Dillard Journals

Sky Valley High in the Great Smoky Mountains

A June 2004 trip to Dillard by khr33498

Time Shares of Sky Valley Photo, Dillard, Georgia More Photos
Quote: Relaxing trip to mountains with daughter and grandkids and parents (4 generations).

Sky Valley High in the Great Smoky Mountains

Overview

Kayla Photo, Dillard, Georgia
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Numerous parks in surrounding area for hiking, rafting, riding -- Tallulah Gorge State Park was fantastic and offered various hiking trails for the beginner to extreme novice. First time to the mountains for my two granddaugthers; they had a fantastic time and enjoyed being 'up in the sky'.

Quick Tips:

Make sure you have a backpack, water, and first-aid kit when hiking through the park(s). You should also plan on starting out in the morning because just one hiking trail can take up to 4-5 hours to complete.

Best Way To Get Around:

A car is a must when touring around the mountains and various towns. Did not see any taxis or other public transportation offered.

Time Shares of Sky Valley

Hotel | "Timeshares of Sky Valley"

Time Shares of Sky Valley Photo, Dillard, Georgia
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Best Things Nearby:Numerous parks, rafting, canoeing, hiking, golf, riding, Helen, Highlands, Cashiers, antique shops, gem mining, train, fishing, etc.Best Things About the Resort:Great location surrounded by mountains and excellent customer service. Resort Experience:Our unit was more than ideal. It overlooked the golf course and pond and slept six comfortably (king-size bed, two twin in loft, foldout couch), full kitchen, two bathrooms, washer/dryer, fireplace, large living room and eating area, huge deck with excellent view (see image). Unit Type: 1 Bedroom Activities: ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on July 9, 2004

Time Shares of Sky Valley
501 Sky Valley Way
Dillard, Georgia
(706) 746-2743

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This was a very strenuous hike to the Sliding Rock, where you can finally relax a bit and catch your breath and get wet. There is no easy way to get to the gorge and it can be very dangerous if it starts raining, considering you are basically manuevering between and on rocks. Once you make it to Sliding Rock and decide to 'go for the plunge', it is very difficult to climb out -- you are on your own.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 9, 2004

Tallulah Gorge State Park
Sliding Rock
Dillard, Georgia

Cabbage Patch BabyLand General Hospital

Attraction | "Babyland General Hospital"

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I took my mother, daughter and two granddaughters ages 2 and 3 (four generations) to visit the Cabbage Patch Hospital. We were all amazed at how this actually was a hospital setting with staff dressed in nurse uniforms, watched a delivery of a Cabbage Patch baby, adoption procedures, etc. The kids were all 'eyes' and the adults enjoyed this just as much. Free admission too!

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 23, 2004

Cabbage Patch BabyLand General Hospital
300 Nok Drive
Cleveland, Georgia 30528
(706) 865-2171

Alpine Village

Attraction | "Helen, GA - Alpine Village"

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My dad and I had a great time walking around this Alpine village browsing the many shops and having lunch at one of the German eateries. There is plenty to do besides shop/eat; you can enjoy cooling off in the river and/or take inner tube/raft rides through the town.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 23, 2004

Alpine Village
State Road 75
Dillard, Georgia

Whitewater Falls

Attraction

Whitewater Falls Photo, Dillard, Georgia
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Whitewater Falls is really two waterfalls, the Upper (411 feet) and the Lower Falls (285 feet). This is the highest set of falls east of the Rocky Mountains having a total drop of almost 700 feet. These falls are awesome! There is a well-maintained trail from the paved parking lot (complete with rest rooms) and it is an easy walk to the many vantage points.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 23, 2004

Whitewater Falls
10 miles south of Cashiers via NC-281
Dillard, Georgia