South view of the Biltmore House

Top Spring Activities in Asheville

Spring is upon us and that flowers and plants blooming, temperatures slowly rising, and gardens and farms beginning to reward us with their bounty. Asheville is absolutely breathtaking during this special season – if you haven’t made it out this is the perfect time to visit! There are too many fantastic restaurants, galleries, and attractions … Read More

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

Autumn trees in Asheville NC

The Holiday Season in Asheville, NC

Evenings are growing longer and colder and the holiday season is just around the corner. Asheville is the perfect destination for seasonal festivities. Enjoy outdoor spaces while the weather is mild. View spectacular light shows at three near-by attractions. Plenty of shopping opportunities exist, with handmade crafts and creative vendors a short walk away. Come … Read More

Beer and snacks in North Carolina

South Slope, Asheville, Visit the Brewery District in North Carolina

South Slope aka the Brewery District For those of you who have visited Asheville and seen it all, there is a new neighborhood on the rise. South Slope, boarding downtown to the south, is experiencing a revival with new breweries, dessert spots and other attractions. We invite you to stay at the 1889 WhiteGate Inn … Read More

Summer Hiking

Summer is (almost) here! While it may not be June 21st, summer weather has arrived in Asheville. The forecast is calling for high 70/low 80 degree weather, which means it is the perfect time to get out on the BlueRidge Parkway and hit the trails.The Blueridge Parkway serves as a rolling countryside museum of the … Read More

“Heading West”

At the 1889 WhiteGate Inn, many of our guests are repeat visitors of Asheville and are always looking to explore outside of the downtown area to find a great restaurant. More often than not, we send guests to West Asheville. Coincidentally, the New York Times did an online feature on West Asheville. Below are four … Read More

Winter Hiking in Asheville

Visiting our Asheville bed and breakfast during the winter months doesn’t necessarily mean you’re forced to stay indoors. Downtown and the surrounding area offer plenty of outdoor adventures that will cure your cabin fever.   Recently, we sent a couple of guests to explore the area that was made famous by the Hunger Games. Located … Read More

Asheville Trolley Tours :: Leave Your Car Behind

Here at the 1889 WhiteGate Inn & Cottage, we always advise our guests to walk downtown from our historic bed and breakfast. Parking downtown is usually limited, and our inn is located 2½ blocks north of downtown. Downtown Asheville has plenty of art studios, shops, and locally owned restaurants that are walkable from our bed … Read More