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Beechwood Inn - Bed Breakfast and Wine Cellar

P.O. Box 429 , Clayton, GA 30525 USA (Show map)
98 Reviews
$169 - $245
per night

Check Dates Diamond Collection

Professionally Inspected & Certified


Relax- Renew - Restore: Award winning Georgia Mountain hospitality and gourmet dining. Wine Enthusiast Magazine places Beechwood Inn in the Top 5 Destinations "for your next wine and food-focused escape," Dec 28, 2011. Travel writer Becky Lamb says: "The Beechwood Inn is the closest thing to a Napa Valley Bed and Breakfast we have here in Georgia." Romantic guest rooms and cabin have private baths, porches, fireplaces and luxury amenities. The Beechwood Inn restaurant features a Wine Spectator Award of Excellence selection of vintages from its wine cellar. The restaurant offers Saturday Chef's Table dining by advance reservation featuring fresh regional and Mediterranean-style meals using the best of local, organic and sustainable products from Georgia farms, vineyards and orchards. The Inn is listed on the SELECT REGISTRY, Distinguished inns of North America and carries the prestigious AAA Three-Diamond Award. The beautifully landscaped 5 acre property is also perfect for weddings, receptions, and small group functions.


Rooms & Rates

Savannah Suite

A Corner suite filled with light. It has a spectacular view of Black Rock Mountain and the gardens below. The fireplace, queen bed, separate dressing/sitting room, and shower bath ensure a cozy stay. The room is appointed in period pieces and fine reproductions. All our linens are extremely high quality.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $159 - $179

Rabun Suite

This is a corner suite with lots of windows and views. This suite has a spectacular view of Black Rock Mountain and the Beechwood Gardens which can also be viewed from your private balcony. The suite’s features include queen bed, shower bath, working fireplace, separate sitting/dressing room, writing desk, and sofa. All our rooms are filled with family momentos harkening back to simpler times.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $159 - $179

Lura's Suite

Our largest Suite features a cozy livingroom with a single sleep sofa, writing desk, private screened porch with a glider, separate large bedroom with a king bed. The large private bath has a modern shower. We have recently added a working gas fireplace and a large screen tv with cable. The suite is appointed with period pieces and fine reproductions. Lura Bucholz, the original owner, lived in this suite from 1916 until 1957. Garden view. With the sleep sofa the room can accommodate up to three guests ($25.00 additional charge for the third person).

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $179 - $219

Stekoa Suite

An indulgently comfortable two-room suite. It has a separate living room, bedroom and private bath. It features a Queen Sized bed, antique copper bathtub, private entrance with a sitting porch. The living room has a writing table, large queen size sleep sofa, and working fireplace. The copper tub dates from the 1920’s, and once filled with hot water – it stays warm unlike a porcelan tub. With the sleep sofa the room can accommodate up to three guests ($25.00 additional charge for the third person).

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $159 - $199

Rose Cottage Room

This cozy corner room with windows on two sides is filled with light. It was once a screened-in sleeping porch so you will be entranced by its original heart pine floors sloped to permit rain to drain out. It is now comfortably enclosed for your comfort. It features a large modern shower bath, walk-in closet and queen bed. The five large windows afford guests great views of Black Rock Mountain and the Beechwood secret garden. It will charm and comfort you.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $159 - $199

Vineyard Room

The Vineyard room is very private, located at the end of the Inn, and is decorated in grape and vineyard motif, including bedspread, drapes, paintings and decorations. The Vineyard Room has a king-size bed, private bathroom with a shower, working fireplace, sofa, writing desk, air-conditioning and windows on three sides offering wonderful views of Black Rock Mountain and the Beechwood Secret Garden. All our rooms have WIFI.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $179 - $219

Natahala Suite

This large two room suite has a seperate sitting room with working fireplace, writing desk, sofa and overstuffed chair. The bedroom area has a queen bed and entrance that leads to your private covered porch. The porch offers a secluded sitting area to observe our hidden garden. The Victorian bath features an original claw-foot tub. Stone steps lead guests from the secluded covered porch to the Secret Garden.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $159 - $199

Blueberry Cabin

This luxuiously restored North Georgia Cabin is down a set of garden steps and overlooks Beechwood Inn's Blueberry Patch. The Cabin has a vaulted ceiling, wood floors, a king bed, fireplace in the bedroom, living room area, large screen Satellite TV with Sirius Music, ceiling fans and air conditioning. It also has a kitchenette with refrigerator, sink, micro-wave, coffee pot, a modern bathroom with a Rainwater shower and Jacuzzi Whirlpool. The cabin has a private deck with two Adirondack chairs overlooking the inn's blueberry patch and Blackrock Mountain. 600 thread count sheets.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $215 - $245

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  • Guest room4.5
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.3
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Dining4.8

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Great place BUT--------------------------

3.8 on September 27, 2014

We called ahead to announce our early arrival. The proprietors seemed genuinely annoyed. We have stayed at many B&B establishments but at the Beechwood, we were more than a bit dissappointed in the owner's attitude. No warm welcome, no "Hello, where are you from?" or anything of that sort. To put it mildly, we did not really feel welcome. In fact, that was the only time we saw the proprietors. The breakfast service was outstanding. Food excellent, well prepared. The lady serving us was not one of the two we saw the day before. A change in attitude would not only be welcome but beneficial.

Quick getaway

5 on September 23, 2014

I have a home in Clayton which is under renovations and this inn was highly recommended!! I was truly overwhelmed by the dining experience on Saturday evening, a "fresh Herb-rich" farm to table delight for my palate!! Gayle and David our hosts/chefs are so charming and make the whole experience a real delight!

Excellent gettaway!

4.6 on August 28, 2014

We had a wonderful time at Beechwood B&B. The food was excellent~ guests were repeat visitors~ room was clean and exactly like the picture. Very relaxing and beautiful scenery. The staff was knowledgeable and very efficient. I highly recommend the Beechwood Inn.

Innkeeper Response
So glad you had a wonderful time and very relaxing visit. Yes, we are fortunate to have many repeat guests for both dining and lodging.

We stayed at Beechwood Inn for July 31- Aug. 3, for our anniversary.

3.0 on August 21, 2014

The Inn was a quaint and interesting accommodation, but our expectations were rather high as we viewed a program on GPB about the Inn. Rather than in a more secluded spot, it was pretty close to the main highway, so was somewhat noisy. The landscaping was very professional and lovely, however,as we sat on the porch for their nice winethirty. Some negatives included the fact that our room was right over the main entrance, so when folks arrived to prepare breakfast, the door made a good deal of noise and woke us up pretty early. The room was nicely decorated and very clean, with nice amenities provided. Breakfasts were wonderful, but the Saturday night meal did not meet our expectations. For such an expensive meal, we expected more unique and flavorful food. Ice cream for dessert, while home made, was disappointing. For the cost of the meal, dessert should have been special. Servers were very friendly and helpful, but it took a long time to be presented with the main course. Organic and farm to table foods are very nice.

Innkeeper Response
Thanks for the nice compliments about Beechwood Inn in your review. Gayle and I operate Beechwood Inn because we love people and we enjoy providing charming hospitality. But we also operate the inn as a business; it is our livelihood. We know that reviews influence potential guests. Our expectation of guests is that they respect our property and provide us honest feedback. Because it was your anniversary I made a special point at check-out to ask if everything was to your satisfaction. You said you had a wonderful time. Had you told us the dinner did not meet your expectations we would have offered you some accommodation. You may have still written a review indicating the dinner did not meet your expectations, but then you could have added that when you told the owners they comped your dinner. I will also tell our morning crew (that’s Gayle and me) to enter the inn a little more stealthily. Sorry for the early wake-up. David and Gayle Darugh Innkeepers

Worth every penny and minute spent there

5 on August 13, 2014

My girlfriend and I stayed here just for a night, what a place. The food is above perfection. The views from the porch were amazing, and the hospitality was unmatched. We never felt like we were being checked up on. Very laid back atmosphere. The house is beautiful as well. Gorgeous in fact. We cannot wait to go back.

Innkeeper Response
We appreciate your kind words about Beechwood Inn. We try to offer wonderful hospitality but also understand that guests need private time away from the pressures of family, work and especially commuting. We look forward to your next visit.

Great Getaway

5 on July 30, 2014

The Saturday night dinner was a great treat. Very weel presented.

Innkeeper Response
At the Beechwood Inn most of our dinner recipes have a number of flavor components; layers of tastes that work nicely together. But our recipes also factor in how foods and garnishes look together. As chefs we take pleasure in food and ‘working the plate’ is a part of that pleasure.

My favorite Inn!

5 on July 02, 2014

I look forward to my stay at the Beechwood Inn every year. David and Gayle and their staff are wonderful, accommodating, interesting, and they take excellent care of their guests. Their food is local and delicious, the rooms are clean and smell so good, the porch and garden are relaxing and beautiful - it is all around a wonderful place for a vacation and to stay for business.

Innkeeper Response
We really enjoy our repeat guests and the friendships we form. We try our best to be not only great hosts but also to improve our friendship with each visit. We look forward to your next stay.

Lura's Suite

4.6 on June 20, 2014

My husband and I stayed for two nights and arrived after the wine thirty. David, the owner, was very gracious and could tell we were exhausted so offered us a glass of wine to take up to our room. He showed us around the inn and told us a bit of itshistory, then brought us to our room and showed us how to work various electronics. We spent a lot of time in the evening relaxing on the huge front porch with a glass of wine and watched the sun set. The grounds were beautiful, the view was fabulous and the weather was cool and pleasant (in late June). The wine we had was from their own winery and was an amazingly smooth cabernet. Wine thirty on the front porch was a fun time. We met some very nice couples with common interests so the conversation stayed lively. The room we stayed in was very nice. I chose it because it had a screened porch. However, I love bright rooms and waking up to the sunrise and this room was pretty dark in the mornings so next time I hope to be able to get a room on the front of the inn. There are a couple of them that have a wonderful view of the mountains. Oh, the breakfast was delicious. The owner is a top chef and everything is organic and farm to table. If you have any dietary restrictions, make sure to let him know because he is very accomodating and wants his guests to have the best experience possible.

Innkeeper Response
Yes, I could see you were exhausted and road weary, so I was happy to offer you both a glass of wine. Glad it hit the spot. And thanks for the compliment about our own Georgia made Cabernet. We also appreciate your recognition that our foods are very special - mostly from local, organic, sustainable farms - including many products from Beechwood Inn's own gardens. And yes, we are happy to accommodate most dietary restrictions, especially with a little advance notice.

4th year and will be there again!

5 on June 16, 2014

I've stayed at the Beechwood Inn 4 years running for a business meeting I have annually in Clayton. They are the best! I'll be back next year! Troy

Innkeeper Response
We always look forward to the Janus Forum and all the returning attendees that stay at Beechwood Inn. Thanks for including Gayle and I in your evening activities and thanks especially for our special award "Friends of the Janus Forum." See you in 2015!

Perfect Anniversary Spot

5 on May 30, 2014

My husband found this Inn for a short notice anniversary get-away. We stayed in Lura's Suite. It was perfect for us - we spent a lot of relaxing time on the small screened porch overlooking a lovely flower bed with a water feature. The bed was A+++! Two great night's sleep! We were greeted by John when we arrived - he is a charming guy! Both evenings we went to Wine-Thirty and enjoyed visiting with other guests and the owners, David and Gayle. Prior to our visit the owners helped my husband find a massage location for our arrival day. The breakfast each morning was top-notch! Held us until supper! The Beechwood Inn was a delightful stay and I expect we will return. We typically rent a cabin for get-always because we enjoy the privacy. Of course then we don't have someone making our breakfast! This was a welcome change! Thank you, David, Gayle and John!

Innkeeper Response
We like to think of ourselves as hospitality experts; thanks for the confirmation through your wonderful compliments. I will pass on to John your kind words for him too. Yes, a "Bed and Breakfast" should have great beds, a delicious breakfast and great coffee too; glad we scored an A+++. We look forward to your next visit.

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Location Type

Countryside, Mountains, Small town, Wine country


Atlanta, GA (ATL-Hartsfield Intl.) 90 miles

Directions to property:

Take I-85 North through Atlanta. At the intersection of I-985 and I-85 take I-985 North. Follow highway 365 and then 441 North to Clayton. At highway 76 East turn right and go 100 yards. Turn left on Beechwood Drive and follow the signs up the hill to the Beechwood Inn.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Whitewater Rafting, Trout Fishing, Mountain Golfing, Horseback Riding, Hiking to Waterfalls, Art Galleries & Folk Art Craft Shops, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Country Inn, Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, DVD Player, Fax Machine, Library, Piano, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Wedding Facilities , Wine and Appetizers Nightly, Fine Dining by Advance Reservation, Cookie Jar

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Private entrance, Radio, Turndown Service, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Wine Tasting, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts, Water sports, Whitewater Rafting

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  • Check In:: 4:00pm
  • Check Out:: 11;00am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No No smoking is allowed in the Inn or on our wooden porches
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: During October weekends and on holidays a two day stay is required
  • Deposit Amount Required: Receipt of a night's lodging or 50% percent of your stay, whichever is greater, will confirm your reservation. If using cash or checks, reservations will be held for 5 days awaiting your deposit.
  • Cancellations: Deposits will be refunded or applied to a new date if cancellation is received 14 days prior to scheduled arrival. Thirty days’ notice applies to holidays, the month of October, reservations reserving the entire inn, and special events packages. A $25 service fee will apply to each room cancelled. Should you cancel within the period, you will be held financially responsible for the entire reservation unless we can re-rent the room. No refunds will be made for any reason within these dates.



David and Gayle Darugh

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About the innkeepers

Oeno-Spelunkers Extraordinaire! The Hosts offer Wine Appreciation, Humorous After Dinner Talks, Consulting and Culinary Classes nation-wide or at their Bed and Breakfast Inn in Clayton, Georgia. Both are wine education professionals with many years of experience in the food and wine industry. Classes, training and wine tastings can be customized for individuals or groups, always in a relaxed and entertaining format. The pair specialize in matching food to interesting and esoteric wines.

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  • Time Served: 8:00am - 9:00am
  • Serving Location: Breakfast Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian


Details Diamond Collection

P.O. Box 429 , Clayton, GA 30525 USA (Show map)

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