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Fort Lauderdale, FL, known as the "Venice of America," is a vibrant coastal city teeming with excitement and opportunities. With its extensive network of canals, stunning beaches, and proximity to Miami, it's no wonder that Fort Lauderdale is a hub for business, new residents, and tourists alike. 

The city boasts a lively cultural scene, an array of dining options, and endless entertainment, making it a bustling destination for people from all walks of life. For dog lovers, Fort Lauderdale is a paradise. The city is incredibly dog-friendly, with numerous parks, pet-friendly cafes, and even designated dog beaches where your furry friends can frolic in the surf. 

Discover The Perfect Dog-Friendly Vacation For Fort Lauderdale Residents At Barkwells

It's a place where residents and their pets can enjoy the sun, sand, and sea together, creating unforgettable memories. However, the constant hustle and bustle of city life can sometimes be overwhelming, prompting the need for a quieter, more peaceful retreat. The mountains are calling - and you and your furry must go!

Why Fort Lauderdale Residents Need A Dog-Friendly Mountain Escape

While Fort Lauderdale offers plenty of excitement, many residents yearn for a change of pace—a peaceful escape where they can relax and recharge with their beloved pets. Barkwells is a dog-centric vacation haven nestled in the scenic mountains of Asheville and Brevard, North Carolina. 

If you're looking for a tranquil getaway where you and your furry friend can reconnect with nature, Barkwells is the perfect destination.

Why Choose Barkwells For Your Next Vacation From Fort Lauderdale, FL?

Barkwells is not just dog-friendly; it's dog-centric. Our unique vacation cottages are designed with both you and your pet in mind, providing a comfortable, welcoming environment where dogs can roam freely and enjoy the great outdoors. 

Here’s why Barkwells is the ideal destination for Fort Lauderdale residents seeking a dog-friendly vacation:

  • Spacious, Fenced-In Yards: Each cottage comes with a private, securely fenced yard, allowing your dog to play safely off-leash.
  • Dog-Friendly Amenities: From dog beds and bowls to toys and treats, we've thought of everything to make your pet's stay as enjoyable as yours.
  • Scenic Surroundings: Located in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Barkwells offers breathtaking views, tranquil ponds, and lush greenery, providing a peaceful retreat from the hustle and bustle of city life.
  • Pet-Friendly Activities: Enjoy hiking, swimming, and exploring the great outdoors with your dog. Our location is close to numerous dog-friendly trails, parks, and attractions.
  • Community Atmosphere: Barkwells is a community of like-minded dog lovers. You'll have the opportunity to meet other pet owners and share experiences, tips, and stories about your furry friends.

Where To Go In Western North Carolina With Your Dog

Western North Carolina is a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts and their pets. While staying at Barkwells, you and your dog can embark on a variety of adventures:

1) Hiking And Trails With Your Dog

The Blue Ridge Mountains are home to countless hiking trails, many of which are dog-friendly. Explore the scenic beauty of the region as you hike through lush forests, past cascading waterfalls, and up to stunning vistas. Some popular trails include:

  • Dupont State Recreational Forest: Known for its picturesque waterfalls, this forest offers numerous dog-friendly trails.
  • Pisgah National Forest: With miles of trails and diverse landscapes, this forest is a hiker's dream come true.
  • Blue Ridge Parkway: Take a scenic drive and stop at various overlooks and trails that welcome dogs.

2) Water Activities With Your Dog

If your dog loves water, Western North Carolina has plenty to offer. Enjoy swimming, kayaking, or paddleboarding together in the region's pristine lakes and rivers. Popular spots include:

  • Lake Julian: A great place for a leisurely paddle or a swim with your dog.
  • French Broad River: Perfect for kayaking and canoeing with your furry friend.

3) Local Attractions With Your Dog

Discover the charm of Asheville and Brevard with your dog. Both towns are incredibly pet-friendly, with numerous parks, outdoor cafes, and shops that welcome dogs. Don't miss:

  • Biltmore Estate: While dogs aren't allowed inside the mansion, they are welcome on the estate grounds, which feature beautiful gardens and walking paths.
  • Downtown Asheville: Stroll through the vibrant downtown area, visit dog-friendly breweries, and enjoy outdoor dining with your pet.

Book Your Dog-Friendly Vacation At Barkwells Today

Ready to escape the hustle and bustle of Fort Lauderdale and treat yourself and your dog to a peaceful mountain retreat? Barkwells is waiting for you. With our dog-centric approach and beautiful surroundings, we guarantee a vacation that both you and your pet will love.

Don't miss out on the opportunity to create lasting memories with your furry friend at Barkwells. Book your dog-friendly vacation today and discover why so many Fort Lauderdale residents choose Barkwells for their mountain getaway. Experience the tranquility, adventure, and joy that only a dog-centric vacation can provide. Your perfect dog-friendly vacation awaits!