“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

Chocolate Asheville, and the 1889 WhiteGate Inn

The subject of Chocolate is always a popular one in Asheville, and at the 1889 WhiteGate Inn, the sweet life is taken seriously. Guests may experience our signature Flour-less Chocolate Torte with a Warm Raspberry Coulis as part of their three-course breakfast at our Asheville B&B. Yes, chocolate can be experienced at breakfast – and … Read More

“Asheville Winter Romantic Outings”

Even though it has not felt like winter yet in Asheville, we know that it can not be far behind. Our Asheville Bed and Breakfast has been very busy this December and some of the activity can be attributed to the beautiful warm weather. Guests were able to stroll around downtown in their shirtsleeves into the third … Read More

“Asheville Named Top Ten Best Food & Wine Destination”

The popular travel website TripAdvisor named Asheville one of its Top 10 Food and Wine Destinations, putting it in the same company as cities including New York, San Francisco, and Chicago. It’s no surprise that New Orleans is at the top of the list. We have seen the restaurant scene in Asheville explode in the … Read More

“Christmas at the 1889 WhiteGate Inn & Cottage”

Now that Thanksgiving is here it’s time to decorate for Christmas at our Asheville Bed and Breakfast. We’ve always tried not to rush the season and many of our guests have told us they are glad that we wait until after Thanksgiving to decorate. Fall is such a wonderful season and our fall decoration stay in … Read More

“Hauntings at the 1889 WhiteGate Inn”

With Halloween now behind us for another year, we are reminded to think about those spirits that surround us at the 1889 WhiteGate Inn. Last week at breakfast, a couple staying with us mentioned that they had taken one of our Asheville Ghost Tours and were surprised when the bus stopped at the WhiteGate Inn … Read More

“1889 WhiteGate Inn or The Money Pit”

Guests are always asking if it’s hard to keep our Asheville Inn in good shape and the answer is “Yes and No”. When you own a structure that is over 120 years old, you get used to what it takes to keep it looking good. For those guests who stayed with us recently you may have noticed … Read More

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