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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 2013
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed at the Fisher cabin for a week with our two dogs and couldn't have been happier. The cabin was beautiful. It had everything we (dogs and people) could need. The best part was not having to worry about the dogs. The cabin had its own fenced in yard and the entire property was also fenced in. One of... More

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If anyone knows a better place to stay with your dog, please let me know. We tried a 3rd cabin (Snickers) and it was great, but Lacey is our favorite so far based on floor plan and being close to the lake. Our dogs had a blast exploring the property, although not too many other dogs out and about on... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

If you have occasion to visit Asheville, NC and want to take your dogs on the trip, you could not pick a better place to stay. Our dogs think of it as much their vacation as ours. To net out the benefits: Friendly owners and staff; cottages clean; well maintained; cozy; fully equipped; grounds for dogs maintained well; and lots... More

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Davenport, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

We visited specifically for the puppy. Our springer loved the 8 acre fenced in property she wanted to go out all the time. Each cabin also has a fenced in side yard so you can let the puppy out by herself. The back deck can be continuously open to the side yard or closed off. The rest of the 8... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

We and our fur kids love it here. The dogs always have a great time, meeting new fur kid friends, and getting exhausted. Very safe, pleasant, and fun. GREAT locations - plenty of places to see and take the dogs on hikes, to nearby parks, and only 20 minutes to downtown Asheville. Our 4th time, and we will be back

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

Just returned from my fifth stay at Barkwells. 100 stars would not be enough! Snickers cabin has become like a second home for us...it is extremely comfortable, very well appointed, has a superb convenient location and is so clean you could eat off the floor (and I'm a total clean freak!). The entire property is safe and secure for dogs... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013 via mobile

What a wonderful place for dog lovers. Accommodations are excellent. Our pup is exhausted from playing and swimming. The cabin is clean and everything one needs is provided for human guests and pets. Doggie doors are found in each cabin and also each cabin has it's own fenced in back yard. The grounds are clean, about 8 acres for dogs... More

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

This was our 2nd visit to Barkwells, and I hope to return again soon. This is a great place to stay with your dog(s) - lots of fun for them to have on the property and more fun isn't far away (Blue Ridge Parkway, Chimney Rock, US 276 in Pisgah National Forest, etc.). Also, civilization is close by although you... More

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Highland, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

Barkwell's turned out to be even better than we expected. It is a perfect location for dog lovers to vacation with their furry friends! We celebrated our 50th anniversary at Lacy's cabin. It was spacious, clean & very convenient. Having a washer & dryer allowed us to do up all our laundry before leaving and unpack clean clothes back home.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

This is a wonderful, dog-friendly, retreat. The cabins are beautiful, ultra clean, and set up to make living and playing with your pups perfect. Dogs run free and play on the beautiful fenced in grounds and lake. The people accommodations are great too.

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Additional Information about Barkwells, The Dog Lovers' Vacation Retreat

Also Known As:
Barkwells, The Dog Lovers` Vacation Retreat Hotel Mills River
Barkwells, The Dog Lovers` Vacation Retreat Hotel
Address: 290 Lance Road, Mills River, NC 28759
Location: United States > North Carolina > Mills River
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Specialty lodging in Mills River
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
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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