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

Thanksgiving Dinner at the 1889 WhiteGate Inn

The 1889 WhiteGate Inn hosted the 2nd. annual Thanksgiving dinner for guests. The entire staff and Frank & Ralph participated in shopping, preparing dishes, setting up the dining room, serving, cleaning up, and sharing the left overs. Brenda organized the event and planned the menu, assigning tasks to the group. She was responsible for cooking … Read More

“Swamped With Orchids”

Its hard to believe that another orchid show is almost here. Next Thursday I will be carrying 20 or so blooming orchids to the NC Arboretum to put in the WNC Orchid Society exhibit. I never know what I will have blooming from year to year but there are always a lot of orchids blooming. … Read More

PAII Convention in Austin, Texas

Frank And Ralph are heading to Austin, Texas Sunday for the Professional Association of Innkeepers International (PAII) Conference. We went to our first conference 8 years ago in Providence RI. and have been hooked ever since. We haven’t missed one in 8 years (Pheonix, Myrtle Beach, Anaheim, and Atlanta), and are already looking forward to … Read More

Winter Outings in Asheville

Come enjoy winter in Asheville and you’ll be amazed at what there is to do. Check out the Top 12 Winter Outings in Asheville. As always, the Biltmore Estate and Winery is a destination and a real value in the Winter Season. New restaurants, bars, and breweries have opened in downtown Asheville. The Asheville Downtown … Read More

Asheville Foodtopia

Another great addition to Asheville as a destination for “foodies” is the recent addition of the Asheville Food Tours. As described on their website, “Discover the unique flavor of Asheville on our guided walking tours of the city’s culinary treasures in historic downtown Asheville, one of the nation’s premier food destinations and home of the … Read More

Bed and Brew Asheville

Beat the winter blahs with Asheville’s Winter Warmer Beer Festival at the Haywood Park Hotel on January 23rd. The fun goes from 3-7 PM with 20 regional breweries, live Music by Woody Wood and Brushfire Stankgrass, and delectable treats provided by The Lobster Trap. Stay at the 1889 WhiteGate Inn and you can walk to … Read More

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