395 Riversedge Rd, Brevard, NC 28712
Phone (828) 201-2615
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Deerwoode is perfect for families, children of all ages, and we welcome you to bring your dog, too! Pet 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 has an 8-acre lake that’s great for paddling around in our canoes & kayaks. Enjoy a refreshing dip in The Swimming Hole…it’s spring-fed and has 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 ncwildlife.org.
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. This allows for some pretty amazing wildlife (like deer, coyote, red and grey foxes, beavers, otters, hawks, ospreys, egrets, herons, an occasional bald eagle, along with barn, horned and great grey owls), natural habitat settings and beautiful views. We are proud to be a Certified Wildlife Habitat.
Discover all kinds of hidden gems around the property, like unique hand-made bird houses, the Old White Oak Tree (registered with the National White Oak Society) that’s over 300 years old, the magical Bamboo Forest–perfect for relaxing walks and meditation, and the Old Post Road & Historic Poplar Tree, that was once a post office drop in early Transylvania County times.
Enjoy some family time with cornhole, horseshoes, and other yard games, available upon request, plus feel free to bring your own equipment and fun activities! Each cabin is equipped with a private fire pit, perfect for making s’mores and unwinding.
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.
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Guests may bring pets, up to two dogs, including service animals. There are no breed or weight restrictions. The fee is $50/per dog.
We ask that you be a responsible pet owner and keep your pet on a leash while on the property and clean up after your pet.
CHECK IN/CHECK OUT
Check in is at or after 3 p.m., and check out is no later than 10 a.m. You may request an early check in or check out at noon at the time of booking (if available) for an additional fee. There is no office for checking in or out, you can head straight to your cabin. You will receive detailed check in and check out information via email before your scheduled stay.
MINIMUM 2-NIGHT STAY
When booking any cabin at Deerwoode Reserve, a 2-night minimum stay is required. During holiday weekends, there may be a 3-night minimum, and for Thanksgiving, we do require a 4-night minimum stay.
Park in designated parking areas only. Each cabin either has a driveway or an area designated for guests to park. Parking may be limited depending on the cabin site, and additional parking can be found in front of the Coyote Lodge.
CHILDREN & FAMILIES
Children of all ages are welcome at Deerwoode, but please be aware that our cabins are not equipped with baby cribs, they are not child-proofed, and we do not provide any child-specific supplies. Please plan to bring everything you will need to care for your young children.
Motorized vehicles may only be driven on the paved and gravel road (unless to park in designated areas). No motorized vehicles can be driven off the roadway or on any trails throughout the property.
There will not be a trash pick-up service during your stay. Guests may use the dumpster located at the Gym/Greenhouse building, if needed. On the day of check-out, please bag all trash, but leave it inside the cabin. Do not place any trash outdoors at any time, as it may attract wild animals.
WIFI & TELEVISION
Wi-fi is now available in every cabin at Deerwoode Reserve. Each cabin is equipped with at least one Satellite TV.
There is no smoking allowed inside any of the cabins or buildings on the property. Smoking is permitted outside. Please be respectful of our natural setting and throw away your cigarette butts in the trash.
PONDS AND RIVER
If you wish to swim or participate in activities in or near the water, use caution, as there are no lifeguards on duty or staff on-site at all times. Swim at your own risk and supervise children carefully. We recommend using life vests and floatation devices.
There is no hunting allowed on the property.
Fishing is permitted on Deerwoode Reserve and a fishing license is not required while fishing the lakes and ponds on the property. We prefer that you catch and release; however, if you choose to keep your fish, then limit 2 per person, per day. North Carolina requires persons age 16 and older fishing in public waters, which includes the French Broad River, to posses a valid fishing license. For more information and to purchase a fishing license visit ncwildlife.org.
We invite you to explore the many hiking trails, by foot or bicycle, on the property that follow the river, pass through the Bamboo Forest, and go up into Sugarloaf Mountain. Please be mindful of our neighbors and do not enter any private property outside Deerwoode Reserve or go into restricted areas on the property.
NO ACCESS BUILDINGS
Guests are not permitted to enter the Gym/Greenhouse building, the workshop or any sites around the property that are marked: No Trespassing, Private Residence or No Entry!
Guests should be considerate of other guests on the property and not be extremely loud or disruptive at any time. Additionally, we observe quiet time hours from 10pm to 9am.
PRIVATE PROPERTY - REGISTERED GUESTS ONLY
In order to provide our guests the best experience during their stay, we must restrict access to the property to only those guests who have a reservation and their approved visitors. This is private property with no public access. It is peaceful, secluded and beautiful and we want to keep it that way for our guests to enjoy! Please complete the contact form if you’d like to make an appointment for a tour of the property for event planning.
River Loop Trail
Easy, level walking trail that follows the West and. South edges of the property where the French Broad River flows and along the main road of the property. Enter/Exit points are located behind the Meadow and River Cabins, and at the exit of the Bamboo Forest Trail. There are several spots along the River Trail with cleared areas for viewing of the river, benches and picnic tables to rest. Pack a snack or lunch for a break along this trail.
The coolest trail you’ve ever walked! Easy to walk trail that meanders through the Bamboo stalks and by a stream. The entrance can be found at the far end of the Big Lake, past the Old Barn. It exits at the South-West corner of the property, near the far end of the River Trail. It’s cooler & a little darker while on this trail. Be sure to take a moment to meditate and celebrate your good fortunes!
Walking Path Trail
Easy walking pathways from the garden, past the campfire, along the southern border of the Big Lake. This is the best spot to go fishing!
Nature Loop Trail
Easy trail system that weaves through the various waterways and ponds, down around the rows of trees, on the Southern end of the property between the River Trail and the Big Lake. Be on the lookout for The Fishing Camp, partially hidden in a patch of Bamboo. Climb on up and check out the view.
Logging Loop Trail
Moderate incline on this wide walking trail, maintained as a fire access roadway. The trail enter/exit points are located near the entrance of the property and at the start of the private driveway, where the trail will continue back behind the residence. Please keep out of the private residence yard.
Mountain Loop Trail
More strenuous hike up to the summit of Sugarloaf Mountain. There are several intersecting paths that make up this loop. Enter/Exit points can be found past the old barn near the entrance of the Bamboo Forest, two trail heads are located between Sunset Cabin and Little Log Cabin, and behind the private residence driveway at the front of the property. Please keep out of the private residence yard. At the top, you’ll find a large rock marking the top and our property line, a picnic table and some great views of the city (mostly in the winter) and beyond!