Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Breathtaking Weddings at White Doe Inn – Outer Banks NC

Emily Jane Bronte, an English novelist and poet famously known for her novel, Wuthering Heights, wrote, “Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.” Marriage is a true gift of love – a union of two people who have found a soul mate with which to share life’s greatest blessings.

Whether simple or elaborate, a wedding is a magical day and one that is etched forever in the memories of those involved. At White Doe Inn, we are honored to have the opportunities to help special couples create the day of their dreams. If you are looking for a special place to experience one of the most important days of your life – our piece of paradise in the Outer Banks may the perfect choice for you.

While we spend a lot of time hosting guests from around the world in our bed and breakfast, we also have a passion for weddings and our wedding planners have years of experience after helping hundreds of couples make their dreams come true. You can choose to have your wedding and reception right at our luxurious Victorian Inn or we can point out our favorite spots in the area such as the gazebo at the Manteo Waterfront or a beach along the Outer Banks.

We have six all-inclusive wedding packages for you to choose from and each one comes with the expertise and dedication of our White Doe Inn Wedding Coordinator. Our For the Love of Two package is very popular as it includes coordination the day of the event, minister, bouquet and boutonniere, an elopement photo package, two nights in your room of choice at the White Doe Inn, a three-course dinner for two, and a bottle of champagne.

If you have other ideas or preferences, we can work with you to create your own individual package. We also have inn-indulgence and spa services that you can add to any package. Our couples share often how helpful it is to have all of the stress, small details, creativity, finances, and more taken care of so they can just enjoy their day. You can view all of our packages and some of our sweet wedding videos here.

We feel that weddings are true poetry in motion—contact us today to start planning the day of your dreams in the stunning Outer Banks!

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Valentine's Sweetheart Package from Manteo NC Bed & Breakfast

Candy, chocolates, flowers, red hearts, romance and more…that is what Valentine’s Day is all about right? Did you know that Valentine’s Day is actually named after St. Valentine, a Christian martyr from the 5th century? While it may have had a sad start, this date in February has become a day to send and spread love and cherish the people who make your life special. Valentine’s Day is the second most popular day after Christmas to send cards—how do you like to express your love to that special person in your life?

If you are looking for an extra special way to honor a loved one or sneak in a short romantic getaway, the White Doe Inn has the perfect plan to make this year memorable. We are offering a Valentine’s Sweetheart Package for the entire month of February! This intimate getaway will allow you to relax, renew, and reconnect while you enjoy the beauty of the Outer Banks and all of the amenities our bed and breakfast has to offer.

This is a two-night special that includes your room of choice (subject to availability), full course breakfast for two each morning, champagne, chocolate dipped strawberries, and a specially prepared lite fare picnic for two. If your desire is to escape, our cozy inn offers the perfect atmosphere for full peace and privacy. Enjoy a book, cup of coffee or glass of wine by your own fireplace, a relaxing soak in your spa tub, or snuggle up on your luxurious bed for a movie night. We have a 24-hour butler's wine pantry, cappuccino & espresso service, and as always, afternoon tea with freshly baked desserts. If you are interested in some pampering, we will be offering a $25.00 gift certificate towards a spa massage with a 2-night reservation (subject to availability). If you are up for some adventure, there is no shortage of great restaurants to try, shops to explore, and outdoor fun to be had close by our inn.

This two-night special is only $530.00 and will end February 28th, 2015 so don’t delay in booking your room, as this will be a popular one! Contact us at (800) 473-9851 to make your reservation.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

See the Beauty of the Outer Banks on a Biplane Air Tour

The beauty of the Outer Banks in North Carolina can be seen everywhere—from the beaches you can stroll to the shops you can explore and the waters in which you can dive. You will find a myriad of attractions, history, events, and things to do. While you can access all of this on foot or by car, there is one way to get the most spectacular view of it all and that is by going up!

If you haven’t considered taking an air tour over the Outer Banks, this is one special thing to do you may want to try on your next visit. In fact, if you are a resident, it just may give you a whole new love and appreciation for where you live by exploring it from the air. Barrier Island Aviation offers Biplane Air Tours, which are very popular and exciting as the tours allow you to soar over the area in a 1942 open cockpit biplane or a Cessna 172.

Tours depart from Barrier Island Aviation, which is at the Dare County Regional Airport in Manteo. The biplane can hold a max of two passengers and the Cessna can take 3 people. You will see more from the air than you ever would be driving all over town in your car—catch glimpses of shipwrecks, Bodie Island Lighthouse, dolphins, the Wright Brothers Memorial, and much more. The pilots are extremely experienced and absolutely dedicated to ensuring a safe and fun flying experience. They are able to point out things from the air that you may have never seen or even known about otherwise.

You can choose from a variety of options: a 5-8 minute ride, 10-12 minutes, 20 minutes, or 35 minutes. If you are choosing to fly in the open biplane on a chilly day, you are encouraged to dress warmly. There is no age limit as young children can sit on an adult’s lap. If you are prone to motion sickness, they recommend choosing the biplane over the Cessna and if you will want to take pictures, you must bring a camera that has a strap.

This would be a wonderful gift idea for someone who lives here or loves to visit and a great thing to do for guests staying with us at White Doe Inn. We are sure you will experience the trip of a lifetime. Tranquil waters and beautiful beaches surround our quaint but elegant bed and breakfast—experience our gracious hospitality and the perfect home away from home the next time you need a place to rest and relax in Manteo, NC. Book directly online or contact us at (800) 473-6091 for further information.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Outer Banks Wedding Weekend Expo

The gown! The flowers! The food! The decorations! When you are planning a wedding there is so much to think of and organize that it can truly be overwhelming! If you have a special day coming up and you are gathering all the parts and pieces needed to make your dreams come true, you cannot miss the Outer Banks Wedding Weekend Expo.

Save January 17-18, 2015 in your calendars right now and make plans to attend this two-day expo. The Outer Banks is the perfect choice for a destination wedding and if you live here you will learn all that you need to know about how to create the wedding of your dreams. From 10am – 3pm each day you will be able to explore the world of photographers, caterers, reception areas, florists, cakes, and more. Each and every bride that purchases a ticket and attends the expo will have the chance to register for the Dream Event of their choosing. There will be a Dream Wedding Giveaway, a Dream Honeymoon Giveaway and many other amazing packages that could be yours! You will want to reserve your tickets so you don’t miss out on this great weekend.

The White Doe Inn in Manteo, NC is just a short drive from the expo and the perfect place to relax and unwind after each day of shopping, walking, planning, and having fun. Our gorgeous Victorian style inn on the shores of Shallowbag Bay offers an all-inclusive stay with all of the amenities you love at home and much more. Enjoy an in-room spa service or simply relax with a bottle of wine on the verandah or your private balcony. The wedding weekend will be here before you know it, so choose your favorite room and book now. If you are a bride to be, you will receive a 20% discount on a two-night stay the weekend of the wedding expo. You can view each of our beautiful rooms and check availability online or contact us at (800) 473-6091.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Winter Lights at the Elizabethan Gardens – Manteo, NC

Would you like a little bit of Christmas light history? The tradition of using small lights to brighten a Christmas tree dates back to the middle of the 17th Century. At first small candles were used, then lanterns, and then in 1890 the first string of electric Christmas lights was invented by a man named Edward Johnson. A tragic fire from using candles on a tree challenged a man named Albert Sadacca to invent safe electric lights for Christmas trees. The idea took off and his company became the largest Christmas lighting company in the world.

We certainly cannot continue talking about holiday lights without mentioning the incredible Winter Lights display at the Elizabethan Gardens in Manteo, NC. The Outer Banks is a fantastic spot to visit during the holiday season as so many local places and businesses truly get into the spirit of the holidays and put on some wonderful events. The gardens are transformed into an illuminated winter wonderland with spectacular holiday displays and traditional d├ęcor. The entire display is simply magical and truly embodies the Christmas spirit—it is just a great place to spend the day. Admire miniature snow globes, gingerbread houses, a beautiful nativity scene, and more. Roast marshmallows around the fire pit on the Great Lawn, enjoy live music performances, and stroll around the Twelve Days of Christmas displays located throughout the gardens. Winter Lights will be open from December 2nd, 2014 – January 3rd, 2015 and the tickets are $10/adults, $8/children 6-12, and $5/children five and under.

Visiting the gardens at Christmas time has become a tradition for many people and tickets can go quickly so advance purchase is encouraged. Make some new memories and traditions this year by staying with us at the White Doe Inn Bed and Breakfast. Our inn in Manteo is just a short drive to the gardens and a host of other great restaurants, shops, and things to do and see. We are tucked in the private shores of Shallowbag Bay so we also offer total peace and privacy if you are looking for a place to relax and retreat from the hustle and bustle. We have a great winter season package—view our accommodations and check availability online or feel free to contact us at (800) 473-6091 if you need further information about our inn or the area.