The Lilly Pad Village, Blue Ridge

4.3
Fun activities for the entire family await at The Lilly Pad Village, where you can play mini golf, fish a little pond, hike the scenic mountain scenery, or browse a neat gift shop for a few memorable souvenirs. You can also spend time gem mining, an ideal activity for anyone interested in becoming a 19th-century prospector for a day--it's a trip in time as well as an educational activity your kids with hugely enjoy. Find out more on the website, and look for discount packages and info about custom-designed hiking experiences. A visit to The Lilly Pad Village represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Blue Ridge trip maker to plot your vacation.
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  • We spent about 90 minutes here in the pouring rain. The mining part is covered and they were very attentive. Surprisingly, there were quite a few people there. We will definitely be back to do some fi...  more »
  • We went to the Lilly Pad with our four kids age 3-11. Their 9-hole miniature golf course is included with the cost of gem mining, and we did that first, which the kids loved. They all loved the gem mi...  more »
  • We bought tickets online for gem mining (one bucket for each kid) to save money. The area is outside, but covered so this was a perfect activity during a rainy today. Our girls loved this so much. The...  more »
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  • Such a cool and unique place! The staff was so nice and helpful, and the kids loft sifting through the sand for the gems! They found a ton of cool ones! Then we did the miniature golf, awesome! Didn't have time for the fishing (next time), but we got to pet one of the house dogs, Lucy! So sweet!
  • I'm sure it's a nice place, but we only had about an hour to spare in our day and thought we would stop in for the mini-golf. Everyone was beyond friendly, the weather was perfect, and the mini-golf course was scenic... just not very functional. No thrills, impossible to keep clean, and on a giant slope that makes the game almost impossible. We made the best of it by playing whoever gets closest to the hole on the first stroke wins. I cant speak for the rest of the place, but the mini-golf is laughable.
  • Lots of fun for the Kids! The gem mining is a must! The staff was super friendly! Great prices.. we had a lot of fun glad I found this place!
  • I'll gladly offer my opinion of your establishment. Remember, you asked for it with your witty response to my 1 star rating. Your mini golf is atrocious. The last hole (9th) is taped off with "caution tape", I'm assuming to keep customers from falling off the drop off. There are rusted exposed nails throughout the course. And the entire course, with its rotting wood, dirt covered "greens" is sloped at 15 to 20 degrees. When I say sloped...I mean the actual putting area is sloped. You literally have hold the ball with your putter and shuffle board the ball...otherwise the ball would roll down the hill. My children fell numerous times on the roots throughout the "path". You charged me $30 for my family to play and you said ..."play all day".... Play these 9 holes that you have all day? Well, no thank you. My boys asked me if we had to finish the course...3 elementary aged boys didn't want to finish a mini golf course(9 holes). That's got to be a first. You should be ashamed of yourself for taking people's money for that course...and more importantly wasting their time. On a side note..we did not visit your pond or your mining set up....so I don't have an opinion of that. I'm sure it's nice. But, these are just one families experiences....so, maybe we got you guys on a bad day.
  • Miniature golf is a little rough looking but the gem mining is cool!

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