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 City Market
    on April 25, 2021 at 3:59 am

    04/17/2021 to 07/31/2021 - We hope to see you there! During the COVID-19 pandemic, the ASAP Farmers Market is operating in place of Asheville City Market's downtown and Biltmore Park Town Square locations. Visit the ASAP

  • Earth Day Cleanup
    on April 25, 2021 at 3:59 am

    04/24/2021 to 04/24/2021 - Individuals, community organizations, and other groups of volunteers are invited to help clean up Lake Julian Park (37 Lake Julian Rd. in Arden) and along Heywood Road on Saturday, Apr. 24. Projects

  • Coda Music Festival
    on April 25, 2021 at 3:59 am

    04/24/2021 to 04/24/2021 - The Coda Music Festival is a family-friendly live outdoor music festival featuring music, food, games, and more! The lineup for this year features Malcolm Holcombe, Andrew Scotchie & The River Rats,

  • Silent Disco w/ Special Featured DJ
    on April 24, 2021 at 3:59 am

    04/16/2021 to 04/30/2021 - Silent Disco is back at Rabbit Rabbit! Featuring a danceable Friday night music mix from Asheville's best DJs! When: 7pm Cost: $5 - General Admission Each ticket comes with a pair of sanitized

  • Peggy Ratusz and Daddy LongLegs
    on April 24, 2021 at 3:59 am

    04/23/2021 to 04/23/2021 - Put on your Psychedelic 60’s and Motown 70’s togs and slide over to Isis Music Hall for a rockin’ good time with Peggy Ratusz & Daddy LongLegs on the Lawn! Come enjoy an evening of live music, food

  • Desire Paths Exhibition
    on April 24, 2021 at 3:59 am

    02/05/2021 to 05/28/2021 - Desire Paths looks at makers within the discourse of craft and those existing on the periphery of the craftscape who focus on the movement of the body towards something desirable. These desires of the

  • Woolworth Walk FW Gallery Features: Liz Wiesel
    on April 24, 2021 at 3:59 am

    04/14/2021 to 04/29/2021 - For the month of April, local artist Liz Wiesel will be featured in the FW Gallery at Woolworth Walk. Liz Wiesel has been painting frantically in her tiny shed on the edge of her property since March

  • VIRTUAL: Slow Art Friday: Walking on the Moon
    on April 24, 2021 at 3:59 am

    04/23/2021 to 04/23/2021 - VIRTUAL: SLOW ART FRIDAYS Each Friday at 12pm, docents lead virtual, in-depth conversations about a few artworks in our Collection or special exhibitions. The goal is simple: slow down, discover the

  • Tip-Based Walking Tour
    on April 24, 2021 at 3:59 am

    03/10/2021 to 06/10/2021 - This insider excursion provides you with tips and local secrets about the best way to do Asheville on a budget! You will have a better understanding of how Asheville became the unique, quirky city you

  • Substance and Style: Chilean Contemporary Visionaries of Abstraction
    on April 24, 2021 at 3:59 am

    03/17/2021 to 05/31/2021 - This art show presents the vision of 3 renowned Contemporary artist from Chile, Filipa Chi, Francisca Valenzuela, Veronica Byers With 3 different visions of abstraction, with a common denominator,

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