“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

“Why Asheville is a Vacation Destination”

The 1889 WhiteGate Inn was pleased to have recently hosted a couple that made the most of their four days in our beautiful area. We were amazed at everything they managed to do during their stay and we were delighted to help with recommendations and directions. They checked-in and joined the rest of the guests … Read More

Art In Bloom 2011

Art in Bloom got off to a great start at Black Mountain Center for the Arts tonight with the Gala Preview Party. This is the fourth year I have participated as a designer, and for the first time I was on the planning committee. The theme this year for Art in Bloom was “Cultivate Your … Read More

Garden Tour at our Asheville Inn

The garden tour season is in full bloom the month of June and it seems every weekend offers opportunities to visit and learn in a wide variety of gardens. Whether you take in the extensive gardens of the always beautiful Biltmore Estate in any season, or visit one of Asheville’s beautiful private gardens, you will … Read More

1889 WhiteGate Inn Awarded the Prestigious AAA Four Diamond Rating

The 1889 WhiteGate Inn & Cottage is delighted and honored that AAA has awarded our Bed and Breakfast in Asheville, NC the coveted Four Diamond rating! Kudos to Frank & Ralph and the entire staff, Brenda, Kyle, Kelly, Vicki, Sherry, and Ian for their hard work and dedication in making this happen. According to the … Read More

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