Beechwood Inn - Bed Breakfast and Wine Cellar

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

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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," Travel writer Becky Lamb says: "The Beechwood Inn is the closest thing to a Napa Valley Bed and Breakfast here in Georgia." Our restaurant was named one of the "10 Best Farm to Table Restaurants in Georgia." Travel Writer Meagan's Martz said: "Trust me on this next part: this was quite possibly the best meal that we have ever had. It was, by far, the most well thought out meal that we have ever been served. Read her article: http://www.afriendafar.com/2016/02/09/georgia-mountain-bed-breakfast/ 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.

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Overall
4.6

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  • Guest room4.6
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.3
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining4.8

Great with some regrets

4.2 on September 26, 2016

The bed and breakfast was very good. The twin of Clayton was less than we expected.


Gracious!

5 on September 25, 2016

We had Substitute Inn Keepers who were terrific! The setting was simply beautiful; the rooms clean & comfy. Breakfast was lovely & yummy. Can't wait to come back.


Perfect Mountain Getaway

5 on September 21, 2016

We rented the entire Garden Cabin and it was awesome. Having the privacy of the whole cabin plus being able to easily walk over to do wine thirty and eat breakfast made for the perfect vacation. They have a Tesla charger so the car had a full charge every morning and the staff was very friendly! We will definitely be back!


Best B&B in Georgia? America, we think.

5 on September 18, 2016

David and Gayle Darigh are consummate hosts! We thoroughly enjoyed every minute at Beechwood, and loved the beautiful north Georgia surroundings. Recommendations for local restaurants, sights, and wineries were perfect. This Inn is bathed in friendliness and good humor. The house-made wines were great. Breakfasts wowed. General manager John was efficient, thoughtful, patient, and courteous. We loved our stay in this Inn and will not only return, but heartily recommend it to all our friends. Well done, Darughs!!


wonderful stay

5 on September 15, 2016

Had the most wonderful stay at the Beechwood Inn. The food was amazing and the Inn keepers so friendly. Can't wait to go back. Great location for visiting area wineries.


Hidden gem in Clayton, GA

5 on September 09, 2016

The number one highlight was the "Farm-to-table" dinner that's only available on Saturdays. Outstanding meal. All of the breakfasts were also outstanding. We stayed in Savannah room and had a great view of Black Rock Mountain. We will definitely return for another stay.

Innkeeper Response
We are pleased our Farm to Table dinner was a special highlight of your stay. As you can tell we put much effort into our foods for dinner, wine-thirty and breakfast. See you next visit.


The BEST North GA Getaway

4.4 on September 02, 2016

The Nantahala Suite was fantastic! David and the staff were exceptional

Innkeeper Response
Yes, the Nantahala Suite is a lovely room with recently modernized bathroom, new furnishings, new window treatments and direct access to our secret garden. Glad our staff and culinary team gave you great service.


A dinner night

4.8 on August 26, 2016

We spent the day kayaking then proceeded to the Inn anticipating a good dinner and a restful night sleep. WOW were we surprised ! Everything about the Beechwood exceeded our expectations: the staff, the chef driven menu, the food, the wine pairings, the laughter, the room, the bed! ALL GREAT.

Innkeeper Response
We are always trying to exceed guest expectations. Glad we hit a home-run for your visit. And best of all we are glad you enjoyed the dining room camaraderie. Yes, its great fun when our dining room enjoys great laughter.


Beechwood Getaway

4.8 on August 26, 2016

The host were amazingly generous. The 6 course farm to table dinner was icing on the cake. Nothing was served that didn't have a touch of genuine passion and love and appreciation for a great culinary experience. Highly recommend Beechwood.

Innkeeper Response
wow, your words "The 6 course farm to table dinner was icing on the cake. Nothing was served that didn't have a touch of genuine passion and love and appreciation for a great culinary experience," is flattering and motivational for our culinary team. Thanks for your visit.


Beechwood Inn is the Best!

5 on August 03, 2016

We enjoyed another wonderful weekend at Beechwood Inn. Whenever we travel to the North Georgia Mountains, this is always our first choice. Be sure to reserve a table for the Saturday night dinner. David and Gayle Darugh are artists in the kitchen. With only a few tables in the dining room, you will feel that you are enjoying a private dinner prepared just for you by world-class chefs; because you are!

Innkeeper Response
We are pleased Beechwood Inn is always your first choice when visiting the North Georgia Mountains. Thanks for the great compliment about our foods. We take great pride in our farm to table dinners and your words are motivational. We are glad to provide you the great value you recognize.


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Rooms & Rates

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: $189 - $209

Lura's Suite

Our largest Suite features a cozy livingroom, writing desk, private screened porch with rocking chairs, separate large bedroom with a king bed. The large private bath has a modern tiled 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.

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

Nightly Rate: $209 - $229

Stekoa Suite

An indulgently comfortable two-room suite. It has a separate living room, bedroom and private bath. It features a Queen Sized bed, private entrance with a sitting porch. The bathroom has recently been completely with a new tiled oversized shower, comfort level commode and large granite vanity. The living room has a writing table, large queen size sleep sofa (suitable for a child or young adult), and working fireplace. 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: $189 - $209

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 enjoymentt. 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: $179 - $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: $209 - $229

Nantahala 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 newly remodeled bath features a tiled shower bath, new flooring, new tiled vanity, new commode and wide doorways.

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

Nightly Rate: $189 - $209

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 area area with overstuffed chairs, large screen Satellite TV with Sirius Music, kitchenette with refrigerator, sink, micro-wave, coffee pot, ceiling fans, air conditioning, and a modern bathroom with a Rainwater shower and Jacuzzi Whirlpool. It also has a private deck with two Adirondack chairs overlooking the inn's blueberry patch and Blackrock Mountain, the highest state park in Georgia.

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

Nightly Rate: $239 - $259

Savannah Suite

A Corner suite filled with light. It has a spectacular view of Black Rock Mountain and the gardens below. The fireplace, king 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 King

Nightly Rate: $209 - $229

Betty's Creek Cabin

Log Cabin located 12 miles from Beechwood Inn on Betty's Creek Road near the Hambidge Arts Center. Just a short walk to the Baptismal Hole on Betty's Creek. The cabin has 2 bedrooms (1 King, 1 Queen), Fully Stocked Kitchen, 2 Bathrooms, Working Gas Log Fireplace, WIFI, HVAC, Paved Parking, Gas Grill, Front and Back Covered Porches. Nearby National Forest Land offer miles of hiking, fishing and recreation.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $175 - $200

Garden Cabin

Garden Cabin at Beechwood Inn – Luxuriously furnished North Georgia Cabin offers wonderful lodging in the North Georgia Mountains. Perfect for 2 couples, three ladies or men each wanting their own room and bed, small families.This three bedroom cabin offers two full baths with tiled showers, full kitchen, dinette, living-room, screened activity porch, central heat and air, washer and dryer, beautiful hardwood floors, gas-log fireplace and much more. The Master bedroom features a king bed, with private tiled shower bath. The other bedrooms offer queen bed in one room and single bed in the third room. The living-room has comfortable furnishings, flat screen smart television, sound system and garden views.The large screened porch captures the beauty of our gardens and offers bug free outdoor dining, ceiling fan and gas grill.Includes our fresh and local breakfast each morning and wine-thirty each evening at Beechwood Inn.

  • Maximum Capacity: 6
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 2 Queen

Nightly Rate: $279 - $299

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Location

Location Type

Countryside, Mountains, Small town, Wine country

Airport

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

Directions to property:

We are located in Clayton, Georgia. Clayton is 90 miles NE of Atlanta and 90 miles SW of Asheville, NC. At the intersection of Highways 441 and 76, turn east on Highway 76 towards South Carolina. Go one tenth of a mile east on 76 and turn left on Beechwood Drive. Follow the signs up Beechwood Hill to the 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

Historic Inn, Cabin

On-site amenities

Board games, Coffee/Tea facilities, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, DVD Player, Electric vehicle charging, Fax Machine, Fridge, Library, Parking, Piano, Satellite/Cable 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, Ironing Board, Private entrance, Radio, TV, Turndown Service, Wi-Fi, iPhone docking station

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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Policies

  • 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
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: During October weekends and on holidays a two day stay is required
  • Accepted payments Other, VISA, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • 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.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

David and Gayle Darugh

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

About the innkeepers

Both owners are "Best Chefs America 2016." The inn boasts a "wine Spectator Award of Excellence. The hosts offer 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.

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Meals

Breakfast

Full

  • Time Served: 8:00am - 9:00am
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area, Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian


Signature Dish

Crab Cake Avocado Relish, Poached Egg, Sauce Maltaise
Sauce Maltaise is a variation on the classic Hollandaise. It is made with orange juice rather than lemon. Here we have made breakfast by putting it on a crab cake and poached egg, but it is equally at home on fresh seasonal asparagus.


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