Welcome to the inaugural newsletter!

Hello there from Deerwoode Reserve! We’re The Hodgsons ~ Scott & Dionne Hodgson and Tim & Jessica Hodgson (and pictured here is Will, Tim & Jessica’s youngest son ), the new owners of Deerwoode Reserve! For the last 5 months or so, we’ve spent some time getting to know this beautiful property, making upgrades to the cabins, and uncovering so much history connected to this stunning property. We unveiled a new website to showcase each Deerwoode cabin and the features of the property in all it’s glory.

Now, we’re excited to start connecting with you, our past and future guests, via email. We plan on sharing news (like when new cabins are opening or when renovations are underway), upcoming events in the area, promote specials and on-site activities, and stories out of Deerwoode, both current and from the distant past.

We hope you’ll stick around!

-Scott, Dionne, Tim, & Jessica

Opening Soon!

Three newly renovated cabins will be open for reservations soon!

The views from Otter Cabin (left) and Sunrise & Sunset Cabins (right)

Otter Cabin, a two-bed room/one-bathroom cabin, is situated at the front of the property overlooking the fish ponds, meadow & French Broad River.

Sunrise & Sunset Cabins are two separate cabins, built together, in a private setting near the big lake, each with a nice front porch to take in the peaceful views and a welcoming sunrise. Perfect for a family with children!

Check out our progress post to see more photos and learn more about these three new cabins!

DuPont State Recreational Forest

DuPont State Recreational Forest is a 10,473 acre state forest that is only a short 20 minute drive from Deerwoode Reserve. Located in Cedar Mountain, DuPont offers many opportunities to spend the day hiking, biking, viewing amazing waterfalls, swimming, kayaking and fishing. There are nearly 83 miles of trails and roads through the forest.

Some popular destinations include mountaintop views from the summit of Stone Mountain & Cedar Rock, and waterfalls – High Falls, Bridal Veil Falls and Grassy Creek Falls. The forest was used to film some scenes from the 1992 movie The Last of the Mohicans and the 2012 box office hit The Hunger Games.

Just For Fun

Did you know?…Brevard is known for its white squirrels! Yep. White squirrels. Legend has it the squirrels originated from an overturned carnival truck. They eventually made it out into the wild and the population grew from there. Now, they’re prized by the Brevard City Council, and an ordinance was passed protecting them!

You just might see a white squirrel wandering around the Deerwoode property!

North Carolina Apple Festival in Hendersonville

September 3-6

Enjoy 4 days of fun including one of the most best known Street Fairs in the Carolinas with Freshly Picked Apples, Arts & Crafts, Festival Food and FREE Entertainment at the Historic Courthouse on Hendersonville’s Beautiful Main Street.

Mountain Song Festival in Brevard

September 10-11
Performers & Schedule:

FRIDAY: I Draw Slow, Steep Canyon Rangers, Mavis Staples
SATURDAY: Nora Brown, The Wildmans, Town Mountain, Charley Crockett, Steep Canyon Rangers

Assault on the Carolinas

September 18

The Assault on the Carolinas is the annual fundraiser for the Pisgah Forest Rotary Club featuring 100k and 50k bike rides.

Carol Cowan Kussmaul recently came back to visit Deerwoode with her children and grandchildren. Carol attended Camp Deerwoode from 1951-1956, which at that time was an all-girls camp. During those six years, Carol has special memories of the activities they participated in, especially the craft room, and many stories to share including the skits they performed, old camp cabins, visits to the infirmary, hiking up the mountain, diving into the swim lake (which she wasn’t a fan of), and reminisced about the uniforms the girls wore.

During Carol’s visit in June, she shared stories and photos of her time at Deerwoode in the 1950s. Head over to the website to check out more amazing photos and read some of her treasured memories of her times here. Thanks for sharing, Carol!

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.