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Asheville Hot Air Balloons

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1572 Sand Hill Rd, Starbucks in Ingles Supermarket, NC 28715-0228
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Smoother than an elevator

Better than advertised. I have MS and between being lifted in and out of the gondola and the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
mberg56
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Lewisburg, Pennsylvania
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Bucket List Experience

This was an incredible experience. Everyone was very knowledgeable and made sure we were aware of... read more

Reviewed November 6, 2017
Meredith H
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Asheville Hot Air Balloons LLC flies across the Hominy Valley amidst the Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains. The views of Cold Mountain, Mt. Pisgah and Mt. Mitchell are astounding! Flights are one-hour at sunrise and cost $300 per person for a shared gondola and $800 for a private couple flight.
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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1572 Sand Hill Rd, Starbucks in Ingles Supermarket, NC 28715-0228
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Better than advertised. I have MS and between being lifted in and out of the gondola and the consideration shown by all involved this is beyond bucket list memories. You can't put a price on this experience!

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AshevilleHAB, Guest Relations Manager at Asheville Hot Air Balloons, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for the review.

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Reviewed November 6, 2017

This was an incredible experience. Everyone was very knowledgeable and made sure we were aware of everything going on at all times. I highly suggest going as the leaves are turning, it was gorgeous!

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Reviewed October 19, 2017

Not only did Rick go over ever precaution that is possible, he made us feel completely comfortable. In the preflight drills on taking off & landing, we new what to expect. I also want commend the setup crew and the landing crew. Each and everyone...More

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Reviewed September 17, 2017

I begrudgingly dragged myself out of bed at an ungodly hour for a sunrise hot air balloon ride, but I'm so glad I did! The views over the Pisgah National Forest are simply stunning. If you're celebrating something (or even if you're not!), this is...More

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AshevilleHAB, Guest Relations Manager at Asheville Hot Air Balloons, responded to this reviewResponded September 19, 2017

Thank you. We appreciate your positive feedback. I am not a morning person either, but I'd never turn down the opportunity to get up for a hot air balloon flight. Bucket List!

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Reviewed July 17, 2017

I took my wife on this trip and we knocked this off of our bucket list. The staff was awesome, very knowledgeable and professional. This was our first balloon ride and it won't be our last. I highly recommend these these guys!

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AshevilleHAB, Guest Relations Manager at Asheville Hot Air Balloons, responded to this reviewResponded July 19, 2017

Thanks so much! You make us proud!

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Reviewed June 4, 2017 via mobile

My family and I thoroughly enjoyed our first balloon flight. Not knowing exactly what to expect, the pilot's expertise put us at ease and his friendly nature kept us entertained. Tom, the owner/operator, is highly skilled and I enjoyed the beautiful views over the mountains...More

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Reviewed May 29, 2017

Very professional staff. Their attentive friendliness and the spectacular views made for a fantastic morning. My wife stayed with the chase team and had a wonderful experience with them.

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Reviewed May 27, 2017 via mobile

I surprised my boyfriend with this hot air balloon ride for his birthday and it was such an incredible experience. The views of the mountains and Asheville below us was so beautiful! Our pilot, Addison did an awesome job! His team was just as great,...More

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Reviewed April 24, 2017

On our way to our take off spot, Canton, Tommy gave a wonderful history of ballooning. All of the pilots, Tommy, Rick and Lucy, were knowledgable, friendly and kind. We had a great ride, although the youngest one vehemently refused to go (so rode with...More

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AshevilleHAB, Guest Relations Manager at Asheville Hot Air Balloons, responded to this reviewResponded April 26, 2017

Thanks Marlene. Reading you review really paints a picture of how much fun it is to fly with us. We are a basket of fun and our passengers make it a delightful experience for everyone.

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Reviewed April 13, 2017

The most memorable time of our spring break trip to Asheville! What a great experience! The attention to detail during the pre flight "check list" to the whole trip experience was amazing. A "must do". Couldn't see the Mountains any better than from an Air...More

Thank Gus G
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AshevilleHAB, Guest Relations Manager at Asheville Hot Air Balloons, responded to this reviewResponded April 15, 2017

Thanks Gus. It's all true and was a pleasure to fly with you this spring.

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mberg56
April 19, 2018|
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Response from AshevilleHAB | Property representative |
Passengers need to be able to stand for the one hour flight, but could sit on the floor of the gondola if it was necessary. Chairs or loose objects in the the gondola could create a safety hazard upon landing and are... More
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Sebas R
December 17, 2017|
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Response from AshevilleHAB | Property representative |
Thank you for pointing that out. Our fares have recently changed and I have updated Tripadvisor accordingly. The new rate is $300 per person for a shared gondola and $400 per person in a private gondola.
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Scott V
August 23, 2017|
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Response from malane1 | Reviewed this property |
In our balloon we had a total - which includes the pilot - three adults and two children, however a third and possibly fourth could have fit in the basket ml
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