Guided Tours

Blue Ridge Hiking Company

70 College St
Asheville, NC
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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
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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 outside on the patio or inside the tasting room as you enjoy one of their award-winning varieties of Bold Rock Hard Cider.
  • Open 7 days per week, has a permanent food truck on-site, regularly has live music, movies on the big screen, and other 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
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Deep Woods Mushrooms

70 Deep Woods Rd
Mills River, NC 28759
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  • Deep Woods Mushrooms offers tours of the mushroom farm, classes on how to grow mushrooms on logs, mushroom foraging ID classes and hikes, and more.
  • Reservations are required for tours.

Henderson County Heritage Museum

1 Historic Courthouse Square #4
Hendersonville, NC 28792
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  • Henderson County Heritage Museum is housed in the Historic Henderson County Courthouse on Main Street.
  • It offers public displays, artifacts, lectures, collections, archives, libraries, demonstrations, a replica of a turn of the century county store and other similar exhibitions relating to the history, culture, heritage of Henderson County.
  • The museum celebrates veterans of all wars, and has an Civil War Display.
  • Open Wednesday-Saturday from 10:00am – 5:00pm & Sunday from 1:00 – 5:00pm
  • Admission is Free

Hendersonville Food Tour

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Hendersonville Food Tour is a small group tour company focusing on hyper-local culinary experiences. Enjoy a variety of Hendersonville’s local restaurants, breweries and specialty shops on their one-of-a-kind walking tours along historic Main Street. In between food and drink tastings you will learn about Hendersonville’s rich history. All walking tours include a professional guide.

Current tours: Taste of Hendersonville Tour (Thursday – Saturday, 11:30 am – 2:00 pm)

  • Maximum 10 guests per tour.  Two tour guides available.
  • Coming in August 2021: Hendersonville Beer & Bites Tour

Historic Johnson Farm

3346 Haywood Rd.
Hendersonville, NC 28791
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Historic Johnson Farm is a fine example of a late 19th and early 20th-century farm & tourist retreat. The entire structure was handmade from bricks that were fired on-site from French Broad River mud. Over the years many outbuildings were constructed, including a tool shed/blacksmith shop, barn, boarding house, and a cottage. The property offers historic home tours, nature trails, picnic tables, animals, and 10 historic structures on 15 acres filled with trees in a natural setting. Guided tours of the historic house are available Monday-Friday, call for times.

The Heritage Weavers and Fiber Artists have transformed the boarding house into a fiber arts center, which includes weaving, rug hooking, bobbin lace, spinning, or knitting.

HVL Pedal & Brews

110 2nd Avenue E
Hendersonville, NC 28792
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  • HVL Pedal & Brews is a 14-person pedal powered (electric motor assisted) vehicle that accommodates 10 Peddlers and 4 Non-Peddlers, as well as your conductor, who navigates downtown Hendersonville with a healthy dose of humor, style and entertainment.
  • Tour options include tours between the downtown breweries, non-alcoholic history tours, and private bookings. 
  • All options are BYOB.

Liquid Logic

210 Old Airport Rd
Fletcher, NC 28732
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  • Makes and sells performance kayaks for all types of paddlers.
  • Free, guided tours of the Fletcher, NC factory are available, reservations required, see website for details.

Marked Tree Vineyard

623 Deep Gap Rd.
Flat Rock, NC 28731
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  • Marked Tree Vineyard, located at an elevation of 2,300 feet on the Eastern Continental Divide, is Flat Rock’s first winery.
  • It offers 10 wine varieties made with European vinifera and French-American hybrid grapes in a picturesque setting, surrounded by panoramic views.
  • Grapes include Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Grüner Veltliner, Chardonel and Vidal Blanc.
  • Enjoy the indoor tasting room and outdoor patio.
  • Vineyard tours are also available on Saturdays.
  • Check web site for hours.

North River Farm

3333 North Mills River Rd.
Mills River, NC
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North River Farms is a locally owned and operated family business. The 1,400-acre farm strives to produce the highest quality products.


  • Guided tours of a real working farm.
  • Tours may be customized for groups ranging from families to schools, churches, clubs, Scouts, and social groups.
  • Groups can enjoy a riverside picnic, a farm shed party, or outdoor games of Laser Tag and GellyBall (NEW for 2021)
  • U-Pick produce is available in season.

Sierra Nevada Brewing

100 Sierra Nevada Way
Mills River, NC 28732
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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
  • Regularly has live music
  • Check web site for hours.

Sierra Nevada is temporarily closed to the public, due to Covid-19.  Curb-side to-go orders are available.

The Trolley Company

1928 Brevard Road
Hendersonville, NC 28791
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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 from 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.
  • Offering transportation for 1 to 200 passengers.

Ventures Birding Tours

P.O. Box 1095
Skyland, NC 28776
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  • Offers year-round birding tours and hikes, including local day trips, regional weekend trips and week-long international trips, all conducted by local bird experts and ornithologists
  • Some local day trips are free, all trips require reservations