Smiling couple laying in the grass during Spring

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

“Garden Tours at our Bed and Breakfast in Asheville”

Garden tour season will be in full swing starting Monday, May 7. The gardens at our bed and breakfast in Asheville have been featured on a number of tours over the past decade, so we are used to hosting these groups. The Southeastern branch of the Azalea and Rhododendron Society is having their annual conference in Asheville … Read More

“North Carolina Arboretum In Asheville”

The North Carolina Arboretum is one of our favorite destinations to recommend to our guests. A number of Asheville Bed and Breakfast guests have visited recently and enjoyed the beautiful early spring blooms. Due to the warm weather, particularly in March, the Asheville area is at least 3-4 weeks ahead in spring bloom. What we … Read More

“NC Green Travel Awards our Asheville Inn with Certificate of Recognition”

Our Asheville Inn was recently recognized for its dedication to “Going Green” by the NC Department of Environment and Natural Resources. We completed an extensive survey detailing everything we do at 1889 WhiteGate Inn to be more conscious of the environment. We were awarded “2 Dogwood Blossoms”, the second highest category. This program is through the NC Green Travel … Read More

“Spring, Asheville Orchid Show and More”

This has been the warmest winter we can remember in the thirteen years we have owned the 1889 WhiteGate Inn. Frank and Ralph have no complaints, as it has created a very busy winter season at our bed and breakfast in Asheville. We remember very well last February when it snowed three weekends in a … 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

“Swamped With Orchids”

Its hard to believe that another orchid show is almost here. Next Thursday I will be carrying 20 or so blooming orchids to the NC Arboretum to put in the WNC Orchid Society exhibit. I never know what I will have blooming from year to year but there are always a lot of orchids blooming. … Read More

Orchids at the WhiteGate Inn

The peak season for orchid bloom is upon us and luckily my greenhouse is full of blooming orchids. This is important because our annual orchid show at the NC Arboretum will be held March 27-29. I should have about 30 orchids in the WNCOS exhibit this year. My collection has grown dramatically since moving over … Read More