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Asheville Hot Air Balloons

Candler, NC, USA
About Asheville Hot Air Balloons
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 $400 per person for a private flight.
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Reviewed October 21, 2019

Incredible Experience!!! It is really hard for adventurers to find something new. Well if you have not tried the hot air balloon, it is great fun. Experienced crew, Flew with Danny (five star), picked a great day (clear/no wind) on a great weekend = best...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed October 20, 2019

We had a girls getaway from Florida to celebrate Carol’s birthday . This was on her bucket list and we thought, where better to celebrate it ? We were apprehensive because it was pretty chilly the day before our departure and we were afraid we...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed October 18, 2019 via mobile

An experience of a lifetime! As we all know weather decides whether passenger balloons fly or not!? We were delayed 3 times because of heavy fog and stormy weather conditions. But the 4th time was a charm! They were very thorough on instructions (what to...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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AshevilleHAB, Guest Relations Manager at Asheville Hot Air Balloons, responded to this reviewResponded October 19, 2019

You're awesome. Thanks for describing the experience so well and thank you for flying with Asheville Hot Air Balloons.

Reviewed September 22, 2019 via mobile

This was a wonderful experience start to finish. We booked a public flight but it ended up being private. However, another pilot took a second balloon up so we got pictures of another balloon. We were met by Angie at a Starbucks and she was...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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AshevilleHAB, Guest Relations Manager at Asheville Hot Air Balloons, responded to this reviewResponded September 23, 2019

Thank you for the glowing review. We love to fly and it's a our pleasure to share the joy of flying with our passengers. We appreciate you sharing the details of your experience.

Reviewed August 15, 2019 via mobile

I would love to have given them a great review but my balloon flight was cancelled 2 days in a row. I felt the staff was helpful in trying to get me rescheduled but I was disappointed to not be able to go. Safety first,...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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AshevilleHAB, Guest Relations Manager at Asheville Hot Air Balloons, responded to this reviewResponded August 17, 2019

We understand your disappointment about not being able to go. FAA regulations only allow us to fly when conditions are safe. Safety is our first concern. We've been flying for 30 years with no accidents because we abide by FAA regulations. Sorry we didn't have...More

Reviewed August 5, 2019

Such a beautiful and peaceful ride. All of the staff was great! Got a ton of great pictures! Pilot did a great job with lift off and landing were smooth. An experience I will never forget.

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed June 30, 2019

Booked the private sunrise flight for three but one party was unable to make it. No issues with getting a refund for the third party. Met at Starbucks in Ingles Supermarket. You will receive a text the night before giving meeting time and prediction for...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed June 5, 2019 via mobile

Celebrated our 25 th anniversary in a hot air balloon !! Great time ! Absolutely beautiful and perfect weather ....do it if you can!

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank L474KUmaureenm
Reviewed May 17, 2019

Rick was our pilot and was absolutely fabulous! The views from the balloon of the mountains are wonderful and breathtaking. The chaser team were really friendly as well. Great overall operation! I have done several balloon excursions before and I have to say that this...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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AshevilleHAB, Guest Relations Manager at Asheville Hot Air Balloons, responded to this reviewResponded May 19, 2019

Thanks the compliments and for the tips. We appreciate you!

Reviewed October 26, 2018

Loved, loved, loved being able to check this wonderful experience off of my bucket list. Such a wonderful flight with knowledgeable pilots and crew. Would never fly with anyone else.

Date of experience: June 2018
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April 19, 2018|
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
December 17, 2017|
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.
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