Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Outer Banks Weddings Services by The White Doe Inn

Creating the wedding of your dreams requires special attention to every detail—from the caterer to the flowers to the décor—it all comes together to make your day one you will never forget. At our inn we have several incredible weddings packages to choose from. Whether you desire a small intimate wedding, a garden party or a beautiful coastal event on the beach, our affordable packages are perfect to fit any occasion.

When you select a wedding package at The White Doe Inn, your Outer Banks wedding package automatically includes services by our officiant, Robert Woody. You'll recognize Bob, as he's one of the proprietors of The White Doe Inn as well! Bob is an ordained non-denominational wedding officiant and performs non-denominational and interfaith wedding and vow renewal ceremonies. He offers a flexible approach to planning your perfect wedding. He can offer a typical order of ceremony that can be personalized to your preferences. You may do whatever is meaningful to you for your special day, including write your own vows or add a unity candle, family union rituals, and other traditions or symbolic components. Bob’s kind, attentive manner will make you feel comfortable and cared for the day of your wedding.

Bob and the staff at the inn want to ensure that your wedding is exactly how you envision. Every aspect of your ceremony will provide romance and enchantment, perfect for the bride and groom. Browse our six all-inclusive packages and contact us to discuss your dream wedding - we'll do the rest!

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Culinary Delight With Outer Banks Restaurant Tours, NC

If it isn’t the gorgeous beaches, fantastic shopping, water activities, quaint towns, or friendly communities that brings a person to the Outer Banks then it is definitely the amazing food! We are blessed to have some of the finest restaurants in North Carolina with local chefs who are consistently raising the bar in dining experiences. While you can certainly ask a local for a hot spot to go, we encourage you to try a unique tour with Outer Banks Restaurant Tours.

This local company has the inside scoop on the best local dining spots to try and for guests at our inn, this is a great activity during your time here. Their tours only run from mid-May to mid-September so this is time to take advantage of one of their very popular excursions.

These tours truly offer a one-of-a-kind culinary experience as you get to sample wine or beer, try signature dishes, and meet the restaurateurs and chefs. The tours available include:

Corolla Restaurant Tour - At $64 per person this fantastic tour takes you to six different places around the north end of Corolla.

Duck Walking Tour – Just $60 per person, this tour involves an afternoon of walking around the beautiful village of Duck. This one-mile walking tour will take you to six different places including Cravings Steak and Seafood and Red Sky Café.

Kitty Hawk/KDH Restaurant Tour – For $67 per person this tour will take guests to six different premier restaurants on the Outer Banks including The Saltbox Café, The Beachside Bistro, and Zen Pops. 

In addition to these tours you can also take advantage of the Thirsty Thursday Winery Tour or the Wednesday Brews and Bites Tour—both very fun and that include transportation, tastings, and lunch. Once you pick your favorite tour the only rule is to come hungry! Visit the tour website for further information such as days and times for the tours.

We are already in July—have you made plans to get to the Outer Banks yet? We have gorgeous rooms waiting for you and there is a never-ending list of amazing things to do so come on over for some summer fun!

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Watermelon & Pirate Festivals: Summer Fun on Outer Banks

There is certainly no shortage of fantastic things to do during summer on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Guests that travel here visit lighthouses, stroll the specialty shops, go kite surfing, relax at the beach, take 4WD off-road tours, fish, parasail, sightsee, and much more. What is your favorite summer activity?

In addition to these standard activities, there are always special events going on all summer long and we wanted to share two fun festivals coming your way so you could plan a little Outer Banks vacation! First up we have the Watermelon Festival happening in Nags Head on July 30, 2015. Besides a ton of mouth-watering watermelon, the day will be full of activities for the whole family. You’ll find a splash tank, face painting, corn hole, and a slew of watermelon contests such as seed spitting, and eating. It all begins at 10 am at Jockey’s Ridge Crossing and you can find more information and pictures from past years on the event website.

Next, you will need to gather up your swords, eye patches and your best “Ahoy matey!” because the Pirate Festival is coming August 12-14, 2015. Also in Nags Head, this three-day festival will bring a kids day, Pirate Invasion Dinner and Games at Pamlico Jack’s, Scalawag School, outdoor movie night, a 30-foot rock wall to climb, and plenty of tasty food. You can find the festival schedule and further information on the event website.

So, whether you feel like outdoor games and juicy watermelon or a swashbuckling good time, you will be happy with a visit to the area this summer! Our inn is tucked away to offer great peace and privacy but we are lucky to still be close to all of the action. Traveling alone or with your whole family, we would love to have you!

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Fourth of July Festivities: Manteo, NC

We hear it during sports games, concerts, festivals, and even when putting on a local backyard BBQ…”Go big or go home!” When it comes to planning a party, that is a great mantra to keep in mind if you want everyone to have a great time and it must be what the town of Manteo, NC remembered when the Fourth of July Celebration was planned out.

This year, if you need somewhere fun to be for the July 4th holiday, we encourage you to come on over to the Manteo waterfront for a whole day of fun and festivities. It will all begin at 3pm with the National Anthem and the Lost Colony Choir. Following at 3:30 is the wacky hat contest, decorated bike contest and pie-eating contest. The amazing evening performances kick off at 4pm with Martin Terry followed by Old Enough to Know Better at 6pm. You can also make your way over to the Outdoor Pavilion at One Festival Park for a performance by The Second Marine Aircraft Wing Band. This ensemble of 51 marine musicians will be performing from 8-10pm.

Have no fear, the entire day will culminate in a spectacular fireworks display that will bring ooohs and aaaahs and rounds of applause—they truly light up the night sky bring this great celebration of our nation’s independence to a fantastic close. It is going to be a great day and if you are here for the whole weekend, make it a memorable one by staying at our inn for a truly relaxing getaway. You can view all of our rooms and book directly online. Don’t let the summer season pass you by without a trip to the Outer Banks!

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Live at the Waterside Concert Series: Lost Colony, NC

The Waterside Theater is an open-air waterfront theater on Roanoke Island that is home to the annual summer music The Lost Colony. This incredible stage, which was actually named one of the 10 best outdoor concert venues in the U.S. by USA Today, is presenting a summer concert series that you won’t want to miss.
Live at the Waterside Concert Series will be featuring three different performances throughout the summer. The First is “1964: The Tribute,” which will be happening June 21, 2015. This very popular Beatles tribute group is highly entertaining, has an uncanny resemblance to the originals and the whole family will love the selection of songs—a true blast from the past. Next up on July 12, 2015 will be Jefferson Starship. If you aren’t familiar with this group, you may remember their smash hit, “We Built This City.” This American rock band formed in the early 1970s. You will enjoy the performance by Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and Jefferson Airplane founder Paul Kantner and fellow band member David Freiberg. Last in the series on August 2, 2015 brings “Resurrection – A Journey Tribute” to the stage. This is a nationally known tribute band from Nashville and their energy is electric and very entertaining.

This concert series is just one of the many reasons you should plan a trip to the beautiful Outer Banks this summer. An open air concert by the water, an abundance of outdoor activities to enjoy, fantastic restaurants and shopping…what are you waiting for? Book your favorite room at our inn online or feel free to contact us for further information.