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About Thrifty Adventures
TA is a wilderness guide company that was established in 2011. Thrifty is now based in Western North Carolina in the town of Little Switzerland. The office is situated in the Blue Ridge Mountains at the Skyline Village Inn across from the Blue Ridge Parkway. We offer classes in rock climbing, rappelling, white water FUNyak trips, river tubing, yoga hikes and youth programming for the NC region of Girls and Boys Scouts of America.
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Reviewed November 13, 2019

My first time in a kayak was a wonderful experience with Thrifty Adventures. The equipment was great and all the support I needed was provided. Nathan was a wonderful instructor and leader. He stressed safety and taught me everything I needed to know to be...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Christy T, Owner at Thrifty Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded November 14, 2019

Thank you we are so glad you enjoyed your trip with us. We can not wait to see you next season!

Reviewed November 5, 2019

My 8 year old daughter and I went on this adventure and had an incredible time. Nathan, our guide, was so helpful, enthusiastic, and optimistic throughout the day that he definitely got us to feel safe and try things we are very apprehensive to do...More

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Date of experience: November 2019
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ThriftyAdventuresNC, Owner at Thrifty Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded November 6, 2019

This is so great to hear! We are very glad you enjoyed your climbing adventure. We hope you will join us on another adventure soon!

Reviewed September 4, 2019

Their online ticket system is easy to use - the trip descriptions were clear and there were many dates/times available. We booked a flatwater tubing trip for a Saturday morning - the weather at that time was cool and cloudy, and they were accommodating in...More

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Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed August 13, 2019

My group had a great time tubing on the Toe River with Thrifty Adventures. The scenery was beautiful and the staff at TA were very helpful and friendly. I highly recommend this company!

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Date of experience: August 2019
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Christy T, Owner at Thrifty Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded August 13, 2019

Glad you enjoyed your trip and our staff! Hope to see you on another adventure soon!

Reviewed August 13, 2019

This family-owned business is caring and they've covered all the details. All I had to do was show up, and they took great care of me! The river is clean, cool and gorgeous. I left feeling like I'd had a spa day!

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Date of experience: August 2019
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Christy T, Owner at Thrifty Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded August 13, 2019

Glad you enjoyed your "spa" day and found it so relaxing. The Toe River is an amazing place!

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