Monday, September 21, 2009

Virginia Dare Bedchamber New Look

Since we opened The White Doe Inn in 1995, decorating trends have been changing and we are always looking at how we can up-date our rooms, providing a fresh look and a new experience for our guests. The Virginia Dare Bedchamber is our latest re-do!

The wallpaper has been replaced with a beautiful Jamestown Blue paint accented with picture frame mouldings. Displayed over the headboard of the Mahogony Canopy Queen Bed is a Grande Bouquet Plaque architectural reproduction. This winter we will be adding a private balcony. The bedchamber also features a cozy gas fireplace and is spacious enough for couples in-room spa services.

The private bath has been redone in golden peach and mocha brown colors. The bath includes a whirlpool just right for two and a rain shower. Plans this winter also include the installation of a fireplace adjacent to the whirlpool to provide just the right romantic touch.

You have to see it to believe it .... what a difference.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

The Littlest Innkeeper Surfing Waves from Hurricane Bill

The endless days of summer have come to a close, but not without a little offshore excitement. Hurricane Bill paid a distant visit to the Outer Banks, staying well offshore but creating some great waves for the surfers. Needless to say, Anne Sterling ventured to the seashore trying to capture that perfect wave.

We gave her the day off since she had worked so hard being the perfect little hostess at The White Doe Inn.

Looks like we may make it through another hurricane season ... just a few more weeks to go! It's amazing, when the first storm blows through, how the air clears and you can feel that fall is just around the corner. It's a great time to explore the beaches for treasures tossed ashore by wind driven waves, unusual shells from beyond the surfline, sea glass polished by nature, and those mysterious gifts left behind challenging the mind to figure out what it is, where it came from, and what its history might be.

What a life ... sun, sea and the beach! As Sterling says, "Somebody has to do it!"