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," 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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Overall
4.6

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

New Years Eve to remember

4.8 on January 05, 2016

Spent three nights at the Beechwood Inn over New Year. The food was exquisite, far exceeded our expectations. The whole experience was amazing, this is a place you have to visit. David and Gayle were fantastic hosts, attention was given to every detail to insure the guests comfort.


Love the Beechwood Inn!!!

5 on December 14, 2015

This was our second trip to Beechwood Inn, and we love it! This time was for our 30th wedding anniversary....December 7th...practically had the Inn to ourselves. We stayed in the Blueberry Cabin...very private . Perfect !


Very enjoyable

4.4 on November 30, 2015

Food was outstanding, innkeepers are real pros, beds are super comfortable and it's very peaceful. My only complaints are that the rooms have no tv or bathtubs.


Beautiful mountain getaway

5 on November 30, 2015

The Beechwood Inn provided a wonderful place to stay for a day trip to visit family in Atlanta. Clayton is a charming little town in the heart of a farm-to-table food district. We loved our room at the Beechwood and enjoyed the gourmet breakfast and wine tasting. We plan to return soon.


Georgiagail

5 on November 27, 2015

We had a wonderful stay at Beechwood Inn celebrating our anniversary. Dave, Gayle and John are great inn keepers and chefs. They made us feel special and took good care of us for 3 days. Thanks again.


Romantic Getaway

5 on November 27, 2015

Blueberry Cabin was great - private and quiet. Thoroughly enjoyed the private culinary experience with Dave and John. Wonderful teachers, very patient, and a great menu. Will definitely return to Beechwood Inn. Jonathan and Caroline Sangster


Beautiful mountain getaway

5 on November 22, 2015

The Beechwood Inn is located in a beautiful setting high in the mountains of North Georgia, only a short drive from Greenville and Atlanta. The owners have taken great care in restoring this beautiful old inn and providing the highest level of guest services, including both evening wine tasting and hearty country/gourmet breakfast. Can't wait to return.


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.


An Incredible Weekend!

5 on November 06, 2015

David, Gayle and John are extremely kind and personable. The atmosphere was like becoming part of an extended family for the weekend that we were there. The meals were a work of art! Spices and herbs were selected to give balance and depth of flavor to each meal and the pairing with the perfect wine was fabulous. The chefs answered questions regarding preparation (if one was interested) without restraint. The accommodations were warm, inviting and very comfortable. The view from the front porch was extraordinary as it gave a clear view of Black Rock Mountain State Park. The Fall colors were at their peak and the nicely arranged sitting areas invited the guests to enjoy the view. The Inn is centrally located to attractions of the area - hiking, horseback riding, antique stores, vineyards and markets with fresh produce grown locally. etc. The owners went out of their way to meet the needs of their guests. I highly recommend the Beechwood Inn and look forward to another stay!


Excellent Stay!

5 on November 06, 2015

We had an absolutely wonderful stay at the Beechwood Inn the last weekend of October. We loved the "wine-thirty" with David and Gayle. We also loved the town of Clayton - excellent restaurants there! Breakfast at the inn was wonderful both mornings and we look forward to returning for one of their Saturday night dinners in the near future.


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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 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 , 1 Twin

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

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

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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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 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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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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