The White Doe Inn

319 Sir Walter Raleigh Street, Manteo, North Carolina 27954
Innkeeper(s): Bebe & Bob Woody

Meet the White Doe Wedding Coordinator & Photographer 26 Feb 2020, 2:41 pm

Meet Beth Pallett, Wedding Coordinator

As a longtime resident of the Outer Banks, Beth uses her expertise and local knowledge to plan a wide variety of weddings. With over 20 years of wedding planning experience, she gracefully handles the unexpected, easily connects with couples, stays calm under pressure, and manages the multitude of details that a seamless event entails. She is able to confidently guide couples through the entire wedding planning process from start to finish.

One aspect that sets Beth apart is her unique combination of experience and education.  Beth earned a degree in Hospitality Management from East Carolina University and then received certification from the Association of Bridal Consultants.  Beth is a longtime member of the Outer Banks Wedding Association and has proudly served on their Board Directors for many years.

After Beth and her husband, Charley, graduated for ECU they travelled across country for over six months.  They then needed a place to set roots and chose the Outer Banks.  Charley is an avid surfer and was drawn to the area because of the beautiful beaches and year round surfing.  Once they were settled they got married in Nags Head and that is when Beth’s career as a wedding coordinator began.

After planning my own wedding, friends and family started asking for help with their weddings. It was then that I realized my love for event planning. To me, nothing is more satisfying than helping a couple plan the wedding of their dreams.

Some things about me: I’m known as “Aunt B” to my many nieces and nephews. I’m addicted to lip balm. (Yes, I know that sounds crazy)  My favorite pastime is reading a good book on the beach.  Spring is my favorite time of year.  I’m forever dreaming of my next trip. My greatest loves are my family, my big black lab, and my job.

Kristi Midgette Wright, Wedding Photographer

I am Kristi Midgette Wright and have been a wedding photographer based on the Outer Banks of North Carolina for 15 years. I was born and raised on the Outer Banks and would not want to live anywhere else but right here beside the ocean. I will always have sand between my toes and salt on my skin.
”I am fun loving and full of creativity. I am inspired by love and beauty. I am a daughter, a mother, a wife and a photographer all wrapped up in one. I love to dream. I am passionate and expressive yet respectful of the world around me. I strive daily to be a better person.”
I primarily shoot on the Outer Banks but I LOVE to travel anywhere! I am so excited that you found me and because I believe that getting to know my clients is the #1 way to ensure an awesome experience, I would love to tell you a little about me! Just watch my video and you will learn much more. Visit Kristi’s website.

What to Do in the Outer Banks this Summer 14 Jun 2019, 2:49 pm

Are you planning a trip to the Outer Banks, NC this summer? Book your room at the White Doe Inn in the quaint seaside village of Manteo, and start dreaming about exploring the area and embracing the local scene through a wide array of indoor and outdoor adventures. Whether you fancy something on land or sea, or even in the air, you’re sure to find something for everyone.

Under the Sea: North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island

Situated 3 miles north of Manteo, this North Carolina aquarium was voted one of the 10 best aquariums in North America. Offering a variety of free programs, including animal feeding and educator-led tours and adventures, current exhibits span the spectrum of wildlife from alligators to sea turtles and much more. If you really want to get up close and personal, book a behind the scenes tour led by an aquarium educator and view the inner workings of the operation. Open Daily from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, admission is $12.95 for adults ages 13-61, with discounts offered to children 12 and under and seniors 62 and older. Military discounts are also available.

Among the Flowers: Elizabethan Gardens

If you have a horticulturalist in the family, be sure to plan a day at the Elizabethan Gardens, just a few miles north of the Inn. Established in honor of the first English colonists, the gardens tickle all your senses. Photographers capture birds and butterflies in flight and beautiful blossoms throughout the seasons. Stop and smell the roses, the wisteria, jasmine and magnolia. Listen to the sounds of nature above and below. And birdwatchers take note: the Gardens are on the North Carolina birding trail. Check the website for seasonal hours and current ticket prices.

Up in the Air: Bodie Island Lighthouse

Black and white striped lighthouse surrounded by white picket fence with bright blue clear skiesIn season (late April to Columbus Day), hearty adventurers can climb the 214-step spiral staircase to take in the view from the top of the Bodie Island Lighthouse for a small fee. Completed in 1872, the lighthouse is one of only a few remaining brick tower lighthouses still operating in the U.S. Often photographed for its distinctive horizontal stripes of black and white, its beacon is visible from as far as 19 miles away. This became an important factor when originally deciding where to locate the structure as according to those charged with finding the best spot on dangerous coast “more vessels are lost there than on any other part of our coast.” Tours of the structure depart every 20 minutes beginning at 9:00 AM, with the last tour of the day departing at 4:30 PM.

Messing About in Boats: Paradise Dolphin Cruises

Watching bottlenose dolphins frolic in the wild is truly one of the most unique experiences you’ll ever have the pleasure of enjoying. Aboard the Kokomo in Roanoke Sound, a two-hour tour with Paradise Dolphin Cruises will find you spotting the friendly faces of curious dolphins along with osprey, the ever-present gulls, and other shorebirds. This popular excursion runs in season (mid-April through October) and comes with a guarantee. If you don’t see dolphins you’ll ride again for free. Reservations are recommended. Tickets are $25 per adult, $15 for children. Discounts are offered for seniors and active military.

Located in the picturesque waterfront village of Manteo, NC, the White Doe Inn is the perfect hub for your summer of adventure in the Outer Banks. Immerse yourself in the luxury of spa-quality private baths and pamper your taste buds with our innovative cuisine offered throughout the day. Tell us, what’s your favorite spot on Roanoke Island to visit during the summer?

Head To The Outer Banks For These Best-Of-May Events 15 Apr 2019, 6:00 am

The month of May on Roanoke Island is always a breath of sunshine with gardens abloom and daylight stretching into leisurely evenings. It’s a wonderful time to visit! This May, you’ll find a wide variety of special events to amuse you to—and your pooches too.

An ocean scene painting by artist Lisa Creed.Arts at the Inn: an afternoon with artist Lisa Creed. Visit with the artist and view her work during an afternoon gathering at White Doe Inn on Saturday, May 11. Lisa Creed’s artwork is inspired by the beauty and allure of the Maine coast where she grew up. There’s a purity of nature in her scenes,  where the setting is the focus, void of people and objects.
May 11, 2019
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
White Doe Inn
319 Sir Walter Raleigh Street, Manteo, NC

The poster for First Fridays showing all the dates of upcoming events.First Friday. Kick off your weekend in Historic Downtown Manteo with an enjoyable street festival along the waterfront. Held the first Friday of the month, from April through December, the evening is a upbeat mix of live music, magic, artisans, period-dressed actors, and more. Shops and restaurants in the area will be open and many will be offering little celebrations of their own. It’s a perfect time to meet the locals and experience all that’s unique about living here.
May 6, 2019
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Historic Downtown Manteo, NC

Virginia Symphony on the Outer Banks. Instead of cheers, First Flight High School Auditorium will be filled with the beautiful sounds of classical music when the Virginia Symphony comes to the Outer Banks on May 9. This is a special opportunity to hear one of the nation’s leading regional symphony orchestras in concert. Tickets may be purchased online or at the auditorium on the evening of the performance.
May 9, 2019
7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
First Flight High School Auditorium
100 Veterans Drive, Kill Devil Hills, NC
Tickets: $15 – $28


Bluegrass Island Festival. It’s time for a little foot-stomping music! The Bluegrass Island Festival, May 15-18, is an annual favorite for its stellar line-up and stunning setting at Roanoke Island Festival Park. Enjoy relaxing on the spacious grounds overlooking the water as you listen to some of the best bluegrass acts in the country. Check the festival’s website for the date and times of the scheduled performers. This is a popular event so it’s always wise to purchase tickets ahead of time (and book your room at White Doe Inn too!).
May 15-18, 2019
Roanoke Island Festival Park
107 Budleigh Street, Manteo, NC
Performances begin on Wednesday at 5:00 p.m., Thursday-Saturday at 12:30 p.m.
Single day, $50/each
Early Bird: 3-day pass, $125; single day, $40/each

dog paw print illustration.Woofstock. Bring your best four-legged friend along for a family-friendly day at The Elizabethan Gardens on May 18, 2019. The fun-filled day will feature dog competitions, dog wash stations, a climbing wall, silent auction, live music, fur-loving exhibitors, beer and wine, and food for all—humans and dogs. Funds raised from the event will support The Elizabethan Gardens and Outer Banks SPCA.
May 18, 2019
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
The Elizabethan Gardens
1411 National Park Drive, Manteo, NC
Adults/$9, Youth 6-17/$6, Children 5 and under/$2 (prices do not include tax)

The Lost Colony Opening Night. Come toast the opening of the 2019 season of The Lost Colony at the renowned Waterside Theater in Downtown Manteo. Considered one of top outdoor dramas—and at 80 years, the longest running outdoor drama in the country—The Lost Colony recants the mysterious disappearance of an entire colony, leaving few clues behind. The performance blends epic battles, Indian dances, royal pageantry, romance, and even the birth of Virginia Dare.
May 31, 2019
7:45 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Fort Raleigh National Historic Site
1409 National Park Drive, Manteo, NC
Tickets: $20/each; free for children 5 and under (handling fees extra)

One of the guest rooms at the Inn.Whether you’re coming for a quick getaway or to spend a leisurely week exploring the coast, make White Doe Inn your headquarters. In addition to an ideal location, you’ll enjoy the charm and grandeur of an historic inn, with luxurious guest rooms and delicious gourmet breakfasts.

Call today to make your reservation or, if you prefer, book your stay online.

6 Wonderful Reasons To Visit Manteo, NC This April 13 Mar 2019, 6:00 am

There are oh-so many wonderful reasons to visit our picturesque town and area all year long. But for this month, we are highlighting six noteworthy ones featuring shipwrecks, butterflies, rum, a little mojo and a gracious Easter Brunch. Come join in the fun!A field of red & white tulips with one tulip in the foreground and the others out of focus.

A Day in the Life of Manteo: Saturday, April 6, 2019.
Rum aficionados, mark this day on your calendar. At 10:00 a.m., Outer Banks Distilling will be releasing its limited edition Kill Devil Shipwreck Series aged rum. Each small batch is named for a historical Outer Banks shipwreck and features its own distinctive blend. The downtown Manteo distillery offers tastings and tours and visitors who wish, can purchase bottles of the award-winning rum.
Saturday, April 6, 2019
10:00 a.m. release
Outer Banks Distilling
510 Budleigh Street, Manteo

From the distillery, head over to Sir Walter Raleigh Street to Downtown Books, where Kevin Duffus, a well-known North Carolina historian, filmmaker and author, will be presenting two talks on the 1918 rescue of the British tanker Mirlo off the coast of Hattaras. Duffin is the author of several seafaring books, including Shipwrecks of the Outer Banks and The Last Days of Blackbeard the Pirate. \
Saturday, April 6, 2019
Kevin Duffus talk, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.; 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Downtown Books
105 Sir Walter Raleigh Street, Manteo, NC

Logo for the band

At 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 6, White Doe Inn is proud to host Mel Melton and the Wicked Mojo’s Benefit for Dare2Care.The band is a Southern standout, performing a lively mix of blues, zydeco/Cajun, funk and swamp pop.
Dare2Care is a wonderful group that brings awareness and support to Outer Banks veterans. Its inclusive band, The Shredders, will kick off the event. Lachine Cuisine will be on hand serving food and OBX Distilling, 1718 Brewery and Vineyards on the Scuppermong will furnish refreshments,
Mel Melton and the Wicked Mojo’s Benefit for Dare2Care
Saturday, April 6, 2019
4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
White Doe Inn
Tickets: $25/advance, $30/

A beautiful blocak and orange monarch butterfly.You can visit The Elizabethan Gardens any time during April to enjoy its Butterfly Festival. The magical little creatures will be the prime focus with activities, such as a butterfly painting class.
Butterfly Festival
April 1 – 30, 2019
The Elizabethan Gardens
1411 National Park Drive, Manteo, NC

Enjoy a deep-dive into the mysteries of Roanoke Island, April 15-27, with a performance of Ghosts of the Lost Colony. The interactive theater experience explores the history, early colonial exploration and paranormal hotspots around the Fort Raleigh National Historic Site.
Ghosts of the Lost Colony
April 15-27, 2019
Monday – Thursday, 8:00 p.m.; Friday – Saturday, 9:00 p.m.
The Lost Colony
1409 National Park Drive, Manteo, NC

Table of colorful breakfast dishes on white plates and pink flowers outside open French doorsThis year,White Doe Inn will be celebrating Easter with a special holiday brunch on Sunday, April 21. Join us in our elegant dining room and enjoy a delicious multi-course menu featuring springtime dishes and one of our signature breakfast desserts.

April is going to be a great month here! Plan to stay at White Doe Inn and discover the utmost in hospitality and the relaxing ambiance of our luxurious guest rooms, with special features such as double whirlpools, soaking tubs, and oversized spa showers.

Call us today to reserve your room. If you prefer, you can check availability and book your stay online.

Outer Banks Inn Offers Arts Events & Special Savings 22 Feb 2019, 5:00 am

The spring season kicks off with a wide range of activities in North Carolina’s Outer Banks. From our Arts at the Inn events to a literary/art fest, musical night, and a delicious food-centric weekend, the Outer Banks is where to be this March. Book a stay at White Doe Inn and not only can you take part in these local events, you can also save on rooms, dining and spa services throughout March!

During the upcoming months, White Doe Inn is hosting four Arts at the Inn events, beginning on March 9, with Tracee de Hahn, author of the Agnes Lüthi mystery series. Ms. Hahn will be  reading from her latest book, A Well-Timed Murder.
March 9, 2019
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Other Arts at the Inn events include:
Mel Melton (harmonicist) and the Wicked Mojo’s Benefit for Dare2Care
April 6, 2019
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Artist Lisa Creed
May 11, 2019
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Who’s your Daddy? Noir at the Inn with crime writers Eryk Pruit & Shawn Cosby
June 15, 2019
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

March can be full of surprises, and three of the nicest are White Doe Inn’s special 10% offers, each good from March 1 to March 31, 2019.
Receive a 10% discount on your room when you book a stay for two nights or more
A dinner at the Inn featuring a plate with steak and veggies with a glass of red wine.Receive a 10% discount when you enjoy on Dinner for Two at the Inn
And receive a 10% discount on any Spa Service too!
These 10% offers are good in March only, so don’t wait—make your reservations today!

While in the area, don’t miss these other top March events.

TRIO 2019 Live Tour Stop
March 1, 2019
4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Dare County Arts Council
300 Queen Elizabeth Avenue, Manteo, NC
Books, art, and music come together for one special evening with Trio Live, a traveling exhibit that showcases the power of storytelling. Each “Trio” uses a book as inspiration for a musician and a visual artist to create a work of art.  White Doe Inn is honored to be hosting several of the artists who are in town for this free event, which also coincides with Downtown Manteo’s first Friday celebration.

A poster for the exhibition featuring a woman in colorful dress in the foreground walking with others on the beach.James Melvin’s “Peace” Exhibit
March 1 – March 31, 2019
Dare County Arts Council
300 Queen Elizabeth Avenue, Manteo, NC
The beauty, history, serenity, and people of the Outer Banks are the focus of this stunning new show presented by the Dare County Arts Council. Visitors can meet James during an Opening Reception, March 1, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

M5 Mexican Brass
March 2, 2019
7:30 p.m.
First Flight High School Auditorium
100 Veteran Drive, Kill Devil Hills, NC
Latin America’s foremost Brass Quintet will be performing an evening of music featuring a multitude of styles, and their own unique sound and showmanship.

Outer Banks Taste of the Beach
March 28 – 31, 2019
Experience fancy dinners, cooking classes, wine tastings, brewery tours, tapas crawls, cook-offs, and other enticing activities—more than 50 in all! Check the event website for times, locations, and tickets.

Delicious food is a given when you stay at White Doe Inn. You’ll also enjoy an exquisite setting, exceptional service and wonderful hospitality. There’s no better place to come for a relaxing and refreshing stay!

Call today for a reservation or, if you prefer, book your stay online!

Love This February! A Month For Sweethearts, Birders & Chili Fans 18 Jan 2019, 5:00 am

This is a month for romance and that feeling is permeating throughout the White Doe Inn, with fireplaces glowing and cozy dinners in the Dining Room.chocolate covered strawberries on a white plate and several red roses February is also a great time for exploring all there is to see and do here on the Outer Banks—from nature to culture to good old-fashioned cooking. So grab your calendar and plan a visit soon.

Dinner for two
Dinner at the White Doe Inn is an intimate setting where you can have a quiet conversation, soft music, candlelight, fine china and linens, and an exquisite menu paired with wine. During the month of February we’ll be offering a very special four-course menu including roasted beet salad with goat cheese or crab and clam chowder; roast tenderloin of beef, sesame-seared tuna, blueberry-bourbon grilled pork chop; and a luscious finale of cherries and chocolate.

Dinners are $65/person and include a champagne toast; wine is also available. Reservations are required: 252-473-9851.
To add even more romance to the evening, plan to stay in one of the White Doe Inn’s luxurious rooms. Each room features a cozy fireplace and many have jacuzzis or soaking tubs. Call for reservations or check availability and book your stay online.

A place for bird lovers

The peaceful, setting of Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge* is a wintering habitat for migratory birds, such as snow geese, and a wonderful place to spend a day. Established in 1938 to provide an area for nesting and resting, the Refuge is a stopping point for waterfowl, shorebirds, wading birds, raptors and neotropical migrants. Visitors can enjoy Bird Walks on Pea Island Friday mornings year-round, from 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. There are also two wildlife trails that are open daily from dawn to dusk. 
*NOTE: Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge is closed during the government shutdown. Please check with website for up-to-date information.

Love ala Shakespeare
It may be the heart of winter, but February is a perfect month for Theatre of Dare’s presentation, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, February 24 to March 3, 2019 at the Festival Park Indoor Theater in Manteo. This madcap Shakespeare romance takes place in a forest and includes a queen of the Amazons, Athenian lovers and a band of scheming fairies. Great fun, indeed!
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
February 22-23, March 1-2 at 7:30 p.m.
February 24 and March 3 at 2:00 p.m.
Festival Park Indoor Theater
1 Festival Park, Manteo, NC

Baby, it’s chili!
Do you make a knock-your-socks-off chili? Then sign up for the Annual Chili Cook-Off at Stripers Bar and Grille, February 17, 2019. The tasty affair is a fundraiser for the benefit of the Outer Banks SPCA, and a haven for good chili cooks along the coast. If you’re not cooking, come taste the entries and join in the festivities, all for a great cause. The event will be held at Stripers Bar and Grille, a popular waterfront restaurant that looks out onto the sound.
Annual Chili Cook-Off to benefit the OBX SPCA
Sunday, February 17, 2019
12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

A view of the Virginia Dare room showcasing the fireplace and canopy bed.In February and all through the year, romance is always in the air at White Doe Inn. You’ll feel it the minute you walk in the door and see the beautifully appointed guest rooms with private baths, luxurious linens, Gilchrist & Soames bath products and all the other pampering touches that make a stay here so memorable. Call today to make a reservation or book your stay online.

Holiday Gift & Getaway Savings At Top Outer Banks Inn 18 Dec 2018, 5:00 am

Looking for a great last minute gift? Stick a Gift Certificate to White Doe Inn into someone’s stocking! Whether you’re buying for your special someone, friends, family members or coworkers, they’ll love a getaway to the #1 traveler ranked inn on the Outer Banks.Red stocking hanging on the mantle with a decorated, lit Christmas tree in the background.

Order your White Doe Inn gift certificates online through December 31, 2018, and you’ll save too! Here’s how:
     Use promo code GIFT 150 and get a $150 gift certificate for $135
     Use promo code GIFT 200 and get a $100 gift certificate for $180
     Use promo code GIFT 500 and get a $500 gift certificate for $425

Call us to order direct at 252-473-9851 or order online using the codes above.

We’ll print out the certificate and mail it to you or, if you prefer, we can send it directly to the recipient’s email address.

And there’s more merry news too! It’s White Doe Inn’s New Year’s Resolution Offer. Make it your resolution to visit anytime during 2019, book your room during January and you’ll receive a 20% discount. Now that’s a New Year’s Resolution that will be easy to keep!

Happy Holidays!

Delight In A Festive Holiday Season On The Outer Banks 21 Nov 2018, 5:00 am

Picturesque Roanoke Island gets even more charming during the holidays, when the quaint towns like Manteo get all decked out and festive activities abound. From parades to home tours to musical performances, ‘tis the season to enjoy the magic of the Outer Banks.

A few Christmas boughs with colored ornaments and title: 6 Merry Events on Roanoke Island.

Santa Paws is Coming to Town Bring your four-legged friend to White Doe Inn this Saturday for a family portrait with Santa. The setting is festive and photographers will be on site to snap photos for just a $25 donation. 100% of proceeds will benefit Outer Banks SPCA. Don’t have a pet but would love to support a good cause? We’ll have options for you as well!
November 24, 2018
12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
White Doe Inn
319 Sir Walter Raleigh Street, Manteo

14th Annual Holiday Tour of Homes
Manteo Preservation Trust is hosting this annual tour featuring several historic island homes in Manteo, as well a new construction using “The Manteo Way of Building.” Tours begin at the Outer Banks Distillery, which will be offering light refreshments and tastings of their famous rum.
December 1, 2018
12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Outer Banks Distilling
510 Budleigh Street, Manteo

Grand Illumination 2018
Now through mid-January hundreds of twinkling lights transform Elizabethan Gardens into an enchanting winter wonderland during Winter Lights, an annual display presented by Southern Bank. Stroll along the glowing paths, enjoy seasonal music, take in at all the beautiful holiday displays, and enjoy the warmth of a crackling fire on the Great lawn. Not to miss: the magnificent decorated trees in the Gatehouse and Reception Hall.
November 24, 2018 – January 19, 2019
Elizabethan Gardens
1411 National Park Drive, Manteo
Adults, $11; Youth 6-17, $9; Children 5 and under, $6

Manteo Tree Lighting Ceremony
It will be “A Christmas to Remember” at this year’s official kick-off to the holiday season. Head downtown to the historic courthouse area on Friday evening for hot chocolate and entertainment followed by the lighting of the official Town of Manteo Christmas tree. Even Santa will be there! Next day, bring the family to enjoy a performance by the Jazzmen, followed by the annual parade.
All events in front of Dare County Arts Council
300 Queen Elizabeth Avenue, Manteo
A Christmas to Remember
November 24, 2018 – January 19, 2019
5:45 p.m., pre-show entertainment
6:00, showcase and tree lighting

Christmas Parade
December 1,2018
Pre-parade, 9:30 a.m.
Parade, 10:30 p.m.

Christmas Concert Featuring the 208th Army Band
Here’s a sure way to get into the holiday spirit! Make your way to Roanoke Island Festival Park on December 1 to hear citizen warrior musicians, members of the United States Army Reserve Band stationed in Concord, N.C. perform jazz, rock, marches, patriotic, concert and holiday music.
December 1, 2018
6:00 p.m.
Roanoke Island Festival Park
1 Festival Park, Manteo
Event is free

The Nutcracker
Young and old will delight in this endearing holiday classic presented by the Outer Banks Centre for Dance on December 1. A special bonus for children: a photo op with Clara, the Prince and the Sugarplum Fairy!
December 1, 2018
1:00 and 7:00 p.m.
First Flight High School
100 Veterans Drive, Kill Devil Hills, NC
$15, matinee; $18, evening

For the merriest of holidays, plan a stay at White Doe Inn, where you can luxuriate in guest rooms with private baths, soaking or whirlpool tubs, cozy fireplaces, and amenities designed to pamper you. Call today or book your stay online.

Need a perfect stocking stuffer? Purchase a gift certificate for White Doe Inn and make someone very, very happy! Click here to purchase online.

Don’t Miss These Scary, Merry & Festive Activities On Roanoke Island, NC 25 Oct 2018, 6:00 am

A getaway to Roanoke Island this time of year offers visitors a chance to enjoy long strolls on deserted beaches and cool, crisp nights that are perfect for sleeping. This is also the beginning of the holiday season, and that means a calendar filled with delightful events, such as the Manteo Holiday Tour of Homes. Here is a sampling of what’s upcoming.

A sitting area by the fireplace at White Doe Inn.

OBX Ghost Tours. Are the Outer Banks beaches the most haunted ones in America? You can find out on this guided lantern tour that wanders through Manteo as it dredges up scary stories and uncovers resident ghosts.
Wednesday and Saturdays, now through December.
7:30 p.m.
105 Sir Walter Raleigh Street, Manteo, NC

Evening Lantern Tours: Draped in Black. Island Farm, a living history site takes visitors on a nighttime tour of a grieving widow’s home. Let by costumed interpreters, you’ll learn about the ways Victorian families mourned through stories and a lantern lit trip to the family graveyard.
November 2-3 and 9-10, 2018
7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Island Farm
11430 US Highway 64, Manteo, NC

First Friday. Head to the waterfront in downtown Manteo on the first Friday night in November and December for a lively street festival that includes live music, artisans, magicians, and more! It’s a great way to check out our great local shops, galleries and restaurants.
November 2 and December 7, 2018
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Winterlights at Elizabethan Gardens. Discover a twinkling winter wonderland as you stroll the garden paths at Elizabethan Gardens in Manteo on November 24. Adding to the magic are decorated trees in the Gatehouse and Reception Hall and a cracking fire on the Great Lawn. The event, sponsored by Southern Bank, also includes a seasonal gift shop and plant sale.
November 24, 2018
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Elizabethan Gardens
1411 National Park Drive, Manteo, NC

Christmas in Manteo. Kick off the holidays with the Lighting of the Town Tree on Friday, November 30. The all-family affair on the waterfront includes hot chocolate and holiday music sung by kids. On Saturday morning, December 1, the Annual Christmas Parade heads through town; afterwards, you can take the kids to visit Santa at the boathouse. Then on Saturday afternoon, enjoy our Holiday Tour of Homes, where you can peek inside some of our beautiful historic island homes.
Tree Lighting
November 30, 2018
6:00 p.m.
Historic Old Courthouse
300 Queen Elizabeth Avenue, Manteo, NC

Annual Christmas Parade
December 1, 2018
10:30 a.m.
Downtown Manteo

Holiday Tour of Homes
December 1, 2018
12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Dinner with wine at the InnDining at White Doe Inn. White Doe Inn offers a three-course meal Friday, and Saturday evenings, specially prepared by Chef Carol and served in the dining area or verandah. Wine is not included but can be ordered. 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Book a getaway at White Doe Inn and experience the joy of the holidays. From the minute you check in, you’ll feel pampered by the special touches in our guest rooms—whirlpool or soaking tubs, fireplaces, luxurious linens, and breakfasts that makes mornings even brighter.

Call us today for a reservation, or book your stay online.

Outer Banks Inn Offers Hurricane Aid, Special Offer 21 Sep 2018, 6:00 am

We are lucky to report that White Doe Inn and our town of Manteo made it through Hurricane Florence without much damage. Unfortunately, not everyone on the Outer Banks was as lucky.

Main room at White Doe Inn showing boxes stacked up ready for evacuation, innkeeper sitting on char in front with her dog.That’s why we’re working with Hurricane Aid for Southeastern, NC, and Robeson County Church and Community Center on relief efforts. Today, Friday the 21st, is the final day for those wishing to make donations of essentials, such as toiletries, diapers and baby food, underwear, and other items. (Check this link for a full listing of items that are needed. No used or perishable items please!) Items may be dropped off at White Doe Inn. Thanks to all who have been so generous through this disaster.

a pier heading out to the ocean at White Doe Inn.Visit Mid-Week & Save!
We’re thankful for our good fortune and looking forward to the weeks ahead. Do come for a visit to White Doe Inn and spend time exploring the quaint coastal village of Manteo. And as an extra incentive, we’re offering a Mid-Week Sojourn Special. Stay Sunday through Thursday evening (five days total) and get the fifth night free! Each stay includes complimentary four-course breakfasts and homemade desserts in the afternoon, gas fireplaces in each guest room, luxurious baths, and more pampering amenities.

Arts at the Inn
We love a good mystery. If you do too, join us for an afternoon with award-winning mystery writer Mindy Quigley, author of the bestselling Lindsay Harding series. A Murder in the Mount is the latest in the series, a “hilarious tale of small town intrigue and big-time crime,” featuring protagonist Lindsay Harding, a hospital chaplain with a knack for encountering murders. Sign up today!
Arts at White Doe Inn
An Afternoon with Mindy Quigley
Saturday, September 29, 2018
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Make plans to visit White Doe Inn this fall, and bask in the warmth of gracious hospitality, superior service, and relaxing guest rooms with luxurious amenities. Give us a call or book your stay online!