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Although you may not be able to join us right now, we will be opening the inn and receiving guests as of June 30, 2020. Make your future reservations now and get excited for an unforgettable stay! We are here and happy to help you plan your next vacation to our neck of the woods. It’s always helpful, especially in challenging times, to have something to look forward to! Our historic inn offers numerous ways to relax, including a serene atmosphere, gorgeous gardens, luxurious tubs, and more. Let us know how we can help!

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A Clean & Healthy Setting, As Always

We remain committed to upholding the highest standards of cleanliness and have taken an extra level of sanitary precautions so you can feel at ease during your future stay. The below effective response measures will help us to continue to provide a safe and clean environment for everyone:

  • All staff and guests are required, by ordinance, to wear masks indoors.
  • Comprehensive COVID-19 guidance is in place, including providing hand sanitizers and frequent cleaning of high-touch areas.
  • We have designated an employee to focus on sanitizing, which includes routinely cleaning all frequently touched surfaces throughout the inn.
  • Disposable wipes are being used so that commonly used surfaces (for example, doorknobs, handrails, tables) can be wiped down and disinfected by employees throughout the day.
  • Hand sanitizer is in all public areas and at check-in.
  • We have increased cleaning of restrooms and public areas.
  • By order of Buncombe County, rooms will be cleaned, sanitized and prepared for our guests’ arrival. Daily service will not be permitted. We will replenish amenities as needed on request.
  • Rooms will be blocked off for 24 hours after departure and then cleaned by the staff.

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Adjustments to Meal & Beverage Service

  • Intimate, Safe Dining Experiences: What better way to connect with your loved ones than over breakfast together? We have two-top and four-top tables to create a gourmet dining experience that is both intimate and safe. Don’t worry – the tables are over six feet apart.
  • Chef’s Choice: Our chef will be creating a 3-course breakfast each morning for our guests. Breakfast has been adjusted for social distancing requirements. There will be two dining times, 8:30 AM and 9:15 AM, limiting the dining room to 10 persons, complying with County regulations. Coffee and juice will be served by your server wearing masks and gloves.

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Dining

  • Restaurants, Cafés and Breweries: Restaurants, cafés and breweries are open to the public at 50% capacity. Social distancing ordinances will be followed, with a 6-foot distance maintained between parties, and both indoor and outdoor dining available. Face masks must be worn when indoors.
  • Shopping and Galleries: Retail stores are open and are observing social distancing and 50% patronage. The River Art District and downtown galleries are open observing social distancing and 50% patronage. Face masks must be worn when indoors.

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Outdoor Activities

Asheville has long been known as an outdoor community. White water rafting, hiking, zip lining, biking, and more are all favorite pastimes of both locals and travelers. This is the perfect time to enjoy outside activities where you can breathe in the fresh air, feel the warm sun on your face, and get to know this wonderful area. Visit our Plan Your Stay Page for details. A few of our favorite local destinations include:

  • Blue Ridge Parkway: The Blue Ridge Parkway is open in both north and south directions, and all the trailheads are open. If you head north you can go to the highest point on the eastern seaboard, Mount Mitchell. If you head south you can enjoy the Pisgah National Forest and the Great Smoky Mountain National Forest. Social distancing is still required on trails.
  • Biltmore Estate: The Biltmore Estate and Gardens are open to the public. Provisions have been made for social distancing. Time entry is required. Book your time online.
  • NC Arboretum: The arboretum has miles of bike and foot paths to explore and enjoy.

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We're Here for You!

Please feel free to call 828-253-2553 or email innkeeper@whitegate.net if you have any questions or concerns as we continue to monitor the advice and direction of the CDC and the North Carolina Health Department. We sincerely appreciate the trust you place in us when you travel, and we can’t wait to welcome you back soon!

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