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
  • Arts At The Barn
    on May 9, 2021 at 3:59 am

    05/08/2021 to 05/08/2021 - Ridgeview Venue's Arts At The Barn will have 28 amazing local Artisans showcasing and selling their amazing handcrafted items. There will be Acrylic and Resin Artists, Pottery, Wood Handcrafted items,

  • Asheville Outlets Hosts Summer Camp Expo Benefiting Give to the Music
    on May 9, 2021 at 3:59 am

    05/08/2021 to 05/08/2021 - Asheville Outlets is teaming up with Give to the Music to host a Summer Camp Expo on Saturday, May 8, 2021 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. The Summer Camp Expo is a free, family friendly event featuring more

  • Asheville City Market
    on May 9, 2021 at 3:59 am

    04/17/2021 to 07/31/2021 - We hope to see you there! During the COVID-19 pandemic, the ASAP Farmers Market is operating in place of Asheville City Market's downtown and Biltmore Park Town Square locations. Visit the ASAP

  • Artist Celebration and Gathering
    on May 9, 2021 at 3:59 am

    05/08/2021 to 05/08/2021 - Join PAPA at 8 River Arts Place to celebrate the work of some amazing PAPA artists who have visited the same sites rendered by Picturesque America artist Harry Fenn as he traveled through WNC in 1870.

  • Mel Chin's Wake
    on May 8, 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

  • Meet The Artist with Micah Mackenzie
    on May 8, 2021 at 3:59 am

    04/16/2021 to 05/12/2021 - This April, the YMI is presenting Micah Mackenzie as their resident! Here, he will present his exhibit, "Promised Lands: Supreme Kings Museum". Micah explored composition, color, layering, and

  • Biltmore: Stickwork by Patrick Dougherty
    on May 8, 2021 at 3:59 am

    04/01/2021 to 06/30/2021 - A unique-to-Biltmore, large-scale outdoor sculpture will be crafted and installed in Antler Hill Village this spring by Patrick Dougherty. Over the last three decades, this internationally-acclaimed

  • Tip-Based Walking Tour
    on May 8, 2021 at 3:59 am

    03/10/2021 to 06/10/2021 - This insider excursion provides you with tips and local secrets about the best way to do Asheville on a budget! You will have a better understanding of how Asheville became the unique, quirky city you

  • Substance and Style: Chilean Contemporary Visionaries of Abstraction
    on May 8, 2021 at 3:59 am

    03/17/2021 to 05/31/2021 - This art show presents the vision of 3 renowned Contemporary artist from Chile, Filipa Chi, Francisca Valenzuela, Veronica Byers With 3 different visions of abstraction, with a common denominator,

  • Silver Stacking Rings
    on May 8, 2021 at 3:59 am

    05/07/2021 to 05/28/2021 - Spend 2 hours as a jeweler! We will work with silver wire to create a set of three textured stacking rings. Learn the techniques you need to fuse the silver, hammer, and polish the rings to a nice

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