At our Asheville Bed and Breakfast: “Love is in the Air”

June is normally the time we think about romance since historically this is a month when we see so many engagements and weddings. This June 2012, Cupid must have been shooting a lot of extra arrows at the 1889 WhiteGate Inn, our Asheville N.C. Bed and Breakfast. One Saturday, a couple of weeks ago, Ralph was […]

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“Decorating at our Asheville Bed and Breakfast”

Guests ask us frequently if we had to do a lot of work when be bought our Asheville bed and breakfast in March, 1999. The Answer is usually “yes and no”. The inn was in great shape structurally and all mechanical systems, electrical, plumbing, and roof had been replaced by the contractor who purchased the private home […]

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“Garden Tours at our Bed and Breakfast in Asheville”

Garden tour season will be in full swing starting Monday, May 7. The gardens at our bed and breakfast in Asheville have been featured on a number of tours over the past decade, so we are used to hosting these groups. The Southeastern branch of the Azalea and Rhododendron Society is having their annual conference in Asheville […]

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“NC Green Travel Awards our Asheville Inn with Certificate of Recognition”

Our Asheville Inn was recently recognized for its dedication to “Going Green” by the NC Department of Environment and Natural Resources. We completed an extensive survey detailing everything we do at 1889 WhiteGate Inn to be more conscious of the environment. We were awarded “2 Dogwood Blossoms”, the second highest category. This program is through the NC Green Travel […]

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“The Importance of Education in the B&B Industry”

Frank & Ralph have just returned from the annual PAII conference in Little Rock, Arkansas and we are still trying to sort through all the information and ideas that we brought back. PAII is the educational organization of our B&B industry and many of the experts in travel and tourism industry are represented at the annual conference. We attended lectures on […]

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“Chocolate Asheville, and the 1889 WhiteGate Inn”

The subject of Chocolate is always a popular one in Asheville, and at the 1889 WhiteGate Inn, the sweet life is taken seriously. Guests may experience our signature Flour-less Chocolate Torte with a Warm Raspberry Coulis as part of their three-course breakfast at our Asheville B&B. Yes, chocolate can be experienced at breakfast – and […]

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“Asheville Winter Romantic Outings”

Even though it has not felt like winter yet in Asheville, we know that it can not be far behind. Our Asheville Bed and Breakfast has been very busy this December and some of the activity can be attributed to the beautiful warm weather. Guests were able to stroll around downtown in their shirtsleeves into the third […]

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“Asheville Named Top Ten Best Food & Wine Destination”

The popular travel website TripAdvisor named Asheville one of its Top 10 Food and Wine Destinations, putting it in the same company as cities including New York, San Francisco, and Chicago. It’s no surprise that New Orleans is at the top of the list. We have seen the restaurant scene in Asheville explode in the […]

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“Christmas at the 1889 WhiteGate Inn & Cottage”

Now that Thanksgiving is here it’s time to decorate for Christmas at our Asheville Bed and Breakfast. We’ve always tried not to rush the season and many of our guests have told us they are glad that we wait until after Thanksgiving to decorate. Fall is such a wonderful season and our fall decoration stay in […]

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“Hauntings at the 1889 WhiteGate Inn”

With Halloween now behind us for another year, we are reminded to think about those spirits that surround us at the 1889 WhiteGate Inn. Last week at breakfast, a couple staying with us mentioned that they had taken one of our Asheville Ghost Tours and were surprised when the bus stopped at the WhiteGate Inn […]

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Contact Us

1889 WhiteGate Inn & Cottage
173 E. Chestnut Street
Asheville, North Carolina (NC) 28801
innkeeper@whitegate.net
www.whitegate.net

Toll Free: 1-800-485-3045
Phone: 1-828-253-2553
Fax: 1-828-281-1883