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
  • CANCELLED: Foraging Tour
    on May 28, 2020 at 3:59 am

    03/14/2020 to 06/13/2020 - CANCELLED: 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

  • CANCELLED: Let Your Spirit Flow
    on May 28, 2020 at 3:59 am

    03/04/2020 to 05/27/2020 - CANCELLED: Join us for an Acrylic Pour Painting Class at the Aloft Hotel Downtown! Create a beautiful painting on a 12 x 16 canvas! Let your Spirit Flow... so many color combinations to choose from!

  • CANCELLED: Open Mic at Vintage Kava
    on May 27, 2020 at 3:59 am

    01/07/2020 to 05/26/2020 - CANCELLED: Come share your talent with the community! All acts welcome (music, jokes, dancing, poetry, storytelling, etc). Stop by to sign up for your slot!

  • CANCELLED: Tuesday Bluegrass Sessions hosted by The Darren Nicholson Band
    on May 27, 2020 at 3:59 am

    05/26/2020 to 05/26/2020 - Cancelled: Genre: Bluegrass 5PM Door : Free Darren Nicholson is a Grammy Award Nominee and a recipient of 5 International Bluegrass Music Association’s Awards. Including Entertainer of the Year

  • VIRTUAL: Advance Belly Dance Series
    on May 27, 2020 at 3:59 am

    05/05/2020 to 05/26/2020 - VIRTUAL: Discover the joy of Middle Eastern Dance for the Advanced Belly dancer.

  • VIRTUAL: Belly Dance 2 Series
    on May 27, 2020 at 3:59 am

    05/05/2020 to 05/26/2020 - VIRTUAL: Discover the joy of Middle Eastern Dance with this class designed for new dancers. Class will cover posture, basic movements, history and more. Wear bare feet & exercise wear. For the level 2

  • VIRTUAL: Intro to Belly Dance Series
    on May 27, 2020 at 3:59 am

    05/05/2020 to 05/26/2020 - VIRTUAL: Discover the joy of Middle Eastern Dance with this class designed for new dancers. Class will cover posture, basic movements, history and more. Wear bare feet & exercise wear.

  • VIRTUAL: Kids Hip Hop with Lisa Zahiya Dance Class
    on May 27, 2020 at 3:59 am

    05/05/2020 to 05/28/2020 - VIRTUAL: Class is creative, non-competitive. Class is recommended for kids ages 6-10.

  • VIRTUAL: Zumba with Gina
    on May 27, 2020 at 3:59 am

    04/28/2020 to 05/26/2020 - VIRTUAL:  Inspired by Latin dance and music, Zumba uses a variety of styles in its routines, with lots of sweat!

  • CANCELLED: Mr Jimmy Blues Day Tuesday at the Asheville Club
    on May 27, 2020 at 3:59 am

    03/03/2020 to 03/23/2021 - CANCELLED: Enjoy authentic Blues music from Chicago-bred guitarist / singer / songwriter Mr Jimmy.

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