We completely enjoyed a wonderful vacation with our Springer Spaniel, Splash, in the Baxter cabin at Barkwells Retreat (4/19 - 4-24). As soon as you arrive, you know you're in a very special place. Whether human or canine, Barkwell owners & staff have thought of everything. The location is perfect for access to so many Asheville area attractions. The Biltmore Estate, Pisgah Nat'l Forest, Dupont State Forest, Downtown Asheville and so many more destinations are less than 30 minutes away. Plus, it's a wonderful spot if you just want to stay & enjoy the beautiful surroundings at your cabin. Barkwell's motto of "Come, Sit, Stay" says it all. The other guests were so friendly as were their dogs. Splash's first trip to the big yard was so rewarding. He wasn't sure what to do when we took him off lead. He looked back and seemed to ask "is it ok if I run free?" After we happily told him to go, he took off running and didn't stop until we left. Truly, Barkwells is a doggie heaven that you can enjoy along with your family's fur-babies. Can't think of a better way to kick back and relax! Definitely going back again!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Run. Swim. Play. You and your four-legged friends can roam over eight rolling fenced acres or splash into the pond. Fully equipped and furnished vacation homes with hot tub, fireplace, luxurious beds, private fenced yard, dog door, gated porch. Every comfort and convenience of home, but far away from every day.20 minutes from downtown Asheville, Hendersonville, Brevard and Biltmore Estate in the heart of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. Come. Sit. Stay. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Barkwells, The Dog Lovers` Vacation Retreat Hotel Mills River