“Musical Voyage into the Fourth Dimension”

The line up for Asheville’s Moogfest continues to expand as Brian Eno has just announced he will attend. Moogfest is a 3-day, multi-venue event held in Asheville, NC, the place Bob Moog called home for the last 30 years of his life. The 2011 festival will be held the weekend of October 28-30. Moogfest will … Read More

Art In Bloom 2011

Art in Bloom got off to a great start at Black Mountain Center for the Arts tonight with the Gala Preview Party. This is the fourth year I have participated as a designer, and for the first time I was on the planning committee. The theme this year for Art in Bloom was “Cultivate Your … Read More

Garden Tour at our Asheville Inn

The garden tour season is in full bloom the month of June and it seems every weekend offers opportunities to visit and learn in a wide variety of gardens. Whether you take in the extensive gardens of the always beautiful Biltmore Estate in any season, or visit one of Asheville’s beautiful private gardens, you will … Read More

Western North Carolina Orchid Society Annual Orchid Show

The 1889 WhiteGate Greenhouse is full of blooming orchids ready to place in the WNC Orchid Society exhibit on March 24th. Over 60 orchids are in bloom now at our Asheville bed and breakfast, and about 25 will be featured in the show. This is the peak time for orchid bloom and that is why … Read More

Asheville Fringe Festival

The 1889 WhiteGate Inn, an Asheville NC bed and breakfast welcomes the Asheville Fringe Festival this Thursday. This is the ninth year for the festival and according to the Asheville Citizen Times the festival “is a performance extravaganza that demands artists of all types of genres and media to push their own boundaries and present … Read More

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

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