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Top Luxury Asheville Inn 2015

South Carolina Weekend
by reporter, Karen Reed

“The tranquility of the water garden at the WhiteGate inn provides the soundtrack for an oasis in the mountains. A place where guests can check their cares at the door. As soon as they unhinge the latch of the inn’s namesake….”

Enjoy this video of an interview by Karen Reed of South Carolina Weekend with Frank, Ralph and a few of our guests.

Tripadvisor Travelers' Choice Award 2021

Tripadvisor Travelers' Choice Award 2021

We are honored to have received the 2021 Travelers’ Choice Award from Tripadvisor. This places us in the top 10% of hotels worldwide!

Best of Where to Elope 2018

We are proud to receive the Best of Where to Elope 2018 award. Every year compiles a list of the top 10 best places to elope as chosen by their readers.

AAA Best in Landscape 2018

We were just awarded Best in Landscape for 2018 by AAA! A big thanks to our amazing staff for making this possible!

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2017 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

We are proud to have been awarded a Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor again in 2017. TripAdvisor gives a Certificate of Excellence to accommodations that consistently earn great reviews from travelers.

Top Luxury Asheville Inn 2015

Overlooking downtown Asheville and the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains, WhiteGate offers the comforts of today enhanced with the ambiance of days gone by. Period antiques and fine collectibles fill the rooms and shared spaces with charm.
June, 2015

Secret gardens: Unlock the magic of WNC’s botanical wonders

It’s hard to resist the intimate coves and dense greenery of the 1889 WhiteGate Inn & Cottage near downtown Asheville. The gardens got a modern update when Ralph Coffey and partner Frank Salvo bought it in 1999.

by Jen Nathan Orris
Mountain Xpress
July 30, 2013

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Five fantastic gardens in Asheville

“It’s easy to see how the WhiteGate Inn & Cottage received a Top-10 Romantic Getaway rating from The property, located within walking distance of downtown Asheville, includes a collection of guest suites and a separate cottage surrounded by gardens laced with paths that invite exploration.”

by Everyday Gardeners
Better Homes & Gardens
June 1, 2012

Family Affair – 10 Hot Gay-Owned Hotels

A smart set of LGBT-owned accommodations, from charming historic hotels to an ultra-fabulous resort with views to match.

by Veronica Jimenez
April 20, 2012
GO Magazine

Rad City: Asheville, North Carolina

by Stan Parish
Photos by Jason Frank Rothenberg
May 2011 GQ Magazine
Online Article


Current Safety Guidelines

By order of Buncombe County, masks are no longer required in indoor common spaces, restaurants and retail shops. The 1889 WhiteGate Inn however requires masks indoors. Our staff is fully vaccinated and here to make your stay safe.