Things to do

With plenty of places to see and things to do, you’ll be amazed by how much fun is possible at Mama Gertie’s!

For outdoor activates, get in touch with nature by taking advantage of hiking trails, rock climbing, or horseback riding. There are also numerous waterfalls to view, cold and fast running streams, or, in the cooler months, grab a couple skis and hit the slopes! You can also hop into the water with canoeing and whitewater rafting or fishing!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 Asheville great. Plan your trip around a festival or event to really see the town come alive!

The Historic Biltmore Estate

Be sure to check out the historic Biltmore Estate for epic views, tours of the expansive property, and special events. Mama Gertie’s highly recommends purchasing advance tickets to the Biltmore Estate by visiting the camp office. Mama Gertie’s offers discounted preferred 2-day passes for registered camp visitors. Once you have purchased your tickets, please contact the Biltmore to make a reservation for your preferred dates, as they often sell out. Just let them know you’ve already purchased your tickets through Mama Gertie’s! The Bilmore reservations line phone number is: 1.800.411.3812

Upcoming Asheville Events
  • A Newberry New Year with Joe Newberry
    on January 20, 2020 at 4:59 am

    01/19/2020 to 01/19/2020 - Isis favorite Joe Newberry returns in the new year with some new songs and a couple of new hats! Seated Lounge Show:: Limited Tables Available with a Dinner Reservation :: All Other Seating is First

  • A Progressive Escape: Mixed-media art show at UNCA Library
    on January 19, 2020 at 4:59 am

    01/15/2020 to 01/30/2020 - Announcing “A Progressive Escape”, an illustration installation by Greg Vineyard in the D. Hiden Ramsey Library’s Blowers Gallery on the UNC Asheville campus. Through 1/30/20, free and open to the

  • Winter Wine Tasting
    on January 19, 2020 at 4:59 am

    01/18/2020 to 01/18/2020 - Shake those mid-winter blues, and join us for a wine tasting. Richard McKinney of Tryon Beverage will be pouring 6 wines sure to delight. This is an open-house style event; no reservation required.

  • Vietnamese street food
    on January 19, 2020 at 4:59 am

    01/18/2020 to 05/09/2020 - Vietnamese street food is light, tasty and easy to make. We will learn how to make, stay chicken skewers, fresh rice rolls, spring rolls, Bhan Mi sandwich and more. Learn how to make the most

  • Too Many Zooz w/ Birocratic
    on January 19, 2020 at 4:59 am

    01/18/2020 to 01/18/2020 - Innovative brass trio from New York City, TOO MANY ZOOZ, returns to The Grey Eagle on Saturday January 18. Birocratic opens the show. ALL AGES 9PM SHOW, 8PM DOORS STANDING ROOM ONLY TOO MANY ZOOZ

  • The Gary Mackey Band
    on January 19, 2020 at 4:59 am

    01/18/2020 to 01/18/2020 - Bluegrass & Classics

  • Mending 101
    on January 19, 2020 at 4:59 am

    01/18/2020 to 01/18/2020 - Make the items you already own last longer! Visible and invisible mending are great skills to help make your wardrobe more sustainable. We will cover basic repairs for knits and woven fabrics,

  • Learn to Batik
    on January 19, 2020 at 4:59 am

    12/04/2019 to 02/28/2020 - Our absolute favorite thing in the world. The smell of the hot beeswax, the incredible crackle texture, the resists, the layers, the splashes and dribbles… batik is phenomenally beautiful whether

  • Colored Pencil Magic with Lorelle Bacon
    on January 19, 2020 at 4:59 am

    01/18/2020 to 01/18/2020 - $135 includes all materials. You will find how versatile colored pencils can be! How to create realistic dimensions, the look of oil paint, how to layer, create mood, believable metal and more with

  • Clair Brockway Live
    on January 19, 2020 at 4:59 am

    01/18/2020 to 01/18/2020 - Slow, somber and melodic stories of love, family and the pain of revisiting old places; such are the foundation of Clair Brockway's confessional writing style. Clair's songs ring true beyond the years

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