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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
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Charlotte
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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Denver, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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East Coast
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Asheville, North Carolina
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5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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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Candler, North Carolina
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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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 4 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
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

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 August 17, 2014

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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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): $$$
Number of rooms: 7
Also Known As:
Barkwells, The Dog Lovers` Vacation Retreat Hotel Mills River

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