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
  • Gallery Opening: Haec Culti at Continuum Art
    on October 21, 2021 at 3:59 am

    09/18/2021 to 11/06/2021 - Gallery Opening: September 18th, 2021Continuum Arts Gallery will have its grand re-opening on September 18th, 2021. Titled ‘Haec Culti', the group show will run from September 18 - November 9th,

  • Madison Cunningham
    on October 21, 2021 at 3:59 am

    10/20/2021 to 10/20/2021 - Madison Cunningham stops by Asheville NC to make her Grey Eagle debut on Wednesday October 20 with an ALL AGES show at 8pm.

    on October 21, 2021 at 3:59 am

    10/20/2021 to 10/20/2021 - Ages 18+ Passionate, political and darkly comedic, IDLES’ debut album ‘Brutalism’ made an impact that no-one, not least the band, could have expected when it arrived, seemingly out of nowhere, in

  • Beauty Parlor Comedy featuring Jason Hillman
    on October 21, 2021 at 3:59 am

    10/20/2021 to 10/20/2021 - Jason Hillman is an award-winning writer, actor, photographer, stand-up comic and all-around clear case of unaddressed ADHD. Since 2013, Jason has toured all over the United States and is a festival

  • Full Moon Series: Yoga under the Full “Harvest” Moon
    on October 21, 2021 at 3:59 am

    10/20/2021 to 10/20/2021 - Bask in lunar energy during this full moon yoga session with Namaste in Nature. The mountains are said to be a natural vortex of spiritual energy, which makes Chimney Rock an ideal setting for

  • Artists Q&A #3- Preservation Through Art: Along the French Broad
    on October 21, 2021 at 3:59 am

    10/20/2021 to 10/20/2021 - Join us for our 3rd artists Q&A as part of our "Preservation Through Art" exhibition! Artists will share tales of what it took to find & recreate vantage points from over 150 years ago. The goal of

  • Aquanet Goth Prom Night
    on October 21, 2021 at 3:59 am

    10/20/2021 to 10/20/2021 - Dive into a night of classic and forgotten hits from the golden era of goth. Chill vibes with the local scene feat. Ash Black.

  • Asheville Art Out Landscape Painting Outing
    on October 21, 2021 at 3:59 am

    09/01/2021 to 12/01/2021 - Like the French Impressionists you too can paint “Plein Air” or outside.Enjoy your summer morning with us along area rivers and scenic parks. Asheville Art Out provides visitors an opportunity to get

  • We Love Locals Pint Night at Highland Brewing Downtown
    on October 20, 2021 at 3:59 am

    10/12/2021 to 12/28/2021 - We couldn't be more excited to return to Downtown Asheville and we want to celebrate our love for this area with a local love pint night! Join us every Tuesday to pair one of our $5 year round beers

  • Turntable Tuesday
    on October 20, 2021 at 3:59 am

    08/03/2021 to 11/02/2021 - Hip Hop Night Every Tuesday. Chill by the river to the tunes of DJ Kutzu & DJ Chubby Knuckles. Every Tuesday 10pm-2am at the Getaway River Bar - NO COVER 21+.

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