Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Eco-Adventure Challenge: The Outer Banks, NC

Are you the type of person who loves a challenge? Do you automatically reply, “Where and when?” when given a dare to do something? If you answered yes to these two questions, we have the perfect challenge in one of the most beautiful areas in North Carolina.

The Eco-Adventure Challenge is a two-day event designed to show you the scenic highlights of the Outer Banks, NC while you participate in a number of fun activities. The schedule for the challenge has been created by the Outer Banks Visitors Bureau, who have the true inside scoop on the best things to do in the area. It maps out specific activities to do in certain places but also gives the participant freedom with certain choices based on his or her own personal interests and desires.

Eco-Adventure Challenge Itinerary:

8:00 – Enjoy breakfast at a local restaurant of your choice
9:30 – Take a 2-½ hour kayak tour through the Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge.
12:30 – Choose your spot of choice downtown Manteo, NC to stop for a delicious lunch.
2:00 – Make your way through a 1-hour stroll in the majestic Elizabethan Gardens.
3:30 – Free time to relax at your hotel – it is suggested to enjoy a walk on the beach and look for shells and beach glass.
6:00 – Dinner is at your choice of restaurant but the rule is to pick one with some good ol’ North Carolina seafood!
8:00 – End the day with a 1-½ hour Red Wolf Howling Safari at The Alligator Wildlife Refuge.

Day 2
7:30 – Breakfast at your restaurant of choice
8:30 – Take a 1-½ hour trail walk through Jockey’s Ridge State Park to view the tallest living sand dunes on the East Coast.
10:00 – Enjoy a 3-hour hang gliding adventure that includes lessons.
1:30 – Enjoy a picnic lunch at Jockey Ridge State Park-there are many places in the area that will deliver a boxed lunch to you!
3:00 – Enjoy a 2-hour bird walk and watch in the Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge.
6:30 – Cap the day off at a local restaurant of your choice!
For more information about this tour, email love@outerbanks.org or call (877) 629-4386, ext. 226.

For guests new to the White Doe Inn or old friends who can’t wait to come back, this two-day challenge is a great way to spend your time here in Manteo, NC. We would love to hear about your day’s adventures when you come back to relax in your private, cozy room at our bed and breakfast. Call us at (800) 473-6091 for reservation information or visit us online.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Island Farm In Manteo, NC Opens April 2, 2014

Are you ready to take a step back in time? The 2014 season at Island Farm opens April 2, 2104 and this is a special place to check out. There is something unique about being able to get a true glimpse back in time and experience how life was lived many years ago. This is the case at Island Farm, a historic place in Manteo, NC.

The Island Farm is a living history site that offers visitors a look into daily life on Roanoke Island in the mid-1800s. For guests at the White Doe Inn, this is a great place to spend a day off. The Etheridge farmstead, which traces back to 1757, boasts a home considered to be the “oldest period restoration of a house on Roanoke Island.” Inside it you can see beautiful 19th-century furnishings.

A visit to this property will provide you with endless places to explore and things to do. There are nearly a dozen buildings, the family graveyard, a kitchen garden, grape arbor, island figs, and a cornfield. You may also run across a roaming chicken or two and see sheep, cows, oxen and ponies in the pasture. Interpreters dressed in period attire carry out daily activities. You may even get to take part in helping a blacksmith, farmer or cook! After you have enjoyed exploring the grounds, take some time to join in on the many hands-on activities and demonstrations that Island Farm has to offer:

Cooking                                                           Blacksmithing
Woodworking                                                19th-century toys and games
Wagon rides                                                   Farm and garden planting


2014 Season: April 2nd – November 29th
Hours: 10:00am – 4:00pm, Wednesday through Saturday
Cost: $6 for six years and older, children five and under are free
Location: Island Farm

    P.O. Box 970

    Manteo, NC 27954
Contact: Call (252) 473-6500 or visit the Island Farm website.

We love helping our guests at The White Doe Inn, new and returning, find hidden gems in our beautiful area and the Island Farm is a real treasure.