Now that summer is almost here and the weather is getting warmer, we see many guests escaping to the outdoors. Whether you prefer your outdoor adventures more serene, such as rafting down the French Broad River, or more adventurous such as zip line tours, you will find a perfect starting point at our Asheville, NC Bed and Breakfast.
The 1889 WhiteGate Inn recently hosted Jim and Linda from Cincinnati. Jim was celebrating his 45th birthday, and as a surprise, his wife Linda had booked a zip line adventure with Navitat Canopy Adventures. Navitat is located about 20 minutes from Asheville and is a 100% tree-based experience. Zip lines range from 100 to 1200 feet in length and feature spectacular views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. There is a suspended sky bridge that guests walk across, and repelling experiences are also part of the adventure. The tour takes about 3.5 hours and covers over a mile of suspended cable.
The other guests at breakfast the next morning enjoyed hearing Jim and Linda describe their adventure in the sky. They also mentioned that Navitat has been so popular, that it is expanding dramatically and adding another Zip line area which will feature a 3,000 foot long “Zip”. Our local Asheville Tourism Development Authority gave Navitat a 1.5 million dollar grant to fund their expansion.
The second most popular outdoor adventure of our Asheville Bed and Breakfast guests is white water rafting. Many of our guests use a company called Wild Water Ltd, which we highly recommend. They can arrange everything from single tubing, to all-day adventures on the Chattooga and Ocoee River where you can experience class 4 and 5 rapids. The Nantahala River is a popular destination and provides all levels of adventures for the novice and the expert. It is always gratifying for the Innkeepers at the WhiteGate Inn to hear our guests trade stories with each other at our evening social hour, and at breakfast about their exhilarating outdoor adventures near our Asheville bed and breakfast, whether in the air or in the water!