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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 . . .

  • Cousin Theo's Muffins from 803 Elizabeth
  • A delightful oatmeal muffin, very lowfat, dense & tasty!
Servings Prep Time Cook Time Passive Time
48 mini-muffins 15 minutes 20 minutes 30 minutes


  • 3 1/2 cup oatmeal
  • 1 Tbs canola oil
  • 1 Tbs baking powder
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 cup orange marmalade
  • 1 cup dates coarsely chopped
  • 1 cup nuts coarsely chopped
Servings: mini-muffins


  1. Mix oatmeal, milk and marmalade and allow to stand at least 30 minutes.
  2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Add remaining ingredients and stir until completely blended.
  3. Spray mini muffin pans with cooking oil. Fill tins evenly to the top
  4. Bake 20 minutes or until lightly browned.
  5. Remove from oven and allow to cool for about 15 minutes before removing from the pan

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