Big Mill sits amid acres of farmland and forest in the heart of the Inner Banks — 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. A lush landscape where streams and rivers meander through cypress swamps and fertile farmland.
Don't forget your camera. There are plenty of photo-ops.
Much more than just a place to stay. With over 200 acres of grounds, you can walk through the landscaped gardens, explore the original farm outbuildings and wander through woodlands. Shaded by stately, ninety-year-old pecan trees that were planted by the owner’s parents, this Williamston Bed and Breakfast is in the original farmstead that has been in the family since 1920.
A choice of five guest rooms or suites – all with private entrances and spectacular lake views. One suite is for long-term rental and has a kitchen. Also ask about long-term rental in our Air Stream.
The August 2017 print issue of Our State Magazine has a great article about Big Mill.
Another Our State online article has a story about Williamston; this also includes another feature about Big Mill.
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.
ABC News/Go featured Big Mill in their international list of "10 Eco-Friendly Inns for Earth Day" 2014.
On NPR's Weekend Edition, Scott Simon interviewed innkeeper Chloe Tuttle on her recipe for making Snow Cream. Listen here.
A Drone's Eye View of Big Mill
SATURDAY AND SUNDAY BREAKFASTS for guests are served in the rooms and suites of Big Mill. A continental breakfast is delivered the evening before and placed in the kitchenettes of your room or suite and readily available for when you awake at your leisure in the morning. Breakfast quiches are served during a weekend guest stay at Big Mill. Local sausage and slow-cooked N.C. grits quiche, a broccoli and ham quiche, and a zucchini and grape tomato quiche are interchanged on the menu.
Breakfast also includes homemade sweet breads made with fruits and nuts grown on the farm. Juice, coffee, tea and fresh fruits are also served. Fresh Fig Bread made with Grand Marnier, and Strawberry Bread with Coconut both have received high praise from guests.
Grapes, blueberries, blackberries and figs from the orchard are served when in season. Chloe’s homemade Strawberry, Blueberry-Blackberry and Fig Jams are made from the orchard’s fruits and are guests’ favorites. A variety of homemade granolas are another popular specialty of Big Mill Bed and Breakfast.
ON WEEKDAYS, MONDAY THRU THURSDAY, a basic and nutritious breakfast is available for weekday guests. The kitchenette in each room and suite at Big Mill will be stocked with coffee, teas, milk, juice and a selection of the following: homemade granolas, English muffins, bagels, Chloe’s muffins and homemade jams, instant oatmeal and grits and a fresh fruit. These menu items will be in your room or suite when you arrive and available each day when you are ready for breakfast.
At Big Mill the menu incorporates many locally grown foods and there is always variety. Innkeeper Chloe will also gladly share her recipes – just ask. Or check out her recipes here and follow Big Mill on Chloe’s Blog. For lunch and dinner be sure to ask Chloe for restaurant recommendations.
Endless Summer Quarter Horse Show, Bob Martin Ag Center
Mounted Shooters State & Regional Championships, Bob Martin Ag Center, Williamston, NC INFO
Rocky Horror Picture Show, Turnage Theater, Washington, NC 252-946-2504
NCDCTA Labor of Love Dressage Show, Bob Martin Ag Center, Williamston, NC INFO
EHA & NCHJA "C" Hunter Horse Show, Bob Martin Ag Center, Williamston, NC INFO
Sept 9, 16, 23, 30
Aurora Fossil Museum Science Saturday, Aurora, NC INFO
SERHA Summer's End Reining Horse Show, Bob Martin Ag Center, Williamston, NC INFO
EJ Hayes Homecoming, Williamston, NC 252-792-3273
Ahoskie Heritage Festival, Ahoskie, NC 252-332-5146
Chowan County Fair, Ahoskie, NC, 252-482-5642, firstname.lastname@example.org
29th annual Carolina Country Stampede, Williamston, NC INFO
Oct - every Wed-Fri.
NC Estuarium River Roving Educational River Tours. 252-948-0000 INFO
NCDCTA Harvest Moon & GAIG/USDF Region 1 Dressage Championships, Bob Martin Ag Center, Williamston, NC INFO
Night walking tour of Historic Bath, Bath, NC, 252-923-3971, INFO
Historic Edenton Ghost Walk, Edenton, NC, INFO
Pirate Encampment, Historic lighthouse, Edenton, NC INFO
EHA & NCHJA "C" Horse Show, Bob Martin Ag Center, Williamston, NC INFO
Color On The Coast Paint/Cardinal Classic Paint Horse Show, Bob Martin Ag Center, Williamston, NC INFO
243rd Edenton Tea Party, Edenton, NC, 252-482-2637, email@example.com
Smoke on the Water, Washington, NC INFO
Carolina Fall Reining Classic, Bob Martin Ag Center, Williamston, NC
Stampede In The Park Rodeo, Martin Community College, Williamston, NC INFO
Annual Oyster Roast for NC Sound Rivers (Formerly Pamlico Tar River Foundation, Washington, NC, 252-946-7211 INFO
NBHA Coastal Run Super Show, Bob Martin Ag Center, Williamston, NC INFO