Come to the mountains

Book a stay at our dog friendly cabins at DogWoods Retreat. Your own private cabin is entirely surrounded by a large private play yard for the dogs. Enjoy hanging out on your two-level covered porches and open decking and enjoy soaking in a hot tub under the stars. We are located just 10 minutes from the lovely town of Brevard, North Carolina. We are close to everything wonderful in the mountains to provide you with the perfect vacation rental.

Tree Frog Cabin Hot Tub
Tree Frog Cabin Covered Porch View
Living area at Tree Frog cabin

Spring time is a fun time

We love all seasons at DogWoods Retreat. Each one brings it’s own unique beauty. Spring time wildflowers, flowering trees, and other flora and fauna, can be found outside your cabin and, on your forest hikes. You can add in an optional dog training session with us during your stay, to get professional help for you and your dog. Book a dog friendly vacation stay with us soon!

Wild Tulip Poplar Tree flower
Wild rare pink lady slipper in the woods at DogWoods Retreat
Mama bear and the 3 yearling cubs stole the birdseed!
Wild blooming mountain laurel fill the woods at DogWoods Retreat
Daily deer sightings

Winter Is a great time to visit

Don’t miss out on a great time of year for hiking and waterfall adventures, and beautiful skies! Our luxury dog friendly vacation rentals with their own private fenced yards make for the perfect vacation for you and your best friend. You can enjoy the beauty of our national and state forest without the crowds, and maybe even luck out with one of our rare snows to play in. We’ve got wood burning fireplaces and hot tubs under the stars to warm up on those cozy winter nights. You can brush up on your dog training skills, or get some help for any behavioral issues, with an optional session with Nan thru Now and Zen Dog Training. Our lowest season rates apply, so check with us for a quote today.


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 our 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, 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.