Thursday, November 26, 2015

Soothing Spa Treatments at White Doe Inn, NC

While the holiday season is a very special time of year with visits with friends, family dinners, outings around town, concerts and events, it can be exhausting! All of the good stuff mixed with the hustle and bustle of preparations and running around can leave a person feeling ragged. We have the perfect solution to get you renewed and refreshed—take advantage of our Inn-Room Aromatherapy Massage Services.

Our soothing spa treatments are holistic and nurturing—designed to minimize stress, encourage relaxation, and enhance circulation. If you have never indulged in a massage before, let us enlighten you on a few known facts:

Benefits of Massage:

Lessen depression and anxiety

Relax tired and overused muscles

Relieve migraine pain

Improve the condition of your skin

Alleviate low back pain

Improve range of motion

Enhance immunity

A one-hour massage equates to 7-8 hours of sleep on the body

Our Inn-Room Aromatherapy Massage Services Menu includes Swedish Body Massage, Hot and Cold Stone Body Massage, Pressure-Point Massage, Rosa Facial, Craniosacral Massage and Facial, and The Ultimate Disconnect for Two Package. All of these treatments are provided in the privacy of your guestroom and must be booked through the Inn. You deserve some special treatment—book your suite and desired spa package today!

Thursday, November 12, 2015

2015 Holiday Chefs Challenge – Kitty Hawk, NC

Holiday Chefs Challenge
What do you get when you gather a group of the best chefs from the Outer Banks and have them compete for chef of the year? You have yourself one of the best new seasonal events of the year: The Holiday Chefs Challenge. This fantastic event is only in its 2nd year but based on the success of last year, we know this is one holiday food extravaganza you will want to attend if you will be in the area on December 3, 2015.

Held at the Hilton Garden Inn in Kitty Hawk, NC, the Holiday Chefs Challenge brings in the most acclaimed area chefs to compete in the ultimate cooking challenge. They will each have 60 minutes to put their culinary skills to the test and create a top-notch dish from the non-perishable goods found in the Beach Food Pantry. Attendees will have the chance to vote for their favorite chefs by purchasing Culinary Coins. Every attendee will be able to sample the signature dishes, put their bid on some coveted prize baskets, and enjoy some holiday cheer by some local Outer Banks musicians who will be performing live music for the evening. Some of the restaurants that will be making an appearance include Goombays Grill & Raw Bar, Proof Bakery, Kelly’s Outer Banks Restaurant & Tavern, and Blue Moon Beach Grill.

You can buy tickets to this fantastic event online or by calling 252-261-2756. This is going to be night for the books so don't miss out and all proceeds will benefit the Beach Food Pantry. Our beautiful inn is only a quick half-hour drive from the venue—end your evening with a coffee or glass of wine by the fire, enjoy a luxurious night of rest and then a gourmet, made from scratch breakfast in the morning. It is the perfect way to start off the holiday season! Book your room online today or contact us for further information.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Kitty Hawk Kites Kayak Tours – Outer Banks, NC

On a gorgeous, sunny fall day, what would be your go-to activity? Here on the Outer Banks, residents and visitors only have to point in a direction and they can find numerous things to do outdoors. We have places to bike, hike, fish and so much more but for some people, the most relaxing place to be is out on the open water. If this kind of thing “floats your boat” we suggest paying a visit to Kitty Hawk Kites and taking one of their Kayak Tours.

Kitty Hawk Kites has been providing outstanding outdoor adventures on the Outer Banks for more than 30 years. Their expert staff and guides not only have top of the line equipment for their customers but they also bring years of experience and knowledge, which add up to a memorable day out on the water. All guides are also ACA certified and trained in CPR and first aid. There are so many different tours offered that we can't share them all here but we’ll give you a few highlights to give you an idea of what you can expect:

Roanoke Island and Lost Colony Kayak Tour – Learn about the early colonization on the Outer Banks as you travel through the marshy canals of Roanoke Island.

Alligator River Kayak Tour – Paddle through the pristine Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge.

Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge Sunset Kayak Tour – This popular tour will take you through beautiful scenery many don’t get to see as you experience a breathtaking sunset on the open water.

Maritime Forest Bioluminescence Night Kayak Tour – Paddle after dark and search for fireflies that light up from the deep.

Avon Pamlico Sound Sunset Tour – Another beautiful sunset tour where guests often see herons, pelicans, ospreys, and otters.

Which one sounds the best to you? We know you will love each and every one they offer so the next time you are staying at our inn for a day or two, take some time to relax on a peaceful kayak tour! Unlike other spots around the globe that are seeing cold, dreary weather, it is beautiful here in the fall so plan a getaway today!

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Americana Beer Fest Tributes Veterans - Outer Banks, NC

Due to the sacrifices they make for our country, there should always be great respect and honor for the military veterans that have served and the active duty officers that serve to make our country a safe place to live. They are certainly not forgotten among the communities along the Outer Banks and the Americana Beer Fest in Kill Devil Hills, NC is one event that pays tribute to our veterans.

Taking place November 7, 2015, the Americana Beer Fest will be a fall festival chock full of great food, drinks, and entertainment. For those looking for a bit of friendly competition, you’ll want to take part in the Game Zone for Grown Folks—try your hand at Keg Bowling and Life Size Jenga! The Vendor Village will be open to all and feature a wide variety of unique vendors selling everything and anything that will make a man cave complete—from bottle openers to handcrafted sodas to growler insulators, you will find it all here. At Brew-U you will get the chance to hook up with a fantastic lineup of industry professionals—get some craft brew education about why beers taste the way they do, learn about vintages, ABV’s, and much more.

A big highlight at this event will be the live music and the lineup this year is awesome! You’ll hear a mix of bluegrass, rock, folk, and blues. This year Dangermuffin and The Hackensaw Boys will be headlining the entertainment schedule. This festival will feature veteran-owned breweries as well as local brewpubs. The Rail House Brewery, Aviator Brewing Company, Southern Pines Brewing Company, and Outer Banks Brewing Station are just a few that will be there. Tickets are $45 and include unlimited craft beer tastings, a select number of culinary small plates, a commemorative keepsake tasting glass, and entrance to all workshops, activities, and live music events. There is a Veteran/Active-Duty Military Discount at the box office and those tickets are only $35.

It is going to be a fun time here on the Outer Banks and we will have your suite ready for you at the end of the day. Our bed and breakfast is private, luxurious, and the perfect home away from home during a fall getaway. Book a room online today!

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Outer Banks Seafood Festival in Nags Head, NC

It is no secret that the Outer Banks and seafood go together like apple pie and vanilla ice cream, Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, and movies and popcorn. Our little piece of heaven in North Carolina is a mecca for amazing seafood and the perfect way celebrate the bounty and love for it is with a festival!

The Outer Banks Seafood Festival will take place in Nags Head, NC on October 17, 2015. The festival gives the community and visitors a chance to honor and celebrate the area’s seafood heritage—it will be a fun and educational experience that the whole family will enjoy and if you are thinking that you are due for an Outer Banks retreat, this is a great reason to come on over. There is a great lineup of restaurants, Vendors, educational programs, and so much more—you don’t want to miss this!

Date:  Saturday, October 17, 2015
Time:  10:30am - 6pm
Place:  6800 S Croatan Hwy, Nags Head NC 27959
Admission:  $3 per person
Sea Bucks:  $20, $40, $60 and higher incremental values*
* They suggest at least $20 per person for proper tasting experience at the event

Some of the fantastic restaurants that will be on scene with the freshest seafood you have ever tasted include Awful Arthur’s Oyster Bar, Basnight’s Lone Cedar CafĂ©, Captain George’s Seafood Restaurant, Mulligan’s Raw Bar & Grille, Sugar Creek Seafood, and Salty Dawg Smokehouse. At the cooking demonstrations you will learn fantastic new recipes you can try at home from talented local chefs and you will find over 40 artisan vendors with a huge variety of goods for sale. These talented artisans are not your run of the mill flea market vendors. You will find sterling silver jewelry, folk art, beach glass jewelry, ceramic pottery, stained glass, furniture, woodcarvings, photography, fine art, and so much more.

It is not too late to book your room at our inn for this fantastic seafood festival. You will find a warm and welcoming crowd of people in a scenic landscape that you won’t want to leave!