Ballooning in Asheville

Asheville Balloon Company voted top six best balloon ride in the world by US News and World Report. Western North Carolina’s scenery is picturesque year-round, but the best time to see the majestic beauty of the region is to take flight is between the spring and fall. This is when the winds are calmer for ballooning. You might even want to plan your trip for mid-to-late October to see the spectacular foliage in the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Top Six in the WorldUS News and World Report

The best part about Ballooning in Asheville, NC is the amazing views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. We fly adjacent to the Pisgah National Forest on the west side of Asheville. Passengers who fly with us comment,

“Any time of year would be perfect – the views are breathtaking, and the pilots and crew were helpful, fun, and great tour guides. It’s so peaceful. Would go again!”

We fly spring through autumn and even though autumn is sought after all seasons have something special to offer. The winds tend to be calmer from mid-May until mid-September. We require wind speeds under six mph, so those months are the best for calm winds. Unlike flying in parts of the country where the land is flat, flying in the Asheville area offers incredible mountain views. When the balloon ascends extremely high, even one mile above the surface you can see waves of beautiful blue mountains in every direction. We celebrate every flight with a champagne toast and sometimes hor d’ oeuvres. Book online or give us a call today to experience the grandeur of flying in the mountains.


Asheville, NC is a great American city and it’s a small city with a big city attitude, offering culture and recreation with sophisticated art, music, breweries, and dining experiences. Many people visit Asheville for a romantic weekend escape. The Biltmore Estate as well as Downtown Asheville are the crowning jewels that must be experienced. Asheville offers many locally grown, organic food options, and micro-breweries are making Asheville a popular attraction. Asheville is known for its many spas and alternative health practitioners.

The historic architecture throughout Biltmore Village, the Montford District, and downtown are delightful to see. Another reason to come to Asheville and Western North Carolina is for the outdoor activities such as fishing, hiking, biking, and rafting to name a few. Asheville offers a variety of overnight accommodations from five-star hotels or luxury B&B’s to mountain cabins. The best way to experience the grandeur of Blue Ridge Mountain views is from a hot air balloon. Make ballooning the highlight of your Asheville Adventure. Contact Phyllis to schedule a flight. Call 828-707-2992

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