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...
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
Sky Valley Resort
Championship eighteen holes, par 36 each 9.
Sky Valley, GA. (706)746-5303.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Day use park & pavilion, nature trails, lakeside picnicking, tennis, fishing, playground and seasonal swimming with lifeguards. Hwy. 441, Tallulah Falls, GA. (706)782-4014.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
(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.
(706)782-5438. Country breakfast and lunch. On Main Street in Clayton, GA.
(706)782-3211. Sandwiches, with daily specials at a real Soda Fountain. On Main Street in Clayton, GA.
The Cupboard Café
(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.
(706)782-0136. Chinese cuisine, lunch and dinner buffet or order from a very extensive menu. Can accommodate large groups. Conference Room.
(706)782-2111. Pizza, subs & salad bar. Serves beer. 441 north in Clayton, GA.
(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.
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
(706)746-3321. In Dillard. Open Monday ? Friday for breakfast and lunch. Carry-out menu available. Blue plate specials daily.