@ The Barksville Inn

Boarding Services

Heading out-of-town or visiting to the Finger Lakes area and needing dog care - The Barksville Inn proudly offers affordable all-inclusive, cage-free in-home canine boarding services - a true home-away-from-home your dog will love. 

As descendants of wolves, dogs are instinctual social pack animals that seek to join whatever pack is nearby rather than being alone.  Unfortunately, traditional boarding kennels have been designed to maximize profit and ease of care for the owner - instead of meeting your dog’s inherent needs.  Additionally, boutique boarding businesses have opened coast to coast offering expensive “private suites” that look appealing to dog parents but can be cold and lonely spaces to your dog and the cause of unnecessary anxiety. 





where dogs can be dogs....



 Although not required – we are happy to schedule a time for you (and your pup) to visit The Barksville Inn prior to your reservation.  

As parents ourselves – we understand you want to feel comfortable with who is caring for your four-legged family member.  

If you would like to schedule a short/informal visit, simply let us know what afternoon or evening works best for you.

Contact us: (607) 252-4949 or reservations@thebarksvilleinn.com


The Barksville Inn is an in-home, cage-free, all-inclusive pack-friendly communal living space.  Innkeepers David and Kevin wanted to offer an alternative to the traditional kennel.  Like many dog parents - they felt uncomfortable leaving their boys in an over crowded kennel where they would be caged in a 4 x 10 fenced run or left lone all day in private suite with limited outdoor time or socialization.


Providing a safe, healthy and fun Boarding experience is our promise to you.  From drop-off to pick-up our guests are supervised 24/7 by Pet CPR & First Aid trained Innkeepers.  By limiting our size to a maximum of five guests - we are able to give each guest direct personal attention (like belly rubs, hugs and endless games of catch).   The Barksville Inn has comfy hair, over-stuffed dog beds, dogs cots and couches for our guests to enjoy scotsair,  created a variety of individual safe sleeping spaces that the dogs choose themselves.  We welcome you to bring your pups bed, blanket  and/or favorite toy to help them feel safe from the familiar smell of home.  With flexible drop-off and pick-up times and never any additional fees - we take the stress out of pet care. 


Our small size, maximum of five (5) dogs, round-the-clock supervision from Pet CPR & First Aid trained Innkeepers means you can rest easy knowing your dog is safe, healthy and having a fun filled day.  Endless belly rubs and games of catch always included.   

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Why choose Us

LGBT owned & operated locally by dog parents trained in
Pet CPR & First Aid
In-home, cage-free open living space 
no cold kennels or crates 
Round-the-clock / 
24-hour supervision
your dog is never left alone 
Fenced-in & lighted backyard playground 
Flexible drop-off & pick-up times
Regular text updates with photos
5-Star rated grain-free meals & treats along with fresh clean drinking water 24/7.
No late pick-up, holiday, puppy, meal, medication, walks or cancellation fees ever


Three ways to book a stay


(607) 252 - 4949



Complete the

Booking Request 

form below

Quickest way to book your next stay

New guest information form

and liability waiver

New guest information form

and liability waiver

Please print, complete & bring to Check-In

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The Fine Print


AGE / WEIGHT:   All dogs must be at least 6 months of age and no more than 50+/- pounds.  In addition, all dogs must house trained (accidents happen, our sealed wood floors get steamed cleaned every even day with pet friendly natural products and all guests have 24-hour outdoor access).

VACCINATIONS:  Like humans, vaccinating your dog could save them from preventable deadly canine illnesses.  In addition, dogs should be treated for flea and ticks (in the summer months at least).   By limiting the number of guests, to a maximum of five (5) dogs at any given time, the chance of infectious disease transition (such as kennel cough) is greatly reduced.  However; as dog parents, we highly recommend, but do not require, the following for your dog: 

MEALS:  The Barksville Inn serves only premium, grain-free dog food rated 5-Stars by DogFoodAdvisor©.   Brands we serve include American Journey, Blue Buffalo, Natures Variety's Instinct & Taste of the Wild.  You are welcome to bring your dog’s food from home - in any container you choose - to avoid possible digestive issues.  Please no bowls or measuring cups - we have quite a large Lost-n-Found basket.




  1.     DOG COLLAR & LEASH:  A dog collar with an ID tag with your dog’s name & your name/phone number on it.

  2.     FOOD:  If you decide to bring your own food.  Any container or plastic baggie is fine.

  3.     MEDICATIONS:   Medications in a plastic baggie or easy to open bottle with clear instructions attached.

  4.     DOG BED / TOYS:  We welcome you to bring your pups favorite toy, bed, blanket or other item for comfort.   The familiar scent of home can greatly reduce canine anxiety.   We will do our best to return your dog’s items in good condition; however, we cannot guarantee it.


PAYMENT:  Payment for Services is due at Pick-Up in the form of cash, check, debit/credit card, PayPal or Venmo and/or previously agreed upon payment method with the Innkeeper.   No deposit or prepayment is required.  The Barksville Inn never  charges additional fees for cancellations, late pick-ups, meals, administering medications, weekends or holiday stays. 

1. DHLPP or DAPP (distemper/parvo)

2. Bordetella

3  Canine Influenza (dog flu)


** NYS law requires all dogs over 4 months old to be vaccinated for Rabbies and to be updated every three years.

The Barksville Inn strictly forbids the use of choke collars, bark collars, sprays and/or any device that would cause physical pain to eliminate barking.