Love is in the Air Enjoy A Romantic Spring Getaway to North Carolina

Valentine’s Day is near. Love is in the air. Enjoy a romantic stay at our luxury Inn. Inquire about our new, all-inclusive Elopement Package for anyone and everyone! Take delight in our colorful Mardi Gras Parade or journey to Rainbow Falls. Gaze upon formal wear from major motion pictures at the Biltmore Estate’s exhibition “Fashionable … Read More

AAA Four Diamond Award Asheville B&B

Here at the 1889 White Gate Inn & Cottage we strive to provide an urban oasis with refined services and amenities. AAA has recognized our hard work with a Four Diamond award for the fifth consecutive year. Out of the 29,000 approved and rated properties in the United States, only 5.3% receive a four diamond … Read More

“What We Learn in Vegas DOESN’T Stay in Vegas”

Professional Association of Innkeepers International 2013 Las Vegas Tradeshow This year our National Conference was held in Las Vegas at the Historic Tropicana Hotel and Casino. Continuing education is like an iPad that has just been plugged into the wall socket.  The iPad has been working just fine, but you notice in the corner of … Read More

At our Asheville Bed and Breakfast: “Love is in the Air”

June is normally the time we think about romance since historically this is a month when we see so many engagements and weddings. This June 2012, Cupid must have been shooting a lot of extra arrows at the 1889 WhiteGate Inn, our Asheville N.C. Bed and Breakfast. One Saturday, a couple of weeks ago, Ralph was … Read More

“Decorating at our Asheville Bed and Breakfast”

Guests ask us frequently if we had to do a lot of work when be bought our Asheville bed and breakfast in March, 1999. The Answer is usually “yes and no”. The inn was in great shape structurally and all mechanical systems, electrical, plumbing, and roof had been replaced by the contractor who purchased the private home … Read More

“The Importance of Education in the B&B Industry”

Frank & Ralph have just returned from the annual PAII conference in Little Rock, Arkansas and we are still trying to sort through all the information and ideas that we brought back. PAII is the educational organization of our B&B industry and many of the experts in travel and tourism industry are represented at the annual conference. We attended lectures on … Read More

“Asheville Winter Romantic Outings”

Even though it has not felt like winter yet in Asheville, we know that it can not be far behind. Our Asheville Bed and Breakfast has been very busy this December and some of the activity can be attributed to the beautiful warm weather. Guests were able to stroll around downtown in their shirtsleeves into the third … Read More