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 Biltmore.com 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
  • American Perspectives: Stories from the American Folk Art Museum Collection
    on July 2, 2022 at 3:59 am

    06/18/2022 to 09/05/2022 - Everyone has stories to tell from both the private and mutual experiences encountered throughout their lifetime. American folk and self-taught artists capture these stories in powerful visual

  • Swannanoa Gathering
    on July 2, 2022 at 3:59 am

    06/26/2022 to 07/30/2022 - This month-long Celtic music festival takes place on the campus of Warren Wilson College. The festival’s workshops and public performances are joyous celebrations of Scots-Irish music and dance and

  • The Fritz (with Joint Killer Brass Band)
    on July 2, 2022 at 3:59 am

    07/01/2022 to 07/01/2022 - The Fritz (with Joint Killer Brass Band) will be performing LIVE on the Outdoor Stage at Salvage Station on Friday, July 1st, 2022! Doors open at 6PM and the music starts at 7PM. This is a General

  • Pre Party at the Beauty Academy
    on July 2, 2022 at 3:59 am

    06/03/2022 to 08/26/2022 - Local DJs & Drinks every Friday. Different DJ's and music every Friday. Late Night Food 9pm to 2am. Ages 21+.

  • Rich Nelson Band Live at Highland Brewing
    on July 2, 2022 at 3:59 am

    07/01/2022 to 07/01/2022 - Join us for free live music in the Meadow with the Rich Nelson Band! In case of rain, music will be moved into the Taproom. Rich Nelson is a rock musician originally from Detroit. He has been making

  • HOT BISH a drag experience
    on July 2, 2022 at 3:59 am

    07/01/2022 to 09/02/2022 - Burn your senses to the high temperatures of this HOT BISH drag experience as the night heats up for an unforgettable show. That's right, Danielle Eclipse is taking over and she's ready to sizzle that

  • Monet & Friends: Life, Light & Color
    on July 2, 2022 at 3:59 am

    03/09/2022 to 07/10/2022 - An homage to Claude Monet and the Impressionist painters of the mid-19th century through the early 20th century, this experience immerses you in the Impressionists’ masterworks as they come to life in

  • Draped and Veiled: 20×24 Polaroid Photographs by Joyce Tenneson
    on July 2, 2022 at 3:59 am

    05/25/2022 to 08/25/2022 - Standing behind the substantial presence of the large format Polaroid 20×24 camera—weighing 200 pounds and the size of a refrigerator—artists peer through the viewfinder towards another world. The

  • First Friday Dance party
    on July 2, 2022 at 3:59 am

    06/03/2022 to 08/05/2022 - Every First Friday is DJ Dance Party. Dance to Top 40, Remix, and Total Request Live

  • Chaotic Comedy (Improv, Standup & Musical Comedy)
    on July 2, 2022 at 3:59 am

    07/01/2022 to 07/01/2022 - Chaotic Comedy is a night of Improv, Sketch, Music, Magic and Stand Up Comedy all in one show!!! Anything can happen. Lineup: Marlene Thompson, Caitlin Cook, AJ Holms. Ages 18+, BYOB, Tickets $18.