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    Barkwells, The Dog Lovers' Vacation Retreat

    290 Lance Rd, Mills River, NC 28759-3884
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    Traveller (246)
    Room & Suite (53)
    Pool & Beach (7)
    Overview
    • Excellent95%
    • Very good2%
    • Average1%
    • Poor1%
    • Terrible1%
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    “fenced yard” (16 reviews)
    “dog towels” (14 reviews)
    Free Wifi
    Free Parking
    Air Conditioning
    Hot Tub
    Non-Smoking Rooms
    Family Rooms
    Kitchenette
    Pets Allowed
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    1 - 5 of 213 reviews

    Reviewed 30 October 2017

    We just returned last week from a 10 night stay in Barkwells's Fisher cabin. Prior to that, we had not taken a vacation in over 6 years as it was just too difficult to travel with our 4 large dogs and we could not bear...More

    Thank Scottie W
    Response from Barkwells, General Manager at Barkwells, The Dog Lovers' Vacation RetreatResponded 2 November 2017

    Thank you so much for taking the time to review your recent visit to Barkwells. We are delighted to heat that you had a great visit and that your fur babies left here smiling. We wish you a wonderful holiday season and look forward to...More

    Reviewed 20 October 2017

    This is seriously the most amazing place ever! I read about Barkwells in a magazine article about trips to take with your dogs & I've been dreaming about coming for 2 years. We just finished staying 5 nights in Peppermint Patty with our 3 Frenchies...More

    Thank Vanessa H
    Response from Barkwells, General Manager at Barkwells, The Dog Lovers' Vacation RetreatResponded 2 November 2017

    Thank you for taking time to review our property. We are so happy that you had a wonderful visit! We have a variety of doggies that visit Barkwells through out the year, many repeat guests and also many first time guests. Our first time guests...More

    Reviewed 11 September 2017

    We loved our stay with our 2 active dogs. It was great to let them run and play without fear of them getting lost, and they loved the water. It was so convenient to be able to bathe them after their play time! We spent...More

    Thank Jennifer C
    Response from Barkwells, General Manager at Barkwells, The Dog Lovers' Vacation RetreatResponded 2 November 2017

    Thank you for taking the time to leave a review about your visit to our property. We are delighted that you and your fur babies enjoyed your visit. We wish you and your family a wonderful holiday season and hope that you can plan to...More

    Reviewed 13 August 2017

    We have been going to Barkwells for about nine years now, staying at the same cabin every year. We just finished a six night stay, which has been the longest to date. While we have never been disappointed, things at the property have been improving...More

    1  Thank Tom_SCharlotte
    Response from Barkwells, General Manager at Barkwells, The Dog Lovers' Vacation RetreatResponded 2 November 2017

    Thank you for leaving a review about your recent trip to Barkwells. We are so happy that you had a wonderful visit and that our improvements were well received. Thank you for the feedback about the cookware. Guest feed back is valuable and we appreciate...More

    Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

    This is an amazing place to stay especially if you have dogs. The cabin had a fully equipped kitchen, fenced large yard, hot tub and doggy door. The owner even came to check on the dogs for us while we went zip lining. We took...More

    Thank Sharon B
    Response from Barkwells, General Manager at Barkwells, The Dog Lovers' Vacation RetreatResponded 10 August 2017

    Thank you for taking the time to leave a review about your recent visit to Barkwells. We are delighted that you had such a great visit. We strive to make vacationing with your dog a relaxing and enjoyable experience and so happy that you found...More

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    • Free Parking
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    • Air Conditioning
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    • US$210 - US$310 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • Number of rooms
    • 8
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    • North Carolina Mountains >
    • Mills River
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    Brian L
    26 April 2017|
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    Response from DavidandKarenTampaFl | Reviewed this property |
    About 30 minutes from Barkwells.
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    cll110
    8 March 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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