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You have to drive into the foothills outside the small town of Emmett to find the Frozen Dog Digs Bed & Breakfast in Idaho. It is Emmett's only bed and breakfast and has been visited by many world travelers as well as B&B fans who say this place is unique!Jon Elsberry is the builder, owner, chef, welder, and landscaper of this multi-level rambling structure. The lowest level features a putting green; the second level houses a spa, three fountains, an outside TV and stereo, and a perfect atmosphere for weddings and receptions.
Traveling inside, next level up is a bar and recreation room filled with sports memorabilia from Idaho and around the world. The fourth level is where Jon creates his culinary masterpieces. Having previously worked in Emmett's orchards, Jon is conscious of seasonal fruits and, as chief chef, incorporates them in his varied gourmet breakfasts...don't sleep in and miss them! This level also has a music memorabilia room, a children's library with original Dick & Jane prints, and a secret door that leads to the racquetball court.
It is only five minutes away from boating and water skiing at Black Canyon Dam and one hour away from Boise (Idaho's capital city).
Frozen Dog Digs
4325 Frozen Dog Road
Emmett, Idaho 83617
Marsha Werle is a Seed.com contributor.
On your next trip out West, forget about Colorado or California. Visitors in the know are heading for Idaho. There's lot more here than potatoes. In fact, the state's wild, unspoiled terrain is dotted with natural wonders, a intriguing range of activities and loads of hidden finds. Wondering where to kick off your Idaho adventure? Give these five great sights a look:
Craters Of The Moon National Monument
You feel you might be on the moon's surface at Craters of the Moon National Monument, covering 618 square miles of desolate volcanic wasteland bearing lava tube caves and cinder cones southwest of Arco. Apollo Astronauts visited in 1969 to practice exploring the moon. The visitor's center has exhibits and films. Take a hike on one of the many trails or enjoy the stark scenery along a 7-mile loop drive. Admission: $8 autos, $4 cycles or by foot, under 15 free. Campsites are available.
Hagerman Fossil Beds
More than 200 specimens of the Hagerman Horse, along with mastodons and saber-toothed cats are still being found at the Hagerman Fossil Beds, a quarry north of Buhl. Be ready to do some walking but no digging. A couple of miles away, the Hagerman Valley Historical Museum houses this zebra-sized replica which has become Idaho's state fossil. Kids can apply hands-on activities with the pre-historic displays and sign up to be a ranger. Donations are welcomed. Hours: May-October, Wednesday-Sunday, 1-4; November-April, Saturday-Sunday, 1-4.