Sweet, Family, DIY wedding at Rabun Manor in Dillard, Ga

Posted on September 19th, 2013 by Rabun

Kelsey & Javan’s Sweet Summer Georgia Wedding by Cariad Photography September 18, 2013 · By Mel ·  I love a good Southern wedding! Georgia is also such a wonderful state. The scenery is beautiful, the people are pleasant, and you always feel a positive energy. (The food is always a plus as well!) Kelsey and Javan were married […]

Best Fresh and Local Chefs in North Georgia: Recipes Featured in Southern Distinction Magazine – September 2013

Posted on September 12th, 2013 by Rabun

Take a few minutes to read the blog post from Beechwood Inn Bed & Breakfast.  Get theirs and other recipes that are favorites here in North Georgia. http://www.beechwoodinn.ws/best-fresh-and-local-chefs-north-georgia.html

One-Tank-Trips 11Alive News Feature on Tallulah Gorge State Park

Posted on August 26th, 2013 by Rabun

Now that school has started for most folks many are looking for places to go for the day or weekend.  11Alive news is featuring One Tank Trip ideas and we think they have given the best idea yet, Tallulah Falls and Tallulah Gorge State Park.  It’s just a short 90 minute drive from Atlanta.  You […]

A Good Thing That Has Come Out Of All The Rain – Chanterelle Mushrooms

Posted on July 25th, 2013 by Rabun

WOW!  Although folks in Rabun County have been growing weary of the now routine afternoon and evening rains, there is a “golden” lining — a multitude of golden Chanterelle mushrooms found at the base of trees in our forests.  Considered one of nature’s finest delicacies, the Chanterelles are only found in the wild and are easily identified.  So, come, […]

1/2 Mile Shootout – WannaGoFast is back in Rabun County!

Posted on July 19th, 2013 by Rabun

Georgia ½ Mile Shootout!! wannaGOFAST will be returning again for their 2nd annual Georgia ½ Mile Shootout in beautiful Rabun County!  This incredible 2-DAY event will be held onSeptember 14th & 15th, 2013 at the Prestigious Heaven’s Landing Airport (www.heavenslanding.com) in Clayton, Ga. Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains this airport is more of a work of […]

Pan Seared Wild Salmon by Chef David Darugh

Posted on July 15th, 2013 by Rabun

Pan Seared Wild Salmon by Chef David Darugh We are featuring recipes from Rabun County’s Four “Best Chefs America 2013.”  With 4 “Best Chefs America” practicing their skills it is helping to make Northeast Georgia a culinary destination extraordinaire. This recipe for “Pan Seared Wild Salmon with Charleston Gold Laurel Aged Rice & Béarnaise Sauce” is by Chef David Darugh of […]

Gayle’s Croissant Bread Pudding

Posted on July 15th, 2013 by Rabun

Gayle’s Croissant Bread Pudding We are featuring recipes from Rabun County’s Four “Best Chefs America 2013.”  Rabun County is fortunate to have 4 “Best Chefs America” practicing their skills and helping make Northeast Georgia a culinary destination extraordinaire. This recipe for Croissant Bread Pudding is by Gayle Darugh of Beechwood Inn, Clayton, Georgia.

Rabun County Farm Winery Day on August 10 Will Feature New Rabun County Wine Trail

Posted on July 5th, 2013 by Rabun

Rabun County’s 12 Spies Vineyards, Stonewall Creek Vineyards and Tiger Mountain Vineyards invite the public to the Third Annual Rabun County Farm Winery Day, Saturday, August 10, 2013, 1 to 5 PM. The event will launch the new Rabun County Wine Trail, adding Rabun County’s three farm wineries and vineyards to the state’s growing agritourism network.  The Wine […]

Re-Charge in Rabun: EV Charging Stations in North Georgia, Rabun County

Posted on July 1st, 2013 by Rabun

Want to drive your electric vehicle to a cute mountain town loaded with places to re-charge? Want to stay at an adorable bed and breakfast or lunch at a cute restaurant that can offer you an EV charge? Well come to Re-Charge in Rabun County, Georgia 

BBC-TV documentary to feature North Georgia Mountain author Woodall Posted June 19, 2013 at 2:32 p.m.

Posted on June 26th, 2013 by Rabun

Take a few minutes to click and read about one of Rabun County’s own author’s, Barbara Woodall and learn about the history of this gorgeous place. http://www.independentmail.com/news/2013/jun/19/bbc-tv-documentary-to-feature-north-georgia/

Gorge-ous Georgia: Nearby Rabun County Offers Falls, Overlooks and Fine Southern Fare

Posted on June 17th, 2013 by Rabun

Gorge-ous Georgia The gorge and its natural wonders sit about 15 minutes from Clayton, Ga. The county seat of Rabun County offers visitors a place to truly be in the center of it all. The downtown is a mix of nostalgic charm and modern inspiration.  Story by Knoxville News Sentinel Co.

Rustic Country Club Wedding – Kingwood Resort, Well Done

Posted on June 6th, 2013 by Rabun

Kingwood Resort and Country Club was featured in a blog posted this week from Snippet & Ink.  Take a moment to click the link and read how Kingwood made this day so wonderful for the bride and groom. http://snippetandink.com/rustic-country-club-rehearsal-dinner/

The Very Best of Small Town America Right Here in Rabun County, GA

Posted on June 5th, 2013 by Rabun

 If you were not among the several dozen folks in front of Rabun County Courthouse yesterday – you missed something very special. The weather was perfect… and I think we had a few more people than last year. It occurred to me during the ceremony that this represents the very best of small town America…. Coming together […]

Rabun County, Georgia Scored Four “Best Chefs America” – Putting the Northeast Georgia Mountains on the Culinary Map.

Posted on May 28th, 2013 by Rabun

The Rabun County Convention and Visitor’s Bureau (CVB) arranged for our Four “Best Chefs America 2013” from Rabun County to get together for a photo opportunity. Can you say “Rabun County = Culinary Destination.”

Mountains, Lakes Memories

Posted on May 21st, 2013 by Rabun

Mountains, Lakes Memories  After many years of drought and below average rainfall, this year we have bountiful water. Our lakes are full, our streams are high and our waterfalls are exploding with water. This will be a great Summer to Explore Rabun County! Check out ExploreRabun.org .   This is a spectacular year to hike […]

Summer Travel Forecast

Posted on May 8th, 2013 by Rabun

 We found this really interesting and wanted to share it. With four of our chefs named as “The Best Chefs in America” we are into number five and number ten, if you want to learn to cook!!Summer Travel Forecast: Vacationers Are Planning Ahead And Seeking Value Over Budget A new consumer survey focused on travel […]

The List: America’s 20 Best State Parks

Posted on May 7th, 2013 by Rabun

Tallulah Gorge State Park, here in beautiful Rabun County in the Northeast Georgia Mountains, was ranked in the top 20 State Parks in America at #9.  We are so honored to have this natural beauty in our piece of God’s country.  Read the attached article for all the state parks and linger just a bit […]

Gran Fondo in Clayton Draws From Across the Continent

Posted on April 25th, 2013 by Rabun

Tour of Georgia Gran Fondo Brings Visitors From Canada and throughout the U.S.  CLAYTON, GA April 18, 2013 The inaugural Tour of Georgia Gran Fondo started and ended in Clayton. Between the start and finish, most of the riders climbed Georgia’s biggest mountains, including those climbs made famous by the Tour de Georgia professional race. […]


Posted on March 25th, 2013 by Rabun

CLAYTON, GA – March 22, 2013 – Northern Georgia will host the second cycling event in the new Gran Fondo National Championship SeriesSM (GFNCS) on Sunday, April 14 in the heart of Rabun County in Clayton. A gran fondo is a cycling challenge that takes bicycle racing to the next level. Gran fondos are a hybrid […]

Tourism is Economic Development

Posted on March 19th, 2013 by Rabun

You do not see the tourism industry as you do manufacturing. Tourism does not have a parking lot where all the tourism employees park. You will not see 500 employee cars parked in front of a building in Tiger or Rabun Gap. However, they exist.  According to the U.S. Travel Association (USTA) and the State […]


Contact Info

Rabun Tourism Development Authority
Teka Earnhardt
184 South Main Street Suite 136
P.O. Box 788
Clayton GA 30525
(706) 212-0241

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