Holiday ReTAIL

We know it’s hard to believe, but the holidays are approaching quickly! Get a jump-start on your holiday gift giving with these terrific items that we are offering online for the very first time. Hold the memories of your cozy winter refuge with a hand-made Barkwells mug; or keep your pups enthusiastic for their favorite summertime romping grounds with their own Barkwells […]

Happy 10th Birthday, Barkwells!

It’s Barkwells’s birthday! Ten years ago, Barkwells swung its gate open and welcomed its first guest into Diva’s cabin (the only cabin on the property at the time). That’s ten years of joyful reunions; romantic honeymoons; much-needed vacations; picturesque weddings with four-legged ring-bearers; canine conventions; first swims; tearful goodbyes; ancient legs made young again; summertime […]

Reesie’s Memorial Masterpiece

After Kristen Watson’s dog Reesie passed away, Kristen discovered that she had a drawer-full of colors and memories from over ninety bandanas collected throughout Reesie’s life. Reesie wore one every day – pinks and purples from races for cancer cures; oranges for jaunts in the woods; tie-dye for when she was feeling groovy. Kristen couldn’t […]

Barkwells Memorial Garden and In Memoriam Page

We know Asheville is a fantastic place to visit year after year (sure we’re biased, that’s why we moved here ten years ago). But the bigger reason our pet friendly cabins are sought after is not the traditional tourist draws of local beer and outstanding food, the beautiful hikes, or even that moment when you can sink into […]