Beechwood Inn - Bed Breakfast and Wine Cellar

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

Professionally Inspected & Certified Diamond Collection


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.




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

A lovely place to spend our anniversary.

4.6 on November 10, 2015

Beechwood Inn is charming. We stayed in the Garden Cabin because the guest rooms were full. It was clean and very comfortable, and nicely decorated without being too cute. David and Linda are eager to please and obviously work hard to keep their guests happy. On Saturday, we wore ourselves out hiking at Tallulah Gorge and Black Rock State Park, which are both very close to Clayton. On Sunday, we drove north to North Carolina and drove the Blue Ridge Parkway to Asheville, which was beautiful in late October. The best part of staying in a small inn was hanging out on the porch at Wine Thirty and chatting with the other guests. One piece of advice – if you want to eat at one of the two or three better restaurants in Clayton on the weekend, be sure to make a reservation in advance.


5 on November 04, 2015

Great people to visit with. Room and bed was comfortable. The breakfast was great. We enjoyed the wine-thirty.

Nice Two Night Getaway for Our Anniversary

4.2 on October 29, 2015

This was our first experience with the Beechwood Inn. We wanted a nice anniversary getaway without having to go to far from ou home in Atlanta. The inn is located not too far off the main highway in Clayton but still has a nice secluded feel to it. We very much enjoyed the view of Black Rock Mountain from the front porch, especially during the "wine thirty" wine sampling that happens every afternoon. When the onsite manager John found out is was our anniversary, he gave us an extra special outstanding degree of personal service. We can not really speak to the onsite dining, as that only takes place during certain times which did not coincide with our visit. But overall we would enthusiastically recommend the Beechwood Inn for anyone looking for a stay in Clayton.

A special weekend!

4.4 on October 29, 2015

Delightful owners, friendly staff - outstanding fresh and local ingredients for breakfast and warmed mugs for your coffee!! We stayed for the weekend and signed up for the Chef's Dinner which was outstanding! David is a wine expert and his knowledge and explanation of the wines we enjoyed with our dinner just added to the "pampered" feeling of the evening. The dinner was perfect from the appetizer served with "wine thirty" thru the dessert.

Great gem of a B&B

4.8 on October 27, 2015

We come every year to Beechwood Inn and every year have an excellent stay. The rooms are cozy and the food is amazing.

Clayton Georgia

5 on October 25, 2015

Nice clean well kept place and the host was great. Breakfast and the wine-thirty was great.

A nice relaxing couple of days.

4.6 on September 05, 2015

I did not do the Saturday night dinner but the breakfast food and snacks with Wine Thirty were outstanding. Enjoyed talking with Dave and his and John's suggestions for meals were spot on - they even made reservations. The porch is wonderful although on weekdays you can hear traffic from the main highway.

Beautiful weekend get away.

5 on September 01, 2015

Most relaxing spot for a weekend get away. You leave your stress at the door. The rooms are so large and comfortable you don't feel confined. Staff is warm and friendly and very helpful in finding activities to fit your day. Couldn't ask for a better place to stay. Very welcoming and great wine!

Innkeeper Response
Yes, we first ply guests with wine shortly after arrival with our daily "wine-thirty." That usually relieves traveling stress. Glad you enjoyed our large comfy rooms, most are double suites. We are always pleased to offer assistance to plan out great activities in our beautiful North Georgia Mountains..

Much needed get away

5 on August 20, 2015

The Beechwood Inn was the perfect get away for my wife and I. The facility was beautifully located overlooking the N Ga Mtns. We were made to feel right at home by the proprietors and their staff. We were treated very well and presented with three amazing breakfast meals. On our next trip we plan to be there for their renowned farm to table Saturday evening meal and get together.

Innkeeper Response
Yes, Beechwood Inn has a spectacular view of Blackrock Mountain, the highest State Park In Georgia. Glad our staff made you fell welcome, and thanks for commenting favorably on our fresh and local foods.

In town for a wedding

3.8 on May 31, 2015

Wish we had longer to enjoy the Inn. We were in and out for one night and mostly spent at a wedding and reception near town. Beautiful place. Would go back if we visit the area again.

Innkeeper Response
We agree, an over-nigh stay is insufficient to experience all of our wonderful hospitality.Come back and visit again.

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 , 1 Queen , 1 Twin

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Location Type

Countryside, Mountains, Small town, Wine country


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

Bed and Breakfast, Country Inn, 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
  • 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.



David and Gayle Darugh

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About the innkeepers

Both owners are "Best Chefs America 2015." 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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