Here at the 1889 White Gate Inn & Cottage we strive to provide an urban oasis with refined services and amenities. AAA has recognized our hard work with a Four Diamond award for the fifth consecutive year.
Out of the 29,000 approved and rated properties in the United States, only 5.3% receive a four diamond rating. It is not an easy task with AAA’s Diamond Rating being one of the few hotel appraisal systems with physical on-site inspection. Here at the 1889 White Gate Inn we are proud of this award and we look forward to extending our gracious hospitality to you.
Now you might wonder what one must do to achieve this recognition. We start with an elegant candlelit three course breakfast hosted by owner Frank Salvo, and prepared by Chef Andrew McFadyen. While here, you can enjoy wholesome baked apples with raisins for a fruit dish, a five cheese egg soufflé for the main course and amaretto penne cotta topped with toasted almonds and balsamic reduction for dessert.
The rooms at the 1889 WhiteGate Inn are well appointed and the housekeeping staff keeps them clean for your enjoyment. With a daily “spruce” service of fresh towels, refilled amenities and remade beds you are bound to feel pampered. Our luxury suites include stone fire places, two person air jet tubs, flat screen TVs and mini fridges. Every room has access to the internet, cable TV and luxury robes for your enjoyment. For those who like to work out during vacation, we offer a workout room located in the Carriage House.
During your stay, our guest service staff is here to answer your every need. Thomas and Julie are knowledgeable about local restaurants, galleries and shops. They may arrange dinner reservations, special activities and on site spa appointments. They host a social hour each evening, giving our guests a chance to learn about the area, meet with other guests and enjoy hors d’oeuvres with wine.
Last but not least, Ralph Coffey, a master gardener, has created a lavish landscape walking distance from downtown Asheville. Vibrant blooms start in early spring and continue throughout the summer and early fall. With his award winning orchid collection in the greenhouse one can enjoy blooms year round.
We open up our house to you and invite you to enjoy a AAA Four Diamond rated property.