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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

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

Stay Midweek & Save

The best rates can always be found midweek! Come for a weekday getaway and save on our weekend rack rates. You can also use that extra savings to book one of our special romance packages or enhancements.

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