Barkwells Dog Lovers Vacation Retreat – Asheville, NC

Pet Fee: $100 refundable deposit for first-time visits. $25 additional fee if there are more than 2 dogs.
Pets Allowed: Dogs
Size Allowed: All Sizes
Number of Pets Allowed: No limits

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Barkwells is Pet Friendly!

*Note: Not all rooms are pet friendly.  Please make sure to communicate with the hotel to confirm that you will be assigned to a pet friendly room.  This hotel overview contains links to trusted partners. We may earn an affiliate commission when you book or buy something through one of these links.

About Barkwells

Barkwells isn’t just special – it’s a puppers paradise. With eight unique cabins, designed for dogs and their devoted human entourages, each a marvel of cozy comfort with fenced yards, doggie doors, fireplaces and hot tubs to name a few of the amenities. The cabins sit inside a fully fenced perimeter with acres of lush meadows along with a pond that’s just begging for a belly flop. Barkwells is truly the Ulti-Mutt vacation destination.

Barkwells Pet Policy

Yes, Barkwells is dog friendly and makes our curated list of the best pet friendly places to stay in Asheville. Just a bone’s throw away at 18 miles south of downtown Asheville, this dog-centric vacation haven welcomes waggers of all shapes and sizes to romp and roam free on acres of private fenced land. Safety first, though! As a responsible retreat for pups and their parents, your furry friend must be up to date on vaccinations and well-behaved around other four-legged guests and two-legged hosts. New to Barkwells? There’s a $100 deposit, but fear not! It’ll scurry back to your account 10 days after your stay if no extra cleaning or damage repairs are needed. That covers up to two canine companions, but if your pack is a bit bigger, each additional furry friend is just a $25 bark-gain.

Are the lobby and other common areas of Barkwells pet friendly?

It doesn’t get more dog friendly than this. Yes, every nook and cranny of Barkwells invites wagging tails and wet noses. Spread over a fetching 6-acre property, your pup can leap through lush green meadows or take a gleeful splash in the 1-acre pond that’s regularly monitored for the cleanest of doggy dives. But wait, there’s more! If your canine companion fancies a bit of “me time” with you, each cabin comes with its own private backyard and gated front porch.

What is the check-in experience like at Barkwells? Do they do anything special for pets?

Check-in at Barkwells? It’s a walk in the park – or in this case, a breeze through the 6-acre meadow! You’ll receive a door code for the electronic lock a few days before arrival, so no need to chase down keys. If you trot in between 4-6pm, their guest services team will be right there at the cabin to meet you, offering a quick orientation. Your arrival will be greeted with a furbulous bottle of wine, a loaf of locally-baked sweet bread, and a bag of dog treats (for the real VIP – Very Important Pup). And here’s the wag-worthy part: the more times you stay at Barkwells, the more the gift basket grows. Talk about the Ulti-Mutt welcome!

Is the location of Barkwells dog friendly?

Located roughly 18 miles from downtown Asheville, this beautiful retreat is just minutes away from scenic hikes, the Blue Ridge Parkway, and award-winning breweries. Some dog friendly favorites nearby are Sierra Nevada Brewery (5 minutes), the North Carolina Arboretum (12 minutes) Biltmore Estate (20 minutes) and you are a little over 20 minutes drive from downtown Asheville or downtown Hendersonville.

Pet Policy Verified on: 2023-08-08
By: Christi Scofield

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