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 at the Grandfather Mountain office at 800-468-7325 or 828-733-2013 or 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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  • I picked up my 6 year old son from school  and asked him if he could guess where I was gonna take him to spend the weekend. With eyes big and wide he asked, Grandfather Mt? I have never seen him get so happy. Or should I say, pumped up to the max. He thanked me over and over again, while packing for the night in the wild. As with most things in life can be, this was a gift that did not fade away or break like most  presents after minutes of play.  As we got closer  to the top he expressed his deepest thanks, I saw my boy grow up this weekend. I pushed him and he pushed me and together we made it all the way from 105 to the Swinging Bridge.  "Get Out More.  Make memories, not regrets."
    Sugar Mtn, NC
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