Things to do

With plenty of places to see and things to do, you’ll be amazed by how much fun is possible at Mama Gertie’s!

For outdoor activates, get in touch with nature by taking advantage of hiking trails, rock climbing, or horseback riding. There are also numerous waterfalls to view, cold and fast running streams, or, in the cooler months, grab a couple skis and hit the slopes! You can also hop into the water with canoeing and whitewater rafting or fishing!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 Asheville great. Plan your trip around a festival or event to really see the town come alive!

The Historic Biltmore Estate

Be sure to check out the historic Biltmore Estate for epic views, tours of the expansive property, and special events. Mama Gertie’s highly recommends purchasing advance tickets to the Biltmore Estate by visiting the camp office. Mama Gertie’s offers discounted preferred 2-day passes for registered camp visitors. Once you have purchased your tickets, please contact the Biltmore to make a reservation for your preferred dates, as they often sell out. Just let them know you’ve already purchased your tickets through Mama Gertie’s! The Bilmore reservations line phone number is: 1.800.411.3812

Upcoming Asheville Events
  • Appalachian Ballad Singing Webinar: Singers and Their Songs
    on July 14, 2020 at 3:59 am

    07/13/2020 to 07/13/2020 - Join us for an online talk and performance by musician Susan Pepper about ballad singing in Appalachia and the stories and singers behind the songs.

  • Odyssey Clay Camp 2020--Find Your Spirit Animal--Instructor: Paige Janeri
    on July 14, 2020 at 3:59 am

    07/13/2020 to 07/13/2020 - Find Your Spirit Animal! Instructor: Paige Janeri Ages: 8 – 12 Date: July 13 – 17 5 Day Camp Time: 2 – 5pm Tuition: $225--$25 discount for siblings enrolled in the same class--Use promo code

  • Odyssey Clay Camp 2020--Lovely Luminaries--Instructor: Amy Briggs
    on July 14, 2020 at 3:59 am

    07/13/2020 to 07/13/2020 - Lovely Luminaries! Instructor: Amy Briggs Ages: 6 – 10 Date: July 13 – 17 5 Day Camp Time: 9am – 12pm Tuition: $225--$25 discount for siblings enrolled in the same class--Use promo code “claycamp25”

  • POSTPONED: 5-Day Global Music Immersion with Free Planet Radio
    on July 14, 2020 at 3:59 am

    07/13/2020 to 07/19/2020 - POSTPONED: DATES TBD River Guerguerian, Chris Rosser, and Eliot Wadopian will co-lead a five day immersion program in which they will teach some of their original compositions along with some of the

  • Lawn Concert: Alexa Rose Trio
    on July 13, 2020 at 3:59 am

    07/12/2020 to 07/12/2020 - Virginia-born singer-songwriter Alexa Rose creates her own style of modern folk. Her distinctive vocal sound has bits of Joni Mitchell, Lucinda Williams, and Gilliam Welch. Her earnest, well-crafted

  • Trivia with Allie
    on July 13, 2020 at 3:59 am

    07/05/2020 to 06/26/2022 - Think'in and Drink'in, Sundays at 5 pm.  

  • Adventure Center of Asheville- Twilight in the Treetops- Night Climbs
    on July 12, 2020 at 3:59 am

    06/06/2020 to 08/29/2020 - Watch the world transform from dusk to night while climbing in the trees at our Asheville Treetops Adventure Park. Trails will be illuminated to give climbing the obstacles a new perspective. Over

  • Beginner Wheel: Yes We Wheel! with Instructors: Shinara Taylor and Julia Claire Weber
    on July 12, 2020 at 3:59 am

    06/27/2020 to 08/15/2020 - Saturdays, 10am – 12:30pm, June 27th – August 15th. Do you enjoy being creative? Are you curious about the intricacies of handmade pottery? Do you aspire to make a personalized mug or bowl? Don’t be

  • Foraging Tour
    on July 12, 2020 at 3:59 am

    06/06/2020 to 09/05/2020 - Ready to go WILD? Join us for three hours “off the eaten path” as we uncover the Garden of Eden all around us: edible greens, berries, mushrooms, flowers, nuts, roots... we never know what we might

  • Lawn Concert: Sarah Peacock and Christie Lenée
    on July 12, 2020 at 3:59 am

    07/11/2020 to 07/11/2020 - At the core of Sarah Peacock‘s brand of Americana is cunning songwriting and a commanding presence to deliver it; A crackling, soul-burning style with dramatic flair and a heart-stopping bourbon

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