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
  • "Eden Revisited" - Solo Exhibition for Laine Bachman
    on October 1, 2023 at 3:59 am

    09/30/2023 to 10/30/2023 - Bender Gallery is excited to present "Eden Revisited", a solo exhibition of lush, botanical paintings by popular artist Laine Bachman featuring real and imaginary creatures and goddess-like women with

  • Frances Eliza Live
    on October 1, 2023 at 3:59 am

    09/30/2023 to 09/30/2023 - Originally from Raleigh, NC, Asheville-based singer-songwriter and guitarist Frances Eliza blends her love of songwriting with her passion for jazz, indie-folk, and pop music. Her jarring, unexpected

  • Goat Yoga on the Farm
    on October 1, 2023 at 3:59 am

    09/23/2023 to 11/25/2023 - Yoga with Playful Baby Goats! - it is just as ridiculous and amazing as it sounds. You can expect to grin, giggle, move, and flow alongside the sweetest little socialites. The goats may pull your

  • Eliada's Annual Fall festival and Corn Maze
    on October 1, 2023 at 3:59 am

    09/29/2023 to 10/29/2023 - Come join Eliada Homes for our Annual Fall Festival & Corn Maze! This Asheville tradition offers fun for the whole family. We have an 8-acre corn maze, corn cannons, a bouncy pillow, a spider climb,

  • Fall Headshot Pop-Up Studio
    on October 1, 2023 at 3:59 am

    09/30/2023 to 09/30/2023 - Get ready, Asheville professionals! We're hosting another fantastic headshot photoshoot day at Noble Cider & Mead Downtown on Saturday, September 30th from 2pm to 5pm. This event is perfect for anyone

  • Cole Caswell: The Source, From the Blue Ridge
    on October 1, 2023 at 3:59 am

    09/15/2023 to 10/28/2023 - Tracey Morgan Gallery is pleased to present a solo exhibition by photographer Cole Caswell in our project space. This is Caswell’s first exhibition with the gallery and is presented in conjunction

  • Cyanotype Workshop
    on October 1, 2023 at 3:59 am

    09/30/2023 to 09/30/2023 - This 1 day printmaking workshop will be taught by Guest Printmaker & Educator Eric William Carroll. In this workshop you will be introduced to the cyanotype process and create cameraless photographs

  • BCCC After-Party @ Bears BBQ
    on October 1, 2023 at 3:59 am

    09/30/2023 to 09/30/2023 - Come wind down with us after the first full day of Beer City Comic Con at Bear’s BBQ!

  • BCCC Drink and Draw @ Green Man Brewing
    on October 1, 2023 at 3:59 am

    09/30/2023 to 09/30/2023 - Beer City Comic Con’s Drink & Draw offers everyone an opportunity to kick back and create some art in a fun atmosphere. Enjoy the comics community at large, and most importantly, raise money for the

  • AVL Clothing Swap
    on October 1, 2023 at 3:59 am

    09/30/2023 to 09/30/2023 - The swap takes place on Saturday, September 30 from 1-4 at Hi-Wire Brewing River Arts District. All profits from ticket sales and $1 from each flagship beer sale will be donated to Asheville's Planned