Your Guide to Hill House’s Outdoor Adventure Partners and Beyond

Prime outdoor season in the Blue Ridge Mountains is fast approaching – it’s time to start planning those summer adventures! Western North Carolina is known for its bounty of outdoor opportunities, and Asheville is the perfect basecamp for access to world-class rafting, biking, hiking, climbing, and treetop ziplining for all abilities. Don’t miss out on Hill House’s outdoor partnerships and guest discounts. Here’s your guide to the adventure that awaits!


Hill House Partnerships 

Navitat Canopy Adventures – Hill House guests save $5 per person on online reservations

  • Brave enough to ride a zipline 2/3 of a mile long? Want to fly alongside friends on “racing style” zips? Located 25 minutes outside of Asheville, Navitat offers 3 action-packed tour packages to choose from, with ziplines, bridges, rappels, and hikes to thrill the whole family 

The Adventure Center of Asheville Zipline Canopy Adventures – Hill House guests get 15% discount with online reservation

  • Located 5 minutes from downtown, Asheville’s first “Urban Canopy Adventure” offers fully guided zipline tours that give flyers views of both the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Asheville city skyline. The Adventure Center also features a Treetops Adventure Park, KidZip park for ages 4-10, mountain bike park, and onsite bike trails Adventure Center of Asheville


Nantahala Outdoor Center10% Hill House guest discount with online reservation

  • NOC is the longest continually-running outfitter on the French Broad River, with an outpost located approximately 30 minutes from Asheville. They also offer trips on 7 other rivers and operate a 500-acre adventure center in Bryson City that boasts zip lining, mountain biking, and stand-up paddle boarding.

Wildwater Rafting – Hill House guests receive 15% discount on all river trips

  • Rafting trips offered on the Nantahala, Ocoee, Pigeon, and Chatooga Rivers. Greater distance from Asheville than French Broad River trip, but lots of fun! Raft and zipline packages available 


Sandy Bottom Trail Rides – Hill House guests save $5 per rider on phone reservation

  • Located 35 minutes from Asheville on a picturesque ranch, Sandy Bottom offers relaxing horseback trail rides for all ages and abilities. Choose from 1-4 hour rides everyday – kids will love the expedition to their onsite gem mine!


More Outdoor Companies to Choose From (No Hill House discount on these):

Dawn over the Blue Ridge Mountains


Blue Ridge Hiking Company  Choose from customized private day hikes or “super Saturday group hikes.” 3-5 miles, beginner to intermediate

Blue Ridge Parkway Guided Ranger Hikes – Discover the delights of the scenic parkway, led by those who know it best. Ranger hikes will return in Summer 2016! Asheville Citizen-Times Article: Blue Ridge Parkway’s free guided hikes near Asheville

Pura Vida – Full and half-day guided hikes and waterfall tours in Asheville and Brevard. Other adventures offered: Mountain biking, canyoneering, climbing, paddling + brewery tour, Hunger Games tour


Mountain Biking:

Pisgah Mountain Bike Adventures – Hit the trails on guided half or full-day biking trip in the Pisgah National Forest or Dupont State Recreational Forest

The Bike Farm – Half or full-day rides in Pisgah or DuPont Forest custom tailored to individual/group abilities, time, and budget. Located approximately 40 minutes outside of Asheville


Rafting and Zipline:

French Broad Rafting – Take a calm water or whitewater trip from outpost located approximately 25 minutes outside of Asheville. Zipline adventures and Zip + Raft packages also offered

Asheville Outdoor CenterIn the city, near Hill House. Canoe, kayak, raft, tube, and stand-up paddleboard (SUP) rentals available. Schedule a guided trip or venture out on their classic 7-mile self-guided calm water paddle trip. Additional fun to be had: Bicycle rental for Asheville’s river greenway, gem mining, River Oasis Taproom, and outdoor event space.

Blue Heron – Half-day or full-day trips offered on calm water or whitewater. Approximately 30 minutes from Asheville

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