Breakfast at WhiteGate
Come and Enjoy a delightful retreat and 3 course breakfast with us at our luxury Asheville B&B.
Strawberries macerated in Vodka and Black Pepper, topped with a Chantilly Cream
Second Course (Alternating daily between sweet and savory)
Basil Eggs en cocotte, Eggs baked in a cheese basil béchamel
Oatmeal Custard Crème Brûlée, Oatmeal baked in a vanilla custard and topped with a caramel lace
Walnut filled puff pastry pillow with chocolate and raspberry coulis
Masterly prepared by Chef Stephen Sauer
Early check-out Continental breakfast is available. Vegetarian and other dietary restrictions are accommodated.
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Rooms & Rates
1889 WhiteGate Inn and Cottage provides luxurious and inviting North Carolina bed and breakfast accommodations in Asheville, NC, just minutes from the city’s historic downtown. The eleven distinctive guest rooms in the Inn, Carriage House and Bungalow honor distinguished poets. Each guest room is uniquely decorated. Poetry volumes by each featured poet are included in each room. The Cottage has one bedroom and a full kitchen. This 4 Diamond Asheville bed and breakfast is the closest inn to downtown. A getaway to this Asheville, NC bed and breakfast is sure to be a memorable romantic escape.
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- Elizabeth Barrett Browning SuiteClick to for More Information
- Walt Whitman Garden Spa SuiteClick to for More Information
- The Maya Angelou SuiteClick to for More Information
- The Dorothy Parker RoomClick to for More Information
- The Ralph Waldo Emerson SuiteClick to for More Information
- The Emily Dickinson SuiteClick to for More Information
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- Carl Sandburg SuiteClick to for More Information
- Oscar Wilde SuiteClick to for More Information
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The Robert Frost Room
Elizabeth Barrett Browning Suite
Walt Whitman Garden Spa Suite
The Maya Angelou Suite
- King size canopy bed, stacked stone fireplace
- Fully ADA compliant room, for disabled guests
- Private entrance, rocking chair porch with views
- Refrigerator, coffee maker and microwave
- 2 person Jacuzzi tub & separated stall shower
- 40' HDLCD flat screen TV, DVD, Wifi, CD
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The Dorothy Parker Room
The Ralph Waldo Emerson Suite
The Emily Dickinson Suite
The Guest Cottage
Carl Sandburg Suite
Oscar Wilde Suite
Joyce Kilmer Suite
- 2 bedroom suite with 1 King & 1 Queen bed
- Private entrance & rocking chair porch
- Full kitchen, living room & dining room
- 2 person Jacuzzi tub with separate shower
- HDLCD flat screen TV, DVD, Wifi, CD
- Dog Friendly (see policies)
- Perfect for long term stays (Call for Special Rates)
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Your innkeepers, Ralph & Frank…
Ralph Coffey was a dentist with a large practice in Davidson, NC and Frank was the Manager of Ambulatory Radiology at Carolinas Health Systems in Charlotte, NC when a trip to Asheville set them in a new direction to becoming owners of the WhiteGate Inn & Cottage and Ralph was on his way to pursuing his passion for gardening and raising orchids. Ralph is a certified master gardener who is always available to answer any questions regarding the Gardens at this historic Asheville NC Bed and Breakfast or your own personal gardens.
This luxury Asheville North Carolina Inn was the last of eight properties actually looked at for purchase. Ralph and Frank knew they had found their home when they walked through the front door. They visited on a sunny day and every room was filled with light. A wonderful solarium added in 1907 would be the perfect location for a plant collection. The yard, although in rough shape, showed potential for everything the prospective owners needed. There was a large open sunny space in the back yard perfect for the greenhouse and the 10 foot drop in elevation from the front yard to the lower side yard was perfect for a water garden with waterfalls and ponds.
Frank Salvo spent his time running this romantic Asheville B&B, helping with and supervising the complete redecorating of the Inn. Each room was completely redressed in new custom bed coverings and curtains, new kitchen cabinets were installed, rooms were painted and finishing touches, including collectable art and furniture, were added to make the Inn the home that they envisioned for themselves and their guests. Frank has worked developing the ambiance, gourmet breakfasts and hospitality that guests experience while staying at the Inn and was presented with the “Spirit of Excellence in Hospitality Award” from the Asheville Chamber of Commerce.
Frank is a Licensed North Carolina real estate broker and is working with Keller-Williams. He is also consulting with Bed and Breakfast owners and prospective Bed and Breakfast purchasers in North Carolina. He is also a comic character actor with the local Asheville Community Theatre.
A Note to Our Guests
Ralph and I are beginning our 16th year here at the 1889 WhiteGate Inn and look forward to many more years. Over the years we have met some incredible people and have worked to make our Asheville NC Bed and Breakfast a warm and relaxing place for our guests. Our staff is just as dedicated as we are and we would like to introduce some of them to you.
Kris Gilarowski is Polish-American who immigrated to New York City with his family in 1993. He graduated Stony Brook University with a B.A. in Political Science and a minor in Philosophy. While working at Paradise Inn in Washington and Kennicott Glacier Lodge in Alaska, Kris found his passion for hospitality. He honed his guest service skills for four years at Biltmore, but his preference for more intimate and privately run hotels led him to the White Gate Inn. Kris’ dream is to run his own hotel and he is looking forward to providing a high level of guest service with us. Kris and his wife are avid foodies and travelers; ask him about our local food options.
Thomas Sittineri has been a part of the WhiteGate family since May of 2013. Before joining the inn, Thomas was a dental assistant & candy maker in historic Cape May, New Jersey. Thomas lives an active lifestyle and loves to travel abroad. He has visited England, Germany, Poland, Australia, Bermuda and (his favorite) Netherlands. Thomas loves cooking and gardening.
Crystal Wilson has had experience in housekeeping has worked at the Inn the longest in her career. Crystal has worked for The Americinn and Suites in Lithonia, Georgia and the Indigo Hotel in Asheville before becoming the Director of Housekeeping at the 1889 WhiteGate inn. She enjoys her life as an engaged women who hopes on having her marriage ceremony here at the Inn. Crystal has been at the WhiteGate Inn for a little over two years and is looking forward to being a part of the WhiteGate family for a long time to come.
Steve Sauer has been cooking for 11 years. From his humble beginnings as a dishwasher to the historic Grove Park Inn. His experience ranges from hotels and resorts to privately owned restaurants up and down the east coast from Florida to Pennsylvania. a graduate of Asheville-Buncombe Technical College with a degree in culinary arts. Steve has competed in the WNC Chef challenge in 2011 and 2012 and has had the honor of cooking for President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama.
He is an outdoor enthusiast with a real passion for food. Every dish he creates is an extension of his personality. Serious about food, but believes in a more whimsical side of cooking. Asheville has drawn him back again, the food scene, mountains, and eclectic progressive area is where he now calls home.