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FF Luxury Dog-friendly Chalet W/Large Fenced Yard, Hot Tub on Deck, Fireplace

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,400 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 a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 24, 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

Nan & Will Long purchased this house in 2013

Why Nan & Will Long chose Smoky Mountains

Welcome to DogWoods Retreat!

Our three chalets are nestled in the mountains just outside of charming Brevard North Carolina, the land of Waterfalls and here 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!


Brevard House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
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
  • Downstairs Full Bath - toilet , tub , shower , Granite Counter Tops w/Shower Tub Combo
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Spacious Master Bath with granite countertops/ linen closet
  • Granite counter tops full size downstairs bath located directly across from downstairs bedroom. Upper Master Suite Bathroom has granite counter tops and large linen closet. Tile floors in both baths.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Upstairs Master Bedroom - 1 king , Luxury OptiCool Gel Foam Mattress w/ Luxury Linens
    downstairs bedroom - 1 queen , Luxury OptiCool Gel Foam Mattress w/ Luxury Linens
    Downstairs Living Area - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Downstairs living are has a Queen sleeper sofa
  • Luxury OptiCool Gel Foam Queen Mattress w/Luxury Linens. Bathroom across with Granite Counter Tops and Shower/Bathtub.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • 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
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Get a new 'Leash' on life during your stay with optional private dog training sessions during your stay with us. We also offer dog care options such as walks and feeding while you are gone.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(23 traveler reviews)

FF Luxury Dog-friendly Chalet W/Large Fenced Yard, Hot Tub on Deck, Fireplace
average rating of 4.9565215 based on 23 reviews


  • 5 of 5

This is the place to take your humans, they are going to love it here as much as I did. Perfect get a way.... woot woot

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lol! We certainly didn't forget about the humans stay with us. Our luxury memory foam mattresses and hot tubs are all for your people, so pups remember to bring them too. Also they need to come so they can drive you here, might be kinda hard for you to reach the gas pedal unless you're a Great Dane! Nan & Will
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Grayson KY

Excellent pet friendly rental in close proximity to Brevard / Dupont Forest

  • 5 of 5

Had a very pleasant experience staying at DogWoods Retreat. Location is only minutes from the city limits of Brevard and the south entrance to Dupont St Forest. The fenced yard is very convenient plus I felt comfortable walking our dogs (leashed) on the gravel roads in the development.

The house is very clean, with amble space for 4 adults, 1 child and our dogs. WiFi service was great, with the consideration that cell service in the area is weak. No complaints.

Owners are very quick to respond to inquiries. Would not hesitate to recommend this property and look forward to staying here again.

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Had a great time, place was perfect and set up well for people and pooches!

  • 5 of 5

Had a great time everything you need was there and appointed well. We will definitely stay there again! Only complaint would be water pressure and that was a mild irritation!

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Andrew We are glad you enjoyed you and the pooches your stay with us. We actually have repaired a leaking water line, so now the water pressure should be much improved. We look forward to seeing you again! Nan & Will
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Wonderful Stay!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect! No other word to describe Firefly at DogWood Retreat! Arrived and everything was clean and neat. The dogs immediately fell in love with the house and yard, just as much as we did. The dogs enjoyed their beds so much, I plan to order them one just like it. My husband said our bed was the most comfortable bed he had ever slept in. Just a wonderful place to relax and see beautiful waterfalls. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that you and the pups enjoyed your stay with us! We spent a lot of time finding the perfect location and planning DogWoods Retreat to be the ultimate dog lovers vacation. We put in all the little extras like luxury beds for both dogs and their people;) Nan
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Dogwoods Retreat Stay

  • 4 of 5

Nan and Will were excellent hosts. They were very communicative prior to arrival and were easily accessible during our stay. The cabin is in a beautiful setting and the appointments were comfortable. If we wanted to spend the entire week away from everyone, the cabin and the environment was very conducive to that. The dogs could spend the entire time off the leash without the fear of traffic or bothering the neighbors. We were about 15-20 minutes away from the center of Brevard which was manageable. We would definitely recommend for anyone to consider staying at the resort.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to see you again. Nan
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Heaven on a hilltop

  • 5 of 5

Dogwoods Retreat is the perfect getaway, especially if your travelling companion is a big dog. The property is beautifully maintained, and Nan and Will have thought of everything. The yard is fenced and the porch is gated, so your dog can have some - safely contained - freedom. The dog beds are huge, fluffy, and plentiful. (So are the human ones.) Need a flashlight because yours is still packed away? It's right there. Dog bowls? Yep. Mosquito repellent? In the closet. A pair of scissors? A vacation paperback? A stack of DVDs? Board games? All those, too, and pretty much anything else you might not tote with you.

Nan and Will are available for advice, and told us about a lovely, woodsy walk we might not have ventured on otherwise. The weather for our week was mostly rainy, but there are enough covered porches to enjoy that it didn't matter at all. Wildlife abounds, and it was a delight to sit on the porch and admire the procession.

The town of Brevard is just a short ride down the mountain, and there's plenty to do -- and eat -- in town. Vegetarian dinner options are easy to come by in Brevard, which alas is not true everywhere. Quotations Coffee Cafe was a favorite for lunch -- not too much, not too little. Do not miss the arancini at Marco Trattoria or the oat and blueberry scones at Bracken Mountain Bakery. Buy your pup one of their organic dog biscuits too.

My only regret, other than having to leave too soon, is that we didn't book a dog class with Nan. Next time for sure, since my labrador has never met a class she didn't like or a trick she didn't want to learn. And there will be a next time -- the sooner the better.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you enjoyed your time at DogWoods Retreat. We do try to think of everything to help make this a great vacation. Feeling like you've arrived home and can just settle in with the pups. We look forward to your return and some training fun for Nan with you. 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

Brevard House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Winter Season
Jan 7 2018 - Mar 16 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

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 additional 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

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