Appalachian Trader

In 1985, when Jerry and Bev Rose transformed their skating rink into the Appalachian Trader antiques mall, they began an adventure as antiques dealers which has spanned more than two decades. Eventually they sold the rink and moved into the old courthouse at Savannah Place in Clayton. After several years they made another move to Dillard. In January 2007 they purchased the old feed store in Dillard located at 1093 Franklin Street and it became their permanent home after extensive remodeling.

Their inventory consists of country primitives, old tools, cast iron cookware, fishing gear, crockery, Life magazines and anything else that takes you back in time to the old farmstead, general store or tender memories in great grandma’s kitchen. In their search for merchandise they have traveled New England, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Missouri, but their favorite areas are Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky. The Roses invite you to stop by and visit with them and enjoy stepping back into a time that they now refer to as “the good ol’ days”. For specific information or hours of operation please call 706-746-5253.

Rabun Gap Flea Market

The Rabun Gap Flea Market is an open-air market located approximately two miles south of Dillard. We are open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays from April to Mid-November.

Our vendors carry many lines of merchandise like antiques, clothes, rugs, produce, cosmetics and many more items of interest for curious shoppers. We also have many weekend vendors who have their yard sales here and are always welcome to come and set up with us.

Vicki’s restaurant, also located at the market, offers a full line of breakfast and dinner menus for the whole family. We also offer a catfish buffet on Friday night from 4:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.. Owners Doyle and Vicki York, hope your visit here will be an enjoyable event.

(706) 746-2837

Osage Farms

Over the years Osage Farms has become a popular destination in our beautiful mountains.  Nestled in the heart of the valley at 5030 Highway 441 in Rabun Gap, Osage Farms is a family owned vegetable and Fraser Fir Christmas tree farm.  The vegetable market is open everyday May thru October.  The market has seasonal fresh fruits and vegetables grown by Ricky and Clint James.  A few of the vegetables they grow are both heirloom and hybrid tomatoes, cabbage, green beans, peppers, potatoes and the sweetest corn you have ever tasted! Be sure to visit Osage Farms Produce Market in May for fresh strawberries.

As soon as the vegetable harvest is over, Ricky and Clint and their families begin to harvest Christmas trees at their Scaly Mountain, NC farm, just 9 miles from Dillard.  In Scaly Mountain Osage Farms operates a “choose and cut” Christmas tree farm.  While back at the Rabun Gap location the retail stand opens Thanksgiving Day with fresh cut Fraser Fir trees and wreaths.  Come by or call 706-746-7262 to see what Osage Farms harvested today.  Remember Osage Farms, your produce destination.

The Merry Christmas Shop

A Dillard landmark for almost 30 years, The Merry Christmas Shop has had several owners, each adding his or her specific style to the store. Although it was completely remodeled in 2005, another 1,400 square feet has recently been added creating wider aisles and more elbow room.  From top selling Department 56 Villages to the wildly popular Jim Shore figurines and Willow Tree angels, owner Ben McInnes handpicks items that he himself enjoys.  “If I don’t like it, it doesn’t come into the store.”

The shop also features college–themed merchandise from universities in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and Tennessee. Also popular are the “Byers Choice Carolers,” famous for their Handcrafted-in-America label. McInnes also features a wide assortment of ornaments like ballerinas, cowboys (and girls), hunting and fishing designs and every imaginable combination in between. The shop’s inventory also offers décor items for autumn, Halloween and Thanksgiving.

McInnes says he has something for everyone!  “People will stick their heads in the door and comment, ‘Oh it’s just Christmas,’ then they take a second look and see all the wonderful seasonal gift items we have.  Then they browse for an hour.”

Located on the boardwalk, next to the Dillard General Store, The Merry Christmas Shop is a –MUST SEE.

(706) 746-5899

Valley Café

Since 1991, Valley Caf3e & Catering had been providing Dillard, Georgia and the surrounding area with great food and great service. Our menu offers a broad array of choice for your dining pleasure, including kid’s meals. You’ll find anything from tender juicy Steaks, Maryland Crab Cakes and grilled Salmon, to our delicious sandwich platters like our towering Club Sandwich, The Reuben, Philly Steak and the South’s finest Barbeque…Not to mention the Best Burger in North Georgia.

We’re cooking Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner daily, seven days a week and our food and wine selection can’t be beat. We also have a wonderful selection of beer-bottled or on tap. Choose from a tempting list of appetizers, crisp fresh salads, and mouthwatering entrees.  We have daily specials and make sure to save room for dessert!

Our Carrot Cake, Tuxedo Cake and the Chocolate Extreme Cake are made from Valley Café’s secret recipes and so big you can have your cake and eat it too! Choose one of those or try our delicious pies, the Chocolate Bowl Sundae, or the featured Cake of the Month.

All of this at reasonable prices, in a relaxing and upscale family friendly atmosphere- Valley Café invites you and your family to join us. Leave us your E-Mail address and we’ll let you know when we’re running special events, discounts, or coupons. If you’re hosting and event of your own let us help plan your event. We are one of the finest Catering Services in the area.

We’re locate at 7099 Highway 441 North in Dillard, Ga. Our hours are Monday through Friday-6 a.m. to 9 p.m.   Saturday from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday 7 a.m. to 8p.m. Call us at 706-746-3321 or just come on by. Our staff is waiting to serve you. Whether you live in our Valley or just visiting…You’re family at the Valley Café!

(706) 746-3321

Country Junction General Store

The Country Junction General Store specializes in locally made products such as honey, jams and jellies, soaps, pottery, art and handcrafted items including carved walking sticks and cypress outdoor swings and chairs. You will also find old-fashioned candies, fudge and unique food items like stone ground products from Nora Mills granary. In addition, the store features confederate memorabilia and home décor.

Some of the outstanding companies whose products we carry are, art glass designs by Joan Baker, jewelry by Annaleece and Jody Coyote, greeting cards by Leanin’ Tree, Corinthian Bells wind chimes, soy candles made by Beanpod and the ever popular Boyds Bears, just to name a few.

The General Store is locally owned and operated by Mary Pless who has been providing quality gift items for over ten years. Mary promises that when you visit you won’t be disappointed. “Our store is the perfect stop to obtain that ‘just right’ gift or memento. For me, Rabun County has always been a place where dreams come true.  Come experience a little bit of the dream for yourself here in the mountains. Visit soon and visit often.”

Located on the boardwalk in Dillard.  Open year round to serve you better 706-746-3200.  Visit online at

Cupboard Café

Charlene Johnson, owner of the Cupboard Café in Dillard have a simple philosophy for catering to customers. “Serve good food at a fair price and they will come back, again and again. We also strive to make our customers feel welcome and appreciated. We’re not satisfied unless they’re satisfied,” says Charlene.

The Cupboard Café has been a culinary presence in Dillard since 1990 and it’s still going strong. They are known for their fresh food and their desserts and biscuits are made from scratch daily.

But that’s not all. After dining, guests are invited to stroll in the gift shop while enjoying fudge and a cup of Barnie’s Cappuccino and a hot fresh-baked cookie from the coffee bar.

Open year round for your dining pleasure, the Cupboard Café staff invites you to come in and taste for yourself.

Charlene promises, “You won’t be disappointed and you won’t go away hungry!” Open daily – 706-746-5700.

Dillard House Restaurant

When you visit the Dillard House Restaurant you might expect just a meal, but it’s a true Southern culinary event that awaits you. Our menus consist of generous portions of homemade Southern dishes from recipes handed down over the years from Dillard House chefs and generations of Dillard family members. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served “family-style” every day of the year.

At the Dillard House restaurant, satisfaction and hospitality are our main goal. Every dish is prepared to the utmost detail so no guest leaves hungry. In fact, as long as you keep asking for more, we’ll keep it coming. Please take a look at our sample menus listed below. Also note that we have special menus for all holidays. The Dillard House Restaurant has been family owned and operated since 1917. Our family prides itself on serving only the freshest food cooked daily, using ingredients from local and surrounding area farms.

We recently received two awards, the 2009 edition of Southern Living Magazine’s Reader Choice Awards for Best Breakfast/Brunch Restaurant and one for Southern Favorite Restaurant. We are proud of our longstanding record for being recognized by the readers of Southern Living Magazine. Thank you readers! The Dillard House Restaurant is Zagat rated and we invite to view our many awards.

The Dillard House is open 7 days a week and all holidays.
Breakfast is served: 7:00-10:30
Lunch is served: 11:30-5:00
Dinner is served: 5:00-8:00

Reservations are taken for parties of 15 or more. Our staff will be happy to take your reservation:
1-800-541-0671 or 706-746-5348

River Vista Mountain Village

River Vista Mountain Village Resort is nestled in the picturesque mountains between Highlands, NC and Dillard, GA. We are a Five-Star RV resort featuring:

  • Large level sites, all sites include water, electric (20, 30, and 50 AMP), Sewer, Cable, and Wi-fi.
  • Premium Pull Through sites
  • Daily, Weekly, Monthly and Group rates
  • Heated outdoor and indoor pools and spa
  • Fully furnished rental cabins
  • Deeded RV lots for sale

To make reservations or to inquire about purchasing a lot, please call (888) 850-7275 or book online at

20 River Vista Dr
Dillard, GA 30537
Phone: (706) 746-2722
Fax: (706) 746-5099

Mountain Valley Inn

Located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Mountain Valley Inn provides comfortable, clean and affordable lodging in Dillard, Georgia. We are a short drive from many relaxing and exhilarating activities including skiing, golf, hiking, fishing and whitewater rafting in the beautiful Appalachian Mountains.

We offer many amenities including cable television, king size beds, nonsmoking and wheelchair accessible rooms. We also provide a playground, soccer field, volleyball court and swimming pool for hours of family fun. We invite our business travelers to take advantage of our spacious meeting rooms.

We accept all major credit cards and offer a 10% discount to AAA and AARP members. We also have web specials year round. Our rates are very reasonable and competitive, starting at only $34.95 in the off season.

In addition, we are a member in good standing of the Rabun County Chamber of Commerce.  If you need to contact us for any reason, please feel free to do so, as we are always happy to assist.

We hope to see you soon at Mountain Valley Inn, whether traveling for business or pleasure you’ll always find great value.

13 Royalty Lane
(706) 746-5373