Surprise recognition helps the already booming business

COTTONWOOD, ID - TripAdvisor, the world's largest travel site, announced the top ten quirkiest accommodations in the United States, and a larger than life beagle in cottonwood claimed a top spot.

Cottonwood, Idaho's Dog Bark Park Inn was built from the ground up by husband and wife owners, Dennis Sullivan and Frances Conklin. Frances says that her husband continues to add quirky pieces of art each year, and that this surprise recognition helps the already booming business.

"Our phone has been busy, we're getting lots of booking request and order so of course it's fantastic for business when this happens," said Conklin. "We really have people that come from every corner of the world."

Visitors from as far away as Australia, England and the British isles have travelled to spend a night in the Dog Bark Park Inn. And if you want to stay in the one place where sleeping in the doghouse is a good thing.