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
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.3
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining4.7

Close by Stay to Chimney Rock

4.4 on June 15, 2015

As soon as we got to the hotel, we were greeted by the front desk staff. I immediately noticed the warm and rustic decoration of the hotel. The hotel manager shows us around and escorted to the room. The rooms are small but comfortable. We had a view to Chimney Rock. The rooms are perfect for couples. We enjoyed the jacussi and later dinner at the restaurant. The service was very personal and pleasant. The food was flavorful.

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.

A great weekend in Clayton!

5 on April 20, 2015

This was our second stay at the Beechwood Inn & we had a very nice time! The owners/assistant were very welcoming and helpful! We visited the Foxfire Museum and enjoyed downtown. The inn serves an excellent breakfast each morning!!

Beechwood Inn - A Gem in the North Georgia Mountains

4.8 on April 14, 2015

We arrived witn another couple on Saturday. The Beechwood Inn served has our headquarters while experiencing the Georgia Wine Trail. The hosts were welcoming and gracious. Wine:30, beginning at 5:30 featured a delightful white and red selection. This social time gave us a chance to visit with the other guests and get to know our hosts. The farm to table dinner (dinner is only served on Saturdays) was wonderful and unique in every way. Local and regional specialties were featured. Both mornings the breakfast was similarly outstanding. The room was both spacious and cozy. The decor provides an ambiance that is both comforting and interesting. Perhaps the best part of this experience was the professionalism, kindness and experience of both the innkeepers and staff. We look forward to our next visit!

Lovely Break

4.8 on March 26, 2015

We recently stayed at the Beechwood Inn, a days drive from our home, to take a break. The Inn, the service, the food and the hospitality were all outstanding. We also found the location perfect allowing us to explore the area's local restaurants, shops and parks.

Wonderful last-minute trip

4.2 on March 25, 2015

Beechwood Inn turned out to be a great last minute getaway for my husband and I. It is wonderfully located close to several wineries in the area so we were able to stop at one on our way up and then continue on for our 4 pm check-in. The check-in service was prompt and attentive, with David walking us to our room and showing us around the Inn. We were lucky to chose a very large room with recently renovated bathroom, which was done very well. The room maintained its historic charm with original structure and furnishings that complimented the Inn's history. Our room included modern technology for use with our cell phone to listen to music via bluetooth, but if you are a couch potato, this was not the room for you as there is no TV. Since we weren't there to catch up on prime time, that was no problem at all. Wine-thirty, a reception hosted by the owners, gave us the opportunity to have a glass of their wine (they have their own label of wines!) while meeting some of the other guests, who were all lovely people. Dinner consisted of a amazing beer cheese soup with a wine pairing I would not normally choose myself for sipping, but tasted fantastic with the soup! The next course was a dainty salad - fresh and yummy, followed by the main course with another great wine pairing (they know their wines!). Each course was expertly explained by David, along with where each wine came from. Dessert followed, too bad I was absolutely stuffed but the few bites I did have were very good too. The bed was moderately comfortable for me but my husband woke up with a sore back - but too each his own in that regard. Breakfast was a french toast with berries and the yummiest sausage I have ever had - so good I went in pursuit of finding something similar to have at home. Check-out was again, simple and fast. As I said, this was a great getaway and I am so glad we went. No regrets!

Anniversary at the Inn

5 on February 13, 2015

We decided to stay at Beechwood Inn for our anniversary even though it is mid-winter and the "off season" for the area. We were treated as though we were royalty. The breakfasts were beyond delicious. Conversation with the innkeepers and attendant were great fun and interesting. The cottage was the perfect place to celebrate our anniversary - including the heart-shaped cake that arrived on our kitchen table one evening!

Another wonderful stay!

5 on January 23, 2015

We spent a wonderful weekend at the Inn, we bought out the entire Inn which was fun. David and Gayle put together two wonderful meals, one of which was matched with older bottles of wine from David's cellar. We look forward to our next visit!

Very Relaxing Getaway

4.0 on January 05, 2015

David & Gayle were excellent hosts. We truly enjoyed the 'wine-thirty' & appetizers and getting to know them & the other guests. Breakfast was delicious and a nice variety each morning. The Inn was very clean, has a lot of character and was a great location to downtown Clayton with a view of the mountain.

Getaway over holidays

4.6 on January 02, 2015

My wife and I enjoyed our brief stay. Loved the wine thirty in particular. Breakfast was very good as well

Innkeeper Response
Glad you had a nice "Holiday Getaway" and enjoyed our complimentary wine-thirty with local wine and appetizers. We are also pleased you enjoyed our bountiful breakfast using fresh and local products.

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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: 4


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

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian



Hot Deal

Save 20% - 30% August - North Georgia Mountains

Regular Rate: $358 now $286.40 (20% Savings:)

Queen Room Mid-Week Savings during August 2015. Stay with us 2 nights midweek (Sunday – Thursday) and your save 20% off lodging. Stay with us 3 nights midweek (Sunday – Thursday) and save 30% on lodging. Just mention promotion number BNB-08 when you make your reservation. Room rate varies by amenities (e.g. Queen Suites, king Rooms and Blueberry Cabin are slightly more). Our staff will happily introduce you to the best of the North Georgia Mountains, such as unique galleries and shops, wineries, orchards, and waterfalls. Rates include large rooms and suites - many with fireplaces, free on-site parking, welcoming refreshments, two course gourmet breakfast, and our famous “wine-thirty” each day where we pour a glass of our Beechwood Inn wine. Applicable to new reservations only. You can only secure this rate by mentioning this special when you make your reservation. This offer cannot be combined with other discounts or be used with gift certificates. Taxes are extra. Please contact the inn directly at (706) 782-5485 to redeem this deal.

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