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 Biltmore.com 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
  • Adventure Center of Asheville- Twilight in the Treetops- Night Climbs
    on July 25, 2021 at 3:59 am

    06/05/2021 to 09/04/2021 - 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

  • Mel Chin's Wake
    on July 25, 2021 at 3:59 am

    03/15/2020 to 12/01/2021 - Wake, Mel Chin’s giant animatronic sculpture, installed in New York City’s Times Square last summer, will be on view in Asheville through March 15, 2021, at 44 Collier Avenue. Chin, a WNC based

  • Mountaintop Yoga & Meditation Hike in Asheville
    on July 25, 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

  • Hot Pepper Series
    on July 25, 2021 at 3:59 am

    07/22/2021 to 07/22/2023 - In this series of small batch releases coming throughout late spring and early summer, we are hoping to surprise and delight with a little bit of heat! These ginger beers utilize hot peppers with

  • Keyser Siso Recent Works - Art Show
    on July 25, 2021 at 3:59 am

    06/04/2021 to 08/31/2021 - Siso's art explores a variety of subjects, from politics to human relationships. "My artistic work is made of several topics, to which I resort frequently: The idea of the individual and his

  • Enamel a Silver Charm
    on July 25, 2021 at 3:59 am

    06/26/2021 to 09/25/2021 - Come make an adorable all sterling silver charm with the enamel color of your choice in this 1 hour workshop. Choose from a few bird styles, as well as a whale, elephant, or mountain charm. We will

  • Free Family Theater! Grimm's Fairy Tales
    on July 25, 2021 at 3:59 am

    06/25/2021 to 07/31/2021 - Montford Park Players Presents World Premiere of Grimm’s Fairy Tales Grimm’s Fairy Tales by Honor Moor, Monica McDaniel, Kathryn Langwell, and Barbie Angell Produced by Montford Park Players at the

  • At First Light: NCGC Lighting Invitational
    on July 25, 2021 at 3:59 am

    06/11/2021 to 07/25/2021 - North Carolina Glass Center invites you to bask in the glow of our new lighting exhibition ‘At First Light: NCGC Lighting Invitational’. Glass and light are the perfect pair and our group of artists

  • Beauty Parlour Comedy featuring Shane Torres
    on July 25, 2021 at 3:59 am

    07/24/2021 to 07/24/2021 - Shane Torres is a stand-up comedian, writer, actor, and podcaster. Originally from Fort Worth, Texas, Shane landed in Portland, Oregon and began his comedy career. Shane has performed on festivals all

  • Art Market at Continuum
    on July 25, 2021 at 3:59 am

    07/24/2021 to 09/04/2021 - Monthly Art Markets: Starting Saturday, July 24th, A staple of Continuum Art’s events calendar will be their monthly Art Markets, hosted on the first Saturday of every month starting in August. They

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