Monday, November 26, 2012

Holiday Special

Tis' The Season
The Town of  Manteo will officially kickoff the 2012 holiday season on Friday, November 30 in front of the historic dare county courthouse downtown. A Grand Illumination Tree Lighting ceremony,  a musical celebration of the indefinable spirit of  Christmas joy and hope will commemorate over 400 years in the lives of Roanoke Island residents. This year's night of festivities will begin at 6PM on Queen Elizabeth Street next to the beautiful downtown Manteo waterfront.

The holiday cheer continues on Saturday, December 1st at 10:30AM with the 41st Annual "Big Little Town Parade" in downtown Manteo, complete with bands, floats and all the trappings of the season. The Grand Marshal this year is Marjalene Thomas who first performed with the Lost Colony in 1938 and throughout the years has played many of the female roles in the show. After the parade join the
Manteo Elementary PTA for pictures with Santa at the Roanoke Island Maritime Museum Boat House.

As Saturday winds down and the cool crisp evening approaches the perfect warm spot is The White Doe Inn also in downtown Manteo very close to the waterfront. We are currently gearing up for our Winter Nights Holiday Lights package. The package includes tickets to the Elizabethan Garden Winter Lights Annual Illumination Event and comes with a 20% discount on bedchambers including a complimentary bottle of bubbly. The package is only available for the following dates: Dec.1st, 3rd, 4th-8th, 11th - 15th, 18th- 22nd and Jan. 2nd - 5th. Packages start at $200.00 per night and cannot be combined with other packages and or specials.  Call for more details and to book your reservation.

The Christmas season is a beautiful time on the Outer Banks and what better way to start the New Year off than with New Year's Eve Celebration at The White Doe Inn. Stay Dec. 29th thru Dec.31st, 2012 and get Dec 31st FREE. The package includes hors d' oeuvres and wine from 6-7 PM on Dec 29th, Complimentary Champagne in room on Dec 31st and a late brunch served on Jan 1st 2013.Stay an additional night for $150.00 and "Tail Gate at the Inn" for the Bowl Games with our  crock pot of chili served with cheese & crackers, beer and wine.


Make your holiday one to remember and stay at

The White Doe Inn.

Expires January 1, 2013

Monday, November 5, 2012

Halloween Past, Seasons Changing

Halloween was a good time here at The White Doe Inn for our guests. Kids were coming from all directions on Sir Walter Raleigh to see and talk with the Big Pumpkin, and pick up treats. Our Littlest Innkeeper was on hand greeting all the witches and goblins and making sure everyone was getting just the right amount of treats. She made Halloween a fun time for all!
 In the late 17th early 18th century the colony of  North Carolina was considered a "place which receives pirates" and they continue to be popular especially on Halloween, as they are an intriguing part of our coastal heritage on the Outer Banks. Below is a photo from the 1961 Hatteras Island Pirate Jamboree. The first person to name everyone in the photograph will receive one free night stay at The White Doe Inn. Take a good look and send your list to subject:Pirate Jamboree
This offer expires Dec. 31, 2012.

As winter approaches and days grow shorter, it's a great time to be thinking about a winter escape to the Outer Banks. Crowds are gone and beaches hold many treasures to be discovered and collected. Create your warm memory with a winter hoilday stay at The White Doe Inn, fireplaces included. Stay tuned for our winter packages being offered!!!!!