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Barkwells, The Dog Lovers' Vacation Retreat

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Shalimar, Florida
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is our second visit to Barkwell's and it certainly won't be our last - we're already booked for next year, and a longer stay. It would be a great vacation even if you didn't have dogs, but with dogs - we have two smooth Collies - it's an absolute blast. The cabins are really luxury and set up for...

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Shalimar, Florida
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived in mid April for a 9 day stay, having stayed at Barkwell's the previous April. Once again we were in "Bo's Hideaway" cabin but it had some changes to it since we were last there. The sunroom was removed and a large covered back porch was there in its place. This also put the hot tub under cover....

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

Thank you for taking the time leave a review about your recent stay at our property. We enjoyed having you back and we are so happy to hear that you liked the changes to the cabin. We know that the covered porch is a great thing to have on those rainy days. We are happy to hear that you were...

Reviewed 14 April 2017

Well, this place exceeded all expectations. The cabin was immaculate and the attention to detail was beyond belief. Every possible amenity was considered, detailed instructions were provided, and every comfort and convenience offered. The property itself is exceptionally well maintained and both the private yard with our cabin and the public area with pond were beautiful. The entire property is...

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

Thank you for taking the time to review our property. We are so happy to hear that you had a great visit. We strive to cover all the details so that when you arrive you need to only be concerned with relaxing and having a wonderful visit. Thank you for the feedback and we look forward to seeing you again.

north charleston, sc
Reviewed 13 April 2017

This is our 10th visit in 7 years. There is truly no place I would rather vacation and being able to take our 'children' is just icing on the cake. This year we shared that our cabin would be celebrating 2 birthdays and 2 anniversaries. The staff were so gracious...they truly made it a special time for us. The cabin...

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

Thank you for taking the time to give a review of your recent stay. We are always happy to hear that we surpassed our guests' expectations. We enjoyed having you here and so glad to hear that your visit was a special experience. We look forward to seeing you again in October.

Fort Mitchell, Kentucky
Reviewed 7 April 2017

We are repeat visitors, and even more impressed this time around, since it lived up to the memory of our first wonderful stay in Diva Cabin last summer. We stayed in Peppermint Patti cabin this time, and booked it again today for this October! It is unique for its location at the end of the lane, the secluded and semi-private...

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

Thank you for your Five Wags review of Barkwells. We are delighted that you had a great visit and that you enjoyed staying in Peppermint Patty this time. Our goal is to ensure a relaxing and wonderful experience for all of our guests (2 and 4 legged) and we are so happy that you had that experience. We look forward...

deep south
Reviewed 6 April 2017

What a wonderful place! We came in January and then again in March with our elderly girl, wanting to have a bucket list experience. It was truly everything I could have hoped for. Bee had the best time, chasing birds, exploring the grounds off leash (with me nearby), watching the chickens and goats and even socializing with the young whippersnapper...

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

Thank you for your review of our property. We are delighted that you had a wonderful visit and that Bee filled her days here with great memories made for her family. Our goal is to make vacationing with your fur babies an easy and relaxing experience. It's great to hear from our wonderful guests that we are meeting the mark....

Sanford, North Carolina
Reviewed 29 March 2017

Barkwells is a great place for your dogs, mine loved the yard and the meadow with the pond. I have 3 one of them, is an escape artist and all she does is roam the fence line looking for escape places luckily she didn't find or create any. With that said I can only imaging the amount of care the...

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

Thank you for your review of our property. We are so happy that you had a great visit and found the property to be exactly what you were hoping for. We are also happy to hear that there were no escapes! We strive to ensure the safety of all of our guests, two and four legged. We hope that you...

Sanford, North Carolina
Reviewed 29 March 2017

Barkwells is a wonderful vacation place for you and your dogs. The cabins come with absolutely everything you need, you don't even need to bring towels for your dogs. Doggie gates, Doggie doors, fenced yards, and really nice furnishings for the people as well. The property is lovely and very well maintained, landscaped beautifully. The meadow and pond are fantastic,...

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

Thank you for your review of our property. We are delighted to hear from our guests that we covered everything to make their vacation a relaxing and fun experience. We hope that you make Barkwells your yearly vacation destination!! We look forward to seeing you again!

Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

Best place ever for your whole family member to enjoy including furmembers. I'd move in if I could! Imagine a dog park with no issues, plenty of room to run, play, and even swim. Now imagine yourself living there! It exceeded all of our expectations and we can't wait to go back!

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

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review about our property. We are so happy that you enjoyed your visit. We have added many new items over the winter months and we are sure you will be pleased when you return. This includes a new dog wash for our four legged guests, an expanded beach, and ceiling fans...

Staunton, Virginia
Reviewed 5 January 2017

This is such a hard review to write because I have completely mixed emotions about Barkwells. My father and I and our three dogs stayed there for a week over Christmas and absolutely loved the experience. The cabin, property, attention to detail - it was wonderful. Before we left we had already booked another visit in June. However, upon return...

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

We appreciate your comments and are glad you and your father enjoyed your stay at Barkwells. We strive to ensure that every Barkwells guest, both two and four legged, has a wonderful experience. We are sorry that you feel our decision was unwarranted. We are very mindful regarding the best interests of our guests and staff and our decision was...

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Hot Tub
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  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
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 

Additional Information about Barkwells, The Dog Lovers' Vacation Retreat

Address: 290 Lance Rd, Mills River, NC 28759-3884
Region: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Mountains > Mills River
Price Range: RM902 - RM1,332 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
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