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Barkwells, The Dog Lovers' Vacation Retreat

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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
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Hampstead, North Carolina
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Had a great family vacation and enjoyed the scenery and country air, however the owner/ manager ? at Barkwells, Michael needs to have a little more consideration and tolerance for dog behavior. I would think these guys would have learned to deal with all types of dog personalities by now being that the entire facility is geared towards animals. The... More

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Hampstead, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The accomadations were great! We loved the cabins and grounds. We especially enjoyed the picnic area and enjoyed a family cookout while our dogs enjoyed the pond and grounds. The location was great and the cabin was well stocked with things needed for our week stay. The maintenance man was very helpful and well maintained our hot tub. We were... More

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Glenn Dale, Maryland, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We just stayed a week at Barkwell's in Mills River, NC and couldn't have been more pleased. We had two Golden Retriever's who were just over 1 yr old and an 11 yr old Westie. We stayed in the Snicker's cabin. Almost everything you’d need for your visit was there at the cabin; linens, towels (for both humans and pets),... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The management scolded us because they said our dogs were barking too much. They're named BARKwells! Do yourself a favor and go to an actual dog hotel that has fences that dogs can't dig under and management that tolerates dogs that bark.

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Dunedin, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I recently stayed at the Diva Cabin at Barkwells with some friends and our 5 dogs. I cannot begin to describe the joy and freedom that my dog Jessie experienced while there and I felt the same watching her find her inner dog. She was free to roam and romp the fenced-in 6 acres (with supervision) and I never worried... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

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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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
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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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