Greetings from Deerwoode Reserve - Newsletter
Spring in Brevard NC

Welcome from the Owners

The mountains are alive, the trees green and full, and the flowers are blooming. Spring is such a pretty time of year in Western North Carolina. The temperatures are mild. Sunny warm days and cool nights. It’s the perfect recipe for outdoor recreation, exploring the local waterfalls and finding some amazing views of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

We welcome you to our third season of hosting guests at Deerwoode Reserve. Each year we strive to provide the perfect location for your romantic getaway or family retreat. Making small improvements as we go, but maintaining the rustic, natural setting and preserving the history of this land. Our plans just keep growing, along with our to-do list, but we wouldn’t have it any other way. Keep reading for all the new updates this year and what’s in the works for 2024.

We thank you, our new guests and those who continue to visit year after year. We appreciate the support, your feedback and encouragement to keep working on making your stay with us unforgettable!

Here’s to Season 3! It’s our pleasure to host you!

Hope to see you soon,
Scott & Dionne Hodgson
Tim & Jessica Hodgson

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Coyote Lodge at Deerwoode Reserve

Comfortable Updates to Coyote Lodge!

Hosting large groups and extended family members is quite popular in the Coyote Lodge. There’s plenty of room to gather and even separate areas to spread out. At the center of all get-togethers is food. Preparing meals together, sharing recipes, teaching the young ones to help and making memories in the kitchen is the fun part. The cleaning up; however, is the dreaded part.

Kitchen Improvements at Coyote Lodge Deerwoode Reserve

In order to make your stay more comfortable, we added a brand-new dishwasher to the Coyote Lodge kitchen. This upgrade, along with additional cabinets and drawer space, will give our guests room for more storage and for extra time with their loved ones.

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Meadow Cabin at Deerwoode Reserve

Meadow Cabin is Now More Accessible!

In order to assist our guests with mobility challenges, we have enhanced Meadow Cabin with features that make getting around a little bit easier. First, we added another bedroom to allow for additional guests in this roomy cabin. Now as a two-bedroom unit, there is a main bedroom with king bed, a second queen bedroom and a sleeper sofa in the large living room featuring a gas fireplace. The bathroom has an easy walk-in, full size shower with grab bars in the shower and next to the toilet. All the doorways are 36” to allow for wheelchair access. A new covered deck was added to the front along with a ramp to the parking area. We hope these upgrades are inviting to guests of all abilities to make your stay at Deerwoode accessible and comfortable.

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We know it wasn’t the easiest to stay in a cabin with only one sink in the bathroom. Now, Wolf Cabin has a second bar sink in the kitchenette. We know this will make it easier for guests in this cabin.

Wolf Cabin at Deerwoode Reserve

Both Wolf and Bear cabins used to have window A/C units and electric heaters. The heating and cooling function has now been improved with new PTEC air & heat units, like what hotels have. These will give our guests an easy way to stay comfortable while staying with us. They both also feature gas fireplaces that is the original stonework from when the property was developed as a summer camp in the 1930’s.

Bear Cabin at Deerwoode Reserve
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Waterfall close to Deerwoode Reserve

Summertime in the Mountains

There’s no limit to what you can do around Brevard. Here in the “Land of Waterfalls” we have 250 of them throughout Transylvania County.

For a list of the top 10 must-see waterfalls, visit the link below:

Scenic views of waterfalls close to Deerwoode Reserve

For those looking for stops unique to the area, we’ve got you covered! From the best toy store, O.P. Taylor’s downtown, to nature’s waterslide at Sliding Rock, to our famous white squirrel running around, and don’t forget to stop for a treat or drink at a local restaurant.

Check out these 9 iconic experiences in Brevard at the link below:

Brevard Brewing Company, Brevard NC

When you’re ready to relax after hours of exploring, pull up a seat at one of our local breweries. Enjoy a cold drink, some great local music, and time with friends.

Here’s a list of our local spots & a bit of their history at the link below:

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Kayaking at Deerwoode Reserve

Cruise then Booze

Every Friday night in June, July and August

Cruise then Booze with Headwaters Outfitters and Oskar Blues Brewery. Start your summer evening off right with a paddle trip down the French Broad and end at Oskar Blues Brewery for cold craft beer!

Moonshine and Music Festival

Music & Moonshine

Friday nights 6-8pm

Music & Moonshine at Cedar Mountain Distillery: Summer music series featuring free outdoor live music, beer, wine, tastings and more!

Appalachian Folk Festival - Brevard NC

Appalachian Folk Festival

June 24th 10am-3pm

Come and experience the sights, sounds and tastes of Appalachian Culture! ​There will be music, artisans at work, historical displays, and activities for all ages. Visitors can also tour the 1815 Allison Deaver House, the oldest frame house west of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Brevard Music Center Summer Festival

Brevard Music Center Summer Festival

June 3 through August 19

The 2023 summer lineup at Brevard Music Center — one of the country’s premier summer training programs and music festivals — features a diverse offering of symphony, opera, chamber, jazz, bluegrass, and Broadway performances.

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2nd Annual Sugarloaf Mountain Jam - Jupiter Coyote

2nd Annual Sugarloaf Mountain Jam

Coming back on Saturday, September 30th!

It’s time to get your tickets for this annual music event in its second year! We are thrilled to host the Second Annual Sugarloaf Mountain Jam, featuring hometown favorite Jupiter Coyote, with special guest Nuttin’ Fancy. This event is sponsored by Fields Auto Group and will take place at Deerwoode Reserve. It’s open to the public!

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Mayes Event Center at Deerwoode Reserve

Announcing the Mayes Event Center

Now that all the cabins have been updated & refreshed, we have turned our attention to an even bigger project. Giving a new purpose to the once PC Gym, where campers participated in a variety of sports, and then the Deerwoode Gym, a community gym membership, into an amazing event venue. We have reimagined this building into a diverse space to host a variety of community and private events.

We are proud to announce that The Mayes Event Center will be opening April 2024! It will feature an indoor banquet hall that’s climate controlled, complete with a catering kitchen, bridal suite, restrooms, and an outdoor covered pavilion area. It’s the perfect spot to hold weddings, family reunions, corporate retreats, music concerts & festivals, community events and more.

Stay tuned to our website and social media for construction updates as we move along. We think it’s going to be a great addition to our property, accommodations and amenities.

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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.