1889 WhiteGate Inn & Cottage

1889 WhiteGate Inn & Cottage

173 East Chestnut St.
Asheville, NC 28801
United States
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Toll Free (800) 485-3045 ; Local (828) 253-2553
Average rate/night $216
Check Availability *Rooms starting at 139.00

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. The closest bed and breakfast to Downtown Asheville.

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.

Select Registry member since 2005


  • Minimum Stay Required: Weekends, Holidays, Peak Season
  • Pet Friendly: Limited
  • Smoking Policy: Smoke-Free
  • Family Friendly: No


  • Inn Amenities Refine Search: Fitness Center, Free Onsite Parking, Gardens on Property

Food & Wine

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.

  • Meals Offered: Breakfast
  • Breakfast: Complimentary
  • Breakfast Seating: Individual Tables, Communal, Set Times
  • Breakfast Service: Full
  • Complimentary Breakfast: Yes
  • Offered Amenities: Complimentary Beverages, Complimentary Afternoon Tea/Refreshments, Complimentary Snacks, Complimentary Early Coffee/Tea, Evening Cocktails, Complimentary Evening Hors d'oeuvres, Picnics Available
  • Special Diets Accommodated: Yes

Rooms & Suites

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.

  • Accommodations: Apartment, Cottages, Suites, Adjoining rooms/suites
  • # Rooms: 11
  • Beds: Queen, King
  • Room Amenities: Air Conditioning, Antique Furnishings, Bathrobes, Fireplaces, Full Kitchen, Hair dryers, Private Deck, Private Entrance, Refrigerators, Telephones, Whirlpool or Jacuzzi, Alarm Clocks, Ironing Boards, Microwaves
  • Entertainment: Cable TV , DVD/Blu-Ray Players, iPod Docking Stations, Music Library, Video Library
  • Handicap Accessible: Full ADA
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Guest Services

  • Internet Services: Wireless, Complimentary
  • Corporate Rates: Yes
  • Front Desk/Security: 24 hr
  • Inn Amenities: Fitness Center , Free Onsite Parking, Gardens on Property, GLBT Friendly, Limited Spa Services, National Historic Registry, Concierge Services

Location Type

  • Location Type: City/Metro

Weddings & Events

  • Weddings & Events Capacity: 1-19
  • Events Supported: Elopement
  • Wedding Services & Amenities: Officiant, Florist, Photographer
  • Wedding/Reception/Event Facilities: Indoor, Outdoor
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