Guided Tours

Blue Ridge Hiking Company

70 College St
Asheville, NC
828-713-5451
 
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Blue Ridge Hiking Company offers guide service for day hikes and backpacking trips. Their guide team has over 60,000 miles of experience.
  • Hikes are available for a half-day to full-day.
  • Hikes are suitable for all fitness levels and ages.
  • The team can also customize hikes based on a clients location and schedule.

Bold Rock Hard Cider

72 School House Road
Mills River, NC 28759
828-595-9940
 
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Bold Rock Hard Cider is the biggest craft cider maker in the Carolinas. The Mills River cidery uses apples sourced only from Henderson County. The Cidery offers complimentary daily tours and tastings and features an expansive tasting room with overhead views of the bottling line. Relax on the patio as you enjoy one of 6 award-winning varieties of Bold Rock Hard Cider. Open 7 days per week, serves food from the Bold Bite Food Truck, regularly has live music, movies on the big screen, and special events.

  • Bold Rock Mills River Cidery offers complimentary tours Saturday and Sunday at 1, 3, & 5 pm.

Burntshirt Vineyards

2695 Sugarloaf Road
Hendersonville, NC 28792
828-685-2402
 
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Sierra Nevada Brewing

100 Sierra Nevada Way
Mills River, NC 28732
828-681-5300 
 
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Sierra Nevada Brewing Company has set the standard for artisan brewers worldwide as a winner of numerous awards for a wide variety of beers and ales, including the legendary Pale Ale. Sierra Nevada’s east coast brewing, bottling and distribution operation in Mills River is located 10 miles from downtown Hendersonville, south of Asheville. The Taproom offers 20 beers on tap. The restaurant serves farm-to-table dishes that are mainly supplied locally. Located in Henderson County on approximately 90 acres along the French Broad River.

 

  • Free, guided tours of the brewery are offered 7days a week, reservations must be booked online (tours fill up quickly)
  • Self-guided tours are also available (no reservations required)
  • Taproom and Restaurant – open 7 days a week
  • Regularly has live music

The Brewery Experience

Hendersonville, NC
828-216-1343
 
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The Brewery Experience offers walking tours of Historic Downtown Hendersonville and driving tours to Sierra Nevada, Bold Rock Hard Cider and Blue Ghost Brewing. The tours are hosted by a Certified Cierone – that’s the beer equivalent of a sommelier.

The Oriole Mill

701 Oriole Drive
Hendersonville, NC 28792
828-693-5500
 
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The Oriole Mill creates luxury quality, Jacquard and Dobby woven textiles. Their own line of products, sold at their factory store, lines includes coverlets, duvets, shams, throws, decorative pillows, window covering, yardage, and more. Everything they sell at their store is made on-site.

Free factory tours are available most Fridays at 1pm, for groups of 12-16 people, however reservations for this tour are required. Must be at least 12-years-old and wear closed-toe and closed-heel shoes to enter factory. Private group tours are available as well. To make a tour reservation, call 828-693-5500 or email tours@theoriolemill.com.

The retail store is open Tuesday – Saturday.

 

The Trolley Company

1928 Brevard Rd,
Hendersonville, NC 28791
828-606-8606
 
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The Trolley Company, offers guided tours of Historic Hendersonville, Wine Tours, and special events. Call for dates & times. Holiday tours are offered late November through December, and shuttles are offered on weekends to/from the NC Arboretum’s Winter Lights show. Groups may be arranged year round.