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
  • 'Matt Jones' : A Solo Exhibititon at Blue Spiral 1
    on December 11, 2019 at 4:59 am

    11/14/2019 to 01/03/2020 - Blue Spiral 1, a three-story contemporary art gallery in the heart of Downtown Asheville, invites you to explore its new show 'Matt Jones', a solo exhibition by acclaimed wood-fire ceramicist

  • The Blue Ridge Busketeers w/ Cowbaby
    on December 11, 2019 at 4:59 am

    12/10/2019 to 12/10/2019 - The Blue Ridge Busketeers celebrate their album release with a hometown show at The Grey Eagle on December 10! Cow Baby opens the show. ALL AGES 8PM SHOW, 7PM DOORS SEATED SHOW THE BLUE RIDGE

  • Tuesday Bluegrass Sessions hosted by Seth Mulder & Midnight Run
    on December 11, 2019 at 4:59 am

    12/10/2019 to 12/10/2019 - Genre: Bluegrass 5PM Door : Free 7:30 Host Band : Seth Mulder & Midnight Run 9:30PM Sessions : Open Jam Midnight Run is a high-energy, Tennessee-based bluegrass band that offers up a fresh approach

  • Shawn Krueger: Landscapes of Southern Appalachia
    on December 11, 2019 at 4:59 am

    10/19/2019 to 12/31/2019 - Grovewood Gallery will present Landscapes of Southern Appalachia, a solo exhibition of work by painter Shawn Krueger, from October 19 - December 31, 2019. There will be a free opening reception on

  • SMALL WORKS | BIG IMPACT AT MOMENTUM GALLERY
    on December 11, 2019 at 4:59 am

    11/27/2019 to 01/01/2020 - This year’s curated exhibition of intimately scaled works by gallery artists and special guests addresses themes of memory, the passage of time, mortality, and the natural world. Although small in

  • Lake Julian Festival of Lights
    on December 11, 2019 at 4:59 am

    12/02/2019 to 12/23/2019 - Lake Julian Festival of Lights has become a tradition for many mountain families and visitors. The driving-only tour includes thousands of dazzling lights and displays placed along a magical journey

  • Open Mic at Vintage Kava
    on December 11, 2019 at 4:59 am

    10/15/2019 to 01/14/2020 - Come share your talent with the community! All acts welcome (music, jokes, dancing, poetry, storytelling, etc) Stop by to sign up for your slot!

  • Ceramics Invitational
    on December 11, 2019 at 4:59 am

    11/14/2019 to 01/03/2020 - Blue Spiral 1 invites you to view its new show 'Ceramics Invitational', which features work by 10 incredible ceramicists, including Nancy Kubale, Virginia Scotchie and Jim Whalen.

  • Deck The Trees
    on December 11, 2019 at 4:59 am

    12/06/2019 to 01/06/2020 - Named for two years by Explore Asheville as one of the top 5 events in the Swannanoa Valley at Christmas, you are invited to come experience 25 Christmas trees that bring joy to the whole community.

  • BLING - Jewelry Invitational
    on December 11, 2019 at 4:59 am

    11/14/2019 to 01/03/2020 - Blue Spiral 1 invites you to view its new show 'BLING', which features work from ten off the finest jewelry artists.

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