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    Barkwells, The Dog Lovers' Vacation Retreat

    290 Lance Rd, Mills River, NC 28759-3884
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    Overview
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    • Average1%
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    “fenced yard” (15 reviews)
    “dog towels” (13 reviews)
    “run free” (8 reviews)
    Free Wifi
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    1 - 5 of 208 reviews

    Reviewed 1 week ago

    This was my fifth trip to Barkwells and it truly gets better every time. The cabins are spotless, the grounds are beautiful, and the staff is wonderful. They are constantly making upgrades, so instead of deteriotating over the years, it gets better every year! My...More

    Thank Doglover102
    Reviewed 1 week ago

    My husband and I brought our two Australian Shepherds to Barkwells for a week in July. It was our first visit, and while I was pretty certain the week would be good, I wasn't prepared for how fantastic it was. The property is beautiful (we...More

    Thank Kara P
    Reviewed 1 week ago

    We have been to Barkwells about five times, and each time we have stayed in the Fisher cabin. The dogs, Stella and Brady, know we are on vacation as soon as we let them out of the car and they are free to run around...More

    Thank CarolinaLakes
    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    When first read reviews of this place, my first thought was that it couldn't be as perfect as people had written. I was wrong! It is wonderful, everything was great. Beautiful accommodations, landscaping, friendly people, loved the fact that our dogs were so happy. Cannot...More

    Thank mbai920
    Response from Barkwells, General Manager at Barkwells, The Dog Lovers' Vacation RetreatResponded 2 weeks ago

    Thank you for taking the time to leave a review about your vacation at Barkwells. We are so happy to hear that we lived up to the expectations that you have and we are delighted that you are returning again in the spring. We wish...More

    Reviewed June 20, 2017

    Your dog will have them time of his or her life, while you get to relax and enjoy watching them have fun. The property itself is gorgeous with beautiful landscaping and views. Your dog will love meeting new friends, running free, and swimming in the...More

    Thank krishale23
    Response from Barkwells, General Manager at Barkwells, The Dog Lovers' Vacation RetreatResponded 2 weeks ago

    Thank you for taking the time to review our property. We are delighted to hear that you found the cabin to be stocked with everything that you needed and that you had a great experience. We try to think of everything that makes vacationing with...More

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    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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    • Free Parking
    • Room amenities
    • Air Conditioning
    • Refrigerator in room
    • Microwave
    • Things to do
    • Hot Tub
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    • Price range
    • $210 - $310 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Room types
    • Kitchenette ,
    • Family Rooms ,
    • Non-Smoking Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 8
    • Location
    • United States >
    • North Carolina >
    • North Carolina Mountains >
    • Mills River
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    • Barkwells, The Dog Lovers` Vacation Retreat Hotel Mills River
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    Brian L
    April 25, 2017|
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    Response from DavidandKarenTampaFl | Reviewed this property |
    About 30 minutes from Barkwells.
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    March 8, 2016|
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    Response from 10Yankee |
    Closest is Ingles, very nice supermarket. Barkwells supplies starter filters, so don't worry about bringing any with you. They also have salt & pepper, little half & half containers, cooking spray, cleaning supplies, laundry... More
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