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
  • An Evening with Lemon Sparks
    on February 21, 2020 at 4:59 am

    02/20/2020 to 02/20/2020 - Lemon Sparks, an art-pop band blending classic songwriting, 60s psychedelia, 70s power pop, folk, & jazz. They've played regional clubs, festivals, & toured as support for larger international acts.

  • Focus on De Maison Selections – Free Wine Tasting
    on February 21, 2020 at 4:59 am

    02/20/2020 to 02/20/2020 - Join us for a free wine tasting featuring wines from importer Andre Tamers’ De Maison Selections. Importer Rep Philippe Broom and Haw River Wine Man’s Mike Tiano will join us to tell you about the

  • An Evening with Mary D. Williams
    on February 21, 2020 at 4:59 am

    02/20/2020 to 02/20/2020 - The Martin Luther King Jr. Association Presents an Evening with Mary D. Williams. Gospel Singer, Historian, Educator. Celebrate Black History Month with the Martin Luther King, Jr. Association!

  • A Taste of Downtown Asheville with Taste Carolina Gourmet Food Tours
    on February 21, 2020 at 4:59 am

    01/31/2020 to 04/26/2020 - Downtown Asheville is known for its eclectic arts and culture and a vibrant food and drink scene that celebrates independent restaurants and locally-sourced ingredients. Learn about this gorgeous city

  • Learn to Batik
    on February 20, 2020 at 4:59 am

    02/06/2020 to 02/28/2020 - Please book before coming; walk-ins might not be able to join a class. This class is bookable every day at 11am, 1pm, 3pm or 5pm. Click the link to see our up-to-date availability. Our absolute

  • Kyle Kinane: The Spring Break Tour
    on February 20, 2020 at 4:59 am

    02/19/2020 to 02/19/2020 - Ages 18+ FULLY SEATED SHOW Kyle Kinane is an internationally touring comedian who has appeared on “Drunk History”, “@Midnight,” “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon,” “Conan,” “Workaholics,” “This Is

  • Beginner's Tie Dye Classes
    on February 20, 2020 at 4:59 am

    02/06/2020 to 02/28/2020 - Please book before coming. This class is bookable for 11am, 1pm, 3pm, or 5pm daily! Click the link to see our up-to-date availability. You must reserve a spot; walk-ins might not be able to join a

  • Winter at Biltmore
    on February 20, 2020 at 4:59 am

    01/06/2020 to 03/31/2020 - In the early months of the year, Biltmore offers a peaceful retreat following the hectic pace of the holidays. Discover our great indoors in Biltmore House, America's largest home. Tickets may be

  • Steeped in Time: Tea and Traditions Exhibit
    on February 20, 2020 at 4:59 am

    01/18/2020 to 04/30/2020 - Mountain Gateway Museum & Heritage Center celebrated the opening of its newest traveling exhibit, "Steeped in Time: Tea and Traditions" on Saturday, January 18, 2020. The exhibit will run through the

  • Shibori Dyeing Workshop
    on February 20, 2020 at 4:59 am

    02/06/2020 to 02/28/2020 - Please book before coming. This class is bookable for 11am, 1pm, 3pm, or 5pm daily! Click the link to see our up-to-date availability. You must reserve a spot; walk-ins might not be able to join a

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