Downtown Clayton beckons you…

Clayton, Georgia has it all – surrounded by the lush Smoky Mountains, an ol’ timey Main Street lined with speciality shopping, delicious dining venues, romantic vineyards, and many rustic lodging options! Come walk under the swaying trees of Downtown, breathe in the fresh mountain air and learn about the culture of our unique mountain community.

From Art to Wine, and Professional Services to Pastries…Clayton will meet all of your demands while exceeding all of your expectations!

We would love to show you around our special community. Our local shops feature the best in art, antiques, books, flowers, furniture, gifts, wine and so much more! Our fine restaurants will please even the most discriminating palate. You’ll even find an old fashioned drug store soda fountain! Regardless of what you are looking to discover, you’ll be pleasantly surprised when you come to explore Clayton. Visit the city of Clayton, GA, click here.


Visit Downtown Clayton Georgia

We’re Closer Than You Think!
Only 1.5 hours from Asheville, Greenville, and Atlanta

There’s so much to do in Clayton,
you’ll want to stay a while & keep coming back!

Shop, Dine, Relax. Our Mountains are closer than you think!



Shops of antiques-upscale home décor-gourmet restaurants-fine and fun jewelry-spa products-clothing-baby items-folk art-fine art-all media of art-furniture for your cabin, lake home or contemporary home-a block long hardware store for the men-bookstore and ice cream parlor-upscale women’s clothing-crafts-Christmas shop-service businesses-hair salons-upscale lodging-old time pharmacy and soda shop-outdoor furniture-hunting supplies-florists-hospital and urgent care facility-real estate agencies-bars-western wear-mailing facility-banks-auto dealership-package stores-country cooking restaurants-supermarkets-fast food-deck and patio dining – everything you need for your destination vacation!

And for your adventurous spirit we have kayaking, hiking, zip lining, whitewater rafting, camping and camps and oh, so many things for your vacation, family reunion, Girls’ Weekend Away, business meeting or just to get away! Did you know that Clayton (Rabun County) has three beautiful lakes well known for their second homes? It’s time to check us out….

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When you drive by the Regions Bank corner in Clayton on Hwy. 441 take a look at the billboard there for Historic Clayton. Not only did the Clayton Merchants and Business Association (CMBA) just paint the frame black to spiff it up but be on the watch for the new billboard on the northbound side for Historic Clayton - coming soon! Thanks, Clayton Merchants and Business Association (CMBA) for doing all of the billboards (3) directing visitors to downtown Clayton! And thanks to the Rabun County Bank for donating the space for our Historic Clayton sign across from McDonalds on Hwy. 441 - it is appreciated! ... See MoreSee Less

17 hours ago  ·  

More parking for shop employees and visitors behind Universal Joint, Clayton - check out Church Street (one block off Main Street) lots next to Old City Hall. Also parking at the courthouse after 5PM and weekends too! We're ready for you...thanks shops and businesses for guiding your employees to these lots to free up space on Main Street for quick access to your shop or business! ... See MoreSee Less

1 day ago  ·  

Jazz Saturdays at Tiger Mountain Winery, Tiger, GA...4 miles south of Clayton (where you just shopped at our stunning array of shops)...1-3PM the last Saturday of every month. Save the date of March 18 for a St. Patrick's Party at TMW with Irish fiddling and roasted sausages! ... See MoreSee Less

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Clayton Merchants & Business Association
P.O. Box 25
Clayton, Georgia 30525