Monday, April 20, 2015

Shallowbag Bay Shag Beach Music Festival – Manteo NC

Memorial Day is a federal holiday that honors and remembers those who died while serving in our country’s armed forces. While that is first and foremost the reason for this special day, it has also become a time of the year when many communities take the opportunity to gather together and have all kinds of fun.

When you have an amazing beach on the Outer Banks of North Carolina and a line up of top-notch beach bands, you have the makings of one fantastic festival. The Shallowbag Bay Shag is a Memorial Day beach festival that kicks off summer with a bang. This annual party is a true favorite that brings in people from all over and is one you will not want to miss. The White Doe Inn is just a few minutes away so our guests will have no problem getting to and from the venue.

The gates at Roanoke Island Festival Park will open at 11:30 on May 25, 2015 and the music starts hopping at 1:00 with Jim Quick & The Coastline. The afternoon will bring The Embers and The Tams and the evening will close out with a fantastic performance by Band of Oz. You can purchase a VIP ticket for $75 that includes an on-site parking pass, preferred seating, complimentary snack and drinks, and a souvenir bag, visor, and t-shirt. Regular general admission is only $25. Advance sales end May 20th, so grab your tickets before the prices jump up. It is a rain or shine event so dress appropriately and don’t forget your beach chairs and blankets.

Our gorgeous beach town of Manteo, NC is going to be hopping so book your room at the White Doe Inn Bed and Breakfast and make it a weekend to remember!

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

2015 Home & Garden Tour at The Elizabethan Gardens, NC

yellow flowers with text Home & Garden Tour at the Elizabethan Gardens, NC
Have you ever driven through a neighborhood at night, caught a glimpse inside the window of a gorgeous home and wished you could just take a tour of the whole inside? Roanoke Island offers some incredible Outer Banks attractions but it also boasts some of the most majestic, charming, and historic homes in all of North Carolina.

The Home & Garden Tour is a unique event put on by the Elizabethan Gardens Board of Directors and The Roanoke Island Garden Club. This special tour is an annual fundraising event that greatly helps the gardens but for visitors, it is mainly an opportunity to get an exclusive look and some of the most beautiful and creative homes and gardens on Roanoke Island. The tour will take place May 9, 2015 from 9am – 4pm and tickets are $30 in advance of $35 on the day of the event. If you can gather up a group of ten or more people you will only pay $28/ticket.

Another great addition to this tour is that each home will also showcase a select local artist and a display of their work. You will have no need to worry about where to eat during the tour as your ticket also includes a delicious buffet salad lunch. This is a great way to support the gardens and find some fresh inspiration and ideas for your spring gardening this year. If you need more information, visit the event website or call 252-473-3234.

We can speak of the beauty of our piece of paradise here on the Outer Banks and we want you to experience it first hand! Come and visit The White Doe Inn this spring and take advantage of all that there is to do and see here—you will have a fun, relaxing, restful, and adventurous time all rolled into one during your stay here. Our bed and breakfast has all of the amenities you need to feel comfortable and “at home.” Book online to reserve your room today!

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Classes and More at A Culinary Affair in Nags Head, NC

Just a few minutes down the road from The White Doe Inn you can find a really nice kitchen shop called A Culinary Affair. For those of you with a flair for cooking and seeking out the latest in kitchen gadgetry, this is a shop you definitely want to check out.

Whether you are just starting out in the kitchen, would claim professional status, or just looking for a one-of-a-kind gift this kitchen store has everything you would need to impress a gift recipient or help you get inspired to cook greatness. A large selection of bake ware accessories, seafood gadgets, seasonings, serving ware, and bamboo kitchen items make up just the tip of the iceberg of what you will find here. They are also the only authorized dealer in the Outer Banks for The Big Green Egg. If you have never heard of this, it is the highest quality outdoor cooker and most versatile barbecue on the market today. You can literally make anything with this thing!

Another great reason to stop by A Culinary Affair is that they regularly offer great cooking classes and Sample Saturdays. This Saturday, March 21, 2015, you can sample Boneless Chicken with Maple Bacon seasoning cooked on The Big Green Egg. Check their website regularly for postings on the next cooking class. At the last one, guest chef Joanna Lachine from CafĂ© Lachine came in to teach on cooking with shrimp and how to prepare it several ways with different sauces—it was a total hit! Reservations are required for the classes and you can find out more information by calling (252-441-0481).

This is a great place for our guests to shop and learn during their time here on the Outer Banks. If you take a class, be sure to come and share with us all that you learned! If you are looking for the perfect home away from home during a spring break getaway, The White Doe Inn Bed and Breakfast is it. Near the beach, shopping, and restaurants but tucked away to offer peace and privacy. Reserve online or get more information by calling (800) 473-6091.

Friday, March 6, 2015

A Tapestry of Colors and History at Quilt Show – NC

Flower pattern on a quilt
There are some incredible works of art that not only display the true talent of the artist but also tell a great story. Quilts can absolutely fall into this category as each one is carefully made with diverse techniques, carefully chosen fabrics, and purposefully planned patterns. There is true artistry displayed in a quilt – the vision and passion of the quilter shown in the fabrics and colors chosen. Many are often made to tell a story, using materials that have meaning. Whether you are deep into the art of quilting yourself or love to admire these works of art, the Quilt Show in Manteo, NC is for you!
The Outer Banks Community Quilt Show will be taking place until March 21, 2015 and is completely free and open to the public. New and antique quilts from quilt owners and makers will be on display in the Event Room at Roanoke Island Festival Park. You will see quilts of all sizes and styles and in the past there have even been some amazing quilts from the 19th century.

Date: March 7-21, 2015
Location: Roanoke Island Festival Park, Manteo, NC
Time: Mon-Fri- 9 a.m. to 4 p.m./ Sat. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m

The White Doe Inn, our elegant breakfast also in Manteo, tells a story of its own as well. Did you know that it is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is noted for its architecture? In addition to all of the modern amenities you love to keep you comfortable, we have also made special efforts to honor our history by decorating with family heirlooms and turn-of-the-century antiques. Whether you are coming into town for the quilt show, a romantic getaway, family vacation, or overnight business trip, we would love to host you. Contact us today at (800) 473-6091 or make a reservation directly online.

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.