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Fun Things to Do in Eastern North Carolina

Eastern North Carolina might seem laid back and slow with nothing to do. What a fallacy!  If you like history, canoeing, hiking, fishing, golfing, birding, antiqueing, outdoor dramas, eating local seafood and road food with Norman Rockwell scenes - then you will love Eastern North Carolina. Visit one of our charming coastal towns - watch [...]

Celebrate Sage at the Sage Festival in Windsor, NC

Come and celebrate Sage at the Second  Annual Sage Festival in Windsor, North Carolina. The festivities kick off on Friday night, May 30th with a street dance downtown on Granville Street. There will be three bands, farm equipment displays and vendors and lots of stuff about sage. The festival continues on Saturday May 31st downtown [...]

Christmas Lights in Windsor- It’s Magic

Christmas lights in Windsor - you can see the glow from half a mile away! People come from everywhere to the small eastern North Carolina town of Windsor just to see these lights. Folks turn off their headlighs and drive slowly through the lighted arches, past elves and santas, angels and reindeer, cut-out critters and [...]

Intimate Weddings at Big Mill

For couples who want  romantic seclusion for their wedding or vow renewal, the private, rustic setting of Big Mill Bed & Breakfast is perfect. No crowds. Just you, your mate and a few friends - if you want them. No fuss, no stress - our team does it all for you with your guidance. Our [...]

Christmas at Romantic Big Mill Country Inn

It's Christmas on the farm at Big Mill Bed & Breakfast and what a pretty time to be in the country (Photo of Emily & Claire Fowler and Viola Music Video by Guy Livesay of Livesay Photography) We have lighted trees, even under the grapevine. Guests can see a tree from every room. This year [...]

Blessing of the Hounds: Our State magazine cover

Photo by Stacey Haines of Stacey Haines Photography If you venture to Southern Pines, NC on Thanksgiving Day, and stand with horses and hounds on Hobby Field, you will hear the Episcopal priest begin his blessing: "Bless, O Lord, we beseech You, rider and horse and hound. Shield the rider from danger to life and [...]

Hear yea, hear yea, Big Mill B&B is on Facebook

Well, we did it....Big Mill is now on Facebook! Photo by Guy Livesay For oh so long, I have resisted -- but now that we are on Facebook, it is quite fun.  We do hope you will "LIKE US" over on Facebook.  And while you're there, be sure to write on our wall to keep the conversation going. We'll be keeing you up [...]

Outdoor Drama – the Message of Easter

Every year for over thirty five years in the small Eastern North Carolina community of Farm Life, not very far from Big Mill Bed and Breakfast, the folks of Piney Grove Baptist Church present an outdoor drama of the final days of the life of Jesus Christ. The Message of Easter began as a vision of E.T. [...]

Fort Branch Civil War Reenactment

War wages every year on the first weekend in November as the Confederates attempt to defend Fort Branch against the Union Army.  Fort Branch is located in Hamilton, North Carolina -- just about 12 miles from Big Mill Bed & Breakfast. Yankee reenactor Mike Kerriker (below) gets his weapon ready for battle in the annual Civil War Battle [...]

Dinner on the Ground-the Innkeeper’s Recollections

'Bet you never even heard of Dinner on the Ground. Sadly, it has been called a fading tradition. It seems these days I look up and things I thought would always be there are gone or leaving.  Dinner on the Ground is one of them. But for now they are still with us.  For many years it has [...]