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    Barkwells, The Dog Lovers' Vacation Retreat

    290 Lance Rd, Mills River, NC 28759-3884
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    Room & Suite (53)
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    • Excellent95%
    • Very good2%
    • Average1%
    • Poor1%
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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
    Wheelchair Access
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    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...More

    Thank Caperdew
    Response from Barkwells, General Manager at Barkwells, The Dog Lovers' Vacation RetreatResponded 30 March 2017

    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...More

    Reviewed 8 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...More

    1  Thank Elizabeth F
    Response from Barkwells, General Manager at Barkwells, The Dog Lovers' Vacation RetreatResponded 30 March 2017

    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...More

    Reviewed 4 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...More

    4  Thank Linda H
    Response from Barkwells, General Manager at Barkwells, The Dog Lovers' Vacation RetreatResponded 9 January 2017

    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...More

    Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

    My first review of Barkwells was back in March, 2012, and I can tell you, things just get better and better. We took our three girls (this was a first visit for two of them) for the New Year's holiday. The total joy on their...More

    1  Thank SuphrinaG
    Response from Barkwells, General Manager at Barkwells, The Dog Lovers' Vacation RetreatResponded 6 January 2017

    Thank you for your review of Barkwells. We are delighted that you had a wonderful experience and that you were with us for the New Year holiday. The hot tub and fireplace make the winter months so enjoyable. We wish you and your family a...More

    Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

    We stayed for 9 days in the Diva cabin with our 2 adult daughters and 3 dogs over the holidays. A beautifully decorated Christmas tree was provided by Barkwells, so we didn't have to miss that part of the season by not being at home....More

    Thank DavidandKarenTampaFl
    Response from Barkwells, General Manager at Barkwells, The Dog Lovers' Vacation RetreatResponded 6 January 2017

    Thank you for taking the time to leave a wonderful review about Barkwells. We are so happy that you had a wonderful Christmas with us and that you have already scheduled another visit. We wish you and your family the very best and look forward...More

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    • Top amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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    • Air Conditioning
    • Microwave
    • Refrigerator in room
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    • Hot Tub
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    • US$210 - US$310 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Room types
    • Kitchenette ,
    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
    • Family Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 8
    • Location
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    • North Carolina >
    • North Carolina Mountains >
    • Mills River
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    Brian L
    25 April 2017|
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    Response from DavidandKarenTampaFl | Reviewed this property |
    About 30 minutes from Barkwells.
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    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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