby – Sat. June 13

Winchester Lake at Winchester Lake State Park

Winchester Lake at Winchester Lake State Park

Farmer’s Market – Sat. June 13, Grangeville

Sunset AutoVue Drive-Inn Theatre – Fri, Sat, Sunday – Grangeville.  PG or PG 13 double feature.

Historic Blue Fox Theatre – downtown Grangeville, showing this weekend is Star Trek,The Future Begins.

Authentic Idaho steaks at Ernie’s Steakhouse – Grangeville

Historical Museum at St. Gertrude’s Monastery – Cottonwood.   Tour the stunning Monastery grounds & chapel.   

Monastery Towers overlook Prairie

Monastery Towers overlook Prairie

 

These are just a few ideas.  We have more suggestions!  Or just come to enjoy a special night in the one and only Beagle house!

June sunset at Dog Bark Park

June sunset at Dog Bark Park

 

Give us a call to reserve June 12th, or another night.  (208) 962-3647.

Our iris, sage and yarrow are currently in bloom.  June is our prettiest month on the prairie!

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Puppy Update

It has been quite awhile since we’ve written about Sprocket, our puppy ambassador at Dog Bark Park

Sprocket at 2 months

Sprocket at 2 months

He’s a cheerful Golden Retriever and thinks every visitor to Dog Bark Park  has come to see him!

Some of my playthings at the stuidio

Some of my playthings at the stuidio

And of course he is curious and playful towards everything.

 

 

In the driver's seat

In the driver's seat

Here’s Sprocket now at 3 months old loving to ride

Wet faced
Wet faced

 in the truck.  Shown here waiting for Dennis to return.

And here he is a few weeks later wet from playing at the outdoor faucet on a warm April day.
There is not a person or animal that Sprocket doesn’t instantly like.  He quite patiently sits behind the low gate between our gift shop and carving studio, hoping every vistor will deliver a pat on the head and perhaps a small treat for the hungry pup.
When we are running our chainsaws he sleeps in a narrow space behind a door where he can keep and eye & ear alert to the comings and goings of Dog Bark Park.    More photos soon…. he is now 5 months old & looking like a teenage canine for sure!

Dog Bark Park Inn muffin recipe makes Natl. Cookbook

Rhubarb Brown Sugar Muffins

Rhubarb Brown Sugar Muffins

 The recipe for our Rhubarb Brown Sugar Muffins, a favorite with our guests, has  been published in The Best of Country Cooking 2009 cookbook published by the editors of Reiman Publications, a division of Reader’s Digest Magazine. 

Best of Country Cooking 2009

Best of Country Cooking 2009

We did not know our recipe

had been  selected until a copy of the cookbook arrived in the mail last week.  What a surprise!  We had not heard from Reiman Publication for nearly two years when the recipe had been included in an article about Dog Bark Park in their Country Woman Magazine. 

Fun that it is in print again!  Somehow though, between publications, our location was printed in the cookbook as being in Indiana instead of Idaho!   [Idaho (ID)  is  often confused with the other “I” states of Iowa (IA) and Indiana (IN)] Oh well!

Regardless,  we’re glad others might enjoy this recipe developed specifically for our bed & breakfast guests.  The book should be available to order on-line directly from Reiman Publications soon.  Or, be in touch with us & we’d be happy to order it for you.
To receive an e-mail copy of the Rhubarb Brown Sugar Muffins recipe send us an e-mail with Rhubarb Muffins in the subject line & we’ll forward it to you.