Reserve your stay for the new year by January 31, 2019 to be entered into a drawing to win one of three $1500 gift certificates. Winners will be drawn on February 1st and notified immediately. If you have already made your 2019 reservation, you have been entered, thank you! Gift certificates are applicable for stays between February 1st, 2019 and December 31st, 2019.*
Fifteen people years ago, we discovered an antique sign on a little red barn in a rural area of western North Carolina. The Barkwells “sign” launched our concept for a luxury retreat designed for people who want to vacation with their dogs. The iconic Asheville market was the perfect location, and this fully fenced 7 acres with one cabin and a pond was the perfect place to develop our vision.
(Looking at these “then” photos now is a good reminder that it was a vision!) We are so grateful to have been able make our dream come true and we appreciate each and every guest who has stayed with us along the way and made this dream a reality.
As we began to develop the property, we realized that it was not just an accommodation, but a haven for dog lovers to rest, renew and refresh. Cabin journals reflect the happy memories and special moments for two and four-legged guests. We so appreciate the more than 4000 guests and 10,000 (yes!) beloved pets who have enjoyed this true retreat for dogs and the people who love them.
We added cabins, renovated existing ones and assembled a great team, then expanded to a 6 acre property in Pisgah Forest near Brevard and opened two gracious cottages there.
We wish you a happy, healthy and peaceful 2019 and look forward to seeing you this year to help us celebrate 15/90 years of fun with fur!
With great gratitude,
Ellen and Michael Winner