Friday, August 21, 2015

The SAGA Triathlon: Swim, Bike, and Run the Outer Banks

It may be the pristine beaches, award-winning restaurants, sailing, sunsets at Jockey Ridge, or the
coastal golf courses that bring visitors to the Outer Banks but this list is just the tip of the iceberg…or sand dune. Guests at our inn come from all over the country and beyond for all sorts of reasons, whether it be to play or relax but we have a lot of athletes that make their way here and one special event coming up is the SAGA Triathlon right here in Manteo, NC.

This triathlon will be taking place September 12-13, 2015 and our beautiful area on the East Coast is going to be buzzing with excitement. Registration is still open so whether you are a seasoned competitor or a novice wanting to spread your wings into the triathlon world, sign up before it is too late. There are three race choices: the Outer Banks Sprint, The Outer Banks Olympic, and the Outer Banks Half. You can also create and sign up a relay team for each of these events as well.

The swim portion will begin at the Old Swimming Hole on Roanoke Island; the bike will be a looped,
flat course outside Manteo and into Mashoes. The scenery on the bike ride alone will make this race memorable! The run is another loop through the airport and around the scenic Manteo area and the north end of Roanoke Island. Are you getting excited? Something else we want to note is that the Saga Triathlon is a nonprofit organization that will be donating 100 % of net proceeds to the Outer Banks Relief Foundation and the Dare Education Foundation. If would like to volunteer for this event you can go on their website or call the office.

We would love to host you at our bed and breakfast whether you are an athlete who needs a place to relax before and after the race or family and fans that require lodging for the race weekend. It is going to be a great weekend on the Banks so book your room soon!

Friday, August 7, 2015

Down East Rover Sailing Charters – Outer Banks, NC

The beautiful waters surrounding the Outer Banks are what make this area so spectacular. While there are many on land adventures to have during a stay here, we think a sailing trip is an experience of a lifetime and one way to see this piece of North Carolina heaven in a whole different way.
The Down East Rover is a premier sailing boat that offers some amazing cruises and charters. This 55-foot topsail schooner was built in 1984 and can hold 25 passengers and two crewmembers. The above deck is perfect for charters and the cozy cabin is complete with a kitchen, salon, two bathrooms, and room enough for six people to sleep. If you are looking for a special romantic outing or a great adventure with a group of friends, give he Down East Rover a try.
Their charters leave from the Manteo waterfront and you can choose from a day trip (leaving at 11am, 2pm, or sunset), a leisurely sunset charter, or a private charter for a group event such as a corporate outing, bachelorette party, or weddings. Their sunset cruise is a very popular choice as the Outer Banks is a stunning location to watch a sunset. Adults and children are $40 per person and the trip lasts 2-2.5 hours. You are encouraged to bring your own food and drinks and they will supply the cups and ice! You can find all of their pricing and scheduling on the website and many reviews from very happy customers. We are sure it will be an experience for the memory books.
Once you get back you can relax in your private suite at the inn, stroll the local shops, or dine in one of the local award-winning restaurants. There is so much to do and see here—don’t let summer pass you by without a getaway to the Outer Banks!

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!