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Barkwells, The Dog Lovers' Vacation Retreat

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290 Lance Rd, Mills River, NC 28759-3884
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#1 of 3 Specialty lodging in Mills River
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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.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Hot tub
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Non-smoking hotel
Picnic area
Self-serve laundry
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Air conditioning
Kitchenette
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Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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shellk71 wrote a review Jul 2020
Charleston, South Carolina99 contributions25 helpful votes
Just got back from our 3rd trip. Covid kept us from doing much in the area but that's okay. It's wonderful to be able to get away with the whole family. Another great trip. Quiet, tucked away, and the digs even acted like the enjoyed their baths before we left.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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Robin M wrote a review Jun 2020
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Barkwells is an amazing place to stay! And they are completely on top of extra cleaning and precautions to make your stay worry-free during the covid pandemic. Every cabin is private and you have your own fenced-in yard. The grounds themselves are expansive and it's very easy to practice social-distancing here. Even when all of the cabins are rented out, it's unlikely you'll run into many people since everyone has their own schedules and there's so much open space. And no need to worry about cleaning- our cabin was spotless (as always), plus they are doing extra cleaning on high-touch surfaces, etc. If you book a cabin right now, you can be reassured it will sit empty for 24 hours between your stay and the previous guests. When we arrived, they also had the windows open and ceiling fans going to circulate fresh air into the cabin. They have temporarily changed the check-in time to a little later and the check-out earlier, but that is only because staff need additional time to do the special cleaning, so it's all worth it. But do make sure you are okay with those times before you book. I loved our vacation to Barkwells and we can't wait to return. Our pup was tuckered out- he slept the whole car ride home. It was the relaxing vacation we needed after so many stressful months!
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Date of stay: June 2020
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kmadd21 wrote a review Feb 2020
Jacksonville, Florida2 contributions1 helpful vote
We went up for a weekend and had a wonderful time. The cabin was exceptional, the grounds were amazing, and personal touches from the staff were great! Our dogs had so much fun running around and it made for a great vacation. We will absolutely be staying here again and want to bring friends!!! Highly, highly recommend!
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Barkwells, General Manager at Barkwells, The Dog Lovers' Vacation Retreat
Responded Mar 2, 2020
Thank you for your review of your recent visit. We are delighted that you had a wonderful experience and love to hear that your dogs had such a great time. We hope to see you and your family again soon and YES please tell your friends about us!
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Marie L wrote a review Jan 2020
Charlotte, North Carolina7 contributions1 helpful vote
This was my first time to Barkwells and will NOT be my last!!! This is by far the most dog friendly place I’ve ever been too with even designated dog sheets so they can be on the couch next to you and keep things tidy. The house was spotless and I was shocked how big Bo’s Hideaway yard was!! My two English Bulldogs loved exploring their yard and the huge common area. A lovely wine and treat was left for the humans and yummy dog treats for my kids! ❤️🐾❤️🐾 already planning my next trip to Barkwells!!!
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Barkwells, General Manager at Barkwells, The Dog Lovers' Vacation Retreat
Responded Jan 23, 2020
Thank you for taking the time to review your recent visit. We love hearing from our guests (both two and four legged) that they had a wonderful visit. Bo's Hideaway has a great yard and we are so happy that your fur babies enjoyed it. We wish you a warm winter and look forward to seeing you again at Barkwells.
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dkwspeech wrote a review Jan 2020
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This was my first trip to Barkwells. My friends go a couple of times a year. The attention to detail was amazing. Cabins are immaculate and comfortable and were beautifully decorated for the holidays. The dogs love the pond and large, safe fenced property. Good location to take daily hikes on beautiful state and national forests. Highly recommend. I can’t wait to return.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Response from Barkwells, Manager at Barkwells, The Dog Lovers' Vacation Retreat
Responded Jan 23, 2020
Thank you for your review of your recent visit. We are delighted that you had a great visit and found the property and surrounding area accommodating. We love when our guests tell their friends about us and then their friends end up guests as well. We wish you the very best and look forward to seeing you again at Barkwells.
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PRICE RANGE
$345 - $468 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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barkwells, the dog lovers` vacation retreat hotel mills river
LOCATION
United StatesNorth CarolinaNorth Carolina MountainsMills River
NUMBER OF ROOMS
8
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Frequently Asked Questions about Barkwells, The Dog Lovers' Vacation Retreat
Which popular attractions are close to Barkwells, The Dog Lovers' Vacation Retreat?
Nearby attractions include FOX-N-OTTER (4.7 miles), Regal Cinemas Biltmore Grande Stadium 15 & RPX (4.6 miles), and Feed and Seed (3.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Barkwells, The Dog Lovers' Vacation Retreat?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and a hot tub.
Which room amenities are available at Barkwells, The Dog Lovers' Vacation Retreat?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
Is parking available at Barkwells, The Dog Lovers' Vacation Retreat?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Barkwells, The Dog Lovers' Vacation Retreat?
Conveniently located restaurants include Sierra Nevada Brewery, Rocky's Hot Chicken Shack, and 12 Bones Smokehouse South.
Are pets allowed at Barkwells, The Dog Lovers' Vacation Retreat?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Barkwells, The Dog Lovers' Vacation Retreat?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Biltmore (8.5 miles).
Is Barkwells, The Dog Lovers' Vacation Retreat accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.