Why Stay Anywhere Else for Your Late Summer Getaway to NC’s Outer Banks

Beautiful sunset on the beach with a pastel rainbow of colors in the skyWith the start of the school year just around the corner, no doubt you are eager to squeeze in an extra trip before summer takes its leave. Look no further than North Carolina’s Outer Banks, home to charming seaside villages, glorious sunrises and sunsets, a plethora of fun festivals, and exceptional accommodations at White Doe Inn. From figs and fishing to First Fridays and Arts At the Inn you will discover a wide assortment of late summer activities in the Outer Banks! For starters:

The Ocracoke Fig Festival, August 17 & 18, 2018 – Come enjoy the Outer Banks’ sweetest tradition in Community Square. Local vendors will provide figs in all forms: fresh, preserved, smoked, barbecued, and more. Learn about Ocracoke’s fig history and culture, try old-fashioned crafts and games, or purchase a local cookbook to try your own fig recipes at home. Lastly, you will not want to miss the final three: the Fig Cake Bake-Off (submit a cake or enjoy free samples), the Ocracoke Square Dance (grab your partner!), and finally, the Ocracoke Rockers (dance the night away)!

Alice Kelly Memorial Ladies Only Billfish Tournament, August 12, 2018 – Calling all women! Grab your gear and get ready to fish for a cure during this annual August weekend event at Pirate’s Cove Marina. Day one includes registration, live music, costume contests, boat decorating, and an evening cookout. Day two brings the fishing competition! After spending a day out on the water, participants will return at dusk for judging and awards.

First Fridays in Manteo, April thru December – The Town of Manteo’s enchanting waterfront downtown draws locals and visitors alike to this fun-filled street festival held the first Friday of each month from 6-8pm. Local businesses, galleries, and restaurants come together to offer special hours, special sales, and their own unique celebrations inside their doors. First Fridays also feature live music, artisans, rock-climbing walls, and more!

Located in Manteo on Roanoke Island, the White Doe Inn’s charming accommodations, fabulous cuisine, and Arts at the Inn series, provide you with even more reasons to plan your stay!

Charming Accommodations – Each guest room and suite features a unique look and feel, luxurious amenities, family heirlooms, antiques, beautiful décor, comfortable furnishings, and all-season gas log fireplaces. Choose between queen or king size beds. For a special, romantic stay, select one of our rooms with a spa tub for two!

Fabulous Cuisine – Our outstanding complimentary breakfasts include four beautiful and delicious courses to start your day each morning. In the afternoon, satisfy your snack tooth with an ever-changing selection of cheeses, desserts, teas, and gourmet roasted coffee. We also provide special dining options Thursday thru Saturday, when our own Chef Carol prepares a four-course dinner served in the dining area or veranda for those special romantic getaways (reservations required). Click here for menu and pricing.

And remember to start planning for September!

Arts at the Inn, September 7 & 29, 2018 – During this special series at White Doe Inn, you’ll meet talented artists, writers, musicians, and more. Friday, September 7 at 6pm, feast your eyes on an assortment of colorful, abstract art by NC artist, Sandra Elliot. Then, on Saturday, September 29 at 4pm, we’ll host fictional short-story writer and novelist, Mindy Quigley, author of the best-selling Reverend Lindsay Harding Mystery Series!

Wouldn’t you agree that there’s nothing quite like being pampered in a pristine bed and breakfast with gourmet meals and exceptional guest services and amenities? You will find it all at White Doe Inn! Our incomparable hospitality and cozy coastal location provide the perfect escape for your end-of-summer getaway. As we always say, “Why stay anywhere else?” Book your stay today!

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