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

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

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