Sylvan Falls Mill Bed and Breakfast

Sylvan Falls Mill B&B:
 defining barefoot elegance in the Georgia Mountains


Many folks ask what to do and where to go once they come to Rabun County.  Below is a sampling of activities, eateries and entertainment options. Also below are links to our vendors that offer superior products that make Sylvan Falls Mill a cut above the ordinary B&B.

        What to do when we get to Rabun County

 Attractions and Parks

Boat Rental and Fishing

  Golf & Whitewater rafting

Bike and Horse Rentals


Gem Mining & Swimming



Where to find our favorite things...



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Tiger mountain Vineyards

Tiger Mountain Vineyards produces red and white wines from 100% Georgia-grown grapes in Rabun County.

located at:  2592 Old Highway 441 South,

                      Tiger GA, 30576

hours of operation vary call:  (706) 782-4777

Stonewall Creek Vineyards

Winemaker Carl points out that “Stonewall Creek grapes are mostly European varieties, but our winemaking is new world.  At Stonewall Creek we’re working to produce wine that is clean, well-balanced and pleasant and goes well with local foods.”

Tasting room lacated:  2306 Bridge Creek Rd

Tiger, GA 30576

call at:  706-212-0584

12 Spies Vineyards

We offer a range of sweet to semi-dry to dry wines. Because individual tastes vary so much, with wine there is no right or wrong. You are your own expert when it comes to preference of sweet or dry.

located at :   550 Black Branch Road
                        Rabun Gap, GA 30568

hours of operation vary, call:  (813) 335-2886

          Golf & Whitewater Rafting

Sky Valley Resort

Championship eighteen holes,  par 36 each 9. 

Sky Valley, GA.    (706)746-5303.

Wildwater Outfitters

Canoeing, rafting, kayaking, and tubing along the Chattahoochee River. All your outdoor needs available at retail store. (800)553-2715 or (706)865-4451.

Kingwood Resort

Championship eighteen holes, open to the public. Located on East 76 just outside of Clayton.

 (706)212-4100 or (866)KINGWOOD

Rabun County Country Club

9 hole golf course. South on Main Street/Old 441. Clayton, GA. 

 (706) 782-5500.


The Orchard Golf and Country Club  

The 18-hole "Orchard" course at the The Orchard Golf & Country Club facility in Clarkesville, Georgia features 6,948 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72 .  1057 Orchard Dr - Clarkesville, GA - 30523 (706)-754-5898.

Nantahala Outdoor Center

Section III (minimum age 10) and Section IV (minimum age 13). Professional guides, quality equipment, lunch and transportation. Reservations. (704)-488-6900 or (800)232-7238.

Dillsboro River Company 

Offering family rafting in North Carolina trips for kids as small as 40lbs on the Tuckaseegee River in DillsboroNorth Carolina. (828) 586-3797

Southeastern Expeditions

Section IV has many rapids. Motor tow across 2 mile lake. Section III trip ideal for novices. Outpost 7 miles east of Clayton on Hwy. 76. Reservations: (706)782-4331 or  (800)868-8238.

Attractions & Parks

Andy's Trout Farm

Catch Rainbow Trout raised on 350 acres, well stocked ponds and lake. Bait, poles, catch cleaned. No license, no limit. Pay by the pound. Betty's Creek Rd., Dillard, GA. (706)746-2550.

Black Rock Mountain State Park

Georgia's highest elevated state park at 3640 feet. Scenic overlooks, trails, playground, campground, picnic shelters, 17 acre fishing lake and Visitor Center. Mountain City, GA. (706)746-2141.

Foxfire Museum

Artifacts collected and catalogued from the famous FOXFIRE books contacts. Self-guided tours. Hwy. 441 in Mountain City, GA. 9-4:30 Summer Mon.-Sat/Winter Tue.-Sat (706)746-5828.

The Hambidge Center

The Hambidge Center Mill is located 3 1/2 miles off 441 N on Betty's Creek Rd. in Dillard and offers grinding demonstrations the 2nd Saturday, May - Dec, 10am-4pm.  (706)746-5718.

Mark of the Potter

In Grandpa Watts' Mill on picturesque Soque River. Unique handmade crafts and pottery by 40 artists. Hwy. 197, 10 miles north of Clarkesville, GA. Everyday 10-6. (706)947-3440.

Moccasin Creek State Park

In west Rabun County on Lake Burton. A popular park for camping and fishing in a mountain/lake environment. Boat dock. Nearby fish hatchery stocks a portion of Moccasin Creek for fishing to those under 12 and senior citizens. Wheelchair accessible pier, 76 West-Hwy. 197 S. Clayton, GA. (706)947-3194.

Mountain City Museum of the Wars

A spectacular collection of relics of martial regalia, weaponry and historic items chronicling the wars and conflicts of the eras, Revolution to W.W. II, American, British , German, Japanese, etc 11AM-6PM M-Sat. Turn off 441 N. at the Mtn. City Post Office to the Golden Hills Business Park. (706)782-1668 or (706)746-7595. Please call first.

 National Forest Service

District Office/Visitor Information Center. Exhibits and information about National Forest facilities and activities. Hwy. 441 in Clayton, GA. (706)782-3320.


Popcorn Overlook

15 miles west of Clayton on Hwy. 76. Scenic view of the foothills and mountains with educational signs. Open year-round. See National Forest Service for additional information.

Rabun County Recreation Park

Picnic pavilion, gymnasium, meeting rooms, ball fields, swimming pool. Extensive recreation programs for youth and adults. (706)782-4600.

Scottish Tartan Museum

History of the Scots in Appalachia.  Open Monday through Saturday  10am - 5pm. Located in historic downtown Franklin, phone number is 828-524-7472.

Tallulah Gorge State Park

Interpretive Center and scenic park trail along the north rim of the Gorge, with views of waterfalls, sheer cliffs and rock formations. Tallulah Falls, GA. Permit needed to hike down and in the Gorge. (706)754-7970.

Terrora Park

Day use park & pavilion, nature trails, lakeside picnicking, tennis, fishing, playground and seasonal swimming with lifeguards. Hwy. 441, Tallulah Falls, GA. (706)782-4014.

Welcome Center

Displays of local crafts, brochures, maps and up-to-date information on happenings and what to see and do. Located on Hwy. 441 north of Clayton, GA next to the Pizza Hut. (706)782-5113.

Unicoi State Park

Day use of park & picnic areas, nature trails, Anna Ruby Falls, Music Hall featuring local and Nationally known artists. Located on Hwy 356 north of Helen, GA.

The Tiger Drive In

An outdoor movie theater where you can view first run movies from you car over your car radio.2956 Old US Hwy 441 South Tiger, Georgia 30576  706-782-1611


Boat Rentals and Fishing

Anchorage Outboard

Lake Burton. Pontoon, ski boat and jet ski rentals. (706)782-3013.


Lake Burton. Row and aluminum craft with under 10 HP motors, canoes and pontoons. (706)947-3312.

Interstate Boat Rental

Serving Lakes Burton, Seed and Rabun with delivery of rental pontoons, ski boats, skis, jet skis and tubes (706)782-4754.

Lake Rentals, Inc

Rental of Sea Doo personal watercraft & fishing boats. Clayton, GA.(706)782-8059.

Mark's Marine

Hwy. 76 west of Clayton on Charlie Mountain Rd. Pontoon rentals only. (706)782-5565.



Rabun County Welcome Center

Hiking maps, extensive file of individual trails, including Appalachian Trail (within GA), Bartram, Rabun Bald, etc. On Hwy. 441, North in Clayton, GA. (706)782-5113.

U. S. Forest Service

Tallulah Ranger District Office. Maps, trails and recreation information on the Chattahoochee National Forest. Clayton, GA. (706)782-3320.

Rabun County has seasonally stocked streams and rivers for trout. Also, 6 lakes and a private pond.
              Bike Rentals & Horse Information

Mountain Bike Depot

Highlands, NC. Mountain bike rentals- 21 speed bikes. Trail maps available. (704)526-4401

Tallulah Adventures at Tallulah Point Overlook

Tallulah Falls, Ga. Rentals of mountain bikes, canoes & funyaks. Guided trips for individuals or groups for mountain biking, climbing, rappelling & canoeing. Custom tailored trips to the group's experience & fitness. Reservations recommended. (706)754-4318.

Habersham Bicycles

Weekly rides and bicycle sales.  Located on 441 in Alto, GA.  (706)894-2453

Smoky Mountain Bicycles

Rentals, repairs, sales as well as tour information.  179 Highlands Road
Franklin, NC 28734-2709
(828) 369-2881.


Rabun County Recreation Park

Riding ring for your horses. Located south of Clayton, GA on Hwy. 441 (706)782-4600.

Willis Knob Horse Camp & Trail

27.5 miles of riding and hiking trails. 20 stalls for horse owners. Off Warwoman Rd. in Clayton, GA. Reservations. Operated by the USFS- (706)782-3320.



 Equus Mountain Meadow Riding Stables

Ken and Sandy have recently transferred their stables from Florisda to our area.  They are located just over the ridge line of Black Rock Mountain and have a beautiful area in which to ride.  The horses are all well cared for and love their new home.  You can email them or phone with any questions.

514 N. Germany Mountain Road ~ Clayton, Georgia 30525


Dillard House Stables Located at the famous Dillard House. Beautiful and fun trail rides for beginners as well as experienced horsemen. Open daily, year-round. Reservations requested. Dillard, GA. (706)746-5348.

Circle R Trails

1 & 2 hour rides on ranch and Chattooga River horse trails. 3 hours to half-day river trail rides. U.S. Forest Service authorized to guide the Chattooga trails. (864)638-0115.

Giddy Up-N-Go Horse Stables

Located in Scaly Mountain, NC near Dillard. Horseback riding for all ages in a beautiful valley. Gentle horses for young ones. Walk-ins welcome. (704)526-4531.


       Gem Mining & Swimming

By the See Rock & Gift Shop

Gem mining and gold panning. Wide array of beautiful gemstones and rocks. Handcrafted jewelry and wire wrapping. Hwy. 197 North. 2 miles north of Batesville. (706)947-3022

Gold City Gem Mine

Open daily from 9am. Located on HWY 441in Franklin. Gold panning, wide variety of native and unusual gemstones and rocks. Hand crafted jewelry and unique gifts. (800) 713-7767

  County Recreation pool

       1 USFS Beach

  3 Georgia Power beaches.



Burger King

(706)782-4576. Fast food. Rickman Rd. in Clayton, GA.  

     Central House Restaurant

(828)526-9319. Gourmet dining in beautiful Highlands,N.C. Garden dining available.


(706)-212-0022 Hwy 441 Clayton. Breakfast,lunch,and dinner offered Monday thru Saturday.

Clayton Cafe

(706)782-5438. Country breakfast and lunch. On Main Street in Clayton, GA.

Clayton Drug

(706)782-3211. Sandwiches, with daily specials at a real Soda Fountain. On Main Street in Clayton, GA.


The Cupboard Café

(706)746-5700.  Full southern country style menu featuring fresh vegetables and soups. Open for lunch and dinner. On Hwy 441 in Dillard, GA 


  Dairy Queen & Brazier

(706)782-5598. Fast food. On Hwy. 441 in Clayton, GA.

Dillard House

(706)746-5348. Famous home-style servings at breakfast, dinner and supper. No menu. Restored original Inn for parties. Off Hwy. 441 in Dillard, GA.


(706)782-0050. Open Tuesday -Saturday for lunch as well as for dinner.  Featuring locally sourced items and seasonal menus. 69 N. Main Street, Clayton

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(706)212-7349. Open Tuesday -Saturday for lunch 11a-4p as well as for Dinner the last Fridays and Saturdays of months April-October. 31 Earl Street, Clayton


 Grapes and Beans

(706)212-0020. Located on E. Savannah St. Clayton. Lunch served 11:00am to 2:30pm Monday through Saturday. Homemade soups and salads, vegetarian dishes.  


(706)782-3533. Hwy 441 South of CLayton. Lunch buffet, southern cooking.  Best fried chicken in town.  Closed Saturdays and Mondays.

Huddle House

(706)782-7398. Breakfast, lunch & dinner-24 hours a day. On Hwy. 441 north in Clayton, GA.

 La Cabanas

(706)212-2834.  Authentic Mexican cuisine.  Beer and wine available. Open seven days a week 11:00am to 10:00pm. Lunch specials daily. Located on  Duvall St. Clayton.




Lake Rabun Hotel

(706)-782-4946 /  800-398-5134.  Great local food served in a beautiful setting, unique combinations and stunning presentation; a must if you are celebrating anything. 35 Andrea Lane, Lakemont.

Louie's on the Lake

(706)782-3276. Italian dining on Lake Rabun. Specializing in hand-tossed gourmet pizza with fresh toppings. Homemade pastas and fresh salads.

  Mama "G"s

(706)782-9565. Italian Dining. Homemade pastas, gourmet pizzas, subs, salads and chicken wings. Wine and draft beer available. Located on Hwy 441 in Clayton.

Manrique's Mexican Store

(706)782-5815.  Authentic Mexican food made from scratch.  Exquisite guacamole. Great tacos and quesadillas, butcher shop and grocery. Located in Depot Shopping Center on 441 in Clayton. Open 7 days.


(706)782-5313. Fast food. At Hwy. 441 & 76 east in Clayton, GA.

Mishima's Japanese Restaurant

706-782-0045  Japanese eat in and take out.  Open daily. Highway 441 in Clayton, GA

Mountain Man Grill

(706)746-5646. American style sports grill specializing in chicken wings and barbecue. Located off Hwy. 441 North in Dillard.


On the Veranda

(818)526-2338. Lakeside dining in the Highlands, N.C.  Reservations recommended. Open seasonally.



Peking Gourmet

(706)782-0136. Chinese cuisine, lunch and dinner buffet or order from a very extensive menu. Can accommodate large groups. Conference Room.

Pizza Hut

(706)782-2111. Pizza, subs & salad bar. Serves beer. 441 north in Clayton, GA.

Rumor Hazit

(706)782-1111.  Casual grille and spirits.  Key West atmosphere offering overstuffed sandwiches, raw bar, seafood and salads.  Family friendly.  Located on North Main Street in Clayton. Open 7 days for lunch and dinner.



Tomlin's Bar-B-Que

Open from May to November, pork, beef and chicken sandwiches and platters.  Ribs and fixin's,  take out only.  Open Friday - Sunday noon to 4:30.  Located next to Osage Markets in Rabun Gap on Hwy 441.


(706)782-9215. Fast Food. On Rickman Rd. in Clayton, GA

Valley Cafe

(706)746-3321. In Dillard.  Open Monday ? Friday for breakfast and lunch.  Carry-out menu available. Blue plate specials daily.