Pet Friendly Lodging near Asheville while Rafting with French Broad Rafting Expeditions

Not everyone is lucky enough to paddle with their dogs.  We know that it is hard to leave your pets at home when you go on vacation.  Check out Barkwells and when you visit the area, your dogs will be safe and happy to see you when you get back to your cabin. We have had multiple guests raft with us that have stayed at Barkwells, and all of the reviews are spectacular. We urge you to check out Barkwells when searching for pet-friendly accommodations.


You and your four-legged best friend are free to run, swim and play at Barkwells, where more than 8 acres of fenced meadows and a pond give you lots of room to roam. These pet-friendly luxury vacation cabins located in the heart of the beautiful western North Carolina mountains have all the comforts of home, along with special luxuries for you and your dog. You can run your dog all over our meadows and into the pond. You can run yourself to Asheville, Hendersonville, Brevard, the Biltmore estate or the Blue Ridge Parkway in just 20 minutes. Or, you can just sit still – in your hot tub, on the porch overlooking the pond or in front of a cozy fire. These pet-friendly vacation rentals in the heart of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina are located close to all the fun and far away from every day. If your dog is friendly with dogs and people, you’ll enjoy the freedom and fun of this secluded, fully fenced, mountain retreat, complete with stocked pond/”swimmin’ hole”, campfire pit, picnic tables and a hammock under the oaks next to the soothing sounds of McDowell Creek.