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
  • A Few of Our Favorite Things
    on December 12, 2023 at 4:59 am

    11/24/2023 to 12/30/2023 - It’s the most wonderful time of the year, y’all! For many months now, the American Folk Art elves have been on the hunt for special pieces to include in our end of the year celebration show “A Few of

  • Weaving at Black Mountain College: Anni Albers, Trude Guermonprez, and Their Students
    on December 12, 2023 at 4:59 am

    09/29/2023 to 01/06/2024 - "Weaving at Black Mountain College: Anni Albers, Trude Guermonprez, and Their Students" is the first exhibition devoted to textile practices at Black Mountain College (BMC). Celebrating 90 years since

  • Winter Wonderland Holiday Market
    on December 12, 2023 at 4:59 am

    11/24/2023 to 12/29/2023 - Get ready for all your holiday shopping needs! The Winter Wonderland will be opening in the Gardner Gallery (140 Roberts St, Asheville) on November 24th. Expect hundreds of blown glass ornaments,

  • Strength & Yoga with SueAnn (5 wk series)
    on December 12, 2023 at 4:59 am

    11/13/2023 to 12/11/2023 - Strength & Yoga with SueAnn5 wk series During our time together we will do both strength + yoga. After many years of practice I have learned that adding in strength training is essential to keep my

  • The Awakening of Turtle Island
    on December 12, 2023 at 4:59 am

    11/17/2023 to 12/31/2023 - Based on interviews and photographs of native American people, The Awakening of Turtle Island: Portraits of Native Americans — an award-winning touring exhibition created and designed by photographer

  • Music Bingo
    on December 12, 2023 at 4:59 am

    12/11/2023 to 12/11/2023 - Arguably this is the best game to play when you're drinking. Listen to music spanning the decades and genres and check them off of your bingo cards. We'll play a couple of rounds so there are extra

  • Sew Co./Rite of Passage Factory Tour
    on December 12, 2023 at 4:59 am

    Starting 09/18/2023 - Welcome to Sew Co., a unique, living-wage sewing studio where all of our Rite of Passage garments are made. We are excited to invite you to take a tour of our facilities and learn about our company’s

  • December Live Series: Monique Pinelli
    on December 12, 2023 at 4:59 am

    12/11/2023 to 12/11/2023 - Join us for live music in the Museum’s galleries throughout the month of December. Monique Pinelli, on violin, will be playing holiday and classical music in the exhibitions Beyond the Lens, level 1,

  • Deck The Trees
    on December 12, 2023 at 4:59 am

    12/01/2023 to 01/02/2024 - Deck The Trees presents: A Black Mountain Christmas, December 1, 2023 - January 2, 2024 Come experience the charm of Black Mountain and get in the Christmas spirit. You will discover 35 (and possibly

  • Christmas at Biltmore
    on December 12, 2023 at 4:59 am

    11/03/2023 to 01/07/2024 - A daytime visit to Biltmore is a feast for the senses, featuring fragrant wreaths, glittering garland, and the sparkle of thousands of ornaments from Biltmore House to Antler Hill Village! Wrap