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Asheville Hot Air Balloons

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Address: 909 Smoky Park Hwy, P o Box 2319, Asheville, NC 28715-8950
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+1 828-667-9943
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Asheville Hot Air Balloons LLC flies across the Hominy Valley amidst the...

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 $235 per person for a shared gondola and $600 for a private couple flight with a bottle of Chateau Biltmore Champagne. Discounts offered for groups of six or more people.

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Incredible experience!

If you have the opportunity to take a hot air balloon ride, I would highly recommend it. The process was smooth from start to finish, this company made everything easy and very... read more

Reviewed 26 September 2016
Lindsay W
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Bluffton, South Carolina

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Bluffton, South Carolina
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15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016

If you have the opportunity to take a hot air balloon ride, I would highly recommend it. The process was smooth from start to finish, this company made everything easy and very accommodating. I have been waiting almost a year to take my got air balloon ride and it finally happened! The staff was phenomenal. They were kind,professional, courteous, helpful... More 

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1 Thank Lindsay W
New York
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Loved it! Staff was great, Rick was a suburb pilot. Immediately felt at ease and just enjoyed the splendor of the ride and the incredible views.

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1 Thank Bob&Nick
Charlotte, United States
1 review
Reviewed 16 September 2016

My husband and I were in Asheville last weekend for his company's annual fall retreat and we picked ballooning as our Saturday activity. There were 12 of us from his company that picked ballooning and we were split between two balloons. I can not say enough great things about the experience. All of the pilots were very professional, personable, happy... More 

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Thank Meredith G
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 3 September 2016

Would highly recommend! The crew was very professional and the pilot had tons of experience! Views were once in a lifetime! Do not regret spending the money...will never forget it!

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AshevilleHAB, Guest Relations Manager at Asheville Hot Air Balloons, responded to this review

Thanks, Lisa. You're the best. More 

Hibbing, Minnesota
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15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

Thanks to Chief and the entire crew at Asheville hot air balloons. It was our first experience in the air and it was amazing. Chief was a great pilot, knowledgable, safety conscious and a great story teller. Highly recommend this Asheville experience

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AshevilleHAB, Guest Relations Manager at Asheville Hot Air Balloons, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review. We value our passengers and appreciate your honest report about your flying adventure with us. More 

Kernersville, North Carolina
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18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 July 2016

I took my wife up to Asheville from the Triad to give this a shot for the next day. The staff was great across the board, from taking the reservation to driving us back once it was over. Everyone was exceptionally polite and helpful. At no time of our excursion did I feel 'in danger'...it was quite relaxed and enjoyable.... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 July 2016

Couldn't have asked for better a team of professionals on our first balloon ride - everyone was so welcoming and friendly, and it made the picturesque ride all the more relaxing, knowing we were in such good hands.

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10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2016

I had never had an air balloon ride and this was an amazing first trip. The experience was terrific, beautiful and peaceful. Our pilot was great and answered any question that we threw his way.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 June 2016

What an awesome experience and way to see beautiful scenery of Asheville! The team was very professional and the business is very well run. Our pilot, Rick, was very thorough, knew what he was doing, and had great stories to share. I strongly recommend this experience!

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Jamestown, North Carolina
1 review
Reviewed 16 June 2016

My wife and I had a fantastic time on the hot air balloon ride. The people running the show were great. They were very informative and thorough as well as great personalities. I would highly recommend them for anyone looking to take a hot air balloon ride. Not to mention Asheville, NC has amazing scenery and views from the air.

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