Book a Group Visit & Contact Info

How to Book

Reservations are required. To make your visit more enjoyable, Grandfather Mountain will limit the number of groups visiting each day.

Contact our Group Tour Coordinator, Erin Moody, at the Grandfather Mountain office at 800-468-7325 or 828-733-2013 or nature@grandfather.com as soon as possible to make sure your preferred date is available. Naturalist programs and habitat tours must be requested at the time of reservation to ensure that the dates and times will be available.

You must make reservations (Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.) to receive the group rate.

Groups may pay by cash, check or credit card upon arrival. Purchase orders are not accepted.

Shuttle Service

Because sharp curves near the top of the mountain restrict commercial motor coaches and some school buses to the lower part of the mountain, Grandfather provides free shuttle service to the top in its own buses. Reservations for the shuttle buses are required.

Motor coaches or buses longer than 28′ are not allowed in the park without prior reservation. No exceptions will be made.

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  • We had an amazing time. I loved the new top shop - it's definitely something to be proud of. Having severe arthritis in my hips, the elevator was a Godsend!  Thank you for such wonderful people. This trip was great. We got to see the bears fed an afternoon snack. You have such wonderful views too! I know we'll definitely be back again. Thanks for wonderful memories.


    Ramona
    Barlow, Kentucky
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