Monday, August 15, 2016

1587 Restaurant: Fine Dining Favorite on the Outer Banks

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When you think of some of the best memories you’ve made, what comes to mind? Maybe they involve some special family times, a goal reached, or a bucket list vacation spot. We can guarantee a trip to the Outer Banks will provide many memory-making opportunities and in the world of restaurants, we have some of the best! One place where we are sure you will enjoy a memorable meal is a spot called 1587 Restaurant, right here in Manteo, NC.

1587 Restaurant has made a name for itself here on the banks due to its service, atmosphere and incredible cuisine. It is located on the serene and picturesque Manteo waterfront—giving diners the perfect setting to enjoy an evening out. The atmosphere, while elegant and sophisticated, is also relaxing as every seat provides sweeping views of the waterfront. If you are just looking for a place to grab a glass of wine or beer and a small plate or appetizer, their coppertop bar is a fun area in the restaurant and has a great variety of choices. When it comes to dining, the world-class chefs make every effort to create dishes that are creative and delicious—using fresh herbs, freshly picked vegetables from Outer Banks growers, and Atlantic seafood that just came off the boat.

Ready for some mouthwatering teasers to give you a taste of what you can expect at this restaurant? How about Seared Hatteras Vermillion Snapper or Mahi Mahi, Hereford Ribeye, Mattamuskeet Jumbo Lump Crabcakes, Tomato Parmesan Soup, and Chocolate Pot de Crème or Vanilla Bean Crème Brulée for dessert? Let’s just go now shall we? They offer new specials every Wednesday through Sunday from 5-9pm so you can expect a different menu each time you go. We’d love to know your favorite dish the next time you go so we can share with our future guests!

The pristine Outer Banks are calling your name—have you booked your getaway yet? There is still time to sneak in some summer fun so book online today!

Friday, July 29, 2016

Crystal Dawn Fishing and Cruises on the Outer Banks, NC

If you are looking for a summer getaway that is buzzing with activity then we suggest you plan a trip to the gorgeous Outer Banks! Beautiful beaches, family-friendly entertainment, summer festivals, wild horses, and countless attractions and events just start the list of reasons you should come for a visit. The pristine waters are a big draw for those who want to enjoy swimming or relaxing on a beach and they are a fisherman’s paradise. If you enjoy being out on the water we suggest you check out Crystal Dawn Fishing & Cruises for a fun adventure!

Located in Pirate’s Cove Marina in Manteo, just a few minutes from our bed and breakfast, Crystal Dawn Head Boats offer both fishing and sunset cruises—perfect for all ages. Their mission it to take you on an excursion that you will never forget. On your way out to the fishing grounds you may catch glimpses of osprey nesting, pelicans hunting for food or dolphins playing in the wake of the boat. The excursions they offer include the Morning Headboat Fishing Trip, Afternoon Headboat Fishing Trip, Roanoke Island Sunset Cruise, Purple Martin Excursion, and private fishing trips and cruises.

The fishing trips are suitable for both novice and advanced anglers and they provide the bait, rod, reel, tackle, fish bags and fishing license. There are a variety of species that can be found in our local waters such as puppy drum, blues, sea bass, speckled trout, grey trout, croaker, and flounder. Tickets are sold in advance and you are encouraged to bring your own small cooler of snacks and drinks if you’d like and towels, bathing suits, sunscreen, and sunglasses. Visit their website for bookings, pricing, fishing reports and more.

It is not too late to book an end-of-summer getaway—click here to see all of our lodging packages and don’t forget to check out our Inn-Room Aromatherapy Massage Services Menu! Book your getaway online today or contact us for more information on planning a memorable vacation to the Outer Banks.

Monday, July 18, 2016

Summer on the Water With Kitty Hawk – Outer Banks, NC

At a place like the Outer Banks, the water is the place to be during the summer months. There is an endless amount of fun to be had and Kitty Hawk Kites is an amazing local company that has you covered when it comes to getting you out on the water. Check out just a few of the great services they provide—we suggest staying long enough to try more than one!

Kiteboarding – You can learn the essential basics for this exciting sport and they have great beginner kiteboarding equipment packages. It’s the ultimate way to fly across the water but easy enough for almost anyone to learn—just need a sense of adventure!

Kayaking – Kitty Hawk rents single and tandem kayaks as well as styles suitable for fishing outings. There are 8 rental locations throughout the Outer Banks, including right here near the inn in Manteo. They offer several tours that range from 1.5 to 2.5 hours in length and are perfect for an afternoon out on the water with friends.

Stand Up Paddleboarding – Often called SUP, stand up paddle boarding is a fun and relaxing way to get out on the water. The only equipment is a long board and a paddle and you can head out and glide to your heart’s content. They also offer tours and lessons if you are a bit shaky on giving it a try.
Jetpack & Flyboarding – New in 2015, these activities are for the true thrill seeker who enjoys a fun adrenaline rush! The Jetpack is exactly how it sounds – you have a powerful pack on your back that shoots water allowing you to literally fly around the water. They offer a 15-minute demo lesson to see if it’s an activity you would like to try. Flyboarding is similar but with this you have a special apparatus attached to your feet that shoots water and allows you to basically levitate high above the surface of the water and bodysurf if you will. Both of these new activities require a great deal of physicality and can be quite tiring but worth a try if you are up for a challenge!

Parasailing – Go single, double or triple on a parasailing adventure with Kitty Hawk. Fly up to 1200 feet and get a breathtaking view of the Outer Banks—it is an enjoyable and relaxing activity and one to try if you’ve never gone before.

Surfing – One of the best ways to enjoy the waves is on a surfboard. They offer surf classes and private instruction at four different locations.

Come on friends! The sun is shining, the weather is perfect, and all kinds of adventures are waiting to be had. We would love to host you this summer—whether for a one-night escape or a weeklong vacation, book online today and make this summer one you won’t forget.

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Outer Banks Distillery Tours – Manteo, NC

Whenever anyone has an excitement and passion for something it is contagious, don’t you agree? Someone selling a new product could stop you in the grocery store and even though you might not need or want it, you may find yourself trying it and then buying a bunch because the person was so enthusiastic about how good it is. Ask anyone who has been to Outer Banks Distilling his or her personal review and we guarantee every story you hear will spur you on to go check it out for yourself.

Outer Banks Distilling is a unique and very popular spot for locals and visitors to the area. Located in historic, downtown Manteo, it is just minutes away from our inn—you can walk there in less than 5 minutes. It is actually the first legal distillery on the Outer Banks and they offer a fantastic tour that includes a delicious tasting of Kill Devil Rum at the end. The old historic building serves as the perfect backdrop for this fantastic distillery, which was founded by four friends—two brewers and two bartenders with a lot of drive, passion, and creativity. They perfected the art of distilling with the help of classes and courses, and with three of the four hailing from Kill Devil Hills nearby; the name of their company came easily. 

Their distillery tours, which only cost a whopping $5, are available Tuesday through Saturday and both 1pm and 3pm each day. You must be 21 years old and you have to call ahead to reserve your time. No matter who ends up being your guide, you will find the tour informative and fun. They will explain all of the ins and outs of the distillery, the history of rum, and a bit of OBX history along the way. It is really fascinating how the distillery came to be and the rum of course is awesome! The pecan honey rum seems to be a favorite among visitors. 

Distillery tours, boating, relaxing on the beach, wild horse tours, hang gliding, fishing—we could go on and on about the many reasons to come visit our little piece of paradise!

Special!! Book a 2-night stay at The White Doe Inn and receive two tour tickets including a tasting to The Outer Banks Distilling--all of which is walking distance from The White Doe Inn. Come learn the legend of Kill-Devil Rum and ENJOY! Must request tickets when checking in or when making reservation.

Pirate Adventures: Find Lost Treasure in Manteo, NC

Summertime is all about letting loose, having fun and leaving your worries and work behind! There is a ton of summer fun to be had here on the Outer Banks—the list is long and there is truly something for everyone no matter what your passions and interests are. What we have to share with you today is a family activity that will bring out the kid inside of you—a chance to take an adventure that you won’t forget. On your next visit we encourage you to check out Pirate Adventures!

Pirate Adventures is based right here in Manteo, NC and is calling all “mateys” to come aboard. This experience involves a unique pirate cruise aboard the Sea Gypsy, a boat remodeled with every detail to make you feel as though you are on an old school pirate ship. You need to come with your best “Arrrrr” and be prepared for a unique, fun time with Captain Chum and Blimey. While most suited for kids 10 and under, the entire family will have a great outing on this pirate adventure. You will find maps, go on a treasure hunt, take on the bad pirates, have a water cannon fight, and get your own pirate name. The staff is fun and entertaining and will provide a true “adventure on the high seas” for your family.

After your time at sea, you can enjoy some bike riding, a trip to the North Carolina Aquarium, the Lost Colony, Elizabethan Gardens, Roanoke Island Festival Park, or simply relax at the beach with a great book under an umbrella. Take your pick – there is something for everyone here and we would love to host you at our bed and breakfast. Book your room online today or contact us for help planning a memorable Outer Banks summer vacation.