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.
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.
New Menus for 2016
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.
Age of Decadence Black Tie Gala, Washington, NC
The 21st Annual East Carolina Wildlife Arts Festival, Civic Center, Washington, NC
Spring National Garden Tractor Pull info
Triangle Farms Valentine Indoors 'C' Horse Show info
Old Ford VFD Rodeo info
VA Reining Horse Assn. March Into Spring Show, Bob Martin Ag Center, Williamston, NC info
NC Barrel Bonanza, Bob Martin Ag Center Williamston, NC info
NCEHA-NCHJA “C” Spring Indoor Hunter Horse Show. Bob Martin Ag Center, Williamston, NC info
March Magic Dressage, Bob Martin Ag Center, Williamston, NC info
March 31-April 3
Martinganza AQHA Show & Futurity, Bob Martin Ag Center, Williamston, NC. info
Music in the Street, Washington, NC
ECMHC Spring Fling Miniature Horse Show, Bob Martin Ag Center, Williamston, NC info
Rocky Hock Opry Spring Concert, Edenton, NC
Living History weekend, Plymouth, NC
April’s Just Horsin’ ‘Round Open Horse Show, Bob Martin Ag Center, info
April 30-May 1
NE District 4H Horse Show, Bob Martin Ag Center, Williamston, NC
May 6-8 2016
NC Barrel Classic, Bob Martin Ag Center, Williamston, NC
Carolina Reining Classic & ABI Futurity Show, Bob Martin Ag Center, Williamston, NC
Bath Fest, City of Bath, NC
Music in the Streets, Washington, NC
NCQHA-D4 Little River Circuit, Bob Martin Ag Center, Williamston, NC info
Aurora Fossil Festival, Aurora, NC info
Memorial Day Reining Classic & Derby, Williamston, NC info