DogWoods Retreat is located right in the middle of the forest. Recent morning sightings include a momma bear with her three yearling cubs. They will stay with their mother until they are about 2 years of age, when she gets ready to mate again. It takes 45-60 days after mating before the cubs are born. They are usually born during the winter months and are less than one pound at birth.
Adult females weigh between 100 to 300 pounds. Males are much bigger tipping the scales from 200 to 700 pounds!
Bears in the mountains of North Carolina typically eat acorns, berries, fruits, grubs, honey, insects, grass and leaves.
Come stay with us and you might be lucky enough to spot a bear from your porch in the morning!