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Barkwells, The Dog Lovers' Vacation Retreat

290 Lance Road, Mills River, NC 28759
Barkwells, The Dog Lovers' Vacation Retreat
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was the best vacation. We had our fur babies, plenty of open space to run and a safe environment to leave the fur babies so the people could explore the surrounding area. The staff is awesome, helpful and just downright welcoming. Thanks for the best vacation see you in the spring.

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Barkwells, Owner at Barkwells, The Dog Lovers' Vacation Retreat, responded to this review

We are so glad you visited Barkwells, enjoyed your time, and felt like your fur kids were safe! We are very much looking forward to welcoming you back in the spring! Ellen + Michael More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I loved this place! The owners are incredibly nice as are all the staff. The cabin was spotless, the grounds immaculate and the setting so peaceful. It is built for dogs to enjoy and my dogs had a great time. They got to run, swim and hang out. Barkwells is about 20 mins from Asheville so we also got to... More 

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Barkwells, Owner at Barkwells, The Dog Lovers' Vacation Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We are delighted that you and your dogs enjoyed the cabins, grounds, and much of what the area has to offer. We look forward to welcoming you again and are more than willing to assist with recommendations for new things to do in the area on your return trip. Ellen + Michael More 

Southeast
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We absolutely love Barkwells! It's our go-to vacation place. We rented the Lacey cabin this time, and brought our daughter and son-in-law, along with our 100 lb. dog. We all had a fabulous time, having plenty of space and enjoying the cabin and grounds and the adjacent area. Our dog loves running off leash with other dogs and visiting the... More 

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Barkwells, Owner at Barkwells, The Dog Lovers' Vacation Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you your review and all the kind words. We are so pleased you find the cabins comfortable and well stocked...and especially that your sweet pooch enjoys herself so much too! We sincerely thank you for continuing to choose Barkwells for your mountain vacations! Ellen & Michael More 

Charlotte
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We have been to Barkwells roughly 10 times. We have spent Thanksgiving and Christmas there in the past and Michael and Elllen make sure it festive in each cabin. Our pup, Eli a yellow lab and Bandit a Border Collie mix just love it. They interact with other dogs and since both are real people dogs they love the people.... More 

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Barkwells, Owner at Barkwells, The Dog Lovers' Vacation Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and being a guest of ours many, many times. We are so happy that you enjoy Diva's cabin and feel like any issues you have are resolved quickly. We look forward to seeing you, Eli, and Bandit soon! Sincerely, Ellen & Michael More 

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Barkwells was the best time we have had in a long time!! Having two dogs limits us on vacations. A good freind recommended Barkwells. So we went online and checked it out. We stayed in the Snickers cabin. It was perfect for the 2 of us and our dogs. Our dogs were in heaven they loved the freedom they had... More 

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Barkwells, Owner at Barkwells, The Dog Lovers' Vacation Retreat, responded to this review

We are so glad you had a good time at Barkwells. Thank you for your review. It's wonderful to hear that you and the dogs enjoyed Snickers. We look forward to seeing you next year! Sincerely, Ellen & Michael More 

Denver, North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

This is our second visit to Barkwells and it will become an annual trip. My husband and our three K9's absolutely love this place. With it's immaculate cabins, each more perfect than the last, all the thoughtful and well thought out amenities, hot tub, plenty of fluffy white towels for both humans and K9's, sheets for the furniture should your... More 

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Barkwells, Owner at Barkwells, The Dog Lovers' Vacation Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and saying so many kind things about your Barkwells experience. We are so glad you feel at home here and find everything you need for an enjoyable stay. We look forward to seeing you next year! Sincerely, Ellen & Michael More 

East Coast
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Barkwells is an amazing place to stay. Clean cabins fully stocked , close to many exciting attractions. Staff is awesome, very accomadating. Our dog could run and exercise and play with the other pups. It was so nice we hardly left our cabin. Scenery is breathtaking. We can't wait to go back..Ingles Grocery Store 5 minutes away.

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Barkwells, Owner at Barkwells, The Dog Lovers' Vacation Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We are so glad you found Barkwells to be a good retreat for you and your dog and that you found everything you needed in the cabin. Please come back again. Sincerely, Ellen & Michael More 

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 September 14, 2014

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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Barkwells, Owner at Barkwells, The Dog Lovers' Vacation Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and kind words. We are so pleased you had a relaxing time, found the location to be convenient, and the cabins accommodating. We hope to see you again! Sincerely, Ellen & Michael More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

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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Barkwells, Owner at Barkwells, The Dog Lovers' Vacation Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. We are thrilled you've found us and thank you for being part of Barkwells! We look forward to seeing you next time. Ellen + Michael More 

Candler, North Carolina
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58 reviews 58 reviews
3 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

We stayed there with our two special needs dogs while we were planning our new home and during our move to Asheville. Each time we stayed at least four nights. It's relaxing, quiet, peaceful and so clean! The dogs loved having their very own fenced in vacation yard at the cabin. It's difficult for them to navigate the large area... More 

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Barkwells, Owner at Barkwells, The Dog Lovers' Vacation Retreat, responded to this review

We appreciate you staying at Barkwells during your transition. Thank you for your kind words and welcome officially to WNC! Ellen + Michael 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): $$$
Number of rooms: 7
Also Known As:
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