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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Monday, May 30 at 11AM is the Memorial Day service to honor our veterans - plan to be at the Rabun County Courthouse for it! ... See MoreSee Less

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OK...which Clayton merchants will commit to staying open EVERY FRIDAY UNTIL 7pm IN DOWNTOWN CLAYTON to greet the tons of people enjoying the restaurants/bars in Clayton? We already have several committed...will the rest of you join in? Grab those people on the sidewalks and offer them some refreshments before they go to dinner! (Wine from one of our great vineyards maybe? A light hor d'oeuvre so they don't spoil their dinner?)How about some music in front of your shop?
Let's be known as the Town that Stays Open on Friday Nights!! But we need many of you involved in this new event - an idea of Indigo Shop! Thanks all! You are fabulous!

If you would like to be put on the CMBA's monthly Events and Happenings email distribution let us know at new shop openings, events, etc.
For instance: New Growler Shop opening June 4; 2 art galleries in progress; web designer office and so many more!
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23 hours ago  ·  

Check out downtown Clayton...have a great Memorial Day Weekend! ... See MoreSee Less

Main Street Farmers Market is tomorrow, Saturday, from 9AM-12N - same location in front of Butler Ga...

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