Beautiful Western North Carolina – Hooker Falls, NC

By Frank Salvo. The Beauty of Western North Carolina never ceases to amaze me.  The first week of February and the sky is blue with 60 degree Temperatures.  We took Ida Claire and Stryker Roch for a hike in Dupont Forest.  The incredible hiking that is abundant in Western North Carolina makes the area one … Read More

“What We Learn in Vegas DOESN’T Stay in Vegas”

Professional Association of Innkeepers International 2013 Las Vegas Tradeshow This year our National Conference was held in Las Vegas at the Historic Tropicana Hotel and Casino. Continuing education is like an iPad that has just been plugged into the wall socket.  The iPad has been working just fine, but you notice in the corner of … Read More

Fall Leaves Predictions from your Bed and Breakfast in Asheville NC

It’s hard to believe that summer is almost gone and Labor Day is this weekend. August is always the time that the “experts” predict what type of fall leaves and the type of fall season we can expect at our bed and breakfast in Asheville NC. August in Asheville has been unusually cool at times, … Read More

Our Asheville NC Inn’s Top 5 Ways to Beat the Summer Heat!

Asheville NC has been in a heat wave this last week, like so much of the rest of the country. Historically, we rarely get above 90° but records have been broken several times as we hit the upper 90s. Luckily it still has cooled off every night into the 60s. Normally our Asheville NC inn … Read More

At our Asheville Bed and Breakfast: “Love is in the Air”

June is normally the time we think about romance since historically this is a month when we see so many engagements and weddings. This June 2012, Cupid must have been shooting a lot of extra arrows at the 1889 WhiteGate Inn, our Asheville N.C. Bed and Breakfast. One Saturday, a couple of weeks ago, Ralph was … Read More

“Outdoor Adventures near our Asheville, NC Bed and Breakfast”

Now that summer is almost here and the weather is getting warmer, we see many guests escaping to the outdoors. Whether you prefer your outdoor adventures more serene, such as rafting down the French Broad River, or more adventurous such as zip line tours, you will find a perfect starting point at our Asheville, NC … Read More

“Decorating at our Asheville Bed and Breakfast”

Guests ask us frequently if we had to do a lot of work when be bought our Asheville bed and breakfast in March, 1999. The Answer is usually “yes and no”. The inn was in great shape structurally and all mechanical systems, electrical, plumbing, and roof had been replaced by the contractor who purchased the private home … Read More