Big Mill sits amid acres of farmland and forest in the heart of the Inner Banks — in the quiet coastal plain of eastern North Carolina. It's quality lodging in a peaceful setting that's just minutes from major highways and about two hours from Raleigh, NC and Norfolk, VA.
Don't forget your camera. There are plenty of photo-ops.
Much more than just a place to stay. You can walk through the landscaped gardens and explore the original farm outbuildings. Shaded by stately, 122-year-old pecan trees that were planted by the owner’s parents, this Williamston Extended Stay Lodging is in the original farmstead that has been in the family since 1920. Big Mill is family-owned and operated lodging that offers a variety of accommodations for short and long-term stays.
We offer five different rooms and suites, each with its own unique charm. A Vintage Airstream and 2-RV hookups are located in the orchard overlooking the lake – all available for EXTENDED STAY LODGING. All have private entrances and spectacular lake views. Stays for 3 months or longer are exempt from sales and occupancy taxes.
Staying at Big Mill is not 'roughing it.' This idealized retreat offers what can only be called country luxury. Read what our guests say about their stay at Big Mill.
On NPR's Weekend Edition, Scott Simon interviewed innkeeper Chloe Tuttle on her recipe for making Snow Cream. Listen here.
The August 2017 print issue of Our State Magazine has a great article about Big Mill.
A Drone's Eye View of Big Mill
Big Mill is now Extended Stay Lodging
Guests have the facilities to fix meals in each room or suite; we no longer offer breakfast. We are also emulating some of the ideas from the popular Airbnb model like SELF CHECK-IN and lower rates.
We will rent “Orphan Nights – any random nights between long term bookings. If there are few nights between bookings, call and they might be available.
Everything else is still the same – the farm, the suites, the grapevine and gardens. I am still here and so are Raisin and Effie. We think our younger guests will embrace this change and, hopefully, so will our boomers. We look forward to seeing you‘all on the farm.
Big Mill Bed & Breakfast is now accepting payment in cryptocurrency for all services offered.