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TF Luxury Dog-friendly Chalets W/Large Fenced Yard, Hot Tub on deck, Fireplace,

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2+ Bedroom W/ Loft, 2 Bath Very Private located in the Forest On 1 Acre Lot

Luxury Dog-Friendly Chalet Rentals. Wood burning Fireplace, Luxury Beds with OptiCool Memory Foam Mattresses, Outdoors GreenSpa Hot Tub, Large Pvt Fenced Yards on One Acre Wooded Lots, Outdoor Fire-pit, Satellite TV, Wireless Internet, Washer/Dryer, Fully Equipped Gourmet Kitchen with Granite Counter tops, Central Heat & Air, Luxury Linens and Towels. Get a New Leash On Life! With Private Dog Training Sessions During Your Stay!

Please see our website for more photos, videos and other information.

You must check with us on our minimum stays. We don't mean to disappoint you but it is impossible for us the include all these variables on our VRBO rates. At times we accept 2 nights but the majority of the time we require 3 nights or more minimum.

Please note: DogWoods Retreat is a retreat not a party destination. Anyone who is disruptive and disrespectful of the property or other residents while here will be asked to leave.

More Details

Nan & Will Long
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 19, 2017

About Nan & Will Long

Peace Out!

In the Fall of 2001, Nan packed up her two dogs Osmond and Zoe and headed to the mountain town of Brevard, North Carolina to seek sanctuary. Upon arrival she was amazed by the natural beauty of the area and it’s calming influences. Enchanted by the Land of Waterfalls the Pisgah National Forest and the friendliness of the local people she decided to make Brevard her home the following summer.

Searching the area for the perfect property, located not too far from town but in the midst of the forest, she discovered Cantrell Mountain located near the DuPont State Forest. Wanting to share the natural beauty and love of dogs with others she bought the land on which she designed and built the cabins for DogWoods Retreat. Using responsible stewardship of the land and maintaining its natural beauty she has created the perfect private luxury dog & owner vacation.

Please join us to peace out, venture out and find serenity in these wonderful mountains of North Carolina!


Nan, Will, Talia & Pearl

History of DogWoods Retreat.

Our search started by looking for that perfect piece of land on which to build DogWoods Retreat. We had quite a check list, not so easy to fulfill, in this land of Waterfalls. We wanted to be on a mountain (3000 feet altitude) and in the forest to enjoy warmer winter and cooler summer temperatures. A gentle south facing terrain to keep our porches on the sunny side in winter and shady in the summer and the ability to have our spacious fenced yards. Being close to town with easy major highway (276) access. After lots of looking we finally found that perfect spot!

Now the plans…. Chalets with lots of decking and two level covered porches added 700 sq feet to enjoy the wonderful outdoors! 1400 square foot interiors with an upstairs large master bedroom and bath with granite counter tops and loft area. Main floor guest bedroom, bathroom, living room with wood-burning fireplace, dining room, kitchen with granite counter tops.

Nan & Will Long purchased this house in 2013

Why Nan & Will Long chose Brevard

Welcome to DogWoods Retreat!

Our three chalets are nestled in the mountains just outside of charming Brevard North Carolina, the land of Waterfalls, lies the ultimate dog lover vacation! Stay in our luxurious chalets at Cantrell Mountain, at altitudes of 3000 feet, with thousands of acres of forest surrounding you. Relax in the privacy of the woods and enjoy the slow pace of the Western North Carolina mountains. Taking dog-friendly to a whole new level with our spacious fenced yards and privately placed cabins on one-acre lots you and your best friend can gain a whole new 'leash on life'!.

Spend your time sunning on the porch, or maybe a relaxing hot tub under the evening stars. Or enjoy a cozy fire with a book in hand and a nice glass of wine to finish off that positively perfect day!

What makes this house unique

Enjoy peace and serenity staying in your own little piece of heaven in a luxurious dog-friendly, new cabin central to everything in the NC mountains. They are very private situated on one acre woodland lots with huge fenced yards. Get a new 'leash' on life during your stay with private training sessions.

3 Chalets on same property,weekly & monthly rates available. Perfect for Weddings, Gathering & Reunions!

Luxury Dog-Friendly Chalet Rentals. Wood burning Fireplace, Luxury Beds with OptiCool Memory Foam Mattresses, Outdoors GreenSpa Hot Tub, Large Pvt Fenced Yards on One Acre Wooded Lots, Satellite TV, Wireless Internet, Washer/Dryer, Fully Equipped Gourmet Kitchen with Granite Counter tops, Central Heat & Air, Luxury Linens and Towels. Hiking Trails and The Best Mountain Biking in the World!

Get a New Leash On Life With Private Dog Training Sessions During Your Stay!

Guestbook comments from the owner

What a really great place to stay. Awesome cabin and nice to know a place where dogs are truly welcome. This was our first time to the area. But are already planning another trip! DogWoods Retreat what an awesome place you have here!
Feb 2014
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Brevard House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Spacious Master Bath with large linen closet and vanity.
  • Spacious Master Bath with granite countertops, large linen closet and vanity.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Loft sleeping area - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Not a pvt bedroom. It's a loft area with queen sleeper sofa
    Upstairs master bedroom - 1 queen , Queen bed with OptiCool Memory Foam mattress/Luxury Linens
    Downstairs Bedroom - 1 queen , Luxury memory foam mattress
  • Upstairs master suite with queen and flat screen tv. queen size beds in downstairs bedroom and sleeper sofa in loft. OptiCool Memory Foam mattress with luxury linens in Master Suite.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Get a new 'Leash' on life during your stay with optional dog training sessions during your stay with us. We also offer dog care options such as walks and feeding while you are gone.


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average rating of 4.9130435 based on 26 reviews

Beautiful secluded cabin in the woods

  • 5 of 5

This was a beautiful place to stay - secluded but a short drive from all activities in the area. Nan and Will have the place stocked with everything you need for your stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Stay!

  • 5 of 5

We loved the house. It was super clean when we arrived and the decks are amazing. Love the dog-friendly vibe and it was perfect for two couples.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice comfy cabin

  • 5 of 5

Great place when visiting with furry family. Love that there is a wood burning fireplace! Well equipped kitchen.

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you and the pups enjoyed your stay with us! There is nothing like a wood burning fireplace. We also have fire pits for use during the warmer months. We look forward to seeing you again sometime. Nan & Will
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Great Spot!

  • 5 of 5

We wanted a nice retreat in Brevard with a hottub. We found this one and it was a bonus that it was dog-friendly. So we took our dog. We found the place to be very clean, well-appointed, plenty of comfy dog beds, great hot tub, comfortable bed and sitting area. Great decks for lounging. Very convenient to everything, but very private. This was exactly what we needed and we would recommend Tree Frog!

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Kay We are so glad you enjoyed your stay in our Tree Frog cabin. We choose furnishing of the same quality we use in our own home. DogWoods Retreat was designed for dogs and their people to enjoy the ultimate vacation together. Our extensive decking, covered porches, and spacious fenced yards ensure that all are truly able to enjoy the great outdoors together. And let's not forget that hot tub under the stars! Nan & Will
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Overall a nice place to visit for people who vacation with their dogs

  • 4 of 5

It was an easy process to book our reservation as the website was self explanatory. Upon check in the place was clean, wood left for fireplace, terry and linens provided and amenities provided for our two dogs. The owners were pleasant to work with, tho nothing specifically was needed from them in that the home was well stocked. I would recommend this property to anyone who likes taking their""best friends" with them on vacation....the fenced in yard was a major convenience as were the exterior decking on the home.

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Jim We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us. As noted DogWoods Retreat was set up to be the dog friendliest vacation on the planet but has also been enjoyed by "dogless" people also. Nan & Will
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Terrific, and We Don't Have a Dog

  • 5 of 5

We don't have a dog—we met up with a friend who does have one—but I would stay here again, dog or not. Aside from the amenities for pups, there is no sign that these places are regularly inhabited by dogs of any number and size. It was spotless and comfortable. We ended up cooking there quite a bit—even tried a new recipe—and had everything we needed. We hit a patch of rainy weather and didn't get out as much as we expected, but it didn't dampen our fun. The roads to the cabin provide good traction (and scenery), and the nearby cafés and stores provided plenty of supplies and atmosphere. It was a most pleasant stay.

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Raye We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us! The cabins are set up so there is lots to do without even leaving and that counts for lots of rainy day indoor activities. We have people stay without dogs who have commented that it was so clean they couldn't believe dogs stayed there! We are always happy to lend you one of ours for a bit, but it looks like Ellen took care of that for us! We hope to see you again sometime! Nan & Will
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Connestee Falls
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Car: necessary

You are centrally located to all of the wonderful sights of the mountains. The gateway to the Pisgah National Forest with its 157,000 acres of forest and its hundreds of miles of hiking trails lies just below. At the top of the Forest road lies the Blue Ridge Parkway with high altitudes of over 6400 feet and some of the most beautiful sights on the entire Blue Ridge Parkway. On the other side of you is the DuPont State Forest where The Hunger Games was filmed with 10,000 acres of trails and stunning waterfalls.

Within less than an hour lies the city of Asheville with its historic downtown and the Biltmore Estate in the opposite direction are the quaint towns of Hendersonville and Lake Lure. Head south and the road takes you over to Caesar's Head State Park in South Carolina. Yet another way will lead you to Lake Toxaway and further on to the towns of Highlands and Cashiers.

There are many great activities in the Brevard area such as world-class trout fishing, hiking, rock climbing, rafting, river tubing, horseback riding, zip lining and mountain biking. We are happy to point you in the right directions for activities that might suit you and suggest some of our favorite hikes. The Western Mountains of North Carolina are known for their hospitality so come and join us in the mountains for the ultimate vacation experience with your best friend!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 11.75%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
Minimum stays and charges are subject to change during high season and at the discretion of owners.
$25 per extra dogs (over 2) per stay

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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