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NCBBI: Discover the Difference

Like the rest of our industry, our B&Bs are as delightfully different from one another as the innkeepers who operate them. Each offers a very special brand of hospitality.  Our innkeepers strive to provide that added value sought by both leisure and business travelers. Their guests are their highest priority.

Not every B&B or Inn qualifies for membership in our Association. Prior to membership, each of our properties must undergo a rigorous inspection (over 300 criteria) and receive a score of at least 90%. All licenses, permits, and an “A” health inspection rating are verified. Websites are reviewed to insure that promises can be delivered. Online reviews are also considered. This internal inspection is repeated every two years.

Our innkeepers have joined this State Association, not only for its marketing power, but also to help them grow as professionals in the industry. Spend the night at one of our member inns and discover the difference.

From Our Kitchens

For culinary creativity, try this delicious recipe from a North Carolina B&B . . .

A Grand Granola from At Cumberland Falls B&B Inn
Whole grains, fiber, fruit, crunch and delectable join in glorious concert . Suitable (if you leave out the honey) for a special and very appreciated home-made give away for vegan/vegetarian friends.
Prep Time
30minutes
Cook Time
60minutes
Prep Time
30minutes
Cook Time
60minutes
A Grand Granola from At Cumberland Falls B&B Inn
Whole grains, fiber, fruit, crunch and delectable join in glorious concert . Suitable (if you leave out the honey) for a special and very appreciated home-made give away for vegan/vegetarian friends.
Prep Time
30minutes
Cook Time
60minutes
Prep Time
30minutes
Cook Time
60minutes
Ingredients
  • 5cups Old fashioned oats
  • 1/4cup Sunflower seeds
  • 2T. Flax Seed
  • 1/2cup Sliced Raw Almonds
  • 1/4 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 T. vanilla
  • 1/2 cup craisins
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup apricots
  • 1/2 cup Wheat germ
  • 2T. Sesame Seeds
  • 1/2 cup coconuttoasted
  • 1/2 cup Walnutschopped (med)
  • 1/2 cup pecanschopped (med)
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oilor canola
Servings: Makes a lot
Units:
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Mix all the dry fruit in a bowl, cover with water microwaving on high for 1 minute. Let stand for 5 mins and drain.
  2. Stir all dry ingredients together in another bowl.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix honey, oil, vanilla and then pour this solution over the dried ingredients. Mix this well allowing it to stand for a few minutes once mixed.
  4. Grease a shallow large baking pan (not cookie sheet as you have to turn this mixture repeatedly) and spread the mixture out on the baking pan. Bake for 9 mins. Pull from the oven and stir and turn the granola. Return to the oven for 9 mins. Remove the pan, stir granola again very well. Add the fruit. Mix in the fruit returning to the oven for 9 mins. Remove your granola pan from the over and turn the oven off.
  5. Cool granola on counter for 30 mins. Return to cool oven and let stand stirring occasionally until crisp. This can be made in very large batches. I have multiplied the recipe by 5 when I was giving the granola away as gifts.
Recipe Notes

This granola can be eaten as such a yummy cereal, topping for fruit or ice cream, stirred in sugar cookies for an added ingredient and we often use it as part of a fruit parfait. It is an always appreciated guest give away or gift for a treasured friend. *Perfect for vegans with the simple elimination of the honey.

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