Christmas is right around the corner, and if you're
planning to come to the Outer Banks to celebrate, we know you'll
love your accommodations at The White Doe
Inn. Maybe you're coming for one of
the merry events, if so, "Welcome!"
If you are looking for something to do while you are here,
check out this list of festivities and celebrate Outer Banks
On Friday, December 6, 2013; you won't want to miss the
Lighting of the Manteo Christmas Tree. This celebration takes
place in front of the historic courtehouse on Queen Elizabeth St.
Enjoy such traditions of the Yule Log, cider, hot
chocolate, Christmas carols, Santa Clause, and more. This
tradition is generations old, make it yours!
Manteo celebrations continue with the 42nd Annual
Christmas Parade on Saturday, December 7, 2013. Join the
community again along Queen Elizabeth St. at about 10 am for a good
spot and a to enjoy the pre-parade Jazzmen band. To the
excitement of the children, Santa will arrive on a fire truck!
This is the perfect way to begin the season!
The Town of Duck is excited to be hosting their Third
Annual Duck Yuletide Celebration on Saturday, December 7, 2013,
beginning at 3 pm. Join the festivities on the Duck Town
Green at 1200 Duck Road. This year you'll hear holiday
favorites from local musicians, the Duck Fire Truck will bring
Santa Clause, and party will end with the traditional lighting of
the Town Crab Pot Tree. There is much more to this community
event - check out their website!
For a FREE unique event, check out the Winter Climb at
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse. This takes place on Saturday,
December 14, 2013 from 10am to 3 pm. The lighthouse is a
challenge, with 248 steps. It's like climbing
12-stories! The lighthouse is located at 46368 Lighthouse
Road, Buxton, NC.
Can't get enough of holiday parades? Check out the
15th Annual Hatteras Village Holiday Parade at 2 pm on Saturday,
December 14, 2013. This parade makes the Christmas season
perfect, ending with home-baked cookies and hot chocolate at the
Civic Center for everyone! This is a holiday event you won't
want to miss!
What's the holiday celebration without a Festivus
event? Ok - so this isn't a common holiday tradition, but
it's about to be! On December 21, 2013, put jingle bells on
your running shoes for the Inaugural Festivus Road Race 5K or 10K,
or the Little Elf Jingle Jog. You'll join the race at The
MarketPlace Shopping Center at 5543 N. Croatan Hwy, Southern
Shores, NC. The 5K and 10K begin at 8 am, and the Jingle Job
is at 8:45. The Outer Banks provides a fantastic winter
running experience to remember. The top three finishers get
unique trophies, and everyone else gets a limited edition finisher
medal. Santa will be there too, it's something for
everyone! Be sure to register!
After any of these events, we are excited to hear about
your adventures in the Outer Banks region that we love so
much. With so much to do - we know this will be a Christmas
you'll never forget!
Winter and holiday festivities begin soon in The Outer Banks,
with the WinterLights
at The Elizabethan
, located just two miles from The White Doe
This lights spectacle invokes the warmth of
the holidays as the air begins to chill, for new and repeat
visitors of all ages.
You will find yourself
walking along the garden paths in a true winter wonderland as the
holiday lights illuminate the lovely Elizabethan Gardens with
Warm yourself by the open-air
fire on the Great Lawn and gaze at the merry trees adorning the
Gatehouse and Reception Hall.
On November 29, kick-off the winter celebration with The Grand
Illuminations, featuring food and drinks in Odom
Hall. This opening event has special admission
rates: $15 for Adults, $9 for ages 6-17, and $7 for those 5 and
The WinterLights season dates and hours are: Dec 3-7, 10-14,
17-21, 26-28, and January 2-4 from 6-9pm Admission throughout the
season is $10 for Adults, $8 for ages 6-17, and $5 for those 5 and
The gardens also host special Ladies Nights, Dinner with
Santa, and WinterLights with Santa events to make this most of this
wonderful time of year.
The Elizabethan Gardens are
at 1411 National Park Drive in Manteo,
For tickets, call 252-473-3234.
When you select a wedding
at The White Doe Inn, your Outer Banks wedding package
automatically includes services by our officiant, Robert
. You'll recognize Bob, 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. Bob offers a flexible approach to planning your perfect
wedding. He has 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 and
possibly add a Unity Candle, Family Union rituals, and other
traditions or symbolic components.
Bob, and the staff at The White Doe Inn, want to ensure that
your wedding is exactly how you envision. Every aspect of your
Outer Banks ceremony will provide romance and enchantment, perfect
for the bride and groom. Contact us to discuss your dream wedding,
and we'll do the rest!
Roanoke Island First Fridays continue on October 4, November
1, and December 6 to complete the 2013 season, and you won't want
to miss a weekend! This is a perfect opportunity for a date
night, a night for the family to explore Manteo's Historic
Waterfront, or a relaxing way to wrap up a busy day.
Start your First Friday adventure with dinner at Avenue
, a waterfront restaurant specializing in fresh and local
seafood. Dinner can begin with refreshing Shrimp Avocado
Salad to share and then try Blue Crab Bisque or Tuna Oscar.
No matter what you order, you'll enjoy a delicious meal that will
leave you refreshed and ready to check out the First Friday
After dinner, wander around the corner to Mellow Dog Gallery
will find eclectic works by artists in a variety of media.
Browse paintings, jewelry, and other items. Find modestly
priced items that are perfect for your vacation souvenier.
You might even be lucky enough to meet Jake - the mellow dog.
Finally, find delicious local honey, micro-brews, and wines,
stop in at Stock-Aide General
before your First Friday adventure ends. They carry
everything you need - and everything that you didn't know you
need. Who can resist a local general store?
Return to The White Doe Inn and share your finds with
us. We can't wait to hear about what you saw during First
nothing better than fresh seafood from the Outer Banks. In
October we celebrate these delicious samplings from our waters with
the Outer Banks
! Located just 6
from The White Doe Inn, we know that you will find our
inn the perfect home-base while you enjoy this festival, October
The Outer Banks area has a long history of commercial fishing, it's
way of life for many generations of families. My Grandfather
fished these waters all his life. Back in the day, he was able to
build two family homes with a single catch of fish. Life was
much simpler then. Folks here lived off the land and the
water. Off shore fish were considered trash fish…not to be
eaten. Only seafood that came from the sounds were considered
good eating. The industry today is much different; with huge
off shore trawlers over fishing the waters, pollution flowing down
our rivers into the sounds and global demands putting
more pressure on our natural resources. We struggle to
preserve a way of life and the resources that have always sustained
us. The Outer Banks Seafood Festival was created in 2012 to
bring awareness to this legacy, and to gain support for the
preservation of the seafood industry.
At the festival you will find exhibits, live presentations, local
arts and crafts, and a variety of performing artists on the Main
Festival Stage. Listen to the Outer Banks Catch Family Reef
Retreat as they offer family friendly performances. Join
folks at the Catch Kitchen for cooking demonstrations in the
preparation of seafood as it was prepared in the past as well as
today. Walk over to the Trawler Treasure Trove where you can
learn all about the fishing industry, and and how it has grown
through the years. Then participate in the exciting events at the
Fish House Olympics. It's a full day of activities. For
a detailed schedule of events, check out the event schedule
After a day full of fun and lots of delicious seafood return to The
White Doe Inn for a relaxing evening by a cozy fire with a cup of
hot chocolate or a glass of wine. We look forward to hearing from
you as you make your plans to join us for this great event.
The wedding of your dreams and memories will take an abundance
of planning and preparation. Have your wedding at The White
Doe Inn and let us do all the work! The right photographer
captures every moment of your day, and for that reason, we provide
the services of Kristi
. Kristi's skill and expertise is
included in each of our wedding
. The packages may include 2-4 hours of coverage,
digital proofs on CD, online review and ordering, choices of color
or black and white, free prints, or a photo-shoot in the location
of your choice.
Kristi Midgette Photography is not just about digital proofs
or free prints; her photos demonstrate her passion and skill for
making lasting impressions. Kristi's ability to capture
emotions and ambiance will provide an enduring memory of your
special day; transporting you back to those enchanting moments and
creating everlasting reminders of that event. These stunning
photos will be treasured by you and your loved ones for years to
Explore the Kristi
Midgette Photography website
- enjoy this slide show/video of
Kristi's photography and make plans to talk with her soon about
capturing your special day. We look forward to sharing this day
with you ... and more of Kristi's work in future blog
While you stay with us at The White Doe Inn, we know you
will enjoy your breakfast each morning. After breakfast on
Saturdays, be sure to check out the local fare at our
Manteo Farmer's Market. Every Saturday morning you can
explore locally grown produce, baked goods, fresh flowers, locally
created arts and crafts - and much more! The Farmer's Market
is just a short walk around the corner at The George Washington
Creef Park in Historic Downtown Manteo
Local produce is one of the many delights you'll enjoy
at The White Doe Inn. Our own Chef Jeffrey, who also visits
the Farmer's Market to prepare your breakfasts, is looking forward
to the early fall yields:
"Everyone is ready for the Island’s Muscadine Grapes
… coming off the vine in late August and early Sept. The White Doe
Inn has its own vine so if you have never tried them …
just right outside in the garden area you can pick and eat
to your heart’s desire. They are so sweet and delicious!"
Just to give you an idea of what you'll find while
visiting the Farmer's Market, discover a variety of produce
including radishes, melons, tomatoes, squash, leeks, herbs and much
more. Then you can find some amazing souvenirs for yourself
or to take back home to friends such as hand painted art,
pottery/ceramics, rugs, soaps, toys, canned salsa and jelly, and
Check out the Farmer's Market every Saturday morning,
during the season, from 8am-noon. Enjoy!
When spending the weekend at The White Doe Inn, enjoy a night
out with the family at the First Friday on Roanoke Island
happens the first Friday of each month - so check it out September
6 and October 4. On First Fridays, browse the new displays by
local artists in the galleries, boutiques and restaurants with
extended hours, live music, and even try the Rock-climbing
Begin the evening with refreshments at Mabel's Scoop Shop
a delicious ice cream shop on Budleigh St. Choose from their
delicious menu of ice cream toppings to customize your dessert
precisely to your preferences.
where you will find a variety of fine art and crafts to
satisfy many tastes. There you will find the work of over 20
potters, many handmade metal and wood pieces, jewelry including
traditional metals but also glass pieces, amazing photography, and
paintings representing a variet of mediums and techniques.
Gallery 101 has something for everyone.
Take home a unique treasure from
My Secret Garden
including garden decor, fun kitchen utensils,
jewelry and accessories, and more. It's the perfect place to
find gifts and souvenirs.
Check out the other First Friday locations on the featured
map. We can't wait to hear about what art and treasures you
Congratulations on your engagement – how about a destination
wedding? We invite you to share your special day with
us! The White Doe Inn invites you to enjoy the picturesque
setting of a wedding on the beach, on the tranquil waterfront at
the Roanoke Marshes Lighthouse, or at our romantic inn.
"For the Love of
Two" package - We make all of the arrangements for you
including a three-course dinner at one of our fine
dining restaurants, a bottle of champagne, and two nights at The
White Doe Inn. We couldn't think of a better
place to experience this special intimate
Wedding" package - This package includes the services of
a wedding planner to coordinate all the details for your wedding
and reception of up to 10 guests. Includes two nights'
accommodation in the room of your choice.
Wedding" package -Accommodating up to 20 guests, this
packages gives you the day of your dreams in our garden
pavilion. You'll be pampered and prepared with professional
styled make-up and hair and a couple's massage. The ceremony
includes a musician and the reception features a garden
Wedding" package - Invite up to 30 friends and
family. These wedding arrangements include everything you'll
need to make your day memorable in our charming gardens, at the
beautiful Manteo Waterfront Gazebo, or on a scenic nearby
All of our wedding packages include innkeeper Bob Woody
non-denominational minister to officiate the ceremony. We
also provide photography services by Kristi Midgette Photography
to whom credit for the photograph and video on this blog is due.
We ensure that other details are taken care of to make
your preparations stress-free.
Begin your life together with a "Honeymoon
package, the perfect arrangements for an unforgettable, enchanting,
romantic, and relaxing experience in our inn. We will take
care of everything to ensure the perfect honeymoon.
“Inns Wedding Magazine “ agrees that The White Doe Inn
provides awesome destination weddings - check out this article
. We look forward to helping you
put together the wedding of your dreams.
Valentine's Day is
The White Doe Inn celebrates it the entire month of February.
Do something unique for that special person by giving them the best
gift of all - an intimate getaway together. Relax and reconnect
while enjoying all of the splendid amenities that The White Doe Inn
has to offer.
Snuggle up in front of your own private fireplace, sip
champagne,indulge in Chocolates Dipped Strawberries, sneak away for
a secluded picnic,and experience an intimate getaway.
Includes: Room of Choice (Subject to Availability), Champagne &
Chocolate Dipped Strawberries, and a specially prepared Picnic Lite
Fare* for Two.
One night stay: $340.00
Two night stay: $680.00
Interested in adding a Spa Massage? With a 2-night reservation you
can get a $25.00 gift certificate toward your massage. (Subject to
Availability). *Picnic Lite Fare for Two includes: Bottled Water,
Turkey Wrap, Fruit, and Dessert.
Call 800-473-9851 to make your