Nomination as a Top 10 Best Quirky Landmark

USA Today recently launched a readers choice on-line contest to name the 2014 Top 10 Best Quirky Landmarks in America.  Dog Bark Park is proud to be a nominee. The contest ends June 23rd and Dog Bark Park invites your daily vote.  Click here or type this address to vote:  http://www.10best.com/awards/travel/best-quirky-landmark/  Dog Bark Park View from Roof - Cottonwood Idaho

Do you Zip Line? Idaho has 7

When asked what there is to do in Idaho besides come stay in the big dog for those expressing interest in adventure we mention Idaho’s spectacular zip lines.  Four are located within a few hours drive of Dog Bark Park.  Might be fun to plan an entire Idaho vacation around visiting each line. 

Seven Zip Lines Across Idaho

Zip Idaho provides a unique eco-adventure that combines Idaho’s longest zip lines with tree based canopy-tour style zip lines. The course offers seven lines, ranging from 175 to 1700 feet in length. Zip Idaho is based in Horseshoe Bend, just a half hour north of Boise and a nature lovers dream. Whitewater rafting, swimming, mountain biking, fishing, and scenic train rides are just a few activities to enjoy in the area.

 

Tamarack Canopy Zip Line Tours, located in the mountains overlooking Donelly, Idahopromises a thrilling, action packed mountain tour experience. Eight zip lines range in length from 250-800 feet, whisking zippers above 4,425 feet of rugged, scenic terrain with a 1,700 change in elevation. The tour soars over creeks, canyons, and forest and experienced guides narrate the journey sharing information about plants and animals native to the Payette River Mountains and the history of this area

 Heise Hot Springs Zip Line, in Ririe in Southeast Idaho, consists of seven zip lines covering almost a mile of terrain. The experienced tour guides do all the work so riders can experience the adrenaline pumping, jaw dropping thrill ride! During the two hour tour adventure riders learn the history of Heise Hot Springs while enjoying the beautiful mountains and the valley and river below. More activities are available at Heise, including swimming, golf and fishing. 

Schweitzer Mountain Zip Line is just one of the many activities available at the Schweitzer Mountain Ski Resort near Sandpoint in northern Idaho. Stretching over 700′, the zip line begins at the resort village and runs towards Lake Pend Oreille, offering spectacular mountain and lake views. A dual zip line allows two riders to experience the fun side-by-side.

Lava Zip Line Adventures is located near Lava Hot Springs in eastern Idaho. The zip line tour covers several thousand feet, travelling through a scenic canyon and can be enjoyed winter or summer.

Silver Streak Zipline Tours, located in Wallace in northern Idaho, is expected to open in May, 2012. Reservations may be made by calling 208-512-3965.

Magic Valley Flight Simulation Zip Line – Twin Falls: Coming summer of 2012

Sweet Willy is 10 years old – Specials offered

 This year marks the 10th year that guests have been arriving to stay inside Sweet Willy’s giant dog body. 

Sweet Willy the big dog inn for humans

Over his ten years, he has gained much notoriety and blazed trails for Dog Bark Park around the world.  We think he has easily earned a Perfect 10 for good work!
 
To celebrate, Dog Bark Park is offereing 10th anniversary specials throughout the year.   Look for announcements of the specials here & on our social media channels.
 
Our 1st special is all about another breed of dog – labrador retrievers!
 
Order 2 small-size labrador carvings from our online gallery and receive a $10 rebate.  This offer is valid until March 10, 2012.

Labrador Retriever - Black, Yellow, Chocolate, shown sitting pose

 
 Labs are available in sitting or standing poses.  Each comes with a brass license tag located underneath the red neckerchief & an informational hangtag. 
 
To receive the $10 rebate, both dogs need to be ordered at the same time & shipped to the same address. 
The $10 rebate will be issued as a refund at the same time we email acknowledgement of the order.

Labrador Retriever - Sitting, Standing

 
 
     Please join us in observing Sweet Willy’s 10th birthday.  If labradors aren’t the breed of choice for you or yours, do check back from time to time for other surprise specials.
 
    Sweet Willy thanks everyone for being a part of his first 10 years.  “Keep on barkin’!” is this beagle’s message when asked about his special birthday!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

World-wide Press finds Dog Bark Park Idaho

World's Biggest Beagle - Cottonwood Idaho

From Poland to Korea to an entertainment blog on oddities around the world the turn of the year has brought some interesting exposure to Idaho’s Dog Bark Park.

A Danish travel writer/photographer team visited last August with a lovely large article appearing right after Christmas in the travel section of the Politiken newspaper.  Will forward the article via email to anyone who might be so kind to translate it for us.

Oddee, an entertainment blog about oddities around the world published an article with wonderful photos of some unusual places to stay around the world.

And then from the Korea Herald a listing of the World’s 8 Most Unusual Hotels.  All fun!