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 […]

Making New Friends

Julie Yoder and her friend Amy Wurst have driven the 900 miles to Barkwells with their collection of Collies in the backseat (and sometimes in the front) four times now. Julie asserts that it wouldn’t be worth the 14-hour trip if Barkwells weren’t such a wonderful place. One of the things that makes Barkwells so […]