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Asheville Hot Air Balloons

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Asheville Hot Air Balloons
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“flying high”(2 reviews)
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...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
1572 Sand Hill Rd, Starbucks in Ingles Supermarket, Candler, NC 28715-0228
+1 828-667-9943
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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
Thank Debra J
Reviewed August 15, 2018

We did the 1 hour sunrise trip. Pilot, Rick was excellent. Everyone on the team was friendly. 4 of us had room to move around in the basket, look out from all sides. Peacefully floating over beautiful terrain, looking down onto morning fog in adjacent...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank AandE S
Reviewed June 25, 2018

The hot air balloon ride was a pleasant trip. It was a 4 hours event with early riser, i.e. before the sunrise. It held 4-6 people and it was fun. viewing other colorful hot air balloons in the air and the areas that the balloon...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank aoltang
AshevilleHAB, Guest Relations Manager at Asheville Hot Air Balloons, responded to this reviewResponded June 26, 2018

Thanks for your compliments. We love to fly!

Reviewed June 10, 2018 via mobile

Had an amazing time soaring thru the skies with this company! Every team member is so helpful, friendly and made the experience superb!

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank 998jenny
AshevilleHAB, Guest Relations Manager at Asheville Hot Air Balloons, responded to this reviewResponded June 11, 2018

Thank you! We love to share the joy of flying in the Blue Ridge Mountains. It's the best place to fly in the USA.

Reviewed June 6, 2018 via mobile

Bucket List item: Hot Air Balloon Flight Check- absolutely amazing!!! More than we could have hoped for!! Rick and his team were great!! They were fun and friendly. Very enjoyable!!

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Kathy H
AshevilleHAB, Guest Relations Manager at Asheville Hot Air Balloons, responded to this reviewResponded June 7, 2018

Thanks for your positive words and sharing the beauty of seeing the mountains from a hot air balloon.

Reviewed May 2, 2018 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!

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank mberg56
AshevilleHAB, Guest Relations Manager at Asheville Hot Air Balloons, responded to this reviewResponded May 3, 2018

Thanks for the review.

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!

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank Meredith H
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

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Scott V
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

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank JeremyScottFoster
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!

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!

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank johneadair
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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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
Sebas R
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.
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