Western North Carolina Orchid Society Annual Orchid Show

The 1889 WhiteGate Greenhouse is full of blooming orchids ready to place in the WNC Orchid Society exhibit on March 24th. Over 60 orchids are in bloom now at our Asheville bed and breakfast, and about 25 will be featured in the show. This is the peak time for orchid bloom and that is why … Read More

2011 Spring Tour of Asheville Inns

The Asheville Bed and Breakfast Association is holding a tour of Inns on April 16th and 17th. This two-day event offers tour goers a glimpse into our historic residences while providing delicious culinary treats along the way. Each Asheville Inn has partnered with a local restaurant, and tour goers will be able to enjoy the … Read More

Fodor’s Names Asheville Among Top 10 Destinations

The travel guide gurus at Fodors.com have put together a list of top places to go in the world in 2011 and we are proud to announce that Asheville made the cut along with worldwide destinations such as Tokyo, Nicaragua, Copenhagen, and Morocco! Fodor’s representatives met with Asheville tourism officials recently and stressed Asheville’s unique … Read More

Asheville Fringe Festival

The 1889 WhiteGate Inn, an Asheville NC bed and breakfast welcomes the Asheville Fringe Festival this Thursday. This is the ninth year for the festival and according to the Asheville Citizen Times the festival “is a performance extravaganza that demands artists of all types of genres and media to push their own boundaries and present … Read More

Charleston in Winter

Frank and Ralph are glad to be back in Asheville after a week in Charleston, South Carolina at the National Bed and Breakfast conference (PAII). The conference is intense with seminars scheduled through the day over a three day period. At times you feel like your head will explode with all of the information thrown … Read More

Happy New Year

The last of the Christmas decorations came down today. They come down a lot faster than they go up since everything was put away in a little over a day and it took over four days to decorate. The weather has cooperated and today was a sunny 48 degrees. January can be a fun time … Read More

Marriage Proposal in the 1889 WhiteGate Inn Greenhouse

We have a guest checking in today who plans to propose to his girlfriend in the Greenhouse. Ralph spent time cleaning up and arranging blooming orchids and foliage plants in the sitting area. The guest has arranged to have roses, champagne, and chocolate covered strawberries waiting for the surprise proposal. We’ll let you know if … Read More

Christmas Wishes

The 1889 Whitegate Inn wishes everyone a Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and a Happy New Year. We’re excited that we are almost full for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Our guests are getting an extra gift this year from mother nature. Asheville is predicted to have a white Christmas for the first time in over … Read More