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    Barkwells, The Dog Lovers' Vacation Retreat

    290 Lance Rd, Mills River, NC 28759-3884
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          Overview
          • Excellent95%
          • Very good2%
          • Average1%
          • Poor1%
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          Travellers talk about
          “fenced yard” (14 reviews)
          “dog towels” (12 reviews)
          “run free” (8 reviews)
          Free Wifi
          Free Parking
          Air Conditioning
          Hot Tub
          Non-Smoking Rooms
          Family Rooms
          Kitchenette
          Pets Allowed
          Wheelchair Access
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          Reviewed 16 July 2015

          We've stayed at Barkwells a number of times, and each one has been memorable and exceptional. We wanted a place where our dogs would be comfortable and welcome, and really wanted a fenced yard. What we got was that--and so much more! Upscale cabins with...More

          Thank MG0718
          Response from Barkwells, Owner at Barkwells, The Dog Lovers' Vacation Retreat

          Dear MG0718, We are so glad to read that you have a great visit, every visit! Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. If there is ever anything we can do to make your experience even better, please don't hesitate to let...More

          Reviewed 8 July 2015 via mobile

          Visited Barkwells for the first time with our two dog last month. The property is beautiful, staff friendly and attentive. The cabins are so well appointed for the people and the dogs with private fenced yard and gated porch. Diva cabin has huge porch with...More

          1  Thank motsmom
          Response from Barkwells, Owner at Barkwells, The Dog Lovers' Vacation Retreat

          Dear motsmom, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review and all of the praise! We are so glad you and your husband had a wonderful visit and certainly appreciate your feedback about the common area dog etiquette. The best way to...More

          Reviewed 7 July 2015

          This is the fourth time that we have been to Barkwell's with our Shiloh Shepherds. The owner Michael Winner goes out of his way to make our visit perfect. The cabins are immaculate and totally furnished with everthing. The grounds are beautiful with a lake...More

          Thank David L
          Response from Barkwells, Owner at Barkwells, The Dog Lovers' Vacation Retreat

          Dear DavidL, THANK YOU for your review! We are so glad you continue to be our guest and hope you will let us know if there is ever room for improvement. Warmest regards, Ellen + Michael Winner

          Reviewed 30 June 2015 via mobile

          This place by far exceeded our expectations. This the perfect get-away if you want to bring your dog on vacation with you. It is all about the dogs...and their people. The cabin we stayed in, Peppermint Patty, was beautiful, cozy, spottless and well appointed. There...More

          Thank Starrchar
          Response from Barkwells, Owner at Barkwells, The Dog Lovers' Vacation Retreat

          Dear Starrchar, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review and the kind words! We are so pleased you found the cabins to be well appointed and that the dogs enjoyed the grounds. We can't wait to welcome you back....More

          Reviewed 28 June 2015

          This was our fourth visit to Barkwells. We had booked Bo's Hideaway as we had last year. The main reason being that the living space is all on one level, there are ramps to the yard, and that yard is spacious. Our blind, arthritic, happy-go-lucky...More

          Thank Robert H
          Response from Barkwells, General Manager at Barkwells, The Dog Lovers' Vacation Retreat

          Robert H, It was so great to have you back at Barkwells. Thank you for your wonderful review of the property. We are so sorry for your loss. We know and empathize the pain of loosing a furry family member. We are delighted that you...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
          Details
          • Price range
          • US$210 - US$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
          • Also Known As
          • Barkwells, The Dog Lovers` Vacation Retreat Hotel Mills River
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          Brian L
          How far is the Biltmore?
          26 April 2017|
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          Response from Simbathebigpoodle | Reviewed this property |
          about 25-30 minutes. if you go at 3,you can go the next day for the same ticket. navitat zipline near Asheville is great.
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          Where is the closest grocery store and what type of filters does the coffee pot in Snickers take? What are the closest places to grap something to eat?
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