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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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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Asheville, North Carolina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our cabin was CLEAN. BIG porches are great for relaxing. The place is QUIET. The location is CONVENIENT to Asheville. The FACILITIES are well kept and they offer everything for you and your dog. The OWNERS/STAFF are always near and available. Not a surprised they have so many 5.0 reviews.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were always stressed about having to board our 4-legged family members when we wanted to get away. Then we found Barkwells several years ago and now the whole family gets to get-a-way. We love Barkwells; and appreciate Ellen and Michael's sharing their piece of heaven with us. The dogs love being able to run the vast property, swimming, and... More

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Decatur, Georgia, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My family along with 5 other families have stayed here for at least the past 4 Labor Day weekends. The cabins are lovely and spotless. The kitchens are well stocked, unlike many other cabins where I've stayed before. The setting is picturesque and our dogs had a blast roaming the big yard and pond. Plus there are so many fun... More

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Hampstead, North Carolina
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Asheville
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks 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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4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

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
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

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 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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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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