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
  • A Few of Our Favorite Things
    on December 3, 2022 at 4:59 am

    11/25/2022 to 12/30/2022 - PRESENTS: A Few of Our Favorite Things November 25 – December 30, 2022 Opens on our website & in the Gallery: Black Friday, November 25th at 11 AM 64 Biltmore Ave, Downtown Asheville

  • Jingle Bell Trolley Train Run 2022
    on December 3, 2022 at 4:59 am

    12/02/2022 to 12/23/2022 - Santa and Mrs. Clause will be there to see the children! Hot chocolate and cookies will be served for everyone. All aboard! Purchase tickets on the day of the event. Reservations recommended — seating

  • Leonardo da Vinci 500 Years of Genius
    on December 3, 2022 at 4:59 am

    11/01/2022 to 02/20/2023 - Leonardo da Vinci’s brilliance and many extraordinary achievements are brought to vivid life in Leonardo da Vinci – 500 Years of Genius, the world’s most comprehensive and thrilling Leonardo da Vinci

  • Erin E. Castellan: Weaving Small Nets to Capture Life
    on December 3, 2022 at 4:59 am

    11/04/2022 to 12/23/2022 - Tracey Morgan Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of new work by textile-based artist Erin E. Castellan. Amidst the seemingly endless barrage of digital imagery ever-present in our

  • He’s Back! Live Holiday Glassblowing by Jason Probstein
    on December 3, 2022 at 4:59 am

    12/02/2022 to 12/24/2022 - “A Wonderful Family Tradition” – Live Holiday Glass Blowing Demos at Mountain Made Art Gallery Master Scientific Glass Artist Jason Probstein will be giving glassblowing demos every Friday, Saturday &

  • Deck The Trees "Let Heaven and Nature Sing!"
    on December 3, 2022 at 4:59 am

    12/01/2022 to 01/02/2023 - Deck The Trees 2022December 1st thru January 2nd Come experience the charm of Black Mountain and get in the Christmas spirit. You will discover beautifully decorated Christmas trees at the Monte

  • Dip and Paint an Ornament
    on December 3, 2022 at 4:59 am

    11/11/2022 to 12/16/2022 - Decorate for the holidays with your handmade ceramic ornament!! Sample the process of floating paint on a thick water surface. Practice on paper first before deep dipping your sphere!! Dip a ceramic

  • Biltmore Garden Railway: Wonders of the World
    on December 3, 2022 at 4:59 am

    03/09/2022 to 01/08/2023 - Visit Antler Hill Village for the return of this popular large-scale model railroad display with a brand new collection of structures that chronicle the Wonders of the World. Railcars will move around

  • Blown Glass demonstrations with Andrew Montrie
    on December 3, 2022 at 4:59 am

    10/28/2022 to 01/27/2023 - 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

  • Be Here Now at NC Stage
    on December 3, 2022 at 4:59 am

    11/17/2022 to 12/11/2022 - Bari’s always been a bit of an angry, depressed misanthrope and losing her job teaching nihilism in New York to work at the local fulfillment center in her rural hometown has sent her into despair.