My wife and I recently stayed the weekend in Deerwoode and I loved it so much I felt like I had to tear myself away when we left. We got a room in the lodge – “The Deer Room” – which like the rest of the buildings are adorned with original paintings of the owner’s wife. Our room was very rustic with heart pine floors, panels, and ceilings, clean as a whistle, and well appointed with the necessities, but by no means the luxuries.
You wake up in the morning to the sounds of nature in the cool crisp morning air and you can hike, fish, canoe, and generally relax like no place else in a sumptous 175 acre wildlife preserve.
The lakes are teaming with fish almost like fishing in a barrel, and my wife and I hiked around the entire property which borders a long stretch of the French Broad River and included a dense bamboo forest as well as ascending to the summit of Sugerloaf Mountain. Trust me, we had no trouble sleeping that night!
I should also mention that amazingly you can be right downtown in Brevard, NC, a charming and quaint mountain town in five minutes from Deerwoode. We had a lot of fun with the local shopping and locally owned restaurants. I have to mention that at age 56 I have eaten many hamburgers in my time, but the New Orleans Burger at Jordan St Cafe beat them all. It was a purely delightful slobberfest which I had to mash down with my hand in order to be able to fit part of it in my mouth. I had to “assume the position” as instructed by Guy Fieri with both hands on the burger by necessity and with elbows out and pointed up to keep the juice from running down my arms. For total decompression combined with shopping and dining in a peaceful friendly village, you can’t beat Deerwoode.