Chloe Tuttle and Her Indispensible Crew


We can never forget Moses. But I saw this tiny cat with big ears. So now Raisin is here at Big Mill with all of us. She is getting used to the farm life and has lots of energy  – I have only been able to get one in-focus photo.

Expect to see her out and about next time you visit.




NC Agritourism
North Carolina Agritourism

North Carolina Bed & Breakfast and Inns

Professional Association of Innkeepers International

North Carolina Coastal Land Trust

Birder Friendly Business



Chloe Tuttle, Innkeeper
Chloe was born in the house that is now Big Mill Bed & Breakfast. Growing up on this country farm was idyllic: playing with her nephew Barney (two days her junior), climbing trees, swimming in the lake, riding mules, catching fireflies on hot summer nights and fishing in the creek that powered the Big Mill was, and still is, a piece of Heaven. The barns are still here, the fish still bite, the country store is the same …the fireflies still fascinate.

Before returning to Big Mill as an innkeeper, Chloe was a cook aboard a private sail boat for seven years, sailing from Maine to Guadeloupe, and primarily in the Bahamas. Now, she's been an innkeeper for 17 years ...and still loves it!


Our weddings team...
Guy Livesay - Our wedding photographer - and Guy captures on camera all the wonderful butterflies, birds and critters Big Mill. Guy's website.
Barney Conway - Wedding officiant, musician with Barney Conway and the Shadows, and owner of Palm Radio Productions. He's a fix-it fellow and all around great guy. He is also my nephew and was born in this house, two days after I was.
Betsy Conway - great talent and we are lucky to have Betsy coordinating our Elopements. Betsy also runs her home business Needle Nuts and shows at Craft Fairs all over North Carolina. Yes, she's family!
And indispensible crew...
Carlis & Faye Carlis and Faye keep the grounds perfect and we couldn’t do it without them.
Bobby can fix anything even if it isn’t broken…when he needs help, he calls on Ricky or Susan. We have all adopted Bobby. He is my partner in saving our earth.
Susan came to us originally as a B&B guest and is now our adopted redneck debutante. Susan is invaluable to us at Big Mill B&B, as a friend and as someone who can fix anything.
Delores. How did we ever manage without her?.
Tilly. We feel very lucky to have this nationally certified and State licensed massage therapist with us at Big Mill. Our guests appreciate her and return often for Tilly's sensitive and healing touch.
Kathy is our friendly consultant and invaluable, occasional Innkeeper.
monk Monk Gurkin who rescues us all the time
Jody, at Magnify My Marketing, good friend, Facebook and blog consultant, all things social media and all-around internet marketing expert... always trying fun things to see what sticks.

Charles & Ellen of Deep Creek Arts – former innkeepers and the best webmasters in the universe. They keep us ahead of the curve, also did our stellar mobile site.

Jesse and Margaret have been an integral part of the Big Mill family for years. Jesse was the head cook at Griffin’s Quick Lunch for 52 years before he retired. They are good friends and great folks.