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Come Explore with our 2022 Spring Guide to Asheville, NC

What a wonderful time of the year in Western North Carolina. The temperatures are rising, the birds are chirping and the morning mists rising are  we can be sure of one thing. Spring is coming to Western North Carolina! Flowers and gardens are about to rush into full color coupled with beautiful sunsets over the Blue Ridge Mountains. Golf will be in full swing and bees will be buzzing! Asheville, N.C Is a truly wonderful place to be in the springtime with a variety of natural wonders, distinctive restaurants, art galleries and cultural attractions for guests and locals to enjoy. Asheville is uniquely located in a valley of the Blue Ridge Mountains and Linville Gorge area that lends itself to spectacular spring displays of plants and wildflowers.

Enjoy a Romantic North Carolina getaway when you check out the picks below in our Spring 2021 guide to Asheville, NC!

Explore the Biltmore Estate

Looking for an exciting and beautiful attraction that overlooks the Blue Ridge Mountains and Asheville? Look no further than the Biltmore estate. Kick-off with their Biltmore Bloom Gardens! Spring Colors are abundant on the Biltmore estate property with full 360 views of Asheville. The Biltmore estate has many attractions on-site for spring and summer that can be enjoyed in a socially distanced atmosphere; The Biltmore Estate offers horseback riding, row boats, hiking trails and wine tastings! You can even take a chef prepared 1889 WhiteGate Inn Picnic Basket to enjoy on the beautiful grounds.  One can never go wrong with a taste of the Biltmore and spring flowers. No other residence in America offers a more authentic and inspiring view into the Gilded age! Rest assured that all Biltmore attractions follow strict CDC guidelines to keep you and your family safe as you enjoy one of the top attractions Western North Carolina has to offer.

Explore Downtown Asheville

If you would rather just wander through chic boutiques, bohemian art galleries, and specialty food shops, The 1889 WhiteGate Inn is just 5 blocks from the heart of downtown Asheville, bustling with unique restaurants and independent shops and a world famous craft brewery and pub scene.

Wicked Weed Brewing Company is located just a half mile from our Asheville B&B and has high gravity craft brews and IPA’s brewed by experts, and paired with some of the most delicious American pub style food around! The Grove Arcade located just a few blocks away is another great spot in Asheville for shopping and dining. The building was built in 1929 by E.W. Grove, who created and sold millions of health tonics! It is now home to a some of the favorite neighborhood shops and restaurants of both visitors and locals alike.

Enter the Earth is a rare gem shop with unique gems from Morocco and Madagascar alongside one-of-a-kind items from serpentine jade tables to ornate gemstone lamps! Battery Park Book Exchange and Champagne Bar is a must have experience in downtown Asheville where you can browse 1st edition books on and gardening and history will sipping on fine wines, champagne and expertly crafted Espresso drinks.


hiking sign on the Blue Ridge Parkway near Asheville

Discover the Wild Outdoors


One of the best ways to experience Asheville is to get outdoors and enjoy a nature walk or hike in the Pisgah National Forest or along the Blue Ridge Parkway. We recommend half-day hikes or booking guided tours to some of the beautiful waterfalls of Western North Carolina. The Western North Carolina Nature Center is a truly exotic experience where guests can experience over 60 animal species including black bears, red wolves, river otters and cougars! For a different side of the outdoors, check out the Asheville Urban Trail, a 2-hour walk through downtown which will take you to some unforgettable highlights of Asheville’s rich history and architecture!

Robert Frost Room at our Asheville B&B

Stay Safe & Stay Luxurious

After a day of adventure and enjoyment, return to 1889 WhiteGate Inn, a truly romantic Asheville bed and breakfast  Our historic inn offers relaxing spa treatments to help you renew before heading out to dine in one of the fantastic local restaurants. Enhance your stay with our signature WhiteGate Inn Romance Package featuring sparkling wine and chocolate covered strawberries! Awaken each morning to an unforgettable 3-course breakfast served safely at individual tables, and enjoy a morning stroll through the lush manicured landscapes, koi pond, and in the vibrant orchid greenhouse of our award winning gardens!

Even with new health and safety guidelines in place, the 1889 WhiteGate Inn still feels like a hone away from home while ensuring the safety of all guests. Book your safe and romantic Asheville getaway today and experience the birth of Spring amidst the excitement and culture of Asheville!

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.