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    Barkwells, The Dog Lovers' Vacation Retreat

    290 Lance Rd, Mills River, NC 28759-3884
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    2017-11-05 2017-11-06
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    • Excellent95%
    • Very good2%
    • Average1%
    • Poor1%
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    “fenced yard” (15 reviews)
    “dog towels” (13 reviews)
    “hot tub” (41 reviews)
    Free Wifi
    Free Parking
    Air Conditioning
    Hot Tub
    Non-Smoking Rooms
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    Pets Allowed
    Wheelchair Access
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    1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
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    Reviewed 2 days ago

    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
    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
    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
    Reviewed 7 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

    Reviewed 17 July 2017

    This was my fifth trip to Barkwells and it truly gets better every time. The cabins are spotless, the grounds are beautiful, and the staff is wonderful. They are constantly making upgrades, so instead of deteriotating over the years, it gets better every year! My...More

    Thank Doglover102
    Response from Barkwells, General Manager at Barkwells, The Dog Lovers' Vacation RetreatResponded 10 August 2017

    Thank you for your recent review of Barkwells. We are so happy to hear that you had a wonderful visit. We try to add something new each season and we love when our guests let us know that what we are doing adds to the...More

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    Brian L
    25 April 2017|
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    Response from DavidandKarenTampaFl | Reviewed this property |
    About 30 minutes from Barkwells.
    8 March 2016|
    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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    "With 2 dogs, we choose DIvas and it was divine. Next time, I may try Baxters only to be closer to the pond."
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    "Bo's Hidaway suits us perfectly."
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