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1889 WhiteGate Inn & Cottage

173 E Chestnut Street , Asheville, NC 28801 USA (Show map)
4.7
74 Reviews
$150 - $359
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Come escape to our romantic AAA 4 Diamond bed and breakfast in Asheville, NC, overlooking beautiful downtown and the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains. Our charming Asheville bed and breakfast is the closest bed and breakfast to downtown Asheville offering today's comforts with the ambiance of days gone by. Our historic inn is furnished with period antiques, fine furniture and collectibles. Book amazing rooms and suites with 2 person Jacuzzi tubs, fireplaces, flat screen TV’s, WiFi and luxurious amenities. For even more privacy, book one of our secluded pet friendly garden cottages. Warm hospitality welcomes you in the gracious parlor, refreshments await your arrival in our solarium or by the living room fireplace, and an unforgettable gourmet breakfast is served in the dining room of our Asheville B&B every morning. Browse through the Greenhouse/Conservatory filled with orchids and tropicals, or wander through our exotically landscaped and award winning grounds. Reawaken your senses with massages, facials & soothing body treatments at our on-site spa. The Inn was a winner of the Griffin Award for restoration in 1997 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Our gracious staff is looking forward to making your Asheville getaway truly memorable!

Rooms & Rates

Dorothy Parker

The Dorothy Parker Room, overlooking downtown Asheville, offers the simple elegance of Mission style furniture, and features a queen size bed covered with plush pillows, down comforter and duvet. In addition the room offers one of the original fireplaces dating back to 1889 equipped with gas logs and cable TV/DVD. The room also offers a shower/bath.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

WhiteGate Guest Cottage

The WhiteGate Guest Cottage was built in 1889 as part of the original estate. The cottage provides a secluded romantic haven with a two-person Jacuzzi tub, separate large stall shower, and a gas log fireplace in the living room and bedroom. The bedroom has a king-size bed. The cottage is furnished with antique family pieces and is equipped with central heat and air, phone, cable TV/DVD.

It has a fully equipped kitchen with microwave and a private porch.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Robert Frost

The Robert Frost Room, the original Master Bedroom, features a four-poster feather bed covered with plush pillows, down comforter and duvet. It is furnished with 18th century-style mahogany furniture including a period Chippendale desk Circa 1790-1820.
The room includes the original 1889 fireplace equipped with gas logs, cable TV/DVD, and the original Master bathroom with a china tub and shower. Spacious and romantic, this room is a perennial favorite.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Carl Sandburg Suite

The Carl Sandburg Suite, named after North Carolina’s regional poet, has comfortable club chairs, a Mahogany Sleigh bed with plush pillows, down comforter and duvet. An added feature includes an adjoining sleeping porch with cable TV/DVD and 18th century Southern writing desk. The sleeping porch overlooks downtown Asheville with its dramatic backdrop of Mt. Pisgah. The Newly remodeled spacious private bath features a relaxing jacuzzi jet bathtub with shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Emily Dickinson Suite

The Emily Dickinson Suite boasts the best views of the award winning gardens, waterfalls, Koi ponds and perennial borders. Original Victorian furniture is featured throughout the room. The rice carved bed is covered with plush pillows, down comforter and duvet. The adjoining sitting room has a fireplace, cable TV/DVD and is a spacious room for relaxing, curling up with a good book or listening to the waterfalls.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Walt Whitman Garden Suite

This spa suite has everything that you could possible ask for to assure you and the one you are traveling with are wrapped in Elegance and Luxury. The suite, is decorated in blue French toile and soft linen tones, and is accented by the original 1889 stone walls. The spa suite has a private entrance, an inviting sitting room with love seat and comfortable chair, where you can relax and watch television or simply cuddle up with each other and enjoy the flickering flames of the fireplace that can be viewed from every room in the suite. The bedroom has a King size mahogany bed and is graced with fine linens, duvet and lots of fluffy pillows. You can relax with a beverage of your choice from the wet bar with in-room refrigerator. The Luxury bath hosts a two-person Jacuzzi lounging tub for soaking and relaxing, along with a two-person steam shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Maya Angelou Suite

Decorated in a soothing wheat with dark green accents the suite is fresh and calming. The suite features a private entrance, sitting area with loveseat, stone fireplace with gas logs and a king size canopy bed.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Ralph Waldo Emerson Suite

Decorated in a warm camel with dark red accents the suite is elegant and charming . The suite features a private entrance, sitting area with loveseat, and a large bedroom with an 18 foot vaulted ceiling accenting the stone fireplace. The king size canopy bed is a replica of George Vanderbilt's bed from the Biltmore Collection.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Elizabeth B. Browning

Decorated in a warm tan with toupe accents, the suite is elegant and charming. The suite features a private entrance, sitting area with loveseat, and a large bedroom with an 18 foot vaulted ceiling accenting the stone fireplace.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Oscar Wilde Suite

King Suite with full kitchen, double jacuzzi tub with shower, private entrance. Pet Friendly (dogs only)

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Joyce Kilmer Suite

2 Bedroom Suite Rocking Chair Porch, Living Room, Dining Room, Full Kitchen. 1 King and 1 Queen Accommodation. Perfect for couples traveling together. Pet Friendly (dogs only)

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Queen

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Reviews

Overall
4.7

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  • Guest room4.6
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Dining4.8

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Just what we needed

4.8 on April 27, 2013

Perfect after a long trip - warm, welcoming, great food, and lots of laughter! The player piano call to breakfast is lovely!


Perfect Getaway!

5 on April 12, 2013

We could not have picked a more perfect place to stay.. The room, food, grounds and staff were exceptional. The Innkeepers, Frank and Ralph were awesome. I just can not say enough. We are already planning our next visit. Ann & Brian


A+ in Asheville

5 on March 25, 2013

We were excited to learn that we had won a B&B weekend escape from BedandBreakfast.com. We were so pleased to learn we would be satying at the WhiteGate Inn. Our visit to Asheville was a first, so having a comfortable B&B to welcome us to this unique city was important. The WhiteGate was the perfect haven for our visit. We had the pleasure of meeting and spending time with the innkeepers and the very capable staff. Ralph Coffey, the quiet partner, is nicely matched with the enthusiastic and entertaining Frank Salvo. Both make the gourmet breakfast the most impressive meal of the day. Served in style, this three course meal does not disappoint. Family recipes find the way to the table as Frank pulls up a chair and delivers some fun mixed with suggestions for what to do in Asheville. We had the pleasure of staying in the WhiteGate Cottage, which provided a great fireplace and plenty of room. Appointments were stylish, yet comfortable and the atmosphere was casual without all the rules that other B&Bs often force on their guests. Evening wine and treats were delicious. The staff canines Stryker and Ida even appeared to enjoy visiting guests. Wish we could have been there when the gardens were in full bloom as Ralph has a beautiful layout with what must be an award-winning botanical design. So thank you to Frank and Ralph for a wonderful weekend - it's no wonder that you teach others how to become innkeepers. See you again for sure. 


Comfy & Cozy!

5 on February 15, 2013

Great room options, comfy beds and amazing food! What a great place and the owners are so much fun!


Didn't want to leave

5 on December 17, 2012

We found this Band B on the internet, everything looked great. What a suprise to find that it far exceeded our expectations. Food was great and they went far beond to prepared for my restrictive diet. The rooms are fantastic where can you get a hot tub for two and a steam shower in a 1898 building. Great mix old with the new. The owners make you feel part of the family.


Excellent and close to downtown

5 on October 21, 2012

Everything about our stay at this B & B was excellent. We were able to walk to downtown in a few minutes. Our romm was spacious and very clean. Frank and Ralph were great hosts. Had a delicious 3 course breakfast every morning. we stayed 7 days and the breakfasts were different every day. all in all a great place to stay. we will definetly be back


Love this place!

5 on October 18, 2012

This was our second trip to the WhiteGate and we're already planning our third! The Inn is absolutly wonderful. We stayed in a suite this time that was roomy and beautifully decorated. The three-course breakfast is amazing! Frank and Ralph are gracious and entertaining hosts, The Inn is a short walk from downtown Asheville shopping and restaurants.


A perfect weekend in Asheville

5 on October 16, 2012

Absolutely beautiful B&B both inside and out. Frank and Ralph create a warm and relaxed atmosphere that you cannot help but unwind and enjoy. So many little extras that add to the experience including my favorites of the player grand piano, wine in the gardens and amaretto by fireside in the evenings. Delicious breakfasts that had me going to bed thinking.."I can't wait for breakfast!". The B&B is an easy walk to downtown (you can also walk about 2-3 mi to the Riverside arts area). We are already planning a return visit next year.


An Incredible Weekend

5 on September 25, 2012

We recently spent 3 nights at the Whitegate Inn and our stay couldn't have been more fabulous. The suite was luxurious, the 3 course breakfast was beyond compare, the garden happy hour each afternoon was fun and relaxing, the staff was friendly and accommodating and the hosts, Frank and Ralph, couldn't have been more helpful. They are attentive and friendly without being intrusive. The atmosphere these 2 gentlemen have created is warm and inviting. I will definitely return to the Inn. My stay there could not have been more perfect.


Our new favorite B&B!

5 on September 24, 2012

My husband and I stayed here for one night and it is our new favorite getaway! The inn is beautiful, charming, and peaceful. The staff is extremely friendly and eager to accommodate your needs. The food is, in a word, exquisite. We will definitely be returning to this wonderful little gem very soon!


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Location

Location Type

Historic Street, City, Downtown, Mountains, Wine country

Airport

Asheville, NC (AVL)

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Casino, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Carl Sandberg Home, Pisgah National Forest, Thomas Wolfe Home, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Rodeo, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Other

On-site amenities

Copier, Fax Machine, Wedding Facilities , Patio, Fire Pit, Spa Treatments, Workout Room, Sauna

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Board games, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, In-room internet, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Library, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Canoeing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Mountain Bike trails, Hot Air Ballooning, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Tennis courts, Whitewater Rafting

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3 PM - 6 PM
  • Check Out:: 11 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Limited designated outside areas
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Suitable For Children: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Limited Cottage, Oscar Wilde, and Joyce Kilmer

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 night Weekends and 3 night Holidays
  • Deposit Amount Required: 1 night's deposit or half of total reservation if longer than three nights.
  • Cancellations: Cancellation Policy: If notification of a cancellation is received at least (14) days prior to the arrival date (30 days notice for certain special packages, events and the month of October), the deposit is refundable less a $35.00 cancellation fee per room. If notification of a cancellation is received (14) days or less prior to the arrival date (30 days notice for certain special packages, events and the month of October), the full amount of the reservation will be charged and is non-refundable. Early departure falls within our cancellation policy. There are no refunds for early departure. We reserve the right to treat a partial cancellation as a cancellation for the entire stay. There is a $35 fee for changing a reservation. Cancellations must be made by phone.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Ralph Coffey & Frank Salvo

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

Dogs

About the innkeepers

Gardening, cooking, decorating, antiqueing, sailing, restoration. Greenhouse/Conservatory with orchids and tropicals

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Meals

Breakfast

Gourmet

  • Time Served: 9 am
  • Serving Location: Dining Room, Breakfast/dining area, Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian


Signature Dish

WhiteGate Crab & Artichoke Souffle
Made with a wonderful white wine sauce!


Recipes

Deals


Special Package

2 For 2 Spa Special

Book a Signature Spa treatment at regular price and receive a 50% discount off of a second treatment OR get couples can get 2 treatments for $200. See our website for details.

Biltmore Estate Ticket Special

Planning to visit the stunning Biltmore Estate? We offer two-day tickets for the price of a one-day admission! Please see our website for details.

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173 E Chestnut Street , Asheville, NC 28801 USA (Show map)

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