Northeast Georgia Mountains / Clayton

Beechwood Inn - Georgia's Premiere Wine Country Inn

220 Beechwood Drive
Clayton, GA 30525

706-782-5485
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Beechwood Inn – Georgia's Premier Wine Country Inn -- was selected "Best Inn in Georgia 2013" by Georgia Magazine. It's about the food. We use local products, much from our own gardens. Both chefs were selected as "Best Chefs America 2014."  We offer daily wine-thirty, featuring our own wines made from Georgia grapes. The inn's restaurant features a Wine Spectator Award of Excellence. Wine Enthusiast Magazine places Beechwood Inn in the Top 5 Destinations "for your next wine and food-focused escape."

Don't forget the comfort. Travel writer Becky Lamb says: "Beechwood Inn is the closest thing to a Napa Valley Bed and Breakfast we have in Georgia." Luxury suites all with private baths, most have fireplaces, private porches and mountain views. The Inn's landscaped five-acre property is perfect for weddings and receptions. Eco-friendly: low carbon footprint, recycling center, NWF Certified Habitat, electric vehicle charging station, and a Trip Advisor "Gold Level GreenLeader" designation.

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Sunday: 7:00AM - 7:00PM
    Monday: 7:00AM - 7:00PM
    Tuesday: 7:00AM - 7:00PM
    Wednesday: 7:00AM - 7:00PM
    Thursday: 7:00AM - 7:00PM
    Friday: 7:00AM - 9:00PM
    Saturday: 7:00AM - 9:00PM

    Average Nightly Rate

    $151-$200

    Cuisine Served

    Californian Cuisine, Continental, French & Country French, Mediterranean, Southwest

    Designations

    AAA Rating: 3

    Green-certified Property

    Discounts

    Military Discount

    Facility Amenities

    Complimentary Breakfast, Free Parking, Meeting Space Available, Spa Nearby

    General Information

    Deposit Required, Handicapped Accessible (Limited) , Reservation Cancellation Policy, Reservations Recommended, Wedding & Honeymoon

    Group Amenities

    Group Dining, Group Menu, Maximum Group Size

    Internet Connectivity

    Free Wi-Fi, High-Speed In-Room

    Meals Served

    Breakfast, Dinner

    Payment Options

    Mastercard, Visa

    Room Amenities

    Fireplaces, Hair Dryer, Iron/Ironing Board

    Room Information

    Number of ADA-compliant Rooms: 1

    Number of Rooms (Total): 8

    Room Type

    Suites

    Setting & Style

    Historic & Charming, Luxurious & Elegant, Mountain Setting, Romantic

    Special Tags

    Eco-Friendly

    Suitable for Ages

    Adults (18+)

Deals

  • Beechwood Inn Elopement Package

    Beechwood Inn Elopement Package

    Packages starting at $$1,336.53 per 2 people
    Valid : 01/01/2014 - 12/31/2014

    Get married at the Beechwood Inn with our Elopement Package, which includes the services of a minister or justice of the peace, a bridal floral bouquet, an 8-inch wedding cake, a bottle of chilled sparkling wine or cider, two Beechwood Inn wine glasses as a keepsake, a two-night honeymoon in our spacious Blueberry Cabin or in one of our King rooms (based on availability), and a gourmet two-course breakfast each morning. Cost for the package is $1,336.53 (includes all taxes) for Sunday through Thursday. Weekend ceremonies cost extra. A 50-percent deposit is required at the time of booking.

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    You may have up to four attendees, and attendees must stay at the Beechwood Inn at least one night. (If you have more than four attendees, your event will be priced as a wedding).
  • Valentine's Celebration with Live Music and Tuscan Dinner

    Valentine's Celebration with Live Music and Tuscan Dinner

    Packages starting at $719.68 per night
    Valid : 12/19/2014 - 02/15/2015

    Join us for a romantic Tuscan Dinner and Two-Day Celebration Package with live music by Marie Dunkle, with sparkling wine and appetizers. The package includes two nights of luxury lodging (Friday and Saturday, or Saturday and Sunday), live music, appetizers and dinner on Saturday evening and breakfast each morning. It also includes complimentary glass of wine and appetizers on either Friday or Sunday evening. The Valentine's Package price starts at $697.28 for a Queen Room, and includes all taxes and gratuities (Queen Suites, King Rooms and Blueberry Cabin are more).

    Dinner on Friday is optional but not included in this package price. Please call us at 706-782-5485 for more information or if you would like to make reservations for Friday's dinner.

    Marie Dunkle and Caledonia Swing is a regional recording group that features old-time mountain music and stories. Saturday's dinner includes one glass of the suggested wines with each course. Additional wine is available from our wine list. Apertif at 5:30; dinner at 7 p.m.

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  • Romantic and Educational Wine Tastings at Beechwood Inn

    Romantic and Educational Wine Tastings at Beechwood Inn

    Rates from $25
    Valid : 01/01/2014 - 12/31/2015

    Would you like a personal wine tasting for you and your friends? The Beechwood Innkeepers can set up beginner, intermediate or wine tastings for experienced wine-tasters. Just let us know what your interests are, and we will exceed your expectations. Costs for special wine tastings start at $25 per person. Here are some tastings you can select from:

    Beechwood Wine Tasting: Taste seven different Beechwood Inn wines. We make three styles of Chardonnay (stainless steel, French Oak and Hungarian Oak), plus Viognier, Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon. In addition, you will get one bottle each of our four wines to take home in a special four-bottle carrier and two Beechwood Inn keepsake logo wine glasses. During the tasting, you will gain a wonderful insight into winemaking. $130 per couple.

    Old wines; Wines from around the world; Lesser-known varieties and much more.

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  • Newlyweds, Anniversaries and Lovers' Weekend Options at the Beechwood Inn

    Newlyweds, Anniversaries and Lovers' Weekend Options at the Beechwood Inn

    Rates from $12
    Valid : 01/01/2014 - 12/31/2015

    Choose from the following options, or let us know what you would like to make your romantic weekend getaway special.
    •Bottle of Beechwood Inn wine (Chardonnay, Viognier or Cabernet Sauvignon) with freshly prepared fruit, cheese and cracker tray delivered to your room upon arrival: $30.
    •Chocolate truffles custom made and packaged in a decorative container: $20.
    •Chocolate-covered strawberries - six strawberries hand dipped in freshly prepared chocolate and delivered to your room: $12.
    •Chilled bottle of sparkling wine for $18 or champagne starting $35 delivered to your room.
    •An exquisite seasonal flower arrangement by one of the area’s most creative florists delivered to your room: $75. Or, we can arrange for one dozen roses in your favorite color (market price).
    •In-room massage

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  • Romantic Evening in the North Georgia Mountains - Beechwood Inn

    Romantic Evening in the North Georgia Mountains - Beechwood Inn

    Packages starting at $135 per 2 people
    Valid : 01/01/2014 - 12/31/2015

    Have a romantic visit with your sweetheart at Beechwood Inn with our Romance Package. Surprise a special someone with luxury lodging in one of our suites or in the secluded Blueberry Cabin, chilled sparkling wine or champagne in your suite, a pair of keepsake Beechwood Inn champagne flutes, a seasonal flower arrangement delivered to your room, chocolate truffles custom made and packaged in a decorative container, and Southern breakfast for two each morning. The package is $135, plus the cost of your room. Add a 60-minute therapeutic massage starting at $75 per person (based on therapist and availability).

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  • Grow, Cook, Eat - Private Cooking Classes at Beechwood Inn

    Grow, Cook, Eat - Private Cooking Classes at Beechwood Inn

    Rates from $150
    Valid : 01/01/2014 - 12/31/2015

    Learn from Beechwood Inn chefs how to prepare a variety of gourmet meals, including ethnic dishes from around the world. Learn to choose and prepare seasonal fresh and local ingredients; use a variety of cooking methods and techniques; present your dishes with style and visual appeal; find sources for natural, organic and local products; use proper food safety and handling techniques; and pair fine and rare wines to your dining selections. Each class includes wine, a serving of each dish, a chef’s hat to keep and a complete recipe collection from that class. Students receive a 10% discount on wine or food product purchases made the day of the class and a 10% discount off their next culinary class at the Beechwood Inn. Private classes can be tailored to your preferences and usually run from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., followed by dinner. Prices start at $150 per person (based on choice of menu items), plus tax. Each class is themed, and you will participate in preparing a four- to five-course dinner.

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  • Saturday Night Chef's Table Dining at Beechwood Inn

    Saturday Night Chef's Table Dining at Beechwood Inn

    Rates from $85
    Valid : 01/01/2014 - 12/31/2015

    Beechwood Inn offers fine dining Saturday Night Prix Fixe Chef's Tasting Dinners. The only menu available each Saturday is pre-selected by our chefs based on what is seasonal and available that night. Limited substitutions can be made to the tasting menu only if you let us know in advance of your dietary restrictions. Most of our seasonal foods are organic and natural, many from sustainable North Georgia farms, orchards, dairies and vineyards. Due to the special nature of our foods and because of their higher cost advance, reservations are needed. Cooking classes and farm tours can be arranged. The Inn features Northeast Georgia's only Wine Spectator Award of Excellence wine list.

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  • Artisanal Pasta Class

    Artisanal Pasta Class

    Rates from $75
    Valid : 01/01/2014 - 12/31/2015

    At Beechwood Inn’s artisan pasta classes, learn how to make dough from scratch; how to make fillings for ravioli and other stuffed pastas; how to roll pasta and make ravioli, tortellini and ribbons; and how to cook pasta and prepare sauces. At the end of each day, all budding chefs will be invited to enjoy a well-earned glass of wine over a steaming bowl of pasta. Each artisan pasta cooking class starts at 3 p.m. and ends by 6:30 p.m. Cost is $75 per person, per day and includes recipes, sources for ingredients, keepsake Beechwood Inn apron, and a steaming bowl of your homemade pasta, salad, glass of wine and dessert. Please let us know in advance of any dietary restrictions. Take two classes for $125. Stay two nights at Beechwood Inn, and get both classes for $75 per person.

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    Prepayment is required to reserve a class space. Students who cancel their reservations 7 days prior to the scheduled class will receive a full refund, less a small processing fee. No-shows and cancellations made less than 7 days before the class will not receive a refund.
  • Gal Pal Getaway to North Georgia

    Gal Pal Getaway to North Georgia

    Packages starting at $473.33 per 2 people
    Valid : 01/01/2014 - 12/31/2015

    Your Gal Pal Getaway starts on the first evening with a private wine-tasting and appetizers. In the morning, you will enjoy Beechwood Inn’s healthy bountiful breakfast featuring local foods from nearby sustainable farms. Next, each Gal Pal will enjoy $200 value of spa services at our nearby Amara Wellness Center, to include therapeutic massage, hydration facial and pedicure. Then, participate in a Gal Pal artisanal pasta-making class in Beechwood Inn’s professional kitchen. At the end of the day, the Gal Pals will enjoy a well-earned glass of wine, a steaming bowl of pasta, and a fabulous chocolate dessert.

    The two-night mid-week package (Sunday through Thursday) starts at $473.33 per person, including luxury lodging (double occupancy) in one a suite, all taxes, wine tasting and appetizers on the evening of arrival, breakfast each morning, $200 value per person in spa services at Amara Center, cooking class and pasta dinner with wine. Individual rooms are available for an additional cost. Add a third night stay for 30% off the regular lodging rate. Additional options are available.

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  • Private Dinners and Personal Chef Dinners in the North Georgia Mountains

    Private Dinners and Personal Chef Dinners in the North Georgia Mountains

    Packages starting at $60 per person
    Valid : 01/01/2014 - 12/31/2015

    Private dinners with Chefs David and Gayle Darugh Darugh "Best Chefs America 2014" for your group of six or more start at $60 per person, plus tax and gratuity, and include four courses and wine pairings. Our specialty is six-course "Farm to Table" dining featuring local ingredients with costs starting at $79 per person and includes one glass of three different wines.

    Here are some of the themes we offer:

    Tuscan/Italian Cuisine: The essence of Italian cuisine includes authentic sauces, homemade pastas and gnocchi’s’, pestos, duck, veal, and desserts.

    Mediterranean Cuisine: These include bold and robust foods and flavors from Spain, Italy, Southern France, Greece, Algeria, Morocco, etc. Sample foods include: Gougères, fresh and local salads, olives, olive oils, exotic couscous, shellfish and sea foods, chicken tangine, paella, tapas.

    Santa Fe, New Mexico Cuisine: We love to go to Santa Fe because the fusion of Native American, Latin America, Spain and the Southwest play such a vital role in defining the flavors of the foods. Dishes include: salsas, moles, relishes, tortillas, empanadas, ceviches, smoked and dried peppers, chicken, cabrito, flans.

    Asian Pacific Rim Cuisine: This cuisine features foods from around the Western Rim of the Pacific starting at Korea, China and Japan in the North and moving South to the Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand and the Atolls of the South Pacific. Sample dishes include: Asian Sauces, Wasabi & Sashimi, Sesame Crusted Shrimp, Tempura, Thai Basil Rolls, Curries, Asian Oils, Gyoza, Beef Panang.

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  • Romantic North Georgia Weddings

    Romantic North Georgia Weddings

    Rates from $6,500
    Valid : 01/01/2014 - 12/31/2015

    Congratulations! You are engaged to the love of your life and about to plan the dream wedding you’ve always imagined. The mountains of North Georgia have all the professionals and amenities, as well as spectacular venues, to assure a wedding that expresses your love and commitment in a very personal way.

    This package Includes:
    Lodging: eight rooms for two nights for up to 16 guests. Additional guests (2) can be accommodated overnight, one in each of two rooms, at $25 per person/night

    Gift baskets in all guest rooms, rented by wedding guests

    Choice of indoor/out door location for receptions and rehearsal dinner (weather permitting)

    Choice of indoor/out door ceremony location (weather permitting)

    Choice of wedding/event reception location (weather permitting)

    Chairs for ceremony

    Tables, chairs, and table set-ups for up to 25 people

    Breakfast each morning for all guests staying at the Inn

    Greeting table and receiving area for arriving guests

    Parking attendant

    Maps to the event

    For more details, visit http://www.beechwoodinn.ws/basic-wedding-package.html.

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    The rental fee is for a maximum of 25 guests, including up to 16 lodging guests. Additional wedding guests over the 25 will be charged at the rate of $20 per person. Rehearsal dinners, receptions, bridesmaid luncheons, etc. can be arranged at the Beechwood for additional fees, based on the menu(s) selected.
  • Wine Tastings at Beechwood Inn

    Wine Tastings at Beechwood Inn

    Packages starting at $30 per 2 people
    Valid : 12/19/2014 - 12/31/2015

    North Georgia Wine Tastings: Would you like a personal wine tasting for you and your friends? The Beechwood Innkeepers can set up beginner, intermediate or wine tastings for experienced wine-tasters. Just let us know what your interests are and we will exceed your expectations. Costs for special wine tastings start at $30.00 per person. Here are some tastings you can select from:

    BEECHWOOD Wine Tasting: Taste 7 different Beechwood Inn wines. We make 3 styles of Chardonnay (stainless steel, French Oak and Hungarian Oak), plus Viognier, Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon. In addition, you will get 1 bottle each of our four wines to take home in a special 4 bottle carrier and two Beechwood Inn keepsake logo wine glasses. During the tasting you will gain a wonderful insight into winemaking. $130 per couple.

    Chardonnay Wood Barrel Tasting: This is a tasting of Beechwood Inn’s Chardonnay components. This includes small lot made Chardonnays fermented in American Oak, French Oak, Hungarian Oak and Stainless Steel, with and without Malo-Lactic Fermentation. This provides an interesting education on the various ways to make Chardonnay with the pleasure of sampling wonderful wines as you learn. Tasting is $30.00 per person, minimum 2.

    Beechwood Inn Varietal Tasting: We make 4 different varietals from Georgia grapes: Chardonnay, Viognier, Sangiovese, and Cabernet Sauvignon. We offer a private tasting of each of these wines along with commentary on how each is grown and made. Tasting is $30 per person, minimum 2.

    Classic Varietal Tasting: Just beginning? Let us lead you through a tasting of some of the most popular varietals, including: Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Rosé, Merlot, Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon. We will explain the difference in varietal characteristics and how the wines can be paired with foods. Tastings start at $50 per person, minimum 4.

    Lesser Known Grape Varieties: There are hundreds of varietals of grapes grown around the world that make high quality table wines. Most of us can name maybe a dozen that we are familiar with. Let us take you on a whirlwind journey around the world so you can taste varietals such as Mencia from Spain, Aglianico from Italy, Petite Menseng from France and Torrentes from Argentina. These wines offer unique aromas and flavors that you will never experience in Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon. They reflect not only the unusual varietal but the place in which they are grown and the winemakers own tastes. Tastings start at $60 per person, minimum 4.

    Interesting Varietal Tasting: Don’t know the difference between Pinto Gris and Pinot Blanc, Pinot Noir and Gamay, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc, or Syrah and Petite Sirah. Let us guide you through the typical characteristics of some popular grape varieties that are confusing to lots of wine enthusiasts. We’ll make it all simple and interesting as you learn how to differentiate several varieties of wine. Tastings start at $80 per person, minimum 4.

    The Impact of Aging on Wine (the wine’s aging not yours): Let us select some older wines from our cellar so that you can view the effect of age on wine. Wine is made up of many organic compounds and its taste and aroma changes as these organics age in the bottle and decay. Young wine is filled with the tastes and smells of fresh fruits, flowers, spices, vanilla, fresh oak and the soil in which it was grown. Older wines grow in tertiary smells and flavors that include leather, tobacco, tar, truffles, decaying leaves and herbaceousness. The secret is to drink wine when both these characteristics are positive and contributory. This is when wine is at its most enjoyable and complex. Tastings start at $100 per person, minimum 6.

    Don’t see the tasting or price point you would like? Since we have a large wine cellar we can offer introductory to advanced tastings of unusual wines from around the world that will fit your budget. Just let us know what you are interested in and we will be happy to plan a tasting session for you or your group.

    Innkeepers/Sommeliers David and Gayle Darugh grew up in the wine country of Sonoma and Napa California, respectively. David’s parents owned and operated a restaurant in Sonoma during his youth. Together they taught wine appreciation at the University of Tennessee during the 1980’s. Gayle was the President of the American Wine Society from 1998 to 1999. David was the General Counsel from 1990 through 2000. Both are Chevaliers in the Ordre Ducal De La Croix De Bourgogne, Dijon, France. Together they have traveled the world in pursuit of fine wines and interesting foods. They are happy to offer a variety of North Georgia Wine Tastings tailored to your interests.

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  • North Georgia Elopement Package

    North Georgia Elopement Package

    Packages starting at $$1,336.53 per 2 people
    Valid : 12/19/2014 - 12/31/2015

    Georgia Elopement Package at Beechwood Inn

    Romantic North Georgia Elopement Package at Beechwood Inn includes:

    Services of a Minister or Justice of the Peace for your ceremony
    Brides floral bouquet
    8” wedding cake
    Bottle of chilled sparkling wine or cider for toasting with cake cutting
    Two Beechwood Inn Logo Champagne flutes as a keepsake
    20 Digital photos
    A two-night honeymoon in our spacious Blueberry Cabin or in one of our Suites (based on availability)
    a gourmet two-course breakfast each morning
    daily housekeeping, including room cleaning.
    Want to use our property to get married and you make arragementds- there is a $250 site fee.

    North Georgia Elopement Package: Cost for this elopement package is $1,336.53 (includes all taxes) for Sunday - Thursday. There is an additional charge for weekend ceremonies. A 50% deposit is required at the time of booking.

    Outline for the Package:
    You may have up to four attendees, and attendees must stay at the Beechwood Inn at least one night (If you have more than 4 attendees then your event will be priced as a wedding).

    The ceremony may take place in our Keeping Room, Front Porch, or anywhere on our grounds including the Hidden Garden, or Front Gardens. The ceremony, if held in the Inn should be performed between 11:00 and 4:00 PM.

    Cake cutting and sparkling wine may be held in the Breakfast Room of the Inn immediately after the ceremony. Our guidelines are flexible if the entire inn is rented by the bridal party and friends for that evening.

    For additional cost we are able to arrange any of the following:

    Additional flowers for attendants
    Flowers in your room/suite
    Real French Champagne instead of Sparkling Wine
    A private dinner and/or wine tasting for your party
    Professional Photography
    Musicians
    Massage
    Georgia Elopement Package

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  • Military Discount for Active Duty, Reserve, Guard and Retired (U.S. Military)

    Military Discount for Active Duty, Reserve, Guard and Retired (U.S. Military)

    Up to 10% off
    Valid : 01/01/2014 - 01/01/2016

    All active and retired members of the U.S. Military, Guard and Reserves are eligible to receive a 10% discount on their lodging for leisure travel at the Beechwood Inn. Please ask for this discount at the time you make your reservation as that is when we create an invoice for your stay and calculate your deposit. Also, please have your military identification available at check-in.

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    This offer is subject to availability, and the eligible member must occupy the room. This discount may not be combined with other discounts and is not applicable to special packages, holidays and events (e.g., New Year’s Package, Valentine’s Package).
  • Picnic in the Romantic North Georgia Mountains - Beechwood Inn

    Picnic in the Romantic North Georgia Mountains - Beechwood Inn

    Packages starting at $25 per 2 people
    Valid : 01/01/2014 - 01/01/2016

    Our $25 picnic lunch for two includes fresh-baked croissants filled with cold cuts, homemade dill and potato salad or pasta salad, fresh seasonal fruit, bottled water and homemade chocolate chip cookies.

    Or, choose our $45 gourmet picnic backpack lunch that comes in a fully stocked picnic backpack filled with artisan and local cheeses, herb-dried salami, fresh-made organic baguette, crackers, dilled-pasta or potato salad, fresh fruit, homemade cookies and chocolates. White wine, red wine, sparkling cider, soda, or water is also included.

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Meeting Rooms

  • Name Dimensions Ceiling Ht Sq. Feet Banquet Cap. Theater Cap. Classroom Cap. U-Shaped Cap. Exhibit Cap. Conference Cap. Reception Cap.
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