Explore Asheville's great outdoors! Visit Nantahala Outdoor Center at The Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa for all of your Asheville area adventure needs. NOC has led outdoor adventures since 1972, earning recognition as "One of the Best Outfitters on Earth" by National Geographic Adventure magazine. We will assist you in planning your next outing and provide professional guide services including whitewater rafting, mountain biking, hiking, whitewater kayaking and instruction, fly fishing, canopy tours and more. Also shop for gear, equipment and apparel from all of the top brands like The North Face, ExOfficio, Osprey and Columbia.