DogWoods Retreat is a dog friendly vacation for all seasons!


You can come stay with us during any season. Each one is has its own uniqueness. During our winter months you might be lucky enough to catch one of our rare snowfalls. If you do, most times it’s melted by noon. Just enough time to enjoy throwing a few snowballs for the pups to chase!

This time of year it’s less crowded and the vistas are more open. The Carolina blue winter sky’s are rivaled by no other.


Our night sky’s are spectacular, as the forest has opened up it’s crown to showcase the moon, stars, meteor showers and the Milky Way on a dark velvety backdrop. It’s hard to beat a hot tub on a cool winters night!


A wood-burning crackling fire in the evenings warms the soul and the pups!


Some of our local ski slopes will usually be making snow for some downhill ski fun in Sapphire Valley. We’ve even seen the waterfalls freeze up at DuPont State Forest, making a magical wonderland.


Spring time brings with it warmer temps and longer days. Enjoy North Carolina’s mountain reverse fall color and beautiful wildflowers. Color unfolds from March to June with a sequence of trout lilies and violets, trillium and lady slippers, and azaleas, mountain laurel and rhododendron. Our diverse climate houses many different species to behold during a day of hiking on trails of Western North Caroling. DogWoods Retreat is bathed in the color of wild mountain laurel in the later part of spring!


A gift from a resident “Tulip Tree”!


A few rare pink lady slippers reside here!


The lovely parachute display of a fully opened mountain laurel on our property!


Not to be out done by the wild flowers our spectacular reverse fall foliage on the budding trees is spectacular as well! The mountain sides start with the barest color on the tree tops to an explosion of red, pink, yellow and shades of various greens in a matter of days.


And you won’t want to miss the annual White Squirrel Festival held in Brevard every year over Memorial Day weekend! 3 days of free and fabulous music kicks off the beginning of summer time in the mountains of Transylvania county.


Summertime…….oh those lazy days! Long days, warmer temps, but not too warm because you are in the mountains. You can cool off in the spray from one of our mighty waterfalls. DuPont State Forest with it’s miles of dog friendly hiking trails, lies just a short drive from the cabins at DogWoods Retreat.


Enjoy a swim in one of our many rivers or lakes in beautiful Transylvania County. Hooker Falls, Little River, in DuPont State Forest.


Fawn Lake, DuPont State Forest, let’s swim!


If you’re brave, a trip down Sliding Rock is sure to cool the body and the mind!


The start of another spectacular summer day coming up at DogWoods Retreat!

Fall, when the full beauty of natures jewel box explodes in October. We are nestled in the hardwood forest, so there is no need to go anywhere if you just want to relax. The very best of the color lies right here at DogWoods Retreat Tree Frog, Firefly and White Squirrel cabins.


Sunrise over the mountains at DogWoods Retreat.


Firefly cabin hiding in the leaves.

But if you would like to venture out you can follow the fall progression from the highest altitudes all the way down to the lower ones and enjoy fall colors for a month or more!

Black Balsam, Blue Ridge Parkway, North Carolina


Looking Glass Mountain, Blue Ridge Parkway


Fawn Lake, DuPont State Forest


So, as you can see you can’t go wrong with any season when you stay at our dog friendly cabins. They are each unique in there own way and we just love them all!


No breed restrictions, size, or temperament requirements when you stay with us. From our dog friendly large private fenced yards, luxury beds for you and your dog, you won’t want to miss being able to stay with us at DogWoods Retreat. Book your vacation today!

2 Comments on “DogWoods Retreat is a dog friendly vacation for all seasons!”

  1. We love staying here. The big yard my girls loved. So much to do .We hiked in the state forest. To shopping and visiting wineries. We loved every minute. The cabins were so great. Cozy feeling.

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