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
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!
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.