by Wendy Irvine
Sitting less than two hours from Atlanta, Asheville and Greenville, the Dillard House Inn offers a variety of gorgeous room configurations, family activities, and dining. Guestrooms offer a king or two queens. Upgrade to a one- or two-bedroom cottage. Amenities include a pool, whirlpool, tennis courts, horse stable and petting zoo.
The onsite restaurant – the Dillard House Restaurant – serves southern dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Onsite activities include horseback riding, swimming, tennis and visiting animals at a farm-zoo.
Our Editor Loves
- Mountain-resort with a bevy of outdoor activities
- Standard inn guestrooms and rustic chalets
- Two- or three-bedroom cottages with full kitchens
- Horse Back Riding
- Water Sports
- Free Wi-Fi
- Onsite Dining
We haven’t eaten at the Dillard House in a few years so we were really looking forward to our big breakfast. So disappointing. First thing the waitress told us we couldn’t have coffee because they were out of to go cups and all the mugs were being washed. We did get coffee eventually. The food was ok but nothing spectacular. Had to ask for syrup, jelly, butter etc. also had to ask for country ham which was on the menu. Not at all the Dillard House of years gone by.
by Gayle S
We waited 45 min. in a very crowded room to be seated and were surprised when the dining room was not even full. We were seated in the blinding sun even though there were plenty of other tables. I complained to the server but he offered no solution. We were served 1 scrawny piece of dry fried chicken, 1 tiny chopped steak, a few small vegetable dishes to divide between the two of us. We had dined here several times previously and my favorite dish was the cabbage casserole but this time the cabbage was mostly raw and it was terrible. Our server came back to the couple next to us several times but basically ignored us. I actually complained about the food and the blinding sun to the assistant mgr. and she said, "Yes, we've had other complaints about the sun. I think we need blinds." Sure, get some blinds, but why not try to make your customers comfortable by seating them at one of the other empty tables? Problem solved. I hate to see this landmark restaurant decline in service and quality, but it has. Our bill was $58 for lunch (2 people) and I felt totally ripped off.