Sunday, February 22, 2015

Food and Fun at Taste of the Beach 2015 – Outer Banks NC

The Outer Banks has little competition when it comes to running the race for the most amazing place to live and visit. Natural, pristine beaches, rich history, wild horses, over 400 species of birds, the highest sand dune on the East Coast, water sports, great shopping, and more make up just the tip of the iceberg.

While many annual events take place every year, there is one signature event that rises above the rest and that is the Outer Banks Taste of the Beach. This year, this incredible 4-day extravaganza will be taking place from March 19-March 22, 2015. Food, drink, and fun are what sum up this weekend, which is presented by the Outer Banks Restaurant Association. More than 40 events will be going on during this food and drink festival—they are all posted on the event website and tickets are available now. Several are returning events that are extremely popular so you will want to snag your spot as quickly as possible.

The dining scene in this area is diverse, eclectic, and has steadily gained reputation as one of the top seafood spots in the country. More than 50 restaurants will be offering special menus over the course of the four days. The highlight will be the Grand Tasting on March 22, 2015 at which 25 acclaimed area restaurants will be showcasing their best. Local brews and fine wines will also be available to complement each tasting. Vendors will be competing for Best in Show, Best Outer Banks Catch, People's Choice, and other awards so you know no one will be holding back!

There will be something for everyone, whether you are a fanatical foodie, up for trying new things, or just looking for some great local places to dine out. From brewery tours, cook-offs, tapas crawls, classes, tastings and dine-arounds, there will be no shortage of fun to be had. Visit the event website for more information on when and where each event will be taking place.

Amidst all of the eating, drinking, and fun, you can’t forget about finding the place to stay while you are here. We have you covered! The White Doe Inn is a charming, elegant bed and breakfast that can serve as your home away from home. Privacy, proximity to all of the action, and all of the amenities you love at your home make our inn the perfect place to rest and relax. Contact us today at (800) 473-6091 or visit us online for accommodation and reservation information.

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Wedding of a Lifetime Happens in the Outer Banks NC

Most of us have heard the oldie but goodie that sings, “We’re going to the chapel and we’re going to get married.” An old fashioned chapel is definitely a great venue for a wedding but have you considered the Outer Banks? If you are in the planning stages and looking for the perfect place, the White Doe Inn or the beaches nearby may be exactly what will help set the stage for the wedding of a lifetime.

While we enjoy hosting guests from all over the world at our bed and breakfast in Manteo, NC, we also adore helping to plan and hosting weddings. The gorgeous landscape of our grounds make our inn an elegant, intimate venue or we can suggest our favorite spots nearby such a waterfront gazebo or a secluded beach along the Outer Banks. In the first article of this wedding series, we shared how our expert wedding planner can help you take care of each and every detail and if you are looking for something different than what we offer in our standard packages, she can tailor a wedding package to your own personal preferences.

For those who will have a larger gathering of friends and family along, our Coastal Island Wedding Package is a fantastic option. There is no detail missed in this package which includes our coordinator’s services, a three-night stay at the White Doe Inn for the bride and groom, full gourmet breakfast each morning, hair and make up for the bride and maid of honor, a 60-minute couples massage for the bride and groom, flowers, wedding cake, champagne, photography, music, and buffet reception for 30 guests. It is an ultimate package that will truly make the wedding of your dreams come to life.
For all of our wedding packages, we have an exclusive relationship with Kristi Midgette Photography. Kristi’s ability to capture incredible candid shots has made her one of the most sought after photographers in the Outer Banks. You can see her fabulous work on her website and know that you will be in good hands on the day of your wedding.

If you would like to discuss any of our packages or find out more about planning an Outer Banks wedding at White Doe Inn, please contact us at (800) 473-6091.

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.