Romantic Asheville Vacation

The best coffee in Asheville is our own special mix of coffees, blended to enhance the flavor and make your morning coffee robust yet mellow.

Asheville Bed and Breakfast

Are you searching for a unique site for your small North Carolina outdoor wedding, elopement, or commitment renewal ceremony?

Imagine exchanging vows among the beautiful waterfalls and stunning flowering plants in our award-winning gardens. You and your guests will appreciate the convenience of on-site lodging at our luxury Asheville Bed and Breakfast.

Asheville Bed and Breakfast

Guests of the inn are invited to enjoy the splendor of these beautiful gardens.

Paths and sitting areas throughout the gardens make the grounds a perfect place to wander stress free or sit and meditate among nature’s beauty and abundance.

During your stay at our bed and breakfast in Asheville, you are invited to relax among the tropical plants and enjoy the scent of fragrant orchids, while listening to the sound of gently trickling fountains. Take pleasure in reading a book, perusing a magazine or gather for refreshments with other guests among the unique collection of plants.

Our “Best-Of” Asheville Picks – Top Things to Do in Asheville

When you spend your romantic Asheville vacation at our Asheville Bed and Breakfast, the only worry you’ll have is deciding what to do first!

Activities in Asheville - Top Things to DoNestled in North Carolina’s beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, the Asheville area offers a wide variety of activities and attractions to suit every visitor’s interest. Enjoy the great outdoors with a scenic drive on the Blue Ridge Parkway, go hiking, biking, horseback riding and more in the Pisgah National Forest, or challenge yourself rock climbing in nearby Chimney Rock Park. Downtown Asheville offers specialty retail stores, boutiques, art galleries and artist studios, historical sites and walking tours, as well as a variety of wonderful dining experiences.

Come discover Asheville and enjoy the luxurious bed and breakfast accommodations at the WhiteGate Inn. Below are some of our picks for the best that Asheville has to offer.

The Best Dining in Asheville

Asheville Packages1913 Vue at the Grove Park InnAsheville’s only 4 diamond Restaurant Dazzling innovations on American classic cuisine using fresh ingredients from local WNC farmers, a world-class wine list, and exceptional service in a leave-your-jacket-at-home comfortable setting, your evening will add up to more than just a dinner out.

Features modern and classic interpretations of the rich Italian gastronomic traditions.

The Market Place
Traditional fare. Good service and a menu that is consistent.

Activities in AshevilleChestnut
A warm and inviting experience to top off  your relaxing day in Downtown Asheville. Chestnut features local and seasonal flavors. Enjoy a salad, appetizer and tasty seafood, vegetables and desserts with your liquid refreshment.

Chef Fleer transforms local ingredients into world-class dishes. His unique “foothills cuisine” established at Tennessee’s Blackberry Farm wandered the line between refined and rugged, fancy and familiar.

StradaThe menu sets forth authentic Italian fare representing all regions of Italy and many of owner Chef Anthony Cerrato’s traditional family recipes. Hand-tossed pizzas, savory pastas, grilled or sautéed meats and seafood, house-made desserts, as well as gluten-free and vegetarian options are all made to order and feature locally sourced ingredients from Asheville Urban Farms and Fork Mountain Farm, among others.

The Laughing Seed
Asheville’s finest Vegetarian / Vegan restaurant

Korean House
Features authentic Korean dishes including stone bowls.

Flavor-sophisticated scratch-made food that comes from the earth. Complete Vegan
1 Block from the Inn

French Bistro atmosphere with a focus on French comfort foods.

The Admiral
Since new owners bought the old B&D Bar in 2007, renamed it and installed a gastropub with an ever-changing menu, the Admiral has been one of Asheville’s hottest tables. Late on Saturday nights.

Asheville Independent Restaurant Assoc.
A guide of nearly 65 unique Asheville Restaurants

Located in the Center of town at Pack Square.  Features an innovative 100% Gluten Free Menu

Cozy bistro serving Chef William Klein’s modern interpretation of classic, pure,and market-driven French cuisine

Tupelo Honey Cafe
Cuisine salutes the love of Southern traditions at the table, but like the good people of Asheville, marches to its own drum. The result is a unique riff on Southern favorites.

Indian restaurant offering authentic North and South Indian dishes as diverse and vibrant as the peoples and the region of India

Neighborhood Italian specializing in classic Italian cuisine served in a comfortable atmosphere.

Zambra has a modern, local vision of the tastes and flavors of the western Mediterranean.  A tapas restaurant with menu based on locally available ingredients.

Offers an “urban” comfortable, friendly environment in downtown Asheville with exceptional, welcoming service.

Storm Rhum Bar
Storm Rhum Bar & Bistro is a unique dining
and bar experience offering an exceptional new-world approach to classic food and drink.

At Limones, The love of Mexican food is combined with french-influenced California cuisine.

The Corner Kitchen
Located in Biltmore Village, American Cuisine in a historic house.  Fine Dining and great desserts.

Reza Setayesh is Fine Dining Cuisine with a Smart Casual Dress in Modern Decor.  The Menu is Mediterranean consisting of cuisine from North Africa, Italy, Spain, Moroco and the Middle East.

Cúrate is family owned and operated restaurant, located in downtown Asheville, North Carolina. Cúrate is a traditional Spanish tapas bar. The atmosphere is casual, warm, inviting, and energetic with an outstanding level of food and service.

Top Attractions in Asheville

Asheville PackagesDowntown Galleries
Some of the best galleries in the southeast are represented in the downtown area.

Asheville Community Theatre
Experience Theatre at it’s Best.

A comprehensive web site that is your link to the performing Arts in the Asheville area.

Artists of the historic River Arts District
Visit the River Arts District year round. There’s always lots to see!

Asheville Area Art Galleries
A full comprehensive listing of Art Galleries in Asheville by district

Gay Friendly AshevilleChimney Rock
For nature lovers: a private park less than one hour’s drive from Brevard.

The Biltmore Estate
George Vanderbilt’s remarkable home.

The North Carolina Arboretum
A 434-acre public garden located within the Bent Creek Experimental Forest of the Pisgah National Forest.

Asheville Cycling

Bikiing - Top things to do in Asheville

Information on trails and printable maps for the avid cyclist.

Sandy Bottom Trail Rides
Asheville’s premier horseback riding destination. Perfect for people of all horseback riding abilities. Sandy Bottom offers horseback riding year round.

Navitat Canopy Adventures
A true canopy tour, fly more than 200 feet above the forest floor while taking in stunning long range views of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Late Night in Asheville, NC

Gay Friendly Asheville - top things to do in AshevilleTressa’s Downtown Jazz and Blues

Offering the city’s best selection of fine spirits; as well as their famous martinis, light fare menu, and fine cigars.

Scandals Night Club Best dance club
3 Levels – 4 Bars – 3 Dance Floors


Other Favorites

Things To Do In AshevilleSanté Wine Bar
Bringing you unusual value wines from around the world. Order by the glass, the flight or the bottle.

Malaprop’s Bookstore and Cafe
Celebrating 25 years as an independent bookstore.

Contact Us
1889 WhiteGate Inn & Cottage
173 E. Chestnut Street
Asheville, North Carolina (NC) 28801

Toll Free: 1-800-485-3045
Phone: 1-828-253-2553
Fax: 1-828-281-1883