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Martha, October, 2022 (You Are Family)

We were a family group of twelve people and four dogs, with different people staying different numbers of days. We had two cabins.

While we were impressed with how well-equipped the cabins were, we were most impressed with staff's friendliness. You really feel like part of the larger Barkwells family.

We arrived about 45 minutes before check-in time, and notified the staff. They said our cabin was ready, and they let us check in early.

Cabins were what I would call “luxury rustic.” Lots of wood in construction and decor, with thoughtful appointments, such as lots of electrical outlets and well-labeled electric switches, and absolutely pristine. The kitchen was well-equipped, with nearly everything one could imagine available. The hot tub was an added bonus. Every cabin, with one exception, abutted a common meadow and pond area. Each cabin has its own fenced-in area for that cabin’s dogs, so there are different levels of containment for canine family members.

The compound is quite secure. One must get through two gates to enter or exit, which keeps the dogs safe.

Bottom line: I’d go back, even though I don’t have a dog!

Visitor from Buffalo, NY - September, 2022 (Wow! Best. Dog. Vacation. Ever!)

Barkwells is amazing!! From the moment you pull in through the gate set up like a dog park entrance, turn the corner and see your dog's name on the Welcome sign, you know you're someplace special. Our cabin, the grounds, the staff and even the other guests were just incredible. My dog had the best time, so we had the best time! I've stayed in many "pet friendly" lodgings but this, this was sooo truly all about the dogs. Not only did the dog make friends but we made friends too. I could go on and on. If you have dogs, who play well with other dogs, you really need to make the trip to Barkwells! In addition, the area offers many dog-friendly options: hiking, breweries, parks, and more. The cabin was well-equipped and there was a grocery store just minutes away. We can't wait to come back.




Marc F. - August, 2022 (Perfect Vacation for Dogs and their owners)

This resort does everything that your pet and family could want for a fabulous vacation with your pets. The cabins are comfortable and super clean.
The owners make sure that all your pets' needs are taken of.
The grounds are perfect for your dogs to run, swim and walk.


Mary D. - June, 2022 (The Magic & Miracles of Barkwells)

Forget Disneyland…this is the best place on Earth for dogs and their people! Our cabin was quiet, pristine, and beautiful; the grounds were revitalizing & rejuvenating for both canines & humans. The cabins are fashioned with your four-legged family members in mind- bowls, dog sheets/towels, doggie door, and their own yard. The team at Barkwells does impeccable work on a daily basis. We were going to cancel due to the rapidly declining health of our elderly dog, but as soon as he stepped out of the car with the rest of the pack, he had a new lease on life and began engaging with the landscape, “dogging”, and eating his meals! His comeback was nothing short of miraculous. We could not deny the magic of Barkwells; all of our dogs knew immediately that this place was for them, and they felt comfortable in this oasis that over 30,000 dogs had visited before them. It truly is a special place like no other. If you love your dogs and want time to explore the grounds, pond, and beach, or just laze on the deck with them, Barkwells is paradise.

David Y. - June, 2022 (First visit under the new ownership - still top-notch)

We've stayed at Barkwells more than 10 times now and have always loved it. This was our first stay under the new ownership and we were hoping that they hadn't made any changes we didn't like. We were happy to find everything perfect. The grounds were beautiful and our dogs thoroughly enjoyed wandering around.


Emily N. - 2022

BEST vacation with your pup that you could ever take. I don't know how the trip could have been better. We stayed for the first time over the weekend and everything was AMAZING. We were greeted in person by staff upon arrival, we had a "happy birthday" flag outside our cabin and a happy birthday treat inside with a personalized note for my pup who was celebrating her 1st b-day. The cabin was well-equipped and spotless. The grounds were beautifully maintained. We will be staying again. Thank you Barkwells for a fabulous stay!

Thomas W.  - 2022

There isn't much I can say that hasn't been said. What an amazing experience! Every person we talked to was very friendly. The employees are awesome and friendly. We stayed in Diva. It is obvious Barkwells cares and puts a lot of effort into keeping up their cabins. A lot of updated features, clean paint, good furniture, and bits of nostalgia adorn the cabin. Monstrous covered deck. They really have thought of everything from having dog towels and furniture covers, clean up bags everywhere, fenced yards and dog doors, and dog wash stations to treats for both dogs and humans. Barkwells is remote enough to be quiet and peaceful, and close enough to groceries, fuel, restaurants, and car repair (don't ask) to be convenient.

Carol Tegethoff - 2022

A wonderful vacation for our party of 6 adults and 5 ShihTzues! We loved the well-stocked cabin and our beds were totally comfortable. The well-groomed grounds and the lake were fenced and our unleashed pups surely thought they were in doggie heaven! The staff was so welcoming yet professional. This definitely won't be our last visit to Barkwells!

David & Karen G (Annie, Marley &  Maggie) - October, 2022

21 days of heaven.  Diva satisfies and delivers on all amenities.

Our 10th visit to this place of tranquility, scenic beauty, and joy.  Our dogs seem to smile with each outdoor outing, running free.  Sensing their joy is worth the price of admission in and of itself.

But a few other areas serve their 5-star status:

  1. Hospitality:  Bobbi, Sis, & Kimberly run the front office in an efficient manner and are the 1st contact with us. This trio should conduct a “Ted Talk” on how to interact with guests.
  2. The Grounds: For Leo, Reese, Teri, and others; I am convinced they perceive the grounds as their canvas and as artists enthusiastically strive to deliver a daily art work worthy of the Louvre. Despite their busy set of daily priorities, they always have time for a chat.
  3. The Cabins: This housekeeping team is 2nd to none.  On each visit, the anticipation of arrival is heightened due to our high expectation that is always met.  Super clean, well lit, and inviting.  This is an extremely hard-working team that Camie has developed over the years.

Well done Barkwells Gang! 5 Starts once again!

BJ - January, 2023

We’ve been coming to Barkwells for many years and every time we have a perfect vacation.  All of our dogs have thoroughly enjoyed themselves.  Our latest, Barney the beagle, had so many fascinating smells to investigate, and loved exploring.

Thank you all for sharing this amazing place with us.

Mary D.

Forget Disneyland…this is the best place on Earth for humans and their dogs  We brought our four beagles with us, and from the minute of our arrival we were astounded by the hospitality and beauty of Barkwells.  Lacey cabin was incredibly clean, comfortable, and dog friendly. Do not stop doing what you are doing in your cleaning practices – so perfect/pristine.  The dogs loved the grounds, the pond, the porch, and the dog beds.  Our 15-year-old is starting to decline, but Barkwells perked him up and gave him a wonderful experience. He had stopped eating before we arrived, but devoured his homemade meals made in Lacey cabin.  Thank you Barkwells.