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
  • Citron Gallery Group Exhibition: "Reflections"
    on June 7, 2023 at 3:59 am

    05/20/2023 to 08/31/2023 - Citron Gallery presents REFLECTIONS, a group exhibition featuring new works by a diverse range of national and international artists. Consisting of both literal and metaphorical meanings, reflections

  • Hand Piecing: A quilting workshop for all levels
    on June 7, 2023 at 3:59 am

    06/06/2023 to 06/06/2023 - Hand piecing is an age-old method of quilting that is making a comeback in our busy world! In this class you'll learn how to create templates, transfer them to fabric and hand stitch everything

  • Glass Violin Performance
    on June 7, 2023 at 3:59 am

    06/06/2023 to 06/06/2023 - What does a glass violin sound like? Come and find out during the opening of Nick Eggert's Featured Artist reception. Lyndsay Pruett will play Nick's work of art from 7 to 7:30 p.m. The reception

  • Blue Ghost Firefly Twilight Tour
    on June 7, 2023 at 3:59 am

    05/17/2023 to 06/10/2023 - The Blue Ridge Mountains are home to a very unique creature that some say resembles a tribe of fairies carrying blue candles through the forest. The Blue Ghost Firefly (Phausis reticulata) is a

  • Brew Pub Family Night
    on June 7, 2023 at 3:59 am

    04/25/2023 to 07/25/2023 - FAMILY NIGHT: free kids meal with each purchase of an adult meal. sub side + $2.5  Kids 12 and younger. After 5pm

  • Art, Brews and Brushes
    on June 7, 2023 at 3:59 am

    06/06/2023 to 06/06/2023 - Join us for a fun Tuesday art experience! This beer and paint party event is centered around creativity, killer beer and bringing home a special moment! Taught by one of our own River District

  • Asheville's only and original DRAG QUEEN BAR CRAWL!
    on June 7, 2023 at 3:59 am

    05/04/2023 to 07/23/2023 - “Beer Flight,” Asheville's only and original DRAG QUEEN BAR CRAWL! “Beer Flight,” Asheville’s drag queen bar crawl is taking off! Enjoy the fine brews from multiple downtown breweries and the company

  • Rooted Radio
    on June 6, 2023 at 3:59 am

    03/20/2023 to 06/19/2023 - GruntWerk spinning lofi chill hop for you all to enjoy! Also a set of original beats for good measure.

  • Restorative Yoga with Didgeridoo
    on June 6, 2023 at 3:59 am

    04/24/2023 to 07/24/2023 - Restorative yoga, introduced to many by B.K.S. Iyengar, is an active relaxation practice that trains the nervous system to let go of dynamics that may be getting in your way of your ability to relax.

  • Great Bird Adventure
    on June 6, 2023 at 3:59 am

    05/22/2023 to 06/30/2023 - Come and visit all the many beautiful and wonderful winged creatures to not only see them up close, but hear all about them. This adventure starts with a guided tour of C.A.R.E and a peek at the