Deerwoode Reserve | Wooden sign, greetings.
Deerwoode Reserve | Cabin, lake.

Welcome to Summer at Deerwoode!

Summer is in full swing in the coolest little mountain town of Brevard, NC. The flowers are blooming, the birds are chirping, and the trees and grass are so lush & green this time of year. It’s also the best time to enjoy all the outdoors have to offer, from floating on the river to fly fishing to hiking some of the most extraordinary views and breathtaking waterfalls. For the adrenaline junkies, there’s plenty of challenging roads to go mountain biking on. With local restaurants and stores, along with breweries, local music and the arts, there are so many choices of things to do and places to visit close to Deerwoode Reserve. Another benefit of staying in one of our cabins is you have access to the entire property and all our amenities at no additional charge. In this edition of our summer newsletter, we’ve highlighted all the activities your family can take advantage of right on property. While you’re here, you can choose to explore a little or a lot – or do a little bit of nothing; it’s all up to you!

Happy Summer! We hope to see you soon!

Your friends at Deerwoode,
Scott & Dionne Hodgson
Tim & Jessica Hodgson

Deerwoode Reserve | torn, paper
Deerwoode Reserve | Abstract, mandala
Deerwoode Reserve | wooden sign, on-site amenities

At Deerwoode, we’re proud to offer a scenic getaway that’s both dog-friendly and perfect for families, couples, solo retreats, large gatherings and more. Check out some of our on-site amenities that are included in your stay at no additional charge!

Deerwoode Reserve | lake, canoes

Water Activities

Deerwoode Reserve is proudly home to an 8-acre lake that’s great for paddling around in our canoes & kayaks. Alternatively, you can enjoy a refreshing dip in our spring-fed Swimming Hole, featuring a jumping platform!

If you like fishing, there’s plenty of great spots along the big lake or the many ponds on property. You’ll find bass, crappie, perch, bream and catfish. The French Broad River has native trout and muskie. Fishing is permitted on Deerwoode Reserve, and a fishing license is not required while fishing the lakes and ponds.

We prefer that you catch and release, but if you choose to keep your fish, then the limit is 2 per person. For fishing the French Broad River, a valid fishing license is required for persons age 16+ (required by NC in public waters).

For more information and to purchase a fishing license, visit

Deerwoode Reserve | Pictures, bench, woods, pond.

Hiking & Trails

There are over five miles of trails across the entire 175 acres of Deerwoode Reserve, perfect for hiking and biking. Enjoy easy-going trails following over a mile of the French Broad River’s edge. There are several trails on flat areas where you can stroll or ride around the ponds, through pasture and even a Bamboo Forest, along with a few trails that meander through and climb to the top of Sugarloaf Mountain.

Keep an eye out for the old Fish Camp and the Observation Tower where you can get an amazing aerial view of the property!

Deerwoode Reserve | Hammocks, field.

Rest, Relaxation & Pets

When you’re looking for an escape outside the cabin, rest assured knowing that your relaxation is our top priority!

Each cabin at Deerwoode is outfitted with its own fire pit and picnic table set-up, perfect for you to get some fresh air with the family.

Chill in a lawn chair by the lake or string up a hammock of your own and let all your worries just float away.

Don’t forget to bring your pet! Our policy allows for you to bring up to two dogs for an additional fee (no breed or weight restrictions). There is plenty of open space to play and there are dog waste stations located throughout the property.

Deerwoode Reserve | Hammocks, field.

Nature & Wildlife

All 175 acres of this property is part of a Conservation Easement in partnership with Conserving Carolina. This means that we are mindful of the land and water features and act in the best interest to preserve the natural beauty of this property.

We’ve got some pretty amazing wildlife that visits the property, including deer, coyote, red and grey foxes, beavers, otters, hawks, ospreys, egrets, herons, an occasional bald eagle, along with barn, horned and great grey owls.

As a Certified Nature Preserve, we’re always looking for a way to share some of these beautiful views with our guests and friends alike!

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Tuesday Night Block Party Series featuring Old Time Street Dances

July 5, 12, 19, 26 and August 2, 2022

A decades-long tradition, our Summer Street Dances celebrate our Appalachian heritage with a free, fun-loving and family-friendly event that’s sure to give you happy feet. A lively bluegrass band and an experienced caller will take you step-by-step through a collection of moves that combine square and contra dancing styles.
Deerwoode Reserve | Stage, auditorium

Mountain Song Festival

September 9-10, 2022

Mountain Song Festival was created to bring the best in acoustic music including bluegrass, newgrass, old time, folk, jazz and traditional mountain music, as well as the many branches that stem from it, to our community and to further encourage music in our everyday lives.

Mountain Song strives to promote cultural tourism and environmental awareness for a positive impact on our community while utilizing the Brevard Music Center in Brevard, NC, as a world-class venue.

Deerwoode Reserve | Jupiter coyote concert.

Jupiter Coyote Public Concert

October 1, 2022

Join us at Deerwoode Reserve on Oct. 1 from 7-10 p.m. for the First Annual Sugarloaf Mountain Jam Jupiter Coyote Concert!

More information (including details on food and beer trucks!) coming soon!

Deerwoode Reserve | Abstract, mandala
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.