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
  • Aunty Al's Glass Academy
    on May 23, 2019 at 3:59 am

    05/08/2019 to 06/26/2019 - This 8-week class is geared to the person who wants to develop a firm foundation in hot glass. Whether you’re an absolute beginner or have some experience, this class will deepen your understanding of […]

  • Enamel a Bird Charm
    on May 23, 2019 at 3:59 am

    05/22/2019 to 07/17/2019 - You will make an adorable all sterling silver and enamel bird charm in this 1 hour workshop. We will start with a brief introduction of what enamel is and it's properties, then it's time to get to […]

  • Disclaimer Stand-Up Lounge Comedy Open Mic
    on May 23, 2019 at 3:59 am

    05/08/2019 to 07/31/2019 - The Disclaimer Lounge is WNC's longest running comedy open mic. It's a fun night of hit-or-miss comedy. Local and out-of-town comics hit the stage and work on new material or polish some old. It's a […]

  • Ambrose West Wedding Showcase featuring Emerald Empire Band
    on May 23, 2019 at 3:59 am

    05/22/2019 to 05/22/2019 - Ambrose West Wedding Showcase featuring Emerald Empire Band Come enjoy music by Emerald Empire Band, delicious bites from Zia Taqueria and sweets by Cream & Flutter. WHEN: Wednesday May 22nd, 2019 […]

  • An Evening With Singer-Songwriter Duo Jordan Hurwitz & Rachel Ohnsman
    on May 23, 2019 at 3:59 am

    05/22/2019 to 05/22/2019 - Sharing their stories through their original music, Jordan & Rachel will make you feel, make you move, and give you an unforgettable night of pop, jazz, funk, and soul. You won’t want to miss this. […]

  • Acrylic Pour Painting at the Aloft Hotel
    on May 23, 2019 at 3:59 am

    04/24/2019 to 07/31/2019 - Join us for an Acrylic Pour Painting Class! Create a beautiful painting on a 12 x 16 canvas! Let your Spirit Flow... so many color combinations to choose from! Perfect for all artistic levels. T […]

  • Stones & Dreams, Shadows & Streams
    on May 22, 2019 at 3:59 am

    05/18/2019 to 06/30/2019 - Stones & Dreams, Shadows & Streams, a solo exhibition of dreamscape and landscape paintings by Hendersonville artist Cynthia Wilson, opens at Grovewood Gallery in Asheville on Saturday, May 18. An […]

  • Start With Art at The Village Potters!
    on May 22, 2019 at 3:59 am

    04/25/2019 to 07/31/2019 - Planning your Bridal Registry? Consider the unique and lasting beauty of handmade pottery. Each piece is carefully crafted with the attention and passion befitting the beginning of your new lif […]

  • Robert's Twin Leaf Trivia
    on May 22, 2019 at 3:59 am

    04/09/2019 to 07/09/2019 - The Best Trivia Night in Asheville can be found on the South Slope at Twin Leaf Brewery. Covering everything from History, to Science, to Pop Culture. Free to play, teams of up to six players, and […]

  • PONG AVL "Open Play" Ping Pong Nights at the Wedge at Foundation
    on May 22, 2019 at 3:59 am

    05/21/2019 to 06/18/2019 - Join us for PONG AVL “Open Play” nights every other Tuesday from April 23rd to June 18th, in the Cloud Room at the Wedge at Foundation. Three premium tables will be set up from 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm. […]

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