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Maddawg's Dog Retreat - A Doggie Swimming Hole in Weaverville!

Weaverville, North Carolina
2 acres
4.872 reviews
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Hosted by Madi H.




Designed for private play
Only the people and dogs in your booking are allowed in the spot during your visit.

Distractions seen/heard from the spot

Other dogsSometimes

Other domestic animalsNo

Other peopleSometimes

Private entryNo


River, stream or creek

Parkour obstacles



Dog toys


$10 per dog per hour

50% off all dogs after the 1st dog

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Weaverville, North Carolina


Welcome to Maddawg's! Come spend a day by the creek in the Land of the Sky with your best furry friend just four miles off the Blue Ridge Parkway! We are also located only 15 minutes from downtown Asheville. On the retreat we have chairs, dog waters, a hammock and fire pit for your convenience and relaxation. You and your pup deserve it!


87% of guests said this spot was as clean as expected during their visit.


Yellow jackets and ticks.

Host Rules

Minimum visit length
1.0 hour
Required advanced notice for visits
1 hour
Max dogs per booking

Community safety rules
Dogs must be leashed when entering and exiting the spot.
Make sure the area is safe and secure before bringing your dog in.
Never enter a spot before your booking start time and never leave late.
Pick up after your dogs. Leave the spot as it was when you arrived.
Always review and abide by spot specific rules.
Unless otherwise stated, restrooms are not available on site.

Booking Policies

Booking Policies
Only one booking is allowed at a time at any spot and there is an enforced 30 min buffer between all bookings to ensure dogs in separate bookings do not meet.
This spot is set for Booking, which means you will be instantly confirmed for any booking you request. You will receive the address and access instruction immediately following booking.
Visits can be moved or cancelled up to 2 hours before a visit.
Visits can be extended and dogs can be added throughout the visit.

(72) Reviews

  • Kyndra S., Jul 13, 2023

    3.5 out of 5 Dogs had a lot of fun but it was a little stressful for us humans. Goods-creek was great! Fun to explore and throw sticks. Hammock to relax. Picnic area. Round mowed trail for dogs to zoom. Bads- LOTS OF TICKS. Road did feel a little too close with it being unfenced. We were there in the evening and there were lots of rabbits. So if your dog has a strong prey drive or bad recall this might not be the best spot. Lots of nats and flys. Big pot holes so if you have a low car, park at the top.

  • Mary C., Jul 12, 2023

    This little oasis is a bit hard to find and the driveway going in is pretty rough, but once you get there it’s totally worth it. The creek has a few patches deep enough for dogs to swim, and a lot of more shallow spots that they can play in even if they don’t like going in all the way. We did almost get one of our big Jolly balls lost in a copse of sticks, but in the end we were able to fish it out with a long enough stick. Definitely bring bug spray and make sure your pups are up to date on tick meds; even my husband ended up with a couple ticks. Still, the view is amazing and the location is serene and wonderful. Thanks for sharing it, Maddi!

  • Gabby M., Jul 12, 2023

    I wouldn’t recommend bringing your dogs here anymore unfortunately as it was one of my dogs favorite spots. It seems the people across the creek are not happy about the arrangements, they allowed their dog to bark aggressively for over 30 minutes at the edge of the creek, while they just stared at us and the situation. We were bullied out of the spot before our time was up and the owner’s response was it was her family, seems like a new home so maybe just not great for dogs that can’t take another dog staring them down and barking for over the hour.

  • Chris C., Jul 10, 2023

    Great place to sim your dogs! Private and lots of space to run around in. Highly recommend!!

  • Kala R., Jul 9, 2023

    This place is absolutely amazing! Definitely planning to come back before cold weather comes back to town! Our shepherds absolutely loved it. One is an old guy with bad hips and it was the perfect spot for him to relax and walk around, he even got a chance to get into the water! It was a perfect spot for us to get our young dogs acclimated to swimming safely. Did not have to worry about random dogs and place us VERY VERY clean. One thing I’d say is make sure your dog is on monthly tick prevention, we did find several on us and the dogs which is 100% out of everyone’s control this time of year! Definitely recommend this spot to everyone!!

  • Susannah A., Jul 8, 2023

    What a nice spot on a hot summer day!! Ample shade, chairs, even a long tie-out for the pups to roam but still be on a lead. Bugs and ticks are around, but it’s July in the mountains. :) Our pup had a blast.

  • Kathryn D., Jun 26, 2023

    Perfect place for pups to party!

  • Maddie P., Jun 19, 2023

    Great spot, especially for a pup who likes to swim! :)

  • Terri M., Jun 17, 2023

    Perfect spot for pups and kiddos. Private, sunny and shady- great access small creek. Enclosed by nature so we felt secure for our dogs to be off leash

  • Marquette C., Jun 16, 2023

    We had a great time throwing balls and exploring the creek - loved all the extra touches like the hammock and tire toys!

Meet your host

Madi H.

Joined in June 2022

Hi! My name is Madi, and I am currently a undergrad student at UNC Chapel Hill. I love adventuring outdoors, playing my guitar, and spending time with friends and family. I have a three year old boxer lab mix named Milo.

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