Sylvan Falls Mill Inn
For several years this historic mill has operated as a Bed and Breakfast Inn. The 1840 grist mill continues to operate as an active grist mill, supplying a variety of meals and flours ground from organically grown local grains. Products are ground between two granite stones encased in a Meadows Mill that is powered by a 27 foot Fitz Water Wheel. The water wheel is propelled by a sluice that diverts water from the falls. Products include white and yellow corn meal and grits, wheat, rye and spelt flour. Handmade soaps and whole coffee beans are also available in the mill shop.
Today, the mill has been renovated and converted to a charming, romantic bed and breakfast. It offers lovely views of the adjacent valley, the 3,300-foot elevation of Rocky Knob Mountain, and the waterfall running down from the northeast Georgia mountains. Located inside the mill house or the separate guest house, each of the inn’s four guest quarters has a private bath and is decorated with its own unique furnishings ranging from a wrought iron bed, to brass beds and antiques, to rustic wood furnishings.
The innkeepers, Mike and Linda Johnson, have owned the mill since 2001 and have enjoyed both running the B&B and learning the craft of milling. After years in South Florida the couple purchased the Inn and strive to create an atmosphere of comfort and beauty. Guests have likened their visit to being at a favorite family member’s home. Comfortable, relaxing and refreshing.
156 Taylor’s Chapel Road
Rabun Gap, Georgia 30568