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
  • Asheville Art Out Lanscape Painting Outing
    on September 25, 2021 at 3:59 am

    09/01/2021 to 12/01/2021 - Like the French Impressionists you too can paint “Plein Air” or outside.Enjoy your summer morning with us along area rivers and scenic parks. Asheville Art Out provides visitors an opportunity to get

  • The Connells
    on September 25, 2021 at 3:59 am

    09/24/2021 to 09/24/2021 - NC legends, THE CONNELLS, visit Asheville to make their Grey Eagle debut on Sept 24th! Peter Holsapple opens the 8pm ALL AGES show.

  • The Magnetic Theatre presents The Sparrow and the Whippoorwill: A Bluegrass Musical
    on September 25, 2021 at 3:59 am

    09/10/2021 to 09/25/2021 - THE SPARROW AND THE WHIPPOORWILL: A BLUEGRASS MUSICAL By Tom GodleskiDirected by Victoria Lamberth Paula is at a crossroads, trying to find her way in the world, as she starts her first nursing job in

  • Rural Avant-Garde: The Mountain Lake Experience
    on September 25, 2021 at 3:59 am

    08/20/2021 to 11/01/2021 - Contemporary art, interdisciplinary research communities, and the inspiration of Appalachia converge in Rural Avant-Garde: The Mountain Lake Experience. This exhibition showcases a selection of

  • Stillhouse Junkies
    on September 25, 2021 at 3:59 am

    09/24/2021 to 09/24/2021 - Award winning Stillhouse Junkies bring their brand of Bluegrass/American Roots from Southwest Colorado to Isis Music Hall . Born in a distillery in Durango, CO, Stillhouse Junkies play a delirious,

  • Mountaintop Sunset Yoga Hike
    on September 25, 2021 at 3:59 am

    06/24/2021 to 09/30/2021 - Is there anything more spectacular than watching a sunset? Join us for yoga on a mountaintop at sunset and we promise the scene will simply take your breath away! 🌄 What to expect: Enjoy a 2-mile

  • Rich Nelson Band
    on September 25, 2021 at 3:59 am

    09/24/2021 to 09/24/2021 - Rich Nelson Band returns to The Grey Eagle patio stage on Friday, September 24th for a 6 PM show. Get your tickets today!

  • Chow Chow: An Asheville Culinary Event Series
    on September 25, 2021 at 3:59 am

    06/27/2021 to 09/26/2021 - CHOW CHOW An Asheville Culinary Event Series June 27th - September 26, 2021 Chow Chow: An Asheville Culinary Event Series is happening in the summer of 2021! The series of events will celebrate the

  • Enamel a Silver Charm
    on September 25, 2021 at 3:59 am

    08/13/2021 to 10/29/2021 - Come make an adorable all sterling silver charm with the enamel color of your choice in this 1 hour workshop. Choose from a few bird styles, as well as a whale, elephant, or mountain charm. We will

  • Biltmore: Stickwork by Patrick Dougherty
    on September 25, 2021 at 3:59 am

    07/19/2021 to 09/30/2021 - A unique-to-Biltmore, large-scale outdoor sculpture will be crafted and installed in Antler Hill Village this spring by Patrick Dougherty. Over the last three decades, this internationally-acclaimed

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