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    Barkwells, The Dog Lovers' Vacation Retreat

    290 Lance Rd, Mills River, NC 28759-3884
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          Overview
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          • Very good2%
          • Average1%
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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 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 Retreat

          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 Retreat

          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

          Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

          If you're looking for a "relaxing get away from it all and bring your 4 legged child with you" vacation, this is the place. Most relaxing and wonderful place. And best of all, my Murphy loved running free in the perfectly safe fenced in premises...More

          Thank Amber G
          Response from Barkwells, General Manager at Barkwells, The Dog Lovers' Vacation Retreat

          Thank you for taking the time to leave a review about Barkwells. We are so happy that you were able to relax and enjoy the time with your fur baby. We look forward to seeing you again and hope that you have a wonderful holiday...More

          Reviewed 9 December 2016

          My husband and I and our 4 dogs had such a wonderful time at Barkwells! This magical place was very highly recommended by friends who visit all the time, and I must say it even outperformed my very high expectations. The log cabins are beautiful,...More

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

          Thank you for taking the time to leave a review about your recent trip to Barkwells. We are so happy that we beat your expectations, that is our goal for every guest. We are delighted that you have made two future reservations and we are...More

          Reviewed 1 December 2016

          This place is awesome for you and your dogs. We had an amazing time in the Lacey cabin and have planned a second trip. Going zip-lining, visiting Asheville and the Biltmore were fun too. The staff is wonderful and the cabins and grounds are perfect....More

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

          Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your recent visit. We are delighted that you had a great visit and that you already have plans to return! We wish you and your family a wonderful holiday season and we look forward...More

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          About
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          Amenities
          • Top amenities
          • Free Parking
          • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
          • Hotel Amenities
          • 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?
          9 March 2016|
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