Many things have changed since the 1930’s, when Dillard House Stables offered trail rides for fifty cents. However, the beauty and tranquility of the mountains remains the same. Another thing that remains unchanged is the famous Dillard House tradition of southern hospitality.
Pam Thompson, owner-operator of Dillard House Stables since 1989, along with her crew of experienced trail guides strive to keep the tradition alive. Pam’s lifetime of experience with horses and 25 years in the “Trail Riding” business allows her the opportunity to offer a safe and enjoyable horseback ride for every level rider.
We have rides to fit the beginner to the experienced. There are trail rides and the river rides. Dillard House Stables is one of the only stables where you will be able to actually ride down the middle of a river. It is exhilarating and thrilling as you and your horse take that first step into the river. You’ll be hooked for life and want to come back time and time again.
All persons taking rides need to be aware of certain requirements to create a safe riding environment for all involved. Call the stables or go to the website for more information.
768 Franklin St
The North Georgia Community Players (NGCP) and the City of Dillard are a perfect match. The NGCP have been in search of a home and Dillard has long hoped to establish a Cultural Arts Center in one wing of the Dillard City Hall. The two groups were able to combine their hopes when NGCP leased the auditorium and one wing of the Dillard City Hall (Old Dillard School).
At the Dillard City Hall, NGCP has several classrooms to use for storage or dressing rooms, as well as the auditorium for performances. The volunteer group, Home Improvement Ministry (H.I.M. from Clayton Baptist Church), supplies manpower to assist NGCP with auditorium updates. The stage has been extended and many repairs made. NGCP has purchased new sound equipment, an air conditioning-heating system, and new lighting to enhance the enjoyment of theatergoers. It is a work in progress and a labor of love.
Every year, the NGCP entertains area residents and visitors with a variety of performances. Check out the latest schedule and come be entertained!
For a schedule of plays visit www.ngcommunityplayers.com
Imagine a time before electricity, hot-and-cold running water, and the convenience of department stores. Time felt different then. By visiting the Foxfire Museum in Mountain City, GA, guests can imaginatively re-create the works and days of Southern Appalachia in the 1800s.
The Museum provides visitors a rare glimpse of what life was like for the mountaineers who settled this area. A collection of over 20 historic log cabins and replicas of traditional log construction designs, containing artifacts and crafts await visitors. The Museum provides a glance into the past, including a look at a wagon used to transport the Cherokee Indians over “The Trail of Tears,” during their forced migration to Oklahoma.
Hundreds of high school students, who participate in The Foxfire Magazine classes, have documented the local history.
A gift shop filled with pottery, handcrafted items and books, including The Foxfire Book series is located in the Gate House. Admission to the Gift Shop is free. Admission to the Museum, which includes one free self-guided tour book per family, is $6.00 per person; children 10 and under are free. Guided tours are also available by appointment.
Mon. through Sat., 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
200 Foxfire Lane
Fun for the family. Fishing, cabins, gem mining and hiking. Trout is sold by the pound. Use your own equipment or rent ours. Come and catch your supper and have a blast doing so. You must keep all the fish you catch. We have cabins along a mountain stream, with rates beginning at $65. Get back to nature and enjoy the outdoors. Also available, larger cabins that will sleep 12 are great for groups. Plan your family reunion at Andy’s. Experience an exciting field trip for groups, starting at $5 per person.
Founded by Andy and Hazel Cope, Andy’s Trout Farm has been serving generations for 44 years. A great place to make memories that will last a lifetime. It’s a DAY TRIP, QUICK TRIP, AFFORDABLE TRIP, FUN TRIP come and join us.
Located only 5 miles west of Dillard, Ga. On Betty’s Creek Rd.
The 3 Legge Art Gallery, located on Hwy 441 N. at the north end of Dillard, has been a Rabun County treasure since 1999. It functions as a working studio and gallery for artists Eric and Terry Legge and as a museum featuring the lifelong works and monumental sculptures of the late, great Joe Legge. In addition to housing the works of the Legge family, many world famous and nationally acclaimed folk artists are represented. The gallery is unique, amazing and a magical place to see. Open daily from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
For more information, call (706) 746-0213.
The Hambidge Center for Creative Arts and Sciences, one of the three oldest artist residency programs in America, supports the creative process by providing talented artists of all disciplines the setting and the solitude essential to creative work. For more than 70 years, the 600-acre natural environment has been a sanctuary of time and space that allows artists to develop their authentic voices, inspiring them to work at their highest levels of imagination.
Weaver and Georgia native, Mary Crovatt Hambidge, founded the Center in 1934 in memory of Jay Hambidge, artist, scholar and author. Employing local labor, she developed a farm cooperative and refined the talents of community women in spinning and weaving. The Rabun Weavers’ fine woven goods were sold to designers, decorators and celebrities at Rabun Studios on Madison Avenue in New York City.
Although Hambidge is a private retreat, visitors are welcome in the Weave Shed Gallery which schedules three ceramic exhibitions annually. Lectures, special events and the annual Hambidge Summer Festival in July are also open to the public. The historic Barkers Creek Mill, open on the first Saturday of every month, from 1pm-4pm, is a favorite local destination. Visit the Hambidge website www.hambidge.org regularly for updated event information. 706-746-5718
Cindy’s Dragonfly is owned and operated by Cindy and Tim Brantley. According to Cindy, they bring the “unique” to your home and garden landscape.
Some of their offerings are:
• Teak: (one of the toughest woods in the world)…benches, chairs, tables, loveseats, vases, spheres and flowers.
• Ornamental Iron: entrance arbors, swings, butterfly chairs, birdhouses, plant hangers, dragonflies, hummingbirds and butterflies.
• Seabu: a glass fiber reinforced cement that is 70% lighter than concrete and far more durable! It ages nicely and is available in oversized pots, urns, jars, bird baths, bistro sets, picnic tables, wall art and candleholders. We have many styles and colors of pots for you to choose from.
LOCAL ARTISTS’ WORKS ARE ALSO AVAILABLE –WITH MORE TO COME!
We also have a team of landscape artists to assist your design needs in:
• Garden designs
• Water features
Maintenance for your garden/landscape is also available. Located at 7407 Hwy 441 N. across from the Rabun County Bank – and just in front of Wilderness Cypress Furniture and 3 Legge Art Gallery. 770-601-1604 or 706-746-7410
706-746-3363 • 6772 Highway 441 North • Dillard, GA 30537
At Yesterday’s Treasures, we believe an Antique Mall should be full of REAL antiques. Oh sure, we may have the occasional decorator item or décor piece that enhances the look of our displays, but when it comes down to finding the real McCoy, we have it and more: real Heisey, 19th century Fostoria, Depression glass, signed pottery, mission-style furniture, quality Coca Cola collectibles, estate jewelry, vintage lithographs, original oil paintings and watercolors.
We also feature antique quilts, legitimate Civil War artifacts, collectible coins, aesthetic transfer ware, tramp art and southern primitives. In addition, you will find hand-woven textiles, needlepoint, cross stitch and crewel work samplers, various crocheted items including tablecloths and bedspreads, drawn-work linens, and specialty items handcrafted in true Southern-style tradition.
We’re proud of who we are and what we do. We offer quality merchandise at an affordable price that you will be proud to own. We have fifty veteran dealers who know the market and understand customer preferences. With over 14,000 square feet of legitimate antiques, we represent one of the largest antique malls in a tri-county area. If you are looking for a specific item call us at (706) 746-3363, or better yet, visit us at 6772 Highway 441 North, Dillard GA 30537.
Dejavu Antiques awaits customers in Dillard, just south of the North Carolina Mountains. Ernest and Joan Thomason have been in the antiques business for more than two decades offering a selection of merchandise from twenty-four years of collecting. “We search for antiques throughout the United States and abroad, offering a large variety of Depression glassware and elegant glass from a bygone era. Our shop also offers a large assortment of art pottery consisting of Roseville, Weller, Hull and Van Briggle. We also stock vintage Fenton glassware as well as extensive Johnson Brothers dinnerware patterns. The shop also includes a booth devoted to tools for the handyman in the family,” says Joan.
We also display and sell at Glassware shows throughout the Southeast. Please check our website www.dejavuantiques.biz for show dates and locations near you. Our website also offers a coupon for purchases at our shop as well as at the glassware shows. We will honor the coupon for telephone and website orders too. If you need to replace a broken item or want to add to your collection, let us know and we will be happy to aid you in your search. We invite you to stop by the shop at 6804 Hwy 441 N. Dillard, GA 30537 or call with inquiries to (706) 746-5863.
Carol’s Back Porch Antiques showcases primitives, garden items, weather vanes, vintage linens, old quilts, old dishes, enamel tables, enamelware, locally crafted tables, metal garden chairs, and much more. There are 10 dealers and 8,000 square feet of quality merchandise. The shop is owned by the Holcomb Family. Stop by and visit Jeff during the week or Nancy on the weekends. We would love for you to visit us when you come to beautiful Dillard Georgia!
You can find Carol’s Back Porch by turning off Hwy 441 at the Dillard House sign or by turning right onto Franklin Street just past the Dillard General Store, accessible also via the steps on the north end of the Dillard Mall. We welcome all browsers and have ample parking in front of our “Porch.” The porch is just the place for a quick snooze, while the rest of your party finishes shopping. We are open Monday thru Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. and on Sunday 1:00p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Call anytime at (706) 746-6566. Master Card and Visa accepted.