Things to do

You’ll be amazed with plenty 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
  • Farm Dreams Workshop
    on January 31, 2021 at 4:59 am

    01/30/2021 to 01/30/2021 - Dreaming of starting your own farm? Farm Dreams is an entry-level, day-long workshop designed to help people who are seeking practical, common-sense information on sustainable farming and how to move

  • Bygone Blues with Peggy Ratusz and Aaron Price
    on January 30, 2021 at 4:59 am

    01/29/2021 to 01/29/2021 - Winners of the Charlotte Blues Society’s 2016 Blues Challenge and Semi-finalists at the 37th annual International Blues Challenge 2017, Peggy and Aaron’s Bygone Blues project was born from a shared

  • VIRTUAL: The Magnetic Theatre presents: A Very Modern Marriage
    on January 30, 2021 at 4:59 am

    01/29/2021 to 01/29/2021 - VIRTUAL: The Magnetic Theatre presents: A reading of A Very Modern Marriage. January 29th, 7:30 pm. In A Very Modern Marriage, we meet Matthew and Tina on the night of their wedding anniversary, which

  • Beginner SKULLpture Instructor: Lauren Breitling
    on January 29, 2021 at 4:59 am

    01/07/2021 to 02/25/2021 - Come join Lauren in this beginner sculpting class where we explore all things… UNUSUAL. Using different sculpting and handbuilding techniques we will create animal skulls, body parts, and more, then

  • Kid’s Class: Creative Clay Ages 8 – 12 Instructor: Nora Watkins
    on January 29, 2021 at 4:59 am

    01/07/2021 to 02/11/2021 - This jam-packed class will get your creativity flowing to light up the chilly winter months. Together, we’ll make lots of cool projects like hanging sculptures, lanterns, treasure boxes, planters and

  • VIRTUAL: An Organic Approach with Bill Muñoz [Acting Class]
    on January 29, 2021 at 4:59 am

    01/28/2021 to 03/25/2021 - VIRTUAL: This virtual acting class for life-long-learners is designed to unlock your potential as a storyteller through a down-to-earth, accessible approach to acting. Led by professional actor,

  • VIRTUAL: In Conversation: Robert Longo
    on January 29, 2021 at 4:59 am

    01/28/2021 to 01/28/2021 - This virtual program takes place via Zoom. Space is limited; to register, click here. The Museum is thrilled to present a special evening program with Robert Longo, an American artist of international

  • Archetype Brewing Broadway Locals Nights
    on January 28, 2021 at 4:59 am

    11/25/2020 to 02/03/2021 - Visit our now open downtown Tap Lounge + Venue! With new service hours available, staying true to our pledge: “doing our best for you, ourselves & our community”. The Broadway location is now open to

  • VIRTUAL: Adventures in Stage Design with Dennis C. Maulden [Class]
    on January 28, 2021 at 4:59 am

    01/27/2021 to 03/24/2021 - VIRTUAL: Unlock your imagination in this virtual Scenic Design Class for adults led by Dennis C. Maulden, the Resident Scenic Designer at Flat Rock Playhouse. Whether you're an artist, writer,

  • Kid’s Class: Wheel Throwing, Hand-Building, and Beyond! Ages 10 – 14 Instructor: Allison Cochran
    on January 27, 2021 at 4:59 am

    01/19/2021 to 02/23/2021 - Get ready to get muddy and have fun in the studio! In this after-school class, students will get a chance to learn wheel throwing, handbuilding AND animal sculpting! Everyone will have individual &

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