|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
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. Upper Loft with Reading Area and Queen Sleeper Sofa. Upper Covered Porch with Large Sitting Area.Over 1400 Square Feet Inside Space, 700 Square Feet of Covered and Open Decks. Get a New Leash On Life! With Private Dog Training Sessions During Your Stay!
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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.
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
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!
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!
We had a great time at DogWoods Retreat! Perfect place for our family & our dog Duke. Nan & Will were so wonderful to work with as well. We will stay again! A+++
This immaculately clean and comfortable cabin is one of several nestled deep in the woods on Cantrell Mountain, ten to fifteen minutes' driving time from downtown Brevard. Sitting on either of the two decks high among the fall foliage was sublime. The cabin is well stocked and very tastefully accessorized, and its two bedrooms on separate floors allow for private time, almost like having two separate apartments. The kitchen is quite small, but well provisioned and functional for preparing simple meals. We would highly recommend White Squirrel!
Wife and I rented the White Squirrel cabin for the weekend to check it out prior to booking a more lengthy retreat during the fall. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay! Our two dog, Zoey (boxer) and Walter (Staffordshire Terrier/Boxer) had a better time than we did, I feel. Even though it was considerably cold due to the weather, we still took time to do a quick hiking trail that was only a ~5 min drive from the cabin at the Dupont State Forest.
The place was well decorated and extremely clean-- had a very good sense of "home." They actually had the exact kitchen table we have at our house, which made us have a sense of deja vu upon entering.
Looking forward to the next visit where we can hopefully invite along a few friends; as it is small enough for a couple but large enough for a group of 6 easily.
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!
It was the perfect place for us to stay. The cabin was clean and didn't smell like other dogs, the beds were extremely comfortable and the large fenced yard made bringing the dog so much easier. Plus it's close to lots of hiking and downtown Brevard. Thank you Nan and Will for a wonderful week!
My husband and I took our two dogs to the cabin and had a wonderful time! The cabin was beautiful, clean, spacious, and relaxing. The yard was awesome and we loved playing around in it! The fireplace was used every night and the hot tub was great. What a wonderful place!!
We spent a week at Dogwoods Retreat with our 4 dogs. We spent the days hiking and returning to our cozy cabin. Plenty of space for everyone. Having the fence in yard helped keep the furry pals under controlled. The cabin was clean and maintained. There were no bugs. We had stayed at another pet friendly place near Asheville during this same time last year. They had a stink bug problem. We were so happy to find Dogwoods Retreat. It is now our favorite place to visit. I would recommend this place to all my friends. The restaurants in the Brevard area are great. Our favorite was Jaimie's.
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!
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£162|
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
* Approximate monthly price. Actual pricing will depend on the days of the month you stay.