Deerwoode Reserve | Wooden sign, greetings.
Deerwoode Reserve | Family, photo

Welcome to Fall at Deerwoode Reserve!

We invite you to experience fall in the mountains of North Carolina! With the temperatures cooling off and the changing colors of the leaves, it’s truly a magical time of year here. Spend your days exploring local national & state parks, find trails that lead to spectacular overlook views and seek out several of our county’s 250 beautiful waterfalls. We now have 11 cabins to accommodate couples, families & large groups, all comfortably furnished and updated with modern conveniences. We recently wrapped up remodeling Big Log Cabin, a 4-bedroom/ 2.5 bath, two-story log home that is simply stunning.

When you stay at Deerwoode Reserve, our guests can enjoy all 175 acres of our natural surroundings, including trails, swimming, fishing ponds, kayaks, hammocks, peaceful views & a variety of wildlife sightings. Plan your fall & winter getaway now ~ we can’t wait to see you!

Happy Fall,
Scott & Dionne Hodgson
Tim & Jessica Hodgson

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Deerwoode Reserve | wooden sign, new
Deerwoode Reserve | Brown, green


Bringing this original Vermont Log Cabin back to life has been such a huge but rewarding project. Built in 1976 by Bill & Elizabeth Mayes, this was their personal home where they lived and raised their sons. After a time of it being unoccupied, we gave the cabin some much needed love and attention to bring it to modern standards of comfort for your family vacation.

Deerwoode Reserve | kitchen, log home

The kitchen and bathrooms were completely renovated with custom wood cabinets built from reclaimed camp boards, along with new granite countertops and all new stainless appliances. The windows have been replaced, new metal roof added, plumbing & electrical updated, new central heat & air installed and new carpet laid in the bedrooms. Your family will have plenty of room to spread out in this 4 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom, 3,000 sq. ft. log home!

Deerwoode Reserve | Log cabin, pictures.

The huge master suite has a private bath and sitting room with TV on the main floor. Upstairs there’s two queen bedrooms, a fun bunk room that has a TV and 2 bunk beds (full size on the bottom and twin on the top), as well as a full bathroom with tub/shower and double vanity. The living room features an old cast iron gas heater, leather sectional sofa and is open to the kitchen. The dining room and extra sitting room is filled with natural light and amazing views of the property with wall-to-wall windows.

Deerwoode Reserve | Wooden, deck.

Situated right next to the swimming hole, with two covered porches, a deck, and with its own outdoor covered wood pavilion & stone fireplace, this property is sure to be your family’s next favorite hang out spot. Big Log Cabin will be open year-round, so make your reservations to experience it for yourself!

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Deerwoode Reserve | wooden sign, local, spotlight


No visit to North Carolina can be complete without a drive along the Blue Ridge Parkway. Offering breathtaking views of mountain vistas for miles, incredible sunset colors that fill the sky, and fiery fall colors on the mountain side, it is a must-see destination. This scenic byway goes from Cherokee, TN through NC and into Virginia. Brevard is closest to the Mt. Pisgah area of the parkway and on the way up, you’ll pass by a couple favorite spots, Sliding Rock and Looking Glass Falls.

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Deerwoode Reserve | Deerwood Stories logo.
First Annual Sugarloaf Mountain Jam

First Annual Sugarloaf Mountain Jam was a huge success!

Deerwoode Reserve hosted our first big event and rocked the night with Jupiter Coyote full band concert sponsored by Fields Auto Group. This evening was a special homecoming for co-founders of Jupiter Coyote, Matt Mayes and John Felty. They started playing together during the Camp Deerwoode summers around the campfire with the campers. Matt’s parents, Bill & Elizabeth Mayes, came to Brevard in 1966 and Matt was raised here on this property while the Mayes owned and operated the camp. Matt continues to tour and has written over 300 songs, with many of them inspired by and written about the Deerwoode property.

Deerwoode Reserve | Pictures, band, stage

Thanks to the band members: Noel Felty-drums, Ponchito-congas/percussion, John Meyer-guitar, Steve Trisman-fiddle, Sanders Brightwell-bass, Matthew Mayes-guitar, guijo and special guest co-founding member John Felty-guitar. The 250 Jupiter Coyote fans who attended the concert were thrilled to experience this special homecoming, calling it a surreal weekend. We can’t wait for next year. Mark your calendars for the Second Annual Sugarloaf Mountain Jam, Saturday, September 30, 2023. Follow Jupiter Coyote & Jupiter Coyote Fans United on Facebook and join the JC Patreon group for special VIP and behind-the-scenes access.

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Deerwoode Reserve | wooden sign, events
Deerwoode Reserve | pumpkin fest, silvermont park.

Pumpkinfest at Silvermont Park

October 21, 22, 28 and 29

Family friendly and fantastic artistic fun or great date night with beautiful lighted carved pumpkin displays on a short walking trail, local musicians, food trucks, games, storytelling, face painting, white squirrel scavenger hunt, historic mansion browsing and more!

Pumpkin Fest is open from 6 to 9 PM on October 21, 22 and 28, and on October 29 it will be open from 5 to 9 PM following Halloweenfest in Brevard! Learn more at the link below!

Deerwoode Reserve | Halloween fest Brevard, nc.

Halloweenfest – Downtown Brevard

Saturday, October 29 from 10 AM to 3 PM

This “fangtastic” event features FREE family-friendly fun, including bounce houses, our traditional costume competition and parade, the Magic Book Bus, a hula hoop party, pumpkin carving contest, food vendors and more!

This year’s event features a special “Get Set Sesame Street Party” and YOU are invited to meet visiting muppets throughout the day. Join us for this amazing event and explore downtown Brevard’s businesses through a downtown Spooky Stroll Open House and downtown trick or treating!

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Fall/Winter Parker Concert Hall Series

Brevard Music Center

Imagine a place where music fills the air. Where Beethoven, Mozart, and Verdi are alive and well. Where the most talented students and extraordinary faculty coexist in practice rooms and onstage. Now imagine it all in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina.

Step out of your dream and experience Brevard Music Center—at once a place, an institute, and a festival. Situated on a lovely wooded 180-acre campus in western North Carolina, Brevard Music Center stands as one of this country’s premier summer training programs and festivals. Join us for a series of unforgettable performances in our state of the art Parker Concert Hall and experience the exquisite acoustics and surroundings of Brevard’s new jewel in the heart of our campus.

Please visit the link below for performance schedule and tickets!

Deerwoode Reserve open Year Round

Cabins Open Year-Round

Deerwoode Reserve

We’ve got a comfortable cabin waiting for you this winter while you travel through the mountains of North Carolina. During the winter, you’ll find there’s less people & it’s easier to explore popular destinations without all the crowds. With the cooler daytime temps, it makes for excellent weather to go mountain biking & hiking.

When there’s less leaves on the trees, you’ll enjoy even more breathtaking views from areas typically blocked in the summer. Not to mention, we do sometimes get snow & that’s always a fun time spending the day sledding, making snow angels & building a snowman. We’ll be keeping a few of our larger cabins open all year, so your family can enjoy the mountains in style! Take a look at Big Log Cabin, Barn Cabin, Little Log Cabin and Otter Cabin, for your winter stay. They’ve all been recently remodeled & will keep you toasty warm!

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Deerwoode Reserve | sign, property

Read more about the property and amenities at this link.

All cabins now available! Single cabin reservations can be booked up to 6 months in advance.