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Big Mill B&B

FARMSTEAD LODGING ON THE CAROLINA COASTAL PLAIN

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A Williamston, NC Bed & Breakfast Near Greenville, NC

Farmstead Lodging on North Carolina's Inner Banks

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.

bike basket of geraniums

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

Breakfast Menus

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.

Upcoming Events

Thru Jan 2
Downtown New Bern – Gingerbread Houses on display at downtown shops. New Bern Historical Society website 252-638-8558

Thru Jan 3
Holiday tours of Tryon Palace, New Bern, NC website

Thru Jan 3
Polar Express Ride, New Bern, NC website

Jan 12-13
Indoor Dirt Carting Championships, Bob Martin Ag Center, Williamston, NC 252-207-1754

Jan 19-20
Big Daddy Motorsports Truck & Tractor, Bob Martin Ag Center, Williamston, NC 252-207-909

Feb 23-24
Old Ford VFD Survivor Series Rodeo, Bob Martin Ag Center, Williamston, NC, website 252-946-9780

Feb 24
23rd annual Train Show, New Bern, NC website

Mar 9-11
VRHA March Into Spring Show & Green Reiner Festival, Bob Martin Ag Center, Williamston, NC  website 804-305-7398

Mar 16-17
N.C. Barrel Bonanza website 252-883-1641

Mar 17-18
New Bern Home & Garden Show, New Bern, NC website

Mar 24
Rocky Hock Playhouse Easter Show, Edenton, NC website

Mar 24-25
March Magic Dressage website 618-201-3290

April 3-17
Rocky Hock Playhouse Easter Show, Edenton, NC website

April 5-8
Martinganza AQHA Show & Futurity website  919-894-0600

April 12-13
Historic Edenton Pilgrimage Tour of Homes & Countryside, Edenton, NC, website

April 14-15
EHA & NCHJA "C" Horse Show website  252-378-4474

April 20-22
ECMHC Spring Fling Miniature Horse Show website  336-830-3266

April 21
Martin County Kids Fest 2018 website 252-789-4911

April 28-29
April's JHR Open Horse Show website

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