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
  • River Arts District Farmers Market
    on June 24, 2021 at 3:59 am

    05/05/2021 to 08/04/2021 - Our farmers and growers and makers have been working hard to provide you with food for the upcoming week so grab your hat and boots, and come on out to show these people how much you appreciate the

  • Mountaintop Yoga & Meditation Hike in Asheville
    on June 24, 2021 at 3:59 am

    06/23/2021 to 09/26/2021 - Unplug, unwind, and reconnect with yourself as you relax into the wisdom and beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains. 3hrs, 2 miles, all-levels yoga, guided meditation, and panoramic views...just 30 mins

  • Robert's Totally Rad Trivia
    on June 24, 2021 at 3:59 am

    04/14/2021 to 07/14/2021 - Totally Rad Trivia invades 12 Bones South every Wednesday evening for two hours of Pop Culture Trivia. Grab a beer, some BBQ and buckle in for some fun and challenging Trivia.

  • River Arts District Tip-Based Sightseeing Walking Tour
    on June 24, 2021 at 3:59 am

    06/03/2021 to 07/31/2021 - For years, the River Arts District or "RAD," has been a popular spot for visitors; however, many guests arrive with the question: "What do we do once we arrive?" In response, I created a tour that

  • Summer Residency: Kathryn OShea
    on June 24, 2021 at 3:59 am

    06/23/2021 to 08/25/2021 - Join us 4th Wednesdays this summer for live music in the shade on the patio with local singer-songwriter Kathryn Oshea! Session will have your tastebuds covered and CODA will have ear + eye candy! Pop

  • Tour de Falls Walking Tour of DuPont Forest Waterfalls
    on June 24, 2021 at 3:59 am

    06/23/2021 to 10/20/2021 - Join us for a walking tour of the majestic waterfalls in DuPont State Recreational Forest. Tour leader, Shawn McMurray, will take you for a slow-paced walk to High Falls and Triple Falls. Along the

  • Weaverville Tailgate Market
    on June 24, 2021 at 3:59 am

    04/07/2021 to 07/07/2021 - We grow, make or raise what we sell! The Weaverville Tailgaite Market takes pride in bringing you locally grown vegetables, meats, breads, fruits, flowers, plants,

  • Beauty Parlour Comedy featuring Mandee McKelvey
    on June 24, 2021 at 3:59 am

    06/23/2021 to 06/23/2021 - Mandee McKelvey was recently named one of the 50 best undiscovered comics in the country by Thrillist, and it's not hard to see why. As one of the midwest's most acclaimed stand-up comedians, Mandee

  • Well Crafted Wednesdays with Matt Smith
    on June 24, 2021 at 3:59 am

    06/16/2021 to 09/15/2021 - Join us in the Taproom every Wednesday for a live music series curated by Highland's own, Matt Smith! Each week a new singer-songwriter will grace the Taproom stage performing original music and some

  • Open Mic at Vintage Kava
    on June 23, 2021 at 3:59 am

    03/30/2021 to 06/29/2021 - Come share your talent with the community! All acts welcome (music, jokes, dancing, poetry, storytelling, etc). Stop by to sign up for your slot!

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