Christmas lights and lamp post

Celebrate Christmas at the Biltmore Estate!

A holiday visit to experience Christmas at the Biltmore Estate should be on the top of your list this December! During this special time of year, the Biltmore Estate is tastefully covered in holiday décor featuring wreaths, garlands, and more than 55 Christmas trees shimmering with lights and thousands of ornaments. Surround yourself in the spirit of … Read More

Front view of the Biltmore Estate

Biltmore Estate, Visitors Guide

The Biltmore was one of the largest undertakings in the history of American residential architecture and the results were astounding. It took an entire community of craftsmen six years to complete the Estate. The estate had its own brick factory, woodworking shop, and a three-mile railway spur for transporting materials to the site during the … Read More

Bellamy Young of ABC’s hit TV show Scandal.

(photos taken at Biltmore Estate) Asheville, North Carolina is home to many celebrities including Bellamy Young of ABC’s hit TV show Scandal. Ms. Young was featured in the latest issue of Southern Living Magazine, where she dished about her favorite restaurants; all of which are centrally located to the 1889 WhiteGate Inn & Cottage: Asheville … Read More

“Titanic in the Mountains”

One of the most interesting aspects of owning a Bed and Breakfast is that you never know who may be sitting at your breakfast table. Everyone has a story or two to tell, and we never know what we may learn about our guests. One morning Frank was joking about who was the oldest guest … 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

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

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

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