Welcome to the Fall Issue of our newsletter!

This is an exciting time for us as we experience our first fall and winter seasons in Brevard, NC. The weather has shifted to slightly cooler nights, not as humid days, and the leaves are just starting to show signs of changing to yellows and reds.

We are anticipating all the fall things to do in the mountains, like witnessing the beautiful leaf season and sitting around bonfires making s’mores.  Also, because we live in Transylvania County, we are looking forward to the Halloween celebrations around town.

If you’re able to get away this fall, we welcome you to visit us and experience the peacefulness of Deerwoode Reserve. There’s still time to make some fun family memories this year. Just a note that our cabins will be closed from January 3 to April 3, 2022.

We hope your families can slow down and enjoy all the blessings that fall brings and may you have a safe & wonderful holiday season!

Many Thanks,
Scott & Dionne
Tim & Jessica

We have been busy enhancing the outdoor spaces around the cabins. Many of them have their own private fire pit and we have added picnic tables and charcoal grills to all the cabins as an added convenience. Giving you extra time outdoors to watch the wildlife, see how the sky changes during sunset and soak in the beautiful natural surroundings is our goal. We hope our guests enjoy these newly added outdoor amenities, allowing you more family time to relax and make memories!

Treat yourself to a day trip to Biltmore!

The Biltmore House, built by George Vanderbilt, opened to his family and friends in 1896, after 6 years of construction. This stunning 250-room French Renaissance chateau is a true marvel. The home contains over four acres of floor space, including 35 bedrooms, 43 bathrooms and 65 fireplaces.

Fall is a magical time in the Blue Ridge Mountains and the perfect time to immerse yourself in the beauty of Biltmore’s landscapes as the colorful transformation takes place across the grounds.

Biltmore is America’s largest home, sitting on 8,000 acres of gardens & grounds, featuring hiking trails, biking, fishing, horseback riding and more. There are shops and restaurants to enjoy, and you can even visit the winery and farm.  Purchase tickets to tour the house for the upcoming fall and holiday seasons!

Deerwoode Reserve Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

On Aug. 25, Deerwoode Reserve hosted a ribbon-cutting through the Brevard/Transylvania Chamber of Commerce, celebrating new owners Scott and Dionne Hodgson and Tim and Jessica Hodgson.

Pumpkin Fest Silvermont Park

Every weekend in October!

Pumpkin Fest at Silvermont Park, Brevard, every weekend in October – Join us for fantastic, artistic fun for all ages and enjoy beautiful lighted carved pumpkin displays on a short walking trail, local musicians, food trucks, games, storytelling, face painting, white squirrel scavenger hunt, and docent lead tours of the Silvermont historic mansion.

Halloween Fest at Downtown Brevard

Saturday, October 30

Halloween Fest at Downtown Brevard, Sat. Oct. 30 – Count Dracula may not live full time in Transylvania County, but we’re pretty sure he clears his schedule every year for Brevard’s Halloweenfest, the trickiest, treatiest, most spooktacular celebration around. This fang-tastic annual event features a full day of family (and dog) friendly fun, includes the Flight of the Vampire running races, costume contest and parade, old time music at the Courthouse gazebo, a lively street festival with plenty of bewitching vendors and much, much more.

Camp Deerwoode

2021 Reunion, August 18 – 20

Camp Deerwoode for Boys, operated by Bill & Elizabeth Mayes, ran from 1966 to 1991. For 25 years, every summer, boys of all ages, attended camp at Deerwoode. Some began as young as 6 years old, and attended as a camper, then worked their way to JC – Junior Counselor, and then Counselor. The group has been having reunions at Deerwoode beginning in 2003, and we’re so happy to share the story of their latest reunion!

Thank You For Your Service

Army National Guard

It was our pleasure to host the guys in the Army National Guard ODA2122. This group of incredible men stayed in the Coyote Lodge and used our site as home base for their week of training. We hope the peaceful setting was a small respite from the long days of training. These men make personal sacrifices daily and are ready to be called to action at a moment’s notice. They dedicate their lives to ensure our freedom. Although we were unable to hear the stories of their heroism due to their confidential nature, we support you and thank you for your dedicated service!

Matt Mayes

Lead Singer of Jupiter Coyote

Bill & Elizabeth Mayes’ son, Matt Mayes is co-founder and lead singer of Jupiter Coyote, which he describes as a jam band that’s a mixture of good ole’ Southern Appalachian Boogie & Bluegrass infused Funk Rock. Jupiter Coyote has played over 5,000 shows and counting and has toured for over 20 years. Matt has written over 300 songs and because he grew up on the Deerwoode property, it has influenced his music and has been the inspiration for many of his songs. Matt and band member John Meyer even played a special house show at the recent Camp Deerwoode reunion that was the highlight of the weekend. Matt was recently featured in Southern Flavor Magazine in the Musician’s Taste section “Talks Marsh Hens and Marinade.”

To check out Jupiter Coyote, follow them on Facebook or online at jupitercoyote.com

Read more about the property and amenities at this link.

Limited cabins will be open through the winter months. Currently, Otter Cabin and Meadow Cabin are available for year-round reservations.