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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 . . .

  • Snow Cream is Southern Ice Cream at Big Mill B&B
  • When it snows in the south, we make Snow Cream. This rare delicacy tastes like the best ice cream you ever had. A wintertime treat at Big Mill B&B in Williamston.
Servings Prep Time Cook Time Passive Time
3-5 cups 5 minutes 0 minutes 0 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/2-3/4 cup cream heavy
  • 4 Tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 egg optional
  • 6-8 cups snow light & clean
Servings: cups
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Instructions

  1. Cream together the cream, sugar and vanilla.
  2. Some folks add a raw egg, but I do not. If you want the egg, add it now.
  3. Using a flexible utensil like a rubber spatula, add the snow a little at a time to the cream mixture until it is the consistency of ice cream.

Recipe notes

You must eat this immediately because it will melt! Or, store in the freezer for several months.

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