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Highlight of my family's summer!

We did the 1 hour sunrise trip. Pilot, Rick was excellent. Everyone on the team was friendly. 4... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
AandE S
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Cramerton, North Carolina
Flying high

The hot air balloon ride was a pleasant trip. It was a 4 hours event with early riser, i.e. before... read more

Reviewed 25 June 2018
aoltang
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Toano, Virginia
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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...more
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1572 Sand Hill Rd, Starbucks in Ingles Supermarket, NC 28715-0228
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Reviewed 3 days ago

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

Thank AandE S
AshevilleHAB, Guest Relations Manager at Asheville Hot Air Balloons, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks for that excellent description. We love to take families and share the beauty of floating through the air on a beautiful morning in the mountains.

Reviewed 25 June 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

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AshevilleHAB, Guest Relations Manager at Asheville Hot Air Balloons, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2018

Thanks for your compliments. We love to fly!

Reviewed 11 June 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!

Thank 998jenny
AshevilleHAB, Guest Relations Manager at Asheville Hot Air Balloons, responded to this reviewResponded 11 June 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 7 June 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!!

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

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

Reviewed 2 May 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!

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

Thanks for the review.

Reviewed 6 November 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 20 October 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

Thank Scott V
Reviewed 18 September 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

Thank JeremyScottFoster
AshevilleHAB, Guest Relations Manager at Asheville Hot Air Balloons, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 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 17 July 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 19 July 2017

Thanks so much! You make us proud!

Reviewed 4 June 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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mberg56
20 April 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
17 December 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
24 August 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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