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
  • 2022 Saluda Arts Festival
    on May 22, 2022 at 3:59 am

    05/21/2022 to 05/21/2022 - The Saluda Arts Festival returns May 21, 2022 to Saluda’s historic downtown. The festival from 10 am to 4 pm features approximately 85 artists from the Carolinas and Tennessee, childrens’ activities,

  • The Giver
    on May 22, 2022 at 3:59 am

    04/29/2022 to 05/22/2022 - Jonas’ world is perfect. Everything is under control and safe. There is no war or fear or pain. There are also no choices. Every person is assigned a role in the community. But when Jonas turns 12,

  • The Quebe Sisters
    on May 22, 2022 at 3:59 am

    05/21/2022 to 05/21/2022 - With over fifteen years of touring to date, The Quebe Sisters have delivered their authentic triple fiddle and three-part harmony sound to the concert halls and festivals of North America and Europe.

  • Pottery Demonstration: Throwing Big with Sarah Wells Rolland
    on May 22, 2022 at 3:59 am

    05/21/2022 to 05/21/2022 - In celebration of the NC Woodfire PreHeat festivities, Sarah Wells Rolland will be demonstrating her techniques for throwing large, mulit-sectioned pottery. The demonstration event will begin at

  • Season of Promise Exhibition
    on May 22, 2022 at 3:59 am

    04/07/2022 to 06/17/2022 - Join us for a special gallery opening evening as we present to you a Season of Promise featuring artist Armone Pinkey, Emma Ensley, and Julianna Chioma. This show seeks to showcase the power of spring

  • New Beginnings - Hendersonville Symphony Orchestra
    on May 22, 2022 at 3:59 am

    05/21/2022 to 05/21/2022 - John Concklin conducts our final program of the year and celebrates joy, wisdom, and hope. As the HSO looks to a new era, tonight’s program offers familiar and comforting works. We begin the evening

  • Permission to Pause: Overnight Yoga Backpacking Retreat
    on May 22, 2022 at 3:59 am

    05/21/2022 to 05/21/2022 - Yoga Backpacking retreats are a chance to step (or hike rather) away from the hustle and bustle of the everyday and step into the serene presence of nature. This overnight retreat includes hiking into

  • Faces of Change
    on May 22, 2022 at 3:59 am

    03/18/2022 to 05/23/2022 - Youth Artists Empowered (YAE) in collaboration with Tepeyac Consulting and the City of Asheville launched a public art initiative in fall 2021 to bring attention to the immediate effects of climate

  • Floralia
    on May 22, 2022 at 3:59 am

    04/29/2022 to 06/20/2022 - From April 29 through June 20, 2022, North Carolina Glass Center will present Floralia, an exhibition to celebrate the birth of Spring. In ancient Rome, the celebration of Flora, the goddess of

  • Biltmore Blooms
    on May 22, 2022 at 3:59 am

    04/01/2022 to 05/26/2022 - A long-time spring tradition, Biltmore Blooms celebrates Biltmore’s historic gardens and grounds and the return of warm weather, featuring a progression of thousands of spring flowers growing across