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Barkwells, The Dog Lovers' Vacation Retreat

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Salisbury, North Carolina
Reviewed 11 September 2015

This was our first vacation taking our dogs with us. We heard good things about Barkwells but was still unsure on what to expect. Barkwells exceeded our expectations. It was a great vacation for us and the dogs too. The cabin was clean, the other guests were friendly and the dogs had a blast. I didn't think they would go...

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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 of our property. We are so happy that you had a wonderful experience and we look forward to seeing you again in the future. We hope that you have a wonderful Fall season. Sincerely, Kim Smith

Reviewed 8 September 2015 via mobile

We came with are 2 dogs Tobias and Bruno. They had a blast staying here. The pictures for this place don't do it justice. The dogs had freedom to run abound and play with others dogs staying there. We had a one problem staying here and that wAs trying to get the boys outing the pond! Lol there is no...

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

Thank you for the wonderful review of our property. We are so happy that your boys had a great visit. You have amazing dogs and we enjoyed having you all here. We look forward to seeing you again and hope that you have a wonderful Fall season. Sincerely, Kim Smith

Reviewed 4 September 2015 via mobile

What an awesome place to vacation with your dog. The cabins are spotless, the grounds beautiful and the staff is outstanding. Bobbi guided me to DuPont for a day of hiking and Holland was informative and friendly. You meet the nicest dog parents and my labradoodle Ty had a great time running with Pete, Archie, Toby and many more pets.

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

Thank you for your warm review of our property. We are happy that you had a great experience and appreciate you taking the time to tell others about our property. We hope to see you again soon. Sincerely, Kim Smith

Raleigh
Reviewed 30 August 2015

There are simply no words to describe how lucky we feel to have found Barkwells! My husband and I are true dog people and wanted to celebrate our 15th Wedding anniversary with them since we actually met through our dogs 16 years ago. (different ones back then, lol). This was our first trip to Barkwells and we stayed at Fisher's...

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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 us such a wonderful review. It was so great meeting you both and your fur babies. Still sorry that you had the tire issue but thankful that Smith Tire was nearby and able to help. You are a valued guest and part of the Barkwells family now. We look forward to seeing...

Cedar Rapids
Reviewed 21 August 2015

This was our first visit to Barkwells. We expected a lot, based on the reviews, and we were not disappointed. The grounds are beautiful, the cabins are wonderful...super clean and uncluttered. We especially appreciated that there were no air fresheners or perfumed products used in the cabins. AND the owners make it easy to recycle! We're used to hauling our...

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

Thank you for leaving us such a warm review. We are so happy to know that you had a great experience with us and we hope to see you again. Sincerely, Kim Smith

Southport, North Carolina
Reviewed 10 August 2015 via mobile

We absolutely loved Barkwells! This was our first visit and we will be back. Our dog really enjoyed being off leash and making new dog and human friends. The cabin was wonderful, beautiful, clean and very well equipped including ceiling fans and a hot tub on the deck. Really impressed that the owners are on site and visible, very nice...

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

Dear foodandwiner, We are so glad you loved your first visit to Barkwells and found the cabins and grounds enjoyable. Looking forward to welcoming you back! Warmest regards, Ellen + Michael Winner

Saint Simons Island, Georgia
Reviewed 29 July 2015

Barkwells is the perfect vacation rental for people and dogs! My 2 Shelties loved their private space and I loved the amenities, peace and quiet and location of this lovely place. I will be returning!

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

Dear Denise T, Thank you for timing to leave a review! We are so glad that you and your beautiful Shelties had a great time and we can't wait to welcome you back! Warmest regards, Ellen + Michael Winner

Auburndale, Florida
Reviewed 20 July 2015

This was our third visit to Barkwells and as usual, everything was perfect. We had "Bo's Hideaway" this time. It was spacious and had and extremely large fenced yard for our three dogs to safely explore. The entire property is awesome, and the staff is very friendly and helpful. A special shout out to Holland, one of the staff, who...

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

Dear Kimberly S, We are so glad you enjoyed the big yard at Bo's Hideaway. It is definitely great for 3 dogs! Thank you for taking the time to leave a review and for your loyalty to Barkwells. We can't wait for your return, as well☺ Warmest regards, Ellen + Michael Winner

Durham, North Carolina
Reviewed 20 July 2015

Dog Heaven and Haven. Our Goldens loved it here! Our puppy learned to swim and both had a blast chasing the ball on land and water. The cabin was clean, comfortable and quiet. While you feel like you are in the middle of nowhere, you are actually minutes from town. Can't wait to go again!

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

Dear Melinda B, We are so glad you and your Goldens had a great visit to Barkwells! What a sweet memory that your puppy learned to swim in Fisher Lake:) Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We can't wait to welcome you back! Warmest regards, Michael + Ellen Winner

South Carolina
Reviewed 17 July 2015

This was our third visit and we are more impressed each time we go. There is so much to love about Barkwells. It is a unique concept - where everything is done to make sure dogs and people have the best vacation. It is just amazing how much effort is put into getting all the amenities that will make everyone...

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

Dear Doglover102, Thank you for your review! We strive to provide a wonderful environment for our guests and it is so nice to hear that we are succeeding. If we ever don't meet your expectations, please let us know so we may fix it. We can't wait to welcome you back next year! Warmest regards, Ellen + Michael Winner

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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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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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