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1889 WhiteGate Inn & Cottage

173 East Chestnut St.
Asheville, NC 28801

Toll-free 800-485-3045

Phone 828-253-2553

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Romance, elegance, and tranquility describe the ambiance at the 1889 WhiteGate Inn & Cottage. This charming Four Diamond Award winning bed and breakfast in Asheville, NC is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Located just minutes to the Biltmore Estate and nestled in The Blue Ridge Mountains, this lovely Asheville Bed and Breakfast provides the ideal setting for you to enjoy your special moments. Sumptuous breakfasts begin your day. Luxurious spa suites with two-person Jacuzzi tubs and fireplaces set the tone for romance at this beautiful Asheville, NC bed and breakfast. Wander the stunning award winning gardens or stroll to shops and restaurants in Asheville, less than a five-minute walk.

Choose between 3 luxury suites located in the Carriage House and enjoy the ultimate in luxurious accommodations. The Bungalow consists of 2 suites complete with full kitchens and Jacuzzi tubs. The Bungalow suites can be combined to create a 3-bedroom, full house rental.

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$100-199, $200-299, $300+

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24 hr

  • Fitness Center
  • Free Onsite Parking
  • Gardens on Property
  • GLBT Friendly
  • National Historic Registry

Onsite , Nearby

Outside Only



Wireless, Complimentary


1889 WhiteGate Inn and Cottage provides is a luxurious and inviting Asheville, NC bed and breakfast, just minutes from the city’s historic downtown. The eleven distinctive guest rooms in the Inn, Carriage House and Bungalow honor distinguished poets. Each guest room is uniquely decorated. Poetry volumes by each featured poet are included in each room. The Cottage has one bedroom and a full kitchen.

  • Apartment
  • Cottages
  • Suites

Queen, King


Full ADA

  • Air Conditioning
  • Antique Furnishings
  • Bathrobes
  • Fireplaces
  • Full Kitchen
  • Hairdryers
  • Luxury Linens
  • Private Deck
  • Private Entrance
  • Refrigerators
  • Telephones
  • Whirlpool or Jacuzzi
  • Alarm Clocks
  • Ironing Boards
  • Microwaves

  • Cable TV
  • CD Players
  • iPod Docking Stations
  • Music Library
  • Video Library

More about our rooms

The dining room is furnished with a collection of antiques, including an early 17th century, English hanging corner cupboard that houses a collection of English Toby mugs, and an ornately carved Empire sideboard. The carved alabaster light fixture and matching wall sconces are original to the house.

Sample Breakfast Menu:

First Course, Apple Raisin Walnut Compote

Second Course, Spinach and Artichoke Heart Egg Bake

Third Course, Flourless Chocolate Torte with Raspberry Dressing  


Early check-out Continental breakfast is available. Vegetarian and other dietary restrictions are accommodated.



Individual Tables, Communal, Set Times



  • Special Diets Accommodated
  • Vegetarian Options

  • Complimentary Beverages
  • Afternoon Tea/Refreshments
  • Complimentary Snacks
  • Early Coffee/Tea
  • Evening Cocktails
  • Evening Hors d'oeuvres
  • Picnics Available


  • Antique Shopping
  • Art Galleries
  • Biking
  • Boating
  • Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Casinos/Gambling
  • Culinary Classes
  • Fishing
  • Garden Tours
  • Golf
  • Hiking/Nature Trails
  • Historic Sites
  • Horseback Riding
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Hunting
  • Library
  • Museums
  • Rivers/Lakes
  • Shopping
  • Snow Skiing - Downhill
  • Sports Events
  • State/National Parks
  • Tennis
  • Whitewater Sports
  • Winery Tours

More on what to do at our inn

Baked Peaches, Pears & Pineapple

Baked Fruit with Sherry

Blintz Soufflé with Warm Strawberry Sauce

This is a baked ricotta pancake type dish. The consistency is that of a cake with filling. One of my signature dishes!

Breakfast Fruit

Refreshing Fruit Meldey

Chocolate Cloud

Chocolate Flour-less Torte very light and airy. Great for Gluten free guests.

Crab and Artichoke Egg Puff

Crab casserole. With a Bechamel Sherry Parsley Sauce.

Fresh Asparagus & Herb Baked Eggs

Savory Egg and Vegetable Dish.