“Garden Tours at our Bed and Breakfast in Asheville”

Garden tour season will be in full swing starting Monday, May 7. The gardens at our bed and breakfast in Asheville have been featured on a number of tours over the past decade, so we are used to hosting these groups. The Southeastern branch of the Azalea and Rhododendron Society is having their annual conference in Asheville … Read More

“Asheville is Truly Beer City”

As stated by one of Asheville’s reporters, “It’s as if Asheville landed two major league baseball teams in the season, as if the Yankees and the  Braves both relocated here.” Even though this statement may seen exaggerated, it is truly a major deal for Asheville. Sierra Nevada Brewing and New Belgium Brewing, the No.2  and No.3 American … Read More

“North Carolina Arboretum In Asheville”

The North Carolina Arboretum is one of our favorite destinations to recommend to our guests. A number of Asheville Bed and Breakfast guests have visited recently and enjoyed the beautiful early spring blooms. Due to the warm weather, particularly in March, the Asheville area is at least 3-4 weeks ahead in spring bloom. What we … Read More

“NC Green Travel Awards our Asheville Inn with Certificate of Recognition”

Our Asheville Inn was recently recognized for its dedication to “Going Green” by the NC Department of Environment and Natural Resources. We completed an extensive survey detailing everything we do at 1889 WhiteGate Inn to be more conscious of the environment. We were awarded “2 Dogwood Blossoms”, the second highest category. This program is through the NC Green Travel … Read More

“Spring, Asheville Orchid Show and More”

This has been the warmest winter we can remember in the thirteen years we have owned the 1889 WhiteGate Inn. Frank and Ralph have no complaints, as it has created a very busy winter season at our bed and breakfast in Asheville. We remember very well last February when it snowed three weekends in a … Read More

“1889 WhiteGate Inn Welcomes Arts & Crafts Heritage Week in Asheville”

For the first time Asheville is celebrating its Arts and Crafts heritage with a week-long series of events leading up to the 25th annual Arts And Crafts antique and crafts firms show at the Grove Park Inn. Our local downtown library, Pack Memorial, is a short walk from our Asheville bed and breakfast and features a special … Read More

“The Importance of Education in the B&B Industry”

Frank & Ralph have just returned from the annual PAII conference in Little Rock, Arkansas and we are still trying to sort through all the information and ideas that we brought back. PAII is the educational organization of our B&B industry and many of the experts in travel and tourism industry are represented at the annual conference. We attended lectures on … Read More

“Bucket List Asheville for 2012”

The Asheville Chamber of Commerce has just published an interesting Bucket List for Asheville that has some interesting suggestions. We thought we would pass along this information to former and future guests at our Asheville Bed and Breakfast. Someone at the Chamber does have an interesting sense of humor, as they emphasize that you need … Read More