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

Top 3 Asheville Restaurants – A Foodtopian Society

Asheville is home to over 250 local restaurants, bakeries, and cafes. A majority of these locations are within walking distance to the 1889 WhiteGate Inn. It may be overwhelming to try and choose which ones to visit while you are staying with us. Be sure to reference our Best of’ Asheville tab from our home … Read More

Asheville Trolley Tours :: Leave Your Car Behind

Here at the 1889 WhiteGate Inn & Cottage, we always advise our guests to walk downtown from our historic bed and breakfast. Parking downtown is usually limited, and our inn is located 2½ blocks north of downtown. Downtown Asheville has plenty of art studios, shops, and locally owned restaurants that are walkable from our bed … Read More

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