Marissa Hermanson

Correspondent

  • Richmond, Virginia, USA

Marissa Hermanson is a correspondent who lives in Richmond, Virginia, and covers the Mid-Atlantic for Forbes Travel Guide. She is a freelance writer, associate editor at Richmond magazine and managing editor of the city magazine’s shelter publication, R·Home. After moving from Naples, Florida, to Boston, to Boulder, Colorado, to Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains, she is happy to settle down and call Richmond her new home. When she isn’t traveling long distances, Hermanson chronicles her hyper-local travel adventures in Richmond on her blog RVAnewbie. Her work has appeared in Cosmopolitan, Southern Living and Ski Magazine, among other publications.

  • On October 1, 2013
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    When is Kimball’s Kitchen open?

    Kimball’s Kitchen is open for dinner Tuesday through Saturday, May through October. The seasonal restaurant opens its doors at 5 p.m. for drinks at the bar and 5:30 p.m. for dinner, and if you’re dining on Saturday evening, you’ll enjoy live entertainment. Most restaurants throughout the Outer Banks are open May through October, as it is peak vacation season and tourists — couples, families and even wedding parties — can be found spending their time surfside and soaking up the sun. In November through April, the Outer Banks experiences a lull and most restaurants close their doors, including Kimball’s Kitchen, though it can still be reserved for large parties or receptions.
  • On October 1, 2013
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    Where is Kimball’s Kitchen located?

    Kimball’s Kitchen is located in Duck, one of the northernmost towns of North Carolina’s Outer Banks. Look for the sloped, window-lined building at 1461 Duck Road. Sanderling Resort, located across the street from the oceanfront restaurant, opened Kimball’s Kitchen in May of 2013, and the eatery is already a popular place for spectacular panoramic views of Currituck Sound, fresh seasonal seafood and specialty cocktails. After a relaxing day at the beach, mosey over to the restaurant for a handcrafted drink mixed by one of the friendly bartenders — we recommend the locally inspired Duckberry tipple — followed by oysters and seafood or steak for dinner. While drinking at the restaurant’s bar or eating dinner by one of the big waterfront windows, you can watch as the sun sinks below the sound, ending another rejuvenating day in the Outer Banks.
  • On October 1, 2013
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    What is the design style of Sanderling Resort?

    Sanderling Resort was originally styled to be a hunting lodge with dark wood paneled walls and a more masculine vibe. After its 2013 renovation, the resort’s lobby is now bright and airy with white walls and big windows. The coastal chic décor is reminiscent of Key West or Nantucket with its calming blues, grays and whites and The Sanderling’s signature pop of color, orange. Throughout the resort, you’ll find jute rugs, seagrass and rattan chairs and beachy artwork dotting the walls. Another touch that guests will love includes seeing the framed vintage silk Hermès scarves and antique barometers in the resort’s South Wing.
  • On October 1, 2013
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    What restaurants does Sanderling Resort have?

    Thanks to Sanderling Resort’s plentiful restaurant options, you don’t have to wander far for great food. The resort’s restaurant Kimball’s Kitchen, which is located across the street on the sound, serves dinner Tuesday through Saturday from May through October, and offers steak, seafood, a raw bar and an extensive wine menu. Housed in a lifesaving station built in 1896, the Lifesaving Station and its upstairs bar, No. 5, is a more casual restaurant and bar compared to Kimball's Kitchen. The restaurant serves three meals per day, every day, and has a focus on southern coastal cuisine and sustainable, organic produce. The Sandbar, located near the two saltwater pools and beach, offers poolside delivery and serves lunch — the staff also mixes up refreshing cocktails and fruit smoothies. The Beach House Bar, located in the lobby of the resort, serves coffee and homemade pastries for breakfast and cocktails and snacks throughout the day.
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    What are the rooms like at Sanderling Resort?

    Decorated with a coastal chic vibe — pale, calming blues and warm wood tones — the rooms at Sanderling Resort are elegant, inviting and comfortable. All rooms at the resort have balconies with locally made chairs from Nags Head Hammocks for you to relax in and enjoy the surrounding beauty (request oceanside accommodations for the best view). With 95 rooms in the resort, ranging from deluxe rooms to premium suites, and five sprawling beach houses, Sanderling Resort offers an array of accommodations for visitors. From the complimentary s’mores kit to the turndown service, the Outer Banks hotel is all about making the details count.
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    Where is Sanderling Resort located?

    With miles of sandy beaches along the Atlantic Ocean, Sanderling Resort is located in Duck, North Carolina, the northernmost town on the Outer Banks’ chain of islands. Spend your days with a variety of outdoor activities, such as paddleboarding, sunrise yoga, biking, and swimming in its saltwater pools and ocean. Or if relaxation is your main goal, spend your time basking in the sun, building sandcastles and enjoying the resort’s spa. Sanderling Resort, located at 1461 Duck Road, is an hour and 45-minute drive from Norfolk International Airport in Virginia, and has views of both the ocean and Currituck Sound, so you can enjoy both sunrise and sunset.