Linda R 1/3/18

After our 11 hour trip to get there our first concern was getting our 2 golden retrievers into the yard for some much needed leg stretching, sniffing and potty time.  Our very first, and continued, impression was what a wonderful job had been done to ensure the safety of our pets.  From the well placed and secured gates and ramps to the furnished dog beds, bowls and pooper scooper, they really have planned well to help us have a worry free vacation while traveling with our dogs.  And the human amenities are just as great!  The beautiful, clean cabin had a well stocked kitchen, plenty of linens and many other incidental items that helped to make our stay comfortable and enjoyable.  The fireplace was awesome and we used it continuously during our winter stay!  The porches are wonderful and that king bed in the master...oh my...so comfortable!  I could keep going but let me conclude by saying we can't wait to go back!


Katharine & Charles C. - 5/1/17 - Fantastic Dog Friendly place!

The yard is totally fenced and the dogs can go from the deck to the yard as they please. They absolutely loved the deck. The house was spotless clean and very well equipped and cozy. The grill and hot tub were great and we used them both. The area is great and convenient to the Blue Ridge parkway and the Smokey Mountains National park! There is everything you need close by in Brevard! We and the dogs totally enjoyed staying there!

Katharine & Charles C.


Gus G. - 4/15/17 - Excellent overall cabin experience!

To begin with, the cabin was immaculate. FAR exceeding our expectations. It was close to plenty of nearby trails, parks, restaurants, as well as downtown Brevard. It was also about 30/45 minutes to Asheville which was nice too. Nan and Will's recommendations for places to eat, were great and added to our experience.

One thing I liked was the cabin had a completely fenced yard allowing us to have the front door open and the back sliding glass open giving our fur baby the freedom to be able to roam around. There was no adjacent yards with dogs so there was never any nose to nose "greetings" from any neighborhood dogs. This was a plus for us as our dog is animal reactive especially between fences.

Wish we would have been able to stay longer! Definitely would recommend the White Squirrel Cabin at DogWoods Retreat!


- Gus G.


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Just finished our second stay at Dogwoods.

We loved it...wife wants to buy the cabin!

One thing I really like is how quiet it is. Sleeping is absolutely wonderful. When we arrive here it always looks brand new. I don't know how they keep it so clean. Brevard is a great place to visit, there are so many things to do (with your dog).

We always go to Rocky's to eat...just try it, cheeseburgers and chocolate malts!

Beau Beauregard


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Liz Spencer

Dogwoods Retreat was very easy to work with. From start to finish, the vacation rental experience was perfect. It was really refreshing to see their attention to detail in the vacation property down to the quality sundries. Their properties are all dog-friendly and seeing certain things that worked nicely in their property inspired me to make some changes in our pet-friendly properties. I came away from the experience with a refreshed outlook on vacation property management.

Verification was completed by Liz Spencer, licensed property manager of Charleston Coast Vacations in Charleston, SC.



Perfect Rental, Cozy & Modern | Three couples (and our fur babies) stayed in White Squirrel for a friends weekend getaway. I don't think we could have had a better time! The rental was impeccably clean, the layout was perfect, furniture was very comfortable (beds and dog beds included!), and everyone loved it. We went hiking with our pups and saw several of the waterfalls, visited downtown Brevard and toured the Oskar Blues brewery. We grilled on the charcoal grill and cooked every meal at the house. It truly was a perfect weekend. Thank you Nan & Will for the experience. We hope to return one day!



Awesome Doggie "Vacay"!

Jasmine, Lilly & family Thank You for an awesome "doggie" vacay!!! We stayed in the FIREFLY cabin and it was perfect for our needs...not to mention that it was absolutely beautiful!!! The fenced in back yard was a hit! We played ball every morning before eating breakfast on the back deck! Love, love, love the layout of how the porch, deck and back yard all connect! We felt relaxed letting our pups roam around and explore, knowing that they were safely fenced in at all times!AWESOME PLACE! We will visit again, soon!


Lisa N. - This Place is Phenomenal!

This place is phenomenal and on the TOP of my list of places to vacation at. I cannot say enough good things about DogWoods Retreat and its owners/operators, Nan & Will. If you are looking for a "real"  dog-friendly home-away-from-home then you are missing out if you don't stay here! The accommodations are top-notch and the little "extras" provided for your dogs make it that much more special. If I could rate DogWoods Retreat with 100 stars I would! Thank you Nan & Will for sharing this beautiful area with others!!!

Lisa N


David, Caroline & Patrick, Piper & Widget

Thanks for providing such an amazing place to ring in 2015 for our family.  Firefly was such a relaxing place to end the year and welcome in the new.  We loved that we were able to include our furry babies too!  I enjoyed our session and will look forward to more on our next visit.  This is the most relaxed I've seen my scaredy baby in ages. 

Thanks again, everything was fantastic! 

David, Caroline & Patrick, Piper & Widget


Colleen, Hal, Trey, Kelsie & Rosie & Angus

Nan & Will

Our family came to your lovely home to enjoy our holiday week together & for the scenery.  We were not disappointed!  We hike the Triple Falls & High Falls, what a beautiful place.  Our fur babies enjoyed the hike too.  We love how they have been welcomed to the Firefly cabin, in town, and on our hike at Oskar Blues Brewery :) We plan on returning for more hiking!  The Firefly cabin is beautiful and spotless!  Thank you for having us, we've enjoyed every minute!

Warm Regards

Colleen, Hal, Trey, Kelsie & Rosie & Angus

Greensboro, NC

Teresa, Jim & "kids" (Rhett, Tara & Murphy)

This is our 2nd visit to DogWoods Retreat this year.  We absolutely love everything about this place!  We will be back as soon as we can - hopefully the beginning of May to see what spring is like here in the NC mountains.  There was a rainy day today and it was so relaxing to sit on the covered deck and watch the rain.  We will be back at least once a year and maybe more, if possible. 

Thank you so much for this awesome place you have created for dog lover's and their companions. I'm sure if our 3 could talk they'd say they love this place as much as we do, hate it when it's time to leave, and look forward to when we can return again.

Teresa, Jim & "kids" (Rhett, Tara & Murphy)



Cabin Rates

High Season

$275-295 nightly
10% discount/week or more
(Not valid for holiday weeks)
25% discount/month or more
3 night (or more) minimum

Regular Season

$250-275 nightly
10% discount/week or more
2 night (or more) minimum

Off Season

$200-225 nightly
10% discount/week or more
2 night minimum

Monthly Discount Rates

Jan-Feb 70% month
Mar-April 60%
May-August 40%
Sept 25%
Oct-Dec 15%

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