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 & suites, two vintage Airstreams and an RV Hookup – 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.
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
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.