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Delightful Dillard

A January 2001 trip to Dillard by willow

Quote: Tucked into the northeastern corner of Georgia, Dillard offers a peaceful family hideaway amidst old-growth forests and the high country of the Appalachian Mountains.

Delightful Dillard

Overview

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Dillard is well blessed with antique malls and local craft outlets. We spent cold rainy days browsing through treasures of the past. Clear skies give opportunity to sking, golfing, tennis and hiking.

Quick Tips:

Dillard is located less than two hours from Ashville, Cherokee, and Atlanta.

Best Way To Get Around:

You will need a car.

Sky Valley Resort

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Hotel

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Our three bedroom, two and one-half bath chalet was located half way up the ski slopes. Since my sister and her beau had backed-out at the last minute, we had lots of room for the two of us. The chalet was well equipped with the necessities. We enjoyed home cooked meals rather than brave the evening cold. After dinner I retired to the balcony in order to watch the fun on the slopes. My husband in ever pursuit of that PhD. spread his papers and laptop before the warmth of the fireplace.

The resort also has a library, a fitness room, a golf course, a chapel and a swimming pool. We made good use of the library, but did not use the other facilities.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on February 2, 2001

Sky Valley Resort
71 Sky Valley
Dillard, Georgia
(706) 746-2743

Dillard House The

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Restaurant | "The Dillard House"

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No one can visit North Georgia without dining at the Dillard House. This restaurant features the very best southern foods served family style. Having been forewarned of the gastronomic overload, we chose a weekday and skipped lunch in favor of an early dinner. Bowls and platters of food enough for a family of six were served to our table for two. There were four meats, twelve side dishes, two breads and two desserts. All the food was delicious and just one taste led to over indulgence. The pork with plum sauce and buttered asparagus were my favorites. The strawberry cobbler with ice cream was a new treat and I plan to try the recipe soon. The Dillard House serves three meals daily....Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on February 2, 2001

Dillard House The
768 Franklin St
Dillard, Georgia 30537
(706) 746-5348

Skyline Lodge & Restaurant

Restaurant | "The Lodge Restaurant "

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Having arrived at the resort after dark in freezing cold, we were glad to find the lodge restaurant open. A roaring fire in the open fireplace welcomed skiers and travelers. A buffet of hamburgers, hotdogs, French fries, chili and assorted beverages really hit the spot. The western motif seemed a bit out of place but the service was friendly and our window seat gave a good view of the bunny slope. We lingered over an extra beer as we rested from the seven-hour drive from south Georgia.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on February 2, 2001

Skyline Lodge & Restaurant
470 Skyline Lodge Road
Dillard, Georgia 28741
(828) 526-2121

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We were sorry to learn the Rainforest Tour was closed for the season and have marked it for a return trip. The brochure promises a 3-hour ride in a safari vehicle to the top of the mountain through the rainforest. This unique forest boasts 125 species of trees (the whole of Europe is home to only 75 species). There is also a pioneer nature center and a cave, which once was sacred to the Cherokee.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on February 2, 2001

Appalachian Rainforest Eco-Tours
Betty Creek Road
Dillard, Georgia

The Labyrinth

Attraction

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The Labyrinth is located on private property and may be visited by permission of the owner; stop at the Mountain Valley Center on Hwy 441 for directions and permission. Joy and Charlie have gathered 10 tons of stone and fashioned them into a classic 7-circuit labyrinth. The secluded park has benches for meditation, goldfish ponds and a clear mountain spring. We walked the labyrinth in slow measured steps aware of our spiritual selves in the crisp mountain air. There is an aura that causes you to speak in hushed tones as you listen to the sounds of water and listen for voices from the past. The magical perhaps mythical essence of walking the single path maze has a prehistory beginnin...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on February 2, 2001

The Labyrinth
3 miles north of Dillard
Dillard, Georgia

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The store sells Native American products, jewelry, books and music as well as crystals, healing stones, table fountains, incense and oils. We spent an hour making careful selections for my medicine bag. The owner gave us permission to visit the Labyrinth and a brief history of the historical and spiritual aspects of the Labyrinth.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on February 2, 2001

Mountain Valley Center
10248 Georgia Road
Dillard, Georgia 28763
(828) 369-5698

Dillard Mini Mall

Attraction

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Of the many antique shops in Dillard this one has the most to offer. Individual booths featured everything from Appalachian primitive furniture to Victorian jewelry.

We have found in our southern travels that antique shops often speak an areas history more accurately than a curetted museum.

We bought an oak child craft table for $30 and a nursing rocker with caned seat for $34. My husband threatened that anything I bought had to fit into the van. We looked like the Beverly Hillbillies heading south but I filled that van with mountain treasures and edibles to last until our next visit.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on February 2, 2001

Dillard Mini Mall
Highway 441
Dillard, Georgia 30537
(706) 746-2127

Spring Ridge Creamery

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Story/Tip

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Without a doubt this is the freshest most delicious ice cream I have ever eaten. The Golden Guernsey cows graze in the field just behind the creamery. The rolling hills, the pebbled stream, the Golden Guernseys, sounds like poetry: poetry that silences all awareness of butterfat and ever-rising cholesterol. The creamery sells milk, butter and cottage cheese as well as ice cream and yogurt, which are made daily. Afternoon ice cream stops became a daily indulgence as we returned to our resort after a day's activity. We tried butter-pecan, strawberry cheesecake, strawberry and Joy (coconut, chocolate and almonds).

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Nicholls, Georgia

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