Thrifty Adventures Guide Company

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TA is a Guide Company providing experiences in rock/ice climbing, rappelling, waterfall rappelling, yoga hikes, whitewater kayaking, and river tubing. This makes for a real deal "Blue Ridge Adventure" for visiting families and family reunions as well as corporate team building events! Check us out on facebook, trip advisor and google plus! Daily trips run from the end of May through Fall. To book visit our store front at the Skyline Village Inn, online at www.thriftyadventuresnc.com or feel free to call or email! Our company also provides youth programming for the Girls and Boys Scouts

YOUR NEXT ADVENTURE STARTS HERE!

Boulder Garden Whitewater Trip Spruce Pine NC Daily schedule starting 4-1-2016. $68. Trips dependent on water levels. If water level on the Toe River are to low we do have an alternate trip to the French Broad River in Asheville that costs $80.

Also, starting in April on Tuesday and Wednesdays we will start offering daily Intro to Rock Climbing on Tuesday and Intro to Rappelling on Wednesday. Cost is $85, location is Pisgah National Forest, participants for each are 12. Times 9-3

Tubing on the Toe River in Spruce Pine NC starts May 22nd and runs every day.  $20 for adults $15 for anyone under 18.

Keep close to nature's heart... and break clear away once in a while, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean! - John Muir



Thrifty Adventures is a wilderness guiding company based in western NC. Our office is located right off the Blue Ridge Parkway and HWY 226A at the Skyline Village Inn (http://www.skylinevillageinn.com). We are directly across from an amazing overlook!

We offer unique affordable guided adventures including: Rock Climbing and Rappelling, Waterfall Rappelling, Waterfall and Yoga Hikes to river trips on the Toe for Kayaking and tubing. We frequent mountains and trails all over North Carolina, the Charlotte metro area, and the piedmont.

Thrifty Adventures realizes that not everyone can summit the highest mountains. We do provide more technical trips but our emphasis is to provide safe trips for anyone who wants to test their limits and explore the world around them. We offer trips for ages 8 and up.

Another consideration that sets Thrifty Adventures apart from others is that we pride ourselves on educating our clients. It is important for all of our participants to understand gear, knots, techniques, communication, and the importance of preserving these areas. We also take class sizes into consideration. We know that these types of guided wilderness experiences are pricey and each client deserves a little one on one time!

TA is a certified and insured guide service!

Come join us and let us help you mark a few things off your bucket list! For booking information visit our website at www.thriftyadventuresnc.com

Office location: 12255 NC HWY 226A, between Little Switzerland and Spruce Pine, North Carolina

Phone: (704) 796-4482 or (704) 723-2235

Email: thriftyadventures@gmail.com

2017 Calendar

April:

Brownie Outdoor Adventurer
Every weekend in April and the first weekend in May (Saturday to Sunday)
Times: start 2pm Saturday to 2pm Sunday, Call to book
Price: $50  for all locations except the Coastal Location cost is $55 to cover gas cost 
Locations to choose from are: Stone Mountain, Bear Den Camp Ground, Springmaid Mountain and our Coastal Trip Laniers Camp Ground
Number of participants 25
For other Scouting and youth programs please email or call us.

 

Top Rope Anchor Class
April 2
Location: Pisgah National Forest
Time: 10am-5pm
Number of participants 6

Trad Camp
April 8-9
Location: Crowders Mountain State Park
Time: 8am-4pm each day
Number of participants: 6

May

Intro to Rock Climbing
May 6th
Location: Rocky Face Recreational Area
Time: 10am-3pm
Number of participants 6

Intro to Rappel
May 6th
Location: Rocky Face Recreational Area
Time: 10am-3pm
Number of participants 6

Waterfall Rappel
May 7th
Location: Saluda
Time: 9am-5pm
Number or participants: 6

Spider Lily Paddle and BBQ
Every Saturday (except May 27) starting May 13th through June 17th
Location: Landsford Canal State Park
Time: 9am-1pm
Number of Participants: 10

Spider Lily Paddle
Every Sunday (except May 28) starting May 14th through June 18th
Location: Landsford Canal State Park
Time: 9am-1pm
Number of Participants: 10

 

June

Waterfall Rappel Weekend
June 24-25
Location: Saluda
Time:9am-5pm
Number of participants: 6

July

Intro to Rock Climbing
July 1st
Location: Pisgah National Forest
Time: 10am-3pm
Number of participants 6

Intro to Rappel
July 1st
Location: Pisgah National Forest
Time: 10am-3pm
Number of participants 6

Intro to Sport/Lead Climbing
July 16th
Location: Pisgah National Forest
Time: 10am-5pm
Number of participants 12 (minimum of 3 to take place)

Waterfall Rappel Weekend
July 22-23
Location: Saluda
Time:9am-5pm
Number of participants: 6

August

Climbing Recue Clinic
August 5th
Location: Crowders Mountain
Time: 830am-330pm
Number of participants 12

Top Rope Anchor Class
August 6th
Location: Crowders Mountain
Time: 830am-5pm
Number of participants 6

Waterfall Rappel
August 26th
Location: Saluda
Time: 9am-5pm
Number or participants: 6

September

Intro to Rock Climbing
September 3rd
Location: Crowders Mountain
Time: 830am-230
Number of participants 6

Intro to Rappel
September 3rd
Location: Crowders Mountain
Time: 830am-230
Number of participants 6

October info will come out near the middle of summer


Mile marker 334, Blue Ridge Parkway



McDowell & Mitchell Counties, North Carolina

Close to Asheville, closer to Mother Nature.