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 Alexa Rose Band and Nashville's 'My One And Only'
    on August 19, 2019 at 3:59 am

    08/18/2019 to 08/18/2019 - A night of heartfelt songwriting and honest melodies from two Americana-folk artists, who are reuniting for an evening of music after meeting at the NewSong Songwriting Finals Competition. Main Stag […]

  • Rooted Radio
    on August 19, 2019 at 3:59 am

    08/18/2019 to 11/03/2019 - Spinning lofi chillhop for y’all to enjoy! Also a set of original beats for good measure. grizzleboogie […]

  • Street to Studio: Graffiti Inspired Art & Fine Furniture by Neil Carroll
    on August 19, 2019 at 3:59 am

    07/13/2019 to 08/18/2019 - Grovewood Gallery presents Street to Studio, a solo exhibition of work by local artist Neil Carroll, featuring graffiti-inspired, mixed-media art and fine furniture. The show opens on Saturday, July […]

  • On the Road: Pop-up Art Exhibition Party
    on August 19, 2019 at 3:59 am

    08/18/2019 to 08/18/2019 - Join Little Jumbo as we welcome watercolor artist Natalie Ray and the popup exhibition "On the Road" on Sunday, August 18th. This exhibition features a series of large-scale watercolor and gold […]

  • Rabbit Hole
    on August 19, 2019 at 3:59 am

    08/09/2019 to 08/25/2019 - Rabbit Hole August 9-25, 2019 Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm; Sundays at 2:30 pm Winner of the 2007 Pulitzer Prize. Becca and Howard Corbett have everything a family could want, until a […]

  • Marla Milling presents North Carolina Day Trips by Theme
    on August 19, 2019 at 3:59 am

    08/18/2019 to 08/18/2019 - If you've ever asked, "What should we do today?" then you've never seen North Carolina Day Trips by Theme. This comprehensive guide to the Tar Heel State is jam-packed with hundreds of Nort […]

  • New Exhibit at Mountain Gateway Museum - A Thousand Words, by Vietnam Veterans
    on August 19, 2019 at 3:59 am

    05/23/2019 to 08/31/2019 - A Thousand Words, by Vietnam Veterans - is a new traveling exhibit on loan from the North Carolina Museum of History in Raleigh. It will run May 24, 2019 through January 5, 2020, at Mountain Gateway […]

  • Buddhi Yoga @ Archetype
    on August 19, 2019 at 3:59 am

    06/23/2019 to 09/29/2019 - You know it, you love it. That's right, it's BUDDHI YOGA! And this year, we're doing something exciting! Get your Buddhi punch card, come to 10 classes, and get FREE BUDDHI x ARCHETYPE merch!! $5, 1 […]

  • Bye Bye Birdie
    on August 19, 2019 at 3:59 am

    08/02/2019 to 08/18/2019 - "BYE BYE BIRDIE A Musical Comedy Book by Michael Stewart Music by Charles Strouse Lyrics by Lee Adams Originally Produced by Edward Padula Main Stage August 2-18 Director: Colby Coren A campy musica […]

  • Brittany Howard of Alabama Shakes
    on August 19, 2019 at 3:59 am

    08/18/2019 to 08/18/2019 - Ages 18+ “I turned thirty and I was like, ‘What do I want the rest of my life to look like?,’“ says Brittany Howard. “Do I want to play the same songs until I’m fifty and then retire, or do I do […]

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