Dillard House & Local Events

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Upcoming Events

The Oak Ridge Boys
Friday Jan, 25 at 07:30pm
12 Spies Welcomes Steve Quessier
Saturday Feb, 02 at 01:00pm

We are currently upgrading our online reservation system to better serve you! You can request a reservation online here or call us between 9am and 5pm at 1-800-541-0671.

The Dillard House is located only 2 hours north of Atlanta, GA and 1 ½ hours from Greenville, SC. Enjoy cozy accommodations, award-winning Southern cuisine served family-style, group rentals, stables and more! Breakfast is served daily from 7:30 – 10:30 AM. Lunch begins at 11:30 AM and ends at 5 PM. Dinner is served from 5 – 8 PM.

Make Christmas memories in the mountains that will last a lifetime!

Enjoy thousands of lights, beautiful Christmas decorations, complimentary sleigh rides on Saturdays, themed characters and delicious food at The Dillard House this holiday season! Call us at 1-800-541-0671 to learn more about our facilities and accommodations.

Christmas Eve MenuChristmas Day MenuNew Year's Eve Menu - Dining RoomNew Year's Eve Celebration - Conference CenterNew Year's Day Menu


Dillard House Stables

  • Located on the Dillard House property, enjoy scenic horseback riding and visit our petting zoo! Call the stables to book your ride at 706-746-2038 or visit here .


  • The Polar Express at the Great Smoky Mountain Railroad – Located only one hour from Dillard. ALL ABOARD! Create lasting memories with your family on The Polar Express excursion! Call 1-800-872-4681 or visit here for more information.
  • Clayton, GA – 10 miles south of The Dillard House is a quaint, yet thriving downtown shopping district with restaurants, art galleries, crafts, collectibles, coffee houses, clothing and more. Visit here for more.
  • Highlands, NC – 16 miles Northeast of the Dillard House, Highlands boasts a variety of clothing shops, antique stores, books, art galleries, fine cuisine and more. As well as beautiful scenic drives, waterfalls and hiking trails. Visit here to find out more about this mountain town.
  • Franklin, NC – North of Dillard about 16 miles North of Dillard lies Franklin, a town known for its gem mines, unique shops, beautiful scenery and restaurants. Visit here to learn more.

Snow Tubing:

  • Scaly Mountain Outdoor Center – Located 15 minutes away, the Scaly Mountain Outdoor Center offers tubing, ice skating, fishing, a café and more! To learn more, visit here or call 828-526-3737.
  • Tube World at Cataloochee Ski Area – Located in Maggie Valley (about one hour from Dillard), Tube World offers snow tubing fun for the entire family! Reservations are recommended. Visit here for more information.

Ice Skating:

  • Highlands Ice Rink – Travel a few miles past Scaly Mountain Outdoor Center to find another ice-skating favorite. Located in Kelsey-Hutchinson Park in Highlands. For more, call 828-526-3556 or visit here.


  • Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts – Only 15 minutes away, enjoy fun concerts and seasonal performances! For upcoming shows and ticket information, visit here or call 828-524-1598.
  • Harrah’s Casino in Murphy/Cherokee– Harrah’s Entertainment has two locations within 1 hour of the Dillard House! Call 828-422-777 or visit here to learn more.

Family Fun:

  • Tom Sawyer’s Christmas Tree Farm & Elf Village – Just six miles north of Cashiers, NC (about 45 minutes from Dillard) is the perfect place to take your family this holiday season! Pick your own Christmas Tree and explore the Elf Village with your loved ones. Visithere or call 828-743-5456 to learn more.
  • The Factory of Franklin – Only 13.9 miles north of the Dillard House! A family entertainment park featuring arcade games, go-carts, bowling, indoor trampoline park, mini-golf, dining and more! Call 828-349-8889 or visit here for more information.
  • The Biltmore House – Travel 1½ hours to Asheville and visit America’s largest home decorated for Christmas! For ticket information, call 1-800-411-3812 or visit here.

More About The Dillard House!

Only 6 miles from the Dillard House is the beautiful 1,743-acre Black Rock Mountain State Park. This park features a visitor center, hiking, fishing, stunning mountain views, a lake and more! Call 706-746-2141 for more.

A little under 20 miles from the Dillard House, you will find Tallulah Gorge State Park, where visitors can enjoy a 1,000-ft. gorge, waterfalls, hiking, an interpretive center and more! Call 706-754-7981 to find out more.


  • Highlands Aerial Park, 828-526-8773, www.highlandscanopytour.com. During certain times of the year, Dillard House guests receive a discount when they provide the company with their confirmation number.




  • Great Smoky Mountain Railroad in Bryson City, NC features scenic diesel and steam rail excursions that take you through the beautiful countryside of Western North Carolina. To make reservations, call 1-800-872-4681 or visit www.gsmr.com
  • Clayton, GA – Here you will find art galleries, crafts, antique, collectibles, coffee houses, clothing, restaurants and more. Main Street, Clayton, GA is located off Hwy. 441 South of the Dillard House. Visit here for more information.
  • Highlands, NC – 16 miles Northeast of the Dillard House after a beautiful scenic drive, you will find a lovely town that boasts waterfalls, a variety of clothing shops, antique stores, books, art galleries, restaurants and more. Take Hwy. 441 North and turn right on GA 246. Visit here for more information. 
  • Cherokee, NC – Located less than an hour from the Dillard House is a town on the reservation of the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Nation featuring Harrah’s Casino, unique stores, monuments, a museum, cultural events and activities, and more. For more about Harrah’s, visit here or call 828-497-7777.
  • Asheville, NC – Known for a vibrant arts scene and historic architecture. Filled with galleries, museums and America’s largest home: The Biltmore Estate. For tickets, visit www.biltmore.com. To learn more about Asheville’s happenings, visit www.exploreasheville.com

Whitewater Rafting

Buy the perfect gift for your loved ones!

Visit www.dillardhousegiftbook.com or call (800) 276-1752 for more information!

More About The Dillard House!

Centrally located less than two hours from Atlanta, Asheville and Greenville, we invite you to come experience the Dillard House. Enjoy our famous southern cuisine in our beautiful and tranquil mountain setting. Stay overnight in one of our rooms, suites, cottages or chalets and relax in a rocking chair with your morning cup of coffee or take a leisurely stroll around the property and enjoy the lush green grass. Take time to enjoy life with your friends and family in the mountains - memories like these are priceless. Spending time in the mountains is an inexpensive and fun way to enjoy life.

Nearby you can experience the excitement of Whitewater Rafting and Zip Line Tours, Horseback Riding, beautiful cascading Waterfalls, the Biltmore House, Tallulah Gorge, the Cherokee Indian Reservation, Harrah's Casino, Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts, award winning local Vineyard and Winery - 12 Spies Vineyards, Tiger Mountain Vineyards, quaint gift and craft stores, fun flea markets, beautiful hiking trails, 3 state parks and the lovely mountain town of Highlands NC.

The Dillard House is the ideal place for a business conference, retreat, wedding, bus tour visit or a family reunion.

Group Accommodations - Looking for the perfect place for your next conference, retreat, trade show or reunion? We have everything you need for groups from 20 to 300. We would love to give you a proposal for your next event. We invite you to come by for a site tour. We are proud of our beautiful conference/banquet facility and our guest rooms and would love to show them to you!! Call our Group Sales Office today at 800-541-0671

Click here to view and/or print our General Information Group Packet (PDF). This packet contains an abundance of information as well as our special menus for group events in our banquet/conference center.

Visit our online store to find that perfect gift or purchase a Dillard House gift certificate which may be used for any Dillard House product, lodging, dining or horseback riding.

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Specials & Packages

Highlands Zip-Line Canopy Tour Package

Highlands Zip-Line Canopy Tour Package

The package includes a 10% discount off Canopy tours at Highlands Canopy tours and one complimentary Dillard House full breakfast for two.

Seasonal Activities

Mountain Stream Trout Fishing

Mountain Stream Trout Fishing

For the fisherman in you! Enjoy a beautiful day in a mountain stream

Online Store

From the Shop

1/2 Country Ham
in Cloth Bag

All you favorite jams, jellies and relishes available online.

View a short video of a Luxury Double Queen room in the Valley View building.

View a short video of a Standard Deluxe Double Queen room in the Meadows building.


The Dillard House was featured on the Food Network program "The Best Thing I Ever Ate" Our country ham was chosen by Chef Alton Brown.


Our Location

Area Activities

Horseback Rides

Horseback Rides

10% off for overnight guests. See Specials and Packages above for details

Trout Pond

Free trout fishing for our overnignt guests. Relax by the pond and fish with your family.


Check out our golf packages. Two (2) Championship Courses located with 15 minutes

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