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Thrifty Adventures is a wilderness guiding service based in western North Carolina that provides experiences in a variety of outdoor activities:

1. Rock & Ice Climbing

The thrill of the climb... the view from the top! Learn what rock & ice climbing is all about in a safe and positive environment.

2. Boating & Floating

Let water wash your spirit clean! Enjoy a variety of boating activities from a lazy day of tubing on the river or chillin in a FUNyak.

3. Mountaineering

Have you ever wanted to climb a mountain or walk above the clouds? We offer instruction on skills for those interested in mountaineering.

4. Rappelling & Canyoneering

Ever rappelled through a waterfall? We offer rappelling & canyoneering instruction and feature exciting trips several times per year.

Featured Classes - All Classes

Intro to Rock Climbing I

This course is designed for anyone who wants to experience climbing outdoors. No previous climbing experience is necessary.

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Yoga Hikes

Hiking + Yoga has become a platform to get people in their bodies, explore their community and enjoy the beauty of nature and friends.

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Waterfall Rappelling

Most people only get to experience waterfalls from either above, below or from afar. Thrifty Adventures brings you the chance to experience a waterfall from within.

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Spider Lily Boating Trip

Blooming happens one month out of every year. Paddle through a maze of Spider Lilies with a guide and enjoy a home made BBQ dinnner.

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Office Announcement:

Skyline Village Inn and Tavern

Super-duper STOKED to announce the first TA office opening at the Skyline Village Inn and Tavern in Little Switzerland, NC

Our office is situated right off the Blue Ridge Parkway adjacent to an amazing overlook! We will be offering kayaking, funyaking (inflatable kayaks=FUNyaks!) and tubing on the Toe River. We are also going to offer Rock Climbing/ Rappelling and waterfall hikes. To book either call 704-723-2235 or stop by the office starting April 20th to sign up for any of our daily trips!

HUGE BONUSES! The hotel also offers dual sport motorcycle rentals and are located on the famous Diamond Back Loop for bikers! They also have an awesome gift and gem store. Location, Location, Location!!!!!! The lodging at the Skyline is very affordable and is located midway between Boone and Asheville areas making this an ideal spot from which to visit and roam the mountains. Want a room? The hotel books out REALLY far in advance so call for availability! Skyline Village Inn phone number: 828-765-9394

Got a group of 6-10 call for your private group rates (trips close to ½ off for groups).

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Partner Organizations

Thrifty Adventures is permitted with the Pisgah National Forest

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