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The Asheville Outdoor Center has been offering family-friendly calm-water river paddling since 1992. Enjoy a leisurely 7-mile canoe, kayak, SUP, or raft paddle down the French Broad River through the Biltmore Estate property. We also offer gem...more
All reviews kayak trip the french broad river gem mining safety talk ping pong safety brief river tour great kayaking biltmore estate beautiful scenery fun trip great family fun these guys self guided three hours few hours whole family
Our family had a blast kayaking. Asheville Outdoors made it super easy. Booking, waivers, safety brief, ride to put in were all simple. They unloaded kayaks, and pushed us off. Made putting in a breeze! Take out was super simple too!! Felt like I was...More
Thank Wesley S
AshevilleOutdoorC, Front Office Manager at Asheville Outdoor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2018
My husband and two adult sons enjoyed their kayaking adventure. They three had a great experience enjoying the fresh mountain air and beautiful scenery. Even though only my sons had reserved, thank you for accommodating my husband when he decided to go last minute.
AshevilleOutdoorC, Front Office Manager at Asheville Outdoor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2018
Glad we could make it work! Always glad to get a family on the river together :)
Absolutely had a blast on the French Broad River thanks to the River Rats of Asheville Outdoor Center! The guys are great brothers with outstanding equipment, attitudes, and assistance!
Youngest kayaker (10) oldest (60+). The process from start to finish was fun and totally worth...More
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AshevilleOutdoorC, Front Office Manager at Asheville Outdoor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2018
Thank you so much for your kind review! We are so glad you enjoyed your trip and we could help make some memories for you :) Come back and see us again!
My son, son-in-law and myself enjoyed a great 7 mile kayak trip on the French Broad River yesterday morning. The only bummer was that it rained most of the time but it was a beautiful morning. The staff were fantastic. Ben was friendly, welcoming and...More
AshevilleOutdoorC, Front Office Manager at Asheville Outdoor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 4 August 2018
So glad you were able to make the most of a rainy day! It was the last trip we were able to run, as the river is too high for trips to go out safely after all the rain! Come back on a sunny day...More
I didn't realize so many bike rental facilities in Asheville were closed on Sundays. We were thrilled that they were open. My husband and I wanted to do hourly rental (only$15 each) with road bikes (not mountain). I am new to biking so highways and...More
These guys are great! Check in was easy. Staff very friendly. The French Broad is a very easy river to kayak. Super relaxing. Our 9 year old easily did the trip in a his own kayak. At the AOC the have corn hole, ping pong,...More
If you come to the Asheville area, I would highly suggest coming to the AOC to kayak. I think this was one of the best highlights of our vacation. Very polite, knowledgeable and friendly staff. Clean restrooms and picnic area! Some tips: I personally think...More
Thank Andee S
AshevilleOutdoorC, Front Office Manager at Asheville Outdoor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2018
Great suggestions! Thanks so much for coming out with us and leaving such a great review! :-)