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Barkwells, The Dog Lovers' Vacation Retreat

290 Lance Road, Mills River, NC 28759
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Barkwells, The Dog Lovers' Vacation Retreat
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Charlotte, North Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great concept .......I have not found a better place for dog lovers to spend quality time with friends, family and their furry kids. 7 great cabins, well equipped and very clean plus a large common area, very secure for the pups. Love it

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Lexington, Kentucky
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been here 3 times now and they always get it right. The cabins are lovely, adorably appointed, and the acreage is perfect for the dogs to roam! Ours always enjoy the pond and saying hello to the chickens. Barkwells is close to lots of awesome hikes, mountains, and waterfalls. I forgot to pack a few things but no... More

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Duncansville, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went on our first visit to Barkwells for a four day stay and thoroughly enjoyed it. We stayed in Baxter, which was very clean and comfortable. We enjoyed exploring the beautiful grounds with the dogs on several walks each day. We were able to go see the sights around Asheville or go out for lunch or dinner knowing that... More

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Sebastian, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just got back from NC where we spent 3 nights at Barkwells. It was so relaxing, the cabin was immaculate and had everything we could have needed. Wished we'd booked more nights and next year we will. Our 2 dogs loved running around the beautiful lake and grounds. I have only great things to say about Barkwells

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Leland, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our first visit to Asheville and Barkwells. Our two dogs had a great time walking and running around the lake, playing with each other and the other dogs at the resort. They also enjoyed watching the other dogs and people while sitting on the cabin's deck overlooking the lake. We have nothing but great things to say about... More

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Atlanta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We've stayed at Barkwells many times and always go back for more. Lacey's is a great cozy cabin, has a higher privacy fence for those jumpers like mine, and easy ramp to door for the mobility impaired. It was my mother's first time to Barkwells & Asheville and as expected she loved every minute of it. She hardly ever left... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

My dog absolutely loves coming here. We have been three times now and plan on going every year if we can. The owners and staff are very helpful, they keep all the cabins and grounds in great condition. The cabins contain everything you could possibly need for you and your dog. The hot tubs and rocking chairs on the outside... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Our second stay at Barkwells and it was, impossibly, even better than the first time. Stayed at Snicker's last time and at Fisher's this time. The "cabins" are actually beautifully decorated log homes and each has wonderful amenities. Doggie towels and sheets are provided (as are linens for people). There was even local coffee for the coffeemaker. We loved watching... More

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Davenport, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Molly loves to be able to run off-leash and had many companions this past week. Enjoyed the amenities like the direct TV and the spa on the porch. Provided dog towels and sheets for pet use! Dog dishes and beds were there. I even found a collander to make spagetti. Comfortable recliners in the living room. Stayed at Diva for... More

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Wichita, Kansas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

We stayed at Fisher's cabin and it was wonderful. The cabin was very homey and we had everything we needed. The hot tub and fireplace were great on the cooler nights. The common area with the pond was nice and my son loved fishing and running around. The dogs loved meeting and playing with other dogs and exploring the grounds.... More

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Additional Information about Barkwells, The Dog Lovers' Vacation Retreat

Address: 290 Lance Road, Mills River, NC 28759
Location: United States > North Carolina > Mills River
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Also Known As:
Barkwells, The Dog Lovers` Vacation Retreat Hotel Mills River

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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Wheelchair access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Run. Swim. Play. You and your four-legged friends can roam over eight rolling fenced acres or splash into the pond. Fully equipped and furnished vacation homes with hot tub, fireplace, luxurious beds, private fenced yard, dog door, gated porch. Every comfort and convenience of home, but far away from every day.20 minutes from downtown Asheville, Hendersonville, Brevard and Biltmore Estate in the heart of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. Come. Sit. Stay. ... more   less 
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