Things to do

You’ll be amazed by the number of places to see and things to do in and around the area. Stop in the office during normal business hours and browse our brochures.

Get in touch with nature by taking advantage of nearby hiking and biking trails at Montreat. Go rock climbing, or horseback riding all within minutes of our campground.

There are hundreds of waterfalls scattered throughout our region. You can also hop into the water with canoeing and whitewater rafting or fishing! If you plan to visit in the winter months, bring your skis and hit the slopes!

The town itself has plenty of events and sightseeing opportunities. Antique and specialty shops, galleries, arts and culture, a farmer’s market, and tasty restaurants are all part of what makes the Asheville area great. Spend the day perusing the River Arts District or plan your trip around a festival or event to really see the town come alive! Check out the Event Calendar to plan your stay.

If brewery hopping is your thing there are several just a short distance away. Some of the more popular places include Black Mountain Brewing, Burial Beer, Highland Brewing, and Pisgah Brewing Company. Many are dog friendly so don’t leave Fido behind!

Visit Explore Asheville for more fun and exciting things to do during your stay.

The Historic Biltmore Estate

Be sure to check out America’s largest home: the historic Biltmore Estate. This iconic property is located on 8,000 acres just minutes from Mama Gertie’s Hideaway Campground. In addition to touring the house there is also a winery located on the grounds. Mama Gertie’s suggests purchasing advance tickets to the Biltmore Estate through their website as they are limiting attendance due to the current pandemic. Tickets often sell out quickly for weekends and special events. The Biltmore reservations line phone number is: 800.411.3812.

Upcoming Asheville Events
  • Acorn Processing: The Ultimate Slow Food
    on January 24, 2022 at 4:59 am

    01/23/2022 to 01/23/2022 - Join us for an acorn processing adventure. Learn the ins & outs of one of the oldest traditions of food acquisition. * This is an in-person class happening in Asheville, NC. Due to location policies,

  • Learn to Prepare Beef Wellington @ The Farm
    on January 23, 2022 at 4:59 am

    01/22/2022 to 01/22/2022 - Beef Wellington | Sat. Jan 22 | 6pm-9pm Learn to assemble and cook a traditional beef wellington. Accompaniments include: Béarnaise sauce, the best whipped potatoes you've ever had, and seasonal

  • Mustache the Band
    on January 23, 2022 at 4:59 am

    01/22/2022 to 01/22/2022 - Ages 18+ Mustache the Band, the World’s Most Powerful 90s Country Party Band.

  • Slow Flow
    on January 23, 2022 at 4:59 am

    01/22/2022 to 04/23/2022 - All levels welcome. This flow will move slowly, connected to breath, and include beginners through intermediate level poses. Mat & mask please. ABOUT OUR OWNER & FOUNDER, JAMIE KNOX, MA RYT 200 AHC.

  • Spring Gardening Series
    on January 23, 2022 at 4:59 am

    01/22/2022 to 01/22/2022 - VIRTUAL: This year we are expanding our Gardening Series to cover all seasons! Get year-round garden guidance to support you in having your best year in the garden yet. You can purchase classes for

  • The World of Musicals
    on January 23, 2022 at 4:59 am

    01/22/2022 to 01/22/2022 - This captivating production takes you on an emotional journey through the very best of musical theatre, leaving you spellbound by compositions both old and new. With beautiful and emotional ballads

  • Wedding Festival Show
    on January 23, 2022 at 4:59 am

    01/22/2022 to 01/22/2022 - Bridal Show: See The Latest Wedding Trends And Ideas For Your Wedding. Tons Of Prizes Free Gift Cards Free Brides Sash And Brides Bag Large Displays Filled with the most current wedding supplies and

  • Winter Wander in the Woods
    on January 23, 2022 at 4:59 am

    01/08/2022 to 03/05/2022 - Join us Saturday afternoons through first weekend in March, on a special winter edition of our traditional Forest Bathing & Nature Therapy Walks and sink into the peace and serenity of the forest in

  • Art & Craft Workshop: Introduction to Textile Collage
    on January 23, 2022 at 4:59 am

    01/22/2022 to 01/22/2022 - Do you enjoy creating paper collages but wish there were a way to add more texture to your work? Are you drawn to textiles but aren’t interested in creating garments or quilts? Do you find hand

  • 12th Annual Django Reinhardt Birthday Celebration
    on January 23, 2022 at 4:59 am

    01/22/2022 to 01/22/2022 - It's that time! Get ready for the 12th annual Django Reinhardt birthday celebration at The Grey Eagle in Asheville NC! 7pm, all ages show.

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