To add to your well-being while at Barkwells, indulge your dogs and yourself in some special treats. Here are our recommendations for pampering pooches and people. Contact these folks directly to book appointments. See reservations for special packages.
Gift Tote Bag
Add a little romance to your stay or celebrate your special occasion with a festive reuseable Barkwells tote bag chock full of delicious and healthy treats from Earthfare including champagne (or wine), gourmet cheeses, crackers, organic cookies (both dog and people), fresh, organic fruit and mmmmm chocolate!
Add this to a reservation for $60.00 plus tax
Whether your dog has separation anxiety or you just want to do people stuff for longer than you’d like your dog to be alone, Barkwells can connect you with someone who can drop in on your pet or stay all day. Just email or give us a call and we can connect you based on your needs.
There: Want a special spa day for your pooch or just don’t want a wet dog smell in the car on the way home? Call Woofgang Bakery to schedule with Amanda. You can catch a movie, shop or have lunch at Biltmore Park Town Square while Fido is getting fabulous!
Here: If you would rather stick around the serene surroundings of Barkwells, call Kortney at Have Shears will Travel and she will bring the grooming right to your door! Book early though, she stays very busy!
As if it isn’t pretty enough right here, you can’t imagine the beauty that awaits you in the nearby mountains. Check out these popular area hikes. If you are new to hiking or would like a guide, call Bobbi Abbott at the office. She knows the best trails to take with your dogs and is always up for a good walk in the woods!
Mountain trail rides are always an adventure. Here is a link to area stables.
On-site Massage Therapy
Barkwells offers on-site therapeutic massage to help you leave your stress and cares behind. Whether you prefer a lighter, more energetic touch or a deep tissue massage, you are sure to experience a relaxing bodywork massage in the privacy of your cabin.
For a special treat, book a Romance package with couples massage and gift tote – $220 with your reservation.
Or for an adventure in specialized treatments, including hot stone massage, Tibetan bowl sound massage, barefoot shiatsu or Thai massage call Sheila O’Connor, LMBT, at 828-305-9429 or 407-716-4423 email firstname.lastname@example.org.
On-Site Professional Photography
Capture the times of your life with permanent memories of you and your best friends. Email or call The ClickChick for on site professional portrait photography.
Allopathic in Mills River: Dr Sarah Brown with HealthCare for Pets is five minutes away and does a great job. She brought Peppermint Patty back from death’s door when Patty developed idiopathic hemolytic anemia. Dr. Brown’s years of experience and terrific resources (eg. Drs. Allan and Nancy Kay) gave PPatty extra time with us. Bobbi’s Taz recently underwent successful bladder stone surgery with Dr. Brown. We are very grateful and lucky to have Dr. Brown as our neighborhood vet!
Holistic in Asheville: Dr. Laurel Davis of Sunvet Animal Wellness Clinic wants to treat your whole dog, not just the part with something wrong with it. A traditional vet who has embraced alternative therapies, Dr. Davis is experienced and certified in acupuncture, cranio-sacral therapy and homeopathy. Peppermint Patty always loved going in for cranio-sacral therapy – you could actually see the difference in her demeanor after a treatment!
Holistic in Brevard: Dr. Ann Davis Holshouser at Riversong has been practicing veterinary medicine since 1991. Her practice philosophy is integrative, which means she blends the best of natural and conventional treatments for her patients. Bobbi says Taz has benefitted from acupuncture treatments.
After hours emergency pet care is 15 minutes away either north or south: REACH Emergency Animal Hospital is 15 minutes north up Hwy 191 and Western Carolina Regional Animal Hospital is 15 minutes south on Upward Road off I-26.
Dog Door Canine Services, owned and operated by nationally-awarded and certified dog behavior expert, Kim Brophey, offers behavior consulting at the training center and doghugger outfitters in downtown Asheville.
Times of your Life Delights are hands down the BEST cheesecakes ever! Order Mon Cherrie Amour or Lemon Tryst to experience real decadence – delivered to your cabin door!
Contact Bobbi Abbott at 828-808-0783 for more info and pricing.