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
  • Enamel a Bird Charm
    on March 6, 2021 at 4:59 am

    02/26/2021 to 03/26/2021 - 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

  • Fused Silver Earrings
    on March 6, 2021 at 4:59 am

    02/26/2021 to 05/28/2021 - We will begin with sterling silver wire and work with a variety of tools to create a pair of silver earrings. I will guide you safely through the process of fusing the silver – lighting the torch is

  • Silver Stacking Rings
    on March 6, 2021 at 4:59 am

    01/08/2021 to 04/09/2021 - Spend 2 hours as a jeweler! We will work with silver wire to create a set of three textured stacking rings. Learn the techniques you need to fuse the silver, hammer, and polish the rings to a nice

  • Son's of Ralph
    on March 6, 2021 at 4:59 am

    02/19/2021 to 05/14/2021 - The Sons of Ralph are the sons of Bluegrass pioneer Ralph Lewis. In the heart of WNC, these masters of Bluegrass are "The Sons of Ralph". Martin and Don Lewis, Cousin Steve Moseley, and the "other

  • The John Henrys
    on March 6, 2021 at 4:59 am

    03/05/2021 to 03/05/2021 - The John Henrys have been entertaining loyal, local audiences as the house band at 5 Walnut Winebar in downtown Asheville every Tuesday night for ten years . The band features Jon Corbin and Hank

  • Asheville Gallery of Art New Memeber's Show for March: Portraits of Imagination” March 4th - March 28th, Thurs - Sunday 12pm tp 5pm
    on March 5, 2021 at 4:59 am

    03/04/2021 to 03/28/2021 - Asheville Gallery of Art welcomes viewers to the final installment of new member shows: “Portraits of Imagination” on display from March 4th through March 28th. This collection of art from new members

  • Virtual Tour | Desire Paths
    on March 5, 2021 at 4:59 am

    03/04/2021 to 03/04/2021 - VIRTUAL: On Thursday, March 4, attendees will be joined by Desire Paths Curatorial Fellows, Lauren Kalman and Matt Lambert Desire Paths looks at makers within the discourse of craft and those existing

  • VIRTUAL: An Organic Approach with Bill Muñoz [Acting Class]
    on March 5, 2021 at 4:59 am

    01/28/2021 to 03/25/2021 - VIRTUAL: This virtual acting class for life-long-learners is designed to unlock your potential as a storyteller through a down-to-earth, accessible approach to acting. Led by professional actor,

  • VIRTUAL: Armchair Adventure Book Club
    on March 5, 2021 at 4:59 am

    02/04/2021 to 05/06/2021 - VIRTUAL: Join us the first Thursday of the month (February - May 2021) for our Armchair Adventure Book Club Chats. Each week, we'll feature a different author to discuss their stories of adventure,

  • VIRTUAL: Southern Conference Basketball Tournament
    on March 5, 2021 at 4:59 am

    03/04/2021 to 03/08/2021 - VIRTUAL: Asheville is proud to host for the 10th consecutive year the 2021 Southern Conference Basketball Championships. This year's tournament is special as it marks the 100th anniversary of the

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