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
  • Asheville Gallery of Art October Show 2020
    on October 3, 2020 at 3:59 am

    10/02/2020 to 10/31/2020 - Asheville Gallery of Art’s October show, “Fallscapes,” is a multi-artist show celebrating the breathtaking beauty and grandeur of fall in our mountains. The show runs October 1-31 during gallery

  • Lawn Concert with Peggy Ratusz and Daddy LongLegs
    on October 2, 2020 at 3:59 am

    10/01/2020 to 10/01/2020 - Put on your Psychedelic 60’s and Motown 70’s togs and slide over to Isis Music Hall for a rockin’ good time with Peggy Ratusz & Daddy LongLegs on the Lawn! Come enjoy an evening of live music, food

  • Matt’s Class: Handbuilding ABOVE and Beyond
    on October 2, 2020 at 3:59 am

    09/03/2020 to 10/01/2020 - Instructor: Matt Wegleitner, Thursdays, 6:30 – 9pm, September 3rd – October 1st. Come experience the love of clay! Join instructor Matt Wegleitner and learn the skills needed to create decorative,

  • PATIO SHOW: MOONFISH 2
    on October 2, 2020 at 3:59 am

    10/01/2020 to 10/01/2020 - MoonFish 2 returns to The Grey Eagle patio stage on Thursday, October 1st! A very limited number of tickets are available now! PATIO SHOW 6 PM DOORS // 7 PM SHOW ALL AGES RESERVED TABLES SOCIAL

  • Sunset Mountaintop Yoga Hike
    on October 2, 2020 at 3:59 am

    09/03/2020 to 10/31/2020 - Take a moment away from the busyness of life to breathe in breathtaking vistas as the sun sets before you. Enjoy a 2 mile round trip hike to a mountaintop and sink into a lovely all levels yoga

  • Take a Woolworth Walk on the Wild Side/Appalachian Wild Art Display
    on October 2, 2020 at 3:59 am

    10/01/2020 to 10/01/2020 - Yet another reason to love fall in WNC! The front window display of Woolworth Walk will come alive with wildlife as imagined by 17 local artists. Mark your calendars and visit Woolworth Walk in

  • Foraging Tour
    on October 1, 2020 at 3:59 am

    08/26/2020 to 11/04/2020 - 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 we might

  • PATIO SHOW: TIN ROOF ECHO
    on October 1, 2020 at 3:59 am

    09/30/2020 to 09/30/2020 - Tin Roof Echo graces The Grey Eagle patio stage on Wednesday, September 30th! A very limited number of tickets are available now! PATIO SHOW 6 PM DOORS // 7 PM SHOW ALL AGES RESERVED TABLES SOCIAL

  • Smith-McDowell House Museum & WNC History Gallery Tour
    on October 1, 2020 at 3:59 am

    09/23/2020 to 11/21/2020 - Tour Asheville's oldest surviving home, built c 1840s, to learn about the growth and development of this area through the eyes of the people who lived in this house and on its grounds. Your tour

  • VIRTUAL: Malaprop's Storytime
    on October 1, 2020 at 3:59 am

    09/23/2020 to 10/21/2020 - VIRTUAL: Join us with your wee ones every week on Wednesdays at 10 am for classic and contemporary stories sure to enchant and entertain. Together, we’ll introduce children to the wonderful world of

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