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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

Hurricane IDA… Ida Claire?

OK … So we make the decision to take a vacation. It has been three years since we actually went somewhere just to get away and have fun and relax together. New Orleans has been a place that we have loved for many years and we set the date to go, November 8th. The hardest … Read More

Fall in Western North Carolina

Since moving to Western North Carolina the one thing that has never ceased to amaze us is the beauty and grandeur of our surroundings. Fall in the mountains is a magical display of color intermingled with the abundance of wildlife that are preparing to settle in for the winter. Both the bears and elk are … Read More

Orchids at the WhiteGate Inn

The peak season for orchid bloom is upon us and luckily my greenhouse is full of blooming orchids. This is important because our annual orchid show at the NC Arboretum will be held March 27-29. I should have about 30 orchids in the WNCOS exhibit this year. My collection has grown dramatically since moving over … Read More

A New Sculpture At The WhiteGate Inn

Those guests who have wondered why there was a twenty foot stump left in the garden border between the parking lot and the street can now stop wondering. There was an eighty foot white pine here that had been struck by lightning and finally died. Three years ago after buying the 1905 bungalow behind our … Read More

Container Gardening at the WhiteGate Inn

Container gardening is one of my favorite aspects of gardening each year. It enables me to redecorate the garden and brings out my artistic expression using plants. I try new combinations each year in the larger containers and even change our some plants for seasonal interest. Each year I tell myself I will control this … Read More

Art In Bloom at the WhiteGate Inn

I was pleased to have participated in the 2nd. annual Art in Bloom event at the Center for the Arts in Black Mountain. Black Mountain is a small community 13 miles from Asheville. Art in Bloom is an event held in a myriad of museums, galleries and other arts locations across the United States. The … 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.