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Sky-Valley is a small town, nestled in a mountain valley on the northwest slopes of Rabun Bald, Georgia. Rabun Bald is located in the northeast corner of the state, and is Georgia's second highest peak. The town of Sky Valley had a population of 250 as of the 2000 census. However, the area is home to the Sky Valley Resort, which offers golf, hiking, tennis and swimming. It used to be a ski resort, but the slopes were closed in 2004. The only highway through the area is the Dillard/Highlands Road (or Georgia State Route 246) between Dillard, Georgia and Highlands, NC. The northern city limit of Sky Valley is the North Carolina state line, and also where the highway zigazgs and crosses into and out of the town two times! Today, Sky Valley consists of condominiums and private homes, many of which are offered as short or long-term vacation rentals. Sky Valley has beautiful mountain views, waterfalls and lush forests, which makes it popular as a weekend getaway, or longer vacation destination. The Sky Valley region is approximately two hours from Atlanta, Asheville, Knoxville, and Chattanooga.

Surrounding areas: Dillard, Georgia (3.3 mi), Clayton, Georgia (8.5 mi), Lakemont, Georgia (15.0 mi), Lake Burton, Georgia (16.5 mi), Lake Rabun, Georgia (17.1 mi), Hiawassee, Georgia (24.2 mi), Clarkesville, Georgia (28.1 mi)

Sky Valley Vacation Rentals

Sky Valley Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Holiday Inn Express64 White Oak LnDillard, GA2.9 mi.(706) 746-3383
Knights Inn3 Best Inn WayDillard, GA3.3 mi.(706) 746-5321
Days InnHwy 441 Box 1176Clayton, GA8.5 mi.(706) 782-4258
Quality Inn & Suites834 Hwy 441 SClayton, GA8.5 mi.(800) 334-2214
Stonebrook InnHwy 441Clayton, GA8.5 mi.(706) 782-2214
Mountain High MotelMain St And Second StHighlands, NC8.8 mi.(828) 526-2790
Microtel Inn & Suites81 Allman DrFranklin, NC12.5 mi.(828) 349-9000
Hampton Inn244 Cunningham RdFranklin, NC13.7 mi.(828) 369-0600
Snow Hill Inn531 Snow HL RdFranklin, NC13.7 mi.(828) 369-2100
Days Inn1320 E Main StFranklin, NC14.3 mi.(828) 524-6491
Cottage InnHwy 64 ECashiers, NC15.7 mi.(828) 743-3033
Valley Aire MotelHwy 107 NCashiers, NC15.7 mi.(828) 743-3998
Hampton Inn & Suites-Cashiers/Sapphire Valley3245 Hwy 64 ESapphire, NC20.4 mi.(828) 743-4545
Sapphire Valley70 Sapphire Valley RdSapphire, NC20.4 mi.(828) 743-3441
Woodlands Inn Of Sapphire1305 US Hwy 64 WSapphire, NC20.4 mi.(704) 966-4709
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites300 Big Sky DrHiawassee, GA24.2 mi.(706) 896-8884
Ramada Inn Lake Chatuge Lodge653 Hwy 76Hiawassee, GA24.2 mi.(706) 896-5253
University Inn563 N Country CLB DrCullowhee, NC24.2 mi.(828) 293-5442
Best Western River Escape Inn And Suites248 Wbi DrDillsboro, NC26.8 mi.(828) 586-6060
Mountain Creek Cottages162 Dicks CRK RdDillsboro, NC26.8 mi.(704) 586-6042
Comfort InnHwy 23/74Sylva, NC27.4 mi.(828) 586-3315
Country Hearth Inn Toccoa302 W Savannah StToccoa, GA28.1 mi.(706) 297-7799
Days Inn11015 N Radio Station RdSeneca, SC28.4 mi.(864) 885-0710
Shoney's Inn Toccoa350 Stephen CirToccoa, GA28.9 mi.(706) 886-1048
Days Inn-toccoa1101 S Big A RdToccoa, GA29.2 mi.(706) 886-9461
Country Inn And Suites By Carlson877 Edelweiss StrasseHelen, GA29.5 mi.(706) 878-9000
Best Western Alpine Helen8220 S Main StHelen, GA29.7 mi.(706) 878-2111
Days Inn Helen8288 S Main StHelen, GA29.7 mi.(706) 878-4079
Hofbrauhaus Inn1 Main StHelen, GA29.7 mi.(706) 878-2248
Super 8 Motel-helen8396 S Main StHelen, GA29.7 mi.(706) 878-2191
Jameson Inn226 Hi Tec RdSeneca, SC30.0 mi.(864) 888-8300
Bed & Breakfast
Freeze House Bed And Breakfast71 Sylvan HeightsSylva, NC27.4 mi.(828) 586-8161

Sky Valley Weather & Climate

The westernnmost mountain region of North Carolina is the smallest of the three main divisions of the state; the Coastal Plain, the Piedmont and the Mountains. However, its' range of elevation is the greatest; it stretches upward from around 1,500 feet along the eastern boundary to 6,684 feet at the summit of Mt. Mitchell. The climate is definitely effected by elevation. Overall, spring is unpredictable, summer is warm with moderate humidity, autumn is crisp and cool and winters are cold - but moderate. More extreme winter conditions can be expected at the mountain peaks. Showers and thunderstorms are common in spring and summer. Expect temperatures to be 10 to 20 degrees cooler on the mountaintops than in the lower elevations. Although snow in winter is likely, most ski resorts rely on snowmaking equipment because daytime highs can often hover in the 40-degree range.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January - - 5.43 in. -
February - - 4.76 in. -
March - - 5.78 in. -
April - - 4.57 in. -
May - - 4.26 in. -
June - - 3.70 in. -
July - - 4.46 in. -
August - - 4.21 in. -
September - - 4.14 in. -
October - - 3.28 in. -
November - - 4.26 in. -
December - - 4.15 in. -

Sky Valley Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Asheville Regional airport (AVL) located about 54 miles northeast of Sky Valley in Asheville, North Carolina, the Donaldson Center airport (GYH) located approximately 56 miles southeast of Sky Valley in Greenville, South Carolina, the Greenville Spartanburg International airport (GSP) located roughly 63 miles east of Sky Valley in Greer, South Carolina, and finally the Mc Ghee Tyson airport (TYS) located around 67 miles northwest of Sky Valley in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Sky Valley Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Cherokee Fun ParkCherokeeNC33.6 mi.
Santa's LandCherokeeNC33.6 mi.
Ghost Town in the SkyMaggie ValleyNC39.0 mi.
DollywoodPigeon ForgeTN56.7 mi.
Rockin' RacewayPigeon ForgeTN56.7 mi.
NASCAR SpeedParkSeviervilleTN62.2 mi.
Water Parks
Lake Lanier Island Beach & Water ParkLake Lanier IslandGA68.6 mi.
White Water ParkMariettaGA99.6 mi.
Golf Courses
Highlands CoveHighlandsNC8.7 mi.
Rabun Country Golf ClubClaytonGA9.0 mi.
Franklin Golf CourseFranklinNC13.7 mi.
Mill Creek Country ClubFranklinNC13.7 mi.
Trillium Links & Lake ClubCashiersNC15.8 mi.
Blue Ridge Golf CenterWalhallaSC22.1 mi.
Falcons Lair Golf CourseWalhallaSC22.1 mi.
Chickasaw Point Country ClubWestminsterSC26.5 mi.
College Park Municipal Golf CourseCollege ParkGA26.5 mi.
Foxwood Hills Country ClubWestminsterSC26.5 mi.
Oconee Country ClubSenecaSC27.6 mi.
Chatuge Shores Golf CourseHayesvilleNC27.7 mi.
Mountain Harbour Golf & Yacht ClubHayesvilleNC27.7 mi.
Apple Mountain ResortClarkesvilleGA28.2 mi.
Pines Municipal Golf CourseToccoaGA28.9 mi.
Ski Areas
Scaly MountainScaly MountainNC1.9 mi.
CataloocheeMaggie ValleyNC39.0 mi.
Ski Wolf LaurelMars HillNC72.8 mi.
Ski BeechBanner ElkNC115.5 mi.
Sugar Mountain Ski AreaBanner ElkNC115.5 mi.
Hawksnest Golf & Ski ResortSeven DevilsNC116.7 mi.
State Parks
Black Rock Mountain State ParkGA7.5 mi. 
Oconee State ParkSC15.9 mi. 
Moccasin Creek State ParkGA17.3 mi. 
Keowee Toxaway State ParkSC26.1 mi. 
Chatuge State ParkGA27.1 mi. 
Unicoi State ParkGA28.7 mi. 
Table Rock State ParkSC36.0 mi. 
Vogel State ParkGA37.2 mi. 
Tugaloo State ParkGA37.7 mi. 
South Carolina Gold MuseumPickensSC36.2 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Bob Jones University Museum & GalleryGreenvilleSC54.0 mi.(Art)
Zoos and Aquariums
Greenville ZooGreenvilleSC54.0 mi.
Western North Carolina Nature CenterAshevilleNC61.0 mi.
Knoxville Zoological GardensKnoxvilleTN74.9 mi.
Zoo AtlantaAtlantaGA104.6 mi.
Tennessee AquariumChattanoogaTN111.9 mi.
Warner Park ZooChattanoogaTN111.9 mi.

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