Any Season is wonderful at DogWoods retreat!

Next season up, Fall!

Come and enjoy your own luxury cabin in the friendly mountain town of Brevard, North
Carolina. You will be smack dab in the middle of all the very best the Western North Carolina mountains have to offer. DuPont State Forest, Pisgah National Forest, Blue Ridge Parkway and Ceasar’s Head State Park are all located minutes from your cabin. We’ve thought all about how to make this the best vacation for your pups too! Each cabin is safely surrounded by it’s own private and spacious fenced yard. Relax in a hot tub under the stars after a day filled with adventures. You can warm up in front of a real wood burning fireplace too! Premium memory foam mattresses provide the perfect rest and we have luxury beds in the cabins for your pups as well.

You can also opt for some help enriching your relationship with your dog with Nan thru out Now And Zen Dog Training during your stay. Book your dates today!

Up on our mountain lies a secret get-away From the world!

We are truly all about the dogs! No breed, size or temperament restrictions. Your cabin is surrounded by a spacious and private fenced yard. There is no need to go anywhere when you stay with us. Our cabins have hot tubs, fire pits, charcoal grills and plenty of room to spread out, both indoors and out. We provide comfy dog beds for the pups and you can opt for dog training help thru our Now And Zen Dog Training during your stay. Contact us today for more information.

It’s All About Enriching The Connection

I have a wonderful new client named Ranger.  His parents got him as a young puppy and had set out to do the training to help him become a balanced and well behaved dog.  They started out with training with someone who uses the traditional, old out dated methods.  It did help them gain some basic foundation work, but Ranger was not enjoying it and seemed to be shutting down, and becoming less relaxed at home.  They contacted me and we did an in-home consult and training session.  The minute I arrived I started shaping behaviors with Ranger.  We discussed changes, switching over to current scientific methods that work on enriching connection between dog and owner.  The session went very well and Ranger and his people were very happy and optimistic when I left.  A week later, we meet for another training session at a local park.  Rangers people are amazed by the results they have seen in just one week.  He is now enjoying their “training” sessions on walks, at home, checking in with them and much calmer and relaxed at home.  They look forward to continuing to grow their bond together.

So, do yourself and your dog a favor and seek out the benefits of a Certified Professional Dog Trainer who will help you learn the latest (and greatest) training methods available today.

Come and stay at DogWoods Retreat where you can also book an optional consult/training session with Nan Long, Now And Zen Dog Training.   Nan designed DogWoods Retreat to enable all dogs and their people to have a vacation together.  With a large private fenced yard surrounding each cabin, your vacation will be truly relaxing for all.  We also have, no breed, size or temperament restrictions with us!  All are welcome.

We are certified, ethical, knowledgeable and come highly veterinarian and client recommended.

Nan Long, CPDT-KA




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. Read More

You Don’t Have To Be Social To Stay With Us!


Join us for the ultimate in dog friendly vacation rentals. We welcome any size, breed, or temperament. You don’t have to be social to stay with us.

A quiet cabin in the woods, surrounded by your own spacious fenced yard, guarantees you can just peace out during your vacation. It’s a quick and easy, 5 mile drive, to the quaint and lively mountain town of Brevard, North Carolina. Enjoy the many fine dining restaurants, shops, craft breweries and grocery stores and other amenities while there. And, if you need some city life, Asheville is a short 45 minutes away. Read More

Enjoy A Holiday Vacation At DogWoods Retreat!


“A holiday vacation at the dog-friendly DogWoods Retreat provides the freedom for your pups to run wild within a private, fenced-in yard, as you dip into a steaming hot tub with a view of clear, bright stars overhead.

Inside, a wood-burning fireplace awaits to emit its warm, soft glow within a spacious living room as your canine crew recuperates on luxury dog beds that are almost as comfortable as your own bed, which has a memory-foam mattress.

A television with cable and streaming services allows for an evening of downtime after a day of hiking in the mountains of western North Carolina, where the cabins are located, just ten minutes outside of the city of Brevard, NC.” Read More

A Beautiful Fall Is On It’s Way!



DogWoods Retreat is located in the beautiful hardwood forests of the friendly mountain town of Brevard, North Carolina. We’ve gone to the dogs, with our large private fenced yards and comfy dog beds. We welcome all dog breeds and temperaments to stay with us. We feature luxury cabins with memory foam mattresses, hot tubs under the stars, and wonderful wood burning fireplaces for their humans to enjoy.


During your stay, you can even book a dog training consult session with Nan Long, our certified professional dog trainer. If you decide to venture out during your vacation and want to leave the pups at home, optional dog care services are also available.


We’d love to have you all come visit and we’re happy to point out the best places for you and your best friend to share!

Contact us today.

DogWoods Retreat Adventures of Jenny, The Vizsla Pup


I arrived at the wonderful White Squirrel cabin with my people and immediately the fun began! They love us dogs here, don’t you know, woof! They had a big fenced yard that surrounded our cabin and kept me safe, but gave me lots of room to run. I could race back and forth on all the decks if it happened to be raining without even getting my feet wet. The dog bed in the cabin was, oh so comfortable. I really needed it after a day of vacation fun at nearby DuPont State Forest. Everyone in downtown Brevard was so friendly and dogs like me were welcomed at the outdoor dining restaurants and local breweries. Oh, and DogWoods Retreat made sure my people were happy as well, by giving them luxury beds and a hot tub to relax in. I think my Mom and Dad are thinking of coming back for Christmas this year and I can’t wait!








Come Spend The Winter At DogWoods Retreat


We’d love to have you and the pups come enjoy an extended winter stay at DogWoods Retreat. We are offering deep discounts for a month or longer stay for January and February. Yes, if you are lucky, you might get to play in a bit of snow but don’t count on it. The most snowfalls we have ever received in a winter has been 3 and they usually melt by noon. But we sure have fun while it’s here. Contact us today to book your winter get away.






Every dog is unique and all are welcome at DogWoods Retreat!


It doesn’t matter what breed, rescue or pure bred, or what kind of temperament, all dogs are welcome at our vacation rentals. Our cabins are completely surrounded by huge, and private, fenced yards for your best friend to enjoy during your stay. We include dog beds and bowls for them as well. If your pup has issues, or you just want to brush up on your training skills, we can help with optional dog training and consults. If you’re going to be gone all day, and want to leave them at home, we also offer optional dog care during your absence.

Experience the ultimate dog friendly vacation in the lovely mountains of Western North Carolina!