Sunday, October 28, 2012

The Big Pumpkin Welcomes Guests at The White Doe Inn

Every October, the Big  Pumpkin peers out from the porch at The White Doe Inn awaiting the arrival of all the little ghosts and goblins trick or treating on Sir Walter Raleigh Street. All along the street are gourd-like orange fruits inscribed with ghoulish faces and illuminated by candles. This a sure sign that the Halloween season has arrived in downtown Manteo. The Big Pumpkin is an annual feature here at The White Doe Inn for all to enjoy. 

The practice of decorating “jack-o’-lanterns”— the name comes from an Irish folktale about a man named Stingy Jack—originated in Ireland, where large turnips and potatoes served as an early canvas. Irish immigrants brought the tradition to America, home of the pumpkin, and it became an integral part of Halloween festivities.

Just down the road from the White Doe Inn is The Island Farm where they too are getting into the spirit of Halloween with Evening Lantern tours. Join costumed interpreters on a night-time journey into the home of a grieving widow and listen to stories of the farm’s former residents.  Then travel by lantern light to the final resting place in an 1800s graveyard.

As Halloween evening starts to wind down in Manteo coming back to relax with a bottle of wine, by the fireplace or take a warm bath with a glass of champagne in the privacy of your bedchamber only to wake up well rested to a lovely 4-course breakfast to start your day!

October is a beautiful time of year here on the Outer Banks and The White Doe Inn in Manteo is the perfect place to take in all the fall has to offer here on the Outer Banks!

We look forward to your stay!

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Crisp days of Fall

Fall back at The White Doe Inn

As the cool crisp days of fall arrive and days begin to draw shorter what better time to think about a quiet relaxing stay at The White Doe Inn with just a short drive on the island to see the exquisite fall colors at The Elizabethan Gardens. Other Fall adventures on Roanoke Island include events at the Festival Park, The NC Aquarium, The Island Farm and our new Wildlife Refuge Visitors Center at the North end of the island.

After your adventure out, it’s back to the Inn, to cozy up by the fireplace in your bedchamber with a Light Fare meal and a bottle of wine or sparkling cider. Some of our bedchambers offer a nice spa tub that would warm you quickly after a breezy fall day out along the shores of the Outer Banks.

The White Doe Inn is currently taking reservations for our Harvest Moon Package  which we are very excited. Come celebrate the Harvest Moon on the Outer Banks and see why it’s the ‘locals’ favorite time of year!

The Fall months of October and November are very special here on the Outer Banks, and a stay at The White Doe Inn is the perfect location to enhance your visit. Call 1-800-473-6091, 252-473-9851 or visit us on line at

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