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
  • $4 Flagship Fridays at Ginger's Revenge
    on August 20, 2022 at 3:59 am

    07/15/2022 to 10/14/2022 - Join us on Fridays in the Tasting Room for $4 flagship beers! Choices of flagships: Original, Lime Agave, Hibiscus Lavender, Cranberry Herb.    

  • Blown Glass demonstrations with Andrew Montrie
    on August 20, 2022 at 3:59 am

    06/24/2022 to 09/30/2022 - We will have a blown glass demonstration by Andrew Montrie on Friday's 1 PM until 5 PM. Appalachian Craft Center has been located in downtown Asheville for forty years. We sell crafts from over 150

  • A Tale Of Two
    on August 20, 2022 at 3:59 am

    08/19/2022 to 08/19/2022 - Following their Bluebird Cafe debut, Nashville based “A Tale Of Two” is an undeniable rising duo in today’s roots music scene. “Official Showcase Artist: 2022 Folk Alliance International Conference”

  • Stand Up & Comedy Open Mic
    on August 19, 2022 at 3:59 am

    08/18/2022 to 08/18/2022 - Stand Up Comedy is back in the Asheville Pizza Gameroom with the hottest comics in town. Hosted by Cody Hughes, featuring Petey Smith McDowell, Mario T & Jess Cooley. Starts at 8pm, $13 per person.

  • The Foundry Collective live in The Workshop Lounge
    on August 19, 2022 at 3:59 am

    07/28/2022 to 10/27/2022 - A rotating series of local musicians including Asheville's Pimps of Pompe play every Thursday in The Workshop Lounge inside The Foundry Hotel in Downtown Asheville from 7-9PM. Featuring mandolin,

    on August 19, 2022 at 3:59 am

    06/23/2022 to 09/22/2022 - Party & Drag Show Downtown every Thursday! With stellar performances, drop dead gorgeous looks and cocktail specials that make you go 'where did my wallet go?' The party starts at 8pm and has DJ

  • Greensky Bluegrass (with The Wood Brothers)
    on August 19, 2022 at 3:59 am

    08/18/2022 to 08/18/2022 - Greensky Bluegrass (with The Wood Brothers) will be performing LIVE on the Outdoor Stage at Salvage Station on Thursday, August 18th! Doors open at 4:30pm and the music starts at 5:30pm. 12+ ONLY (no

  • Foreplay! In The Mountains
    on August 19, 2022 at 3:59 am

    07/14/2022 to 08/18/2022 - Monthly open mic adult storytelling event, when your kinky and sexy stories can be shared! Now in it's new home at Asheville Beauty Academy. Make it sexy, make it salacious, just make sure it's true

  • Forrest Isn’t Dead / Abby K / The Half That Matters
    on August 19, 2022 at 3:59 am

    08/18/2022 to 08/18/2022 - This is a Standing Show Known for his introspective and candid lyrics, Atlanta based Alt/Pop artist Forrest Isn’t Dead pours out the stories of his life experiences and hardships through his unique

  • Blvck Hippie // Mad Mike Martinez // Nostalginoid
    on August 19, 2022 at 3:59 am

    08/18/2022 to 08/18/2022 - Blvck Hippie "VHS-inspired indie rock from Memphis, TN Making music for the outsiders" is coming back with the amazing "Mad Mike" Martinez and Nostalginoid!