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
  • North Asheville Tailgate Market Winter Market
    on February 5, 2023 at 4:59 am

    02/04/2023 to 03/25/2023 - Join us for our 1st Annual Winter Market! Shop from an array of locally grown, produced, and prepared foods and handmade craft items. Homegrown Community Since 1980. Directions: From the UNC Asheville

  • Prayer Flag Marbling - 1PM Class
    on February 5, 2023 at 4:59 am

    02/04/2023 to 02/04/2023 - Experience the centuries old process of floating paint on a thick gel. Draw designs, lay paper on it and voila, the design is frozen!! You will learn how to make hearts and flowers. ​Class

  • Pan Harmonia: Adventure Armenia BENEFIT
    on February 5, 2023 at 4:59 am

    02/04/2023 to 02/04/2023 - Kate Steinbeck flute and Dewitt Tipton piano. Music of JS Bach, Wilhelm Peterson-Berger, Claude Debussy, Albert Roussel and Katherine Hoover. We are committed to ensuring that programs remain

  • Moroccan Tagine Cooking Class
    on February 5, 2023 at 4:59 am

    02/04/2023 to 02/04/2023 - From the other side of the Mediterranean Sea, right near the bottle neck of Gibraltar lays Morocco. A small country with many influences. The flavors, spices and ingredients all reflect those

  • National Girls and Women in Sports Day
    on February 5, 2023 at 4:59 am

    02/04/2023 to 02/04/2023 - Asheville Parks & Recreation invites the community to National Girls and Women in Sports Day on Saturday, Feb. 4, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Carrier Park. The annual day of learning and encouragement

  • Bluegrass Brunch
    on February 5, 2023 at 4:59 am

    11/12/2022 to 02/26/2023 - We are so excited to announce and join the Asheville brunch scene with our brand new Bluegrass Brunch! We will be hosting our brunch every Saturday and Sunday from 10AM to 3PM with live music, free

  • Aquila Theatre presents Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar
    on February 5, 2023 at 4:59 am

    02/04/2023 to 02/04/2023 - A piece of advice from 44 B.C.: Beware the Ides of March. Fresh from his success on the battlefield, a triumphant Caesar returns to Rome a virtual dictator, prompting his close circle to decide that

  • *Assembly Required: Asheville Designer Toy Expo
    on February 5, 2023 at 4:59 am

    02/04/2023 to 02/05/2023 - *Assembly Required is the premiere destination for independent designer, bootleg and art toy artists and collectors. Refining inspiration from a variety of underground and subcultural elements,

  • 70s & 80s Dance Party - DISCO FEVER!
    on February 5, 2023 at 4:59 am

    02/04/2023 to 02/04/2023 - All Ages

  • Black History Month Celebration
    on February 5, 2023 at 4:59 am

    02/04/2023 to 02/04/2023 - Join Burton Street friends and neighbors for dinner and a movie highlighting the accomplishments of Black Americans. Please call (828) 254-1943 for more info.