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Black Bear Festival in Plymouth, NC

No matter what you think about bears, when someone says, “I saw a bear,” you listen. Increasingly, we are beginning to see bears here in eastern North Carolina. They are mostly in the mountains and coastal regions – bears love our coastal pocosin habitat. In one of the articles I read, eastern North Carolina was… Click to read more about Black Bears and the Black Bear Festival in eastern NC

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… Read More

Celebrate Sage at the Sage Festival in Windsor, NC

In spring we celebrate the beautiful Sage plant. Bertie County and the surrounding counties in eastern North Carolina grow 15,000 acres of Clary Sage. This sage is in the Salvia family; I remember my mother calling the red salvia that is so popular “scarlet sage.” Clary Sage is a beautiful plant that grows upright and… Click to learn more about growning and using Clary Sage

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… Click to see more Christmas Lights

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… Read More

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… Read More

Blessing of the Hounds: Our State Magazine

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 limb, and may the chase bring to him… Read More

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

Well, we did it….Big Mill is now on Facebook! 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 keeping you up to date on local… Read More

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… Click to read more about the Outdoor Drama

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 and Breakfast. Yankee reenactor Mike Kerriker (below) gets his weapon ready for battle in the annual Civil War Battle… Click here to read more about the Battle of Ft. Branch