The Origin of Frozen Dog

The origin of “Frozen Dog” is traced to Colonel William C. Hunter, an early Emmett settler who planted orchards on a ranch he called the Frozen Dog. In the 1880s he moved to Kansas City and began publishing a fictitious Idaho newspaper called the Howling Wolf. He also wrote a book entitled Frozen Dog Tales.

In his youth the builder/owner of the Digs worked in the Frozen Dog orchards. Years later while teaching English in the Outback of Australia, he discovered “Digs”means lodging/home. He went on to teach his way around the world and later also traveled extensively as a businessman, and wherever the owner journeyed, he sought out bed and breakfasts for their inherent warm hospitality. The Frozen Dog Digs continues that fine tradition.

The Frozen Dog Digs is as unique as its name. Not a typical Victorian-style B&B, the Digs is a modern handcrafted tri-level tudor/ranch structure nestled into the famous Emmett valley foothills. Seasonal fruit from the local orchards and gardens complement the chef's entree that varies daily. Stay 30 days and taste 30 different gourmet breakfasts!

Looking North from the West End of the Front Porch:

The soothing sounds of the 10-foot-high, three-stream waterfalls is a call of nature. Various native and migrating birds also stop by to preen and enjoy the sunsets. The waterfalls is constructed of fossilized Three Rivers rock from Central Idaho, which is similar in color to the rock from the distant flat-topped Little Butte and nearby legendary Squaw Butte.