Front view of the Biltmore Estate

Biltmore Estate, Visitors Guide

The Biltmore was one of the largest undertakings in the history of American residential architecture and the results were astounding. It took an entire community of craftsmen six years to complete the Estate. The estate had its own brick factory, woodworking shop, and a three-mile railway spur for transporting materials to the site during the … Read More

Beer and snacks in North Carolina

South Slope, Asheville, Visit the Brewery District in North Carolina

South Slope aka the Brewery District For those of you who have visited Asheville and seen it all, there is a new neighborhood on the rise. South Slope, boarding downtown to the south, is experiencing a revival with new breweries, dessert spots and other attractions. We invite you to stay at the 1889 WhiteGate Inn … Read More

Joyce Kilmer Suite living room

AAA Four Diamond Award Asheville B&B

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 … Read More

Summer Hiking

Summer is (almost) here! While it may not be June 21st, summer weather has arrived in Asheville. The forecast is calling for high 70/low 80 degree weather, which means it is the perfect time to get out on the BlueRidge Parkway and hit the trails.The Blueridge Parkway serves as a rolling countryside museum of the … Read More

“Heading West”

At the 1889 WhiteGate Inn, many of our guests are repeat visitors of Asheville and are always looking to explore outside of the downtown area to find a great restaurant. More often than not, we send guests to West Asheville. Coincidentally, the New York Times did an online feature on West Asheville. Below are four … Read More

Winter Hiking in Asheville

Visiting our Asheville bed and breakfast during the winter months doesn’t necessarily mean you’re forced to stay indoors. Downtown and the surrounding area offer plenty of outdoor adventures that will cure your cabin fever.   Recently, we sent a couple of guests to explore the area that was made famous by the Hunger Games. Located … Read More

Autumn Poems

Release one leaf at break of day;    At noon release another leaf;            One from our trees, one far away;  Retard the sun with gentle mist;      Enchant the land with amethyst.     –Robert Frost (from the poem October)     Robert Frost is one of our favorite poets at the 1889 WhiteGate Inn & Cottage, the premiere … Read More

Bellamy Young of ABC’s hit TV show Scandal.

(photos taken at Biltmore Estate) Asheville, North Carolina is home to many celebrities including Bellamy Young of ABC’s hit TV show Scandal. Ms. Young was featured in the latest issue of Southern Living Magazine, where she dished about her favorite restaurants; all of which are centrally located to the 1889 WhiteGate Inn & Cottage: Asheville … Read More

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