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 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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  • I was amazed with the scenery and the way the mountains just made my mouth drop in awe and wonder.  I have began hiking as a hobby lately after having a major back surgery in January 2010.  Now after coming there I have a new goal to hike up MacRae Peak so we will be coming back in a few months  and hopefully bring more people with us.  We really enjoyed the natural habitat and the bears. You people really know how to entertain us. The staff was very very and a special thanks to Jill on top of the Mountain at the Swinging Bridge for explaining the points and mountains to us.  She is to be my tour guide when I come back !
    Kent
    Troutman, NC
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