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“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

“Asheville a Great Destination for Vegetarians and Vegans”

Asheville has always been known as a vegetarian-friendly city, and continues to grow stronger in all things vegetarian. The Laughing Seed is well-known to visitors and locals, and is one of our favorite places to eat. Frank and Ralph had lunch last week on a beautiful fall day and sat outside. The Laughing Seed has … Read More

“Titanic in the Mountains”

One of the most interesting aspects of owning a Bed and Breakfast is that you never know who may be sitting at your breakfast table. Everyone has a story or two to tell, and we never know what we may learn about our guests. One morning Frank was joking about who was the oldest guest … Read More

“Autumnal Fun”

Festival Season is in full swing in the Asheville area as the temperature starts to drop and the days are filled with that “Carolina Blue” sky. The last few weeks have seen Goombay, a celebration of African and Caribbean culture, and the Lexington Avenue Arts and Fun Festival (LAAFF), held over Labor Day weekend. LAAFF … Read More

“Musical Voyage into the Fourth Dimension”

The line up for Asheville’s Moogfest continues to expand as Brian Eno has just announced he will attend. Moogfest is a 3-day, multi-venue event held in Asheville, NC, the place Bob Moog called home for the last 30 years of his life. The 2011 festival will be held the weekend of October 28-30. Moogfest will … Read More

Current Safety Guidelines

By order of Buncombe County, masks are no longer required in indoor common spaces, restaurants and retail shops. The 1889 WhiteGate Inn however requires masks indoors. Our staff is fully vaccinated and here to make your stay safe.

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