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Beechwood Inn - Georgia's Premier Wine Country Inn

220 Beechwood Dr
Clayton, GA 30525

Phone 706-782-5485

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Georgia’s Premier Wine Country Inn: Named "Best Inn in Georgia" by Georgia Magazine. The inn offers rustic elegance in a romantic setting overlooking the historic town of Clayton.  Filled with antiques and primitives, yet warm and inviting, Beechwood Inn is altogether homey and comfortable. Food and wine enthusiasts will want to experience wine weekend packages and culinary events when celebrated winemakers and chefs from around the world collaborate to expand guests' epicurean horizons. Explore mountain villages; raft the Chattooga River, hike to a waterfall or drive along bucolic country lanes. History buffs will want to visit the Foxfire Museum. Close to three mountain golf courses. Everyone will enjoy relaxing in the Inn’s 100 year old gardens with a good book and a glass of wine. Romantic guest rooms have fine linens, private porches or balconies and fireplaces, wonderful views, and cozy privacy.

Beechwood Inn Features Two "Best Chefs America 2016." Named one of the Top 10 "Farm to Table Restaurants in Georgia." Awarded "Wine Spectator Award of Excellence." Enjoy a wonderful breakfast each morning with freshly baked muffins, scones and pastries, fresh fruit and a hot entree. Freshly brewed coffee and herbed teas. Northeast Georgia is famous for its Orchards and Gardens – so we feature the freshest local produce, jams, and fruits.

Afternoon Wine Tastings: Is it Wine-Thirty Yet? Join us between 5:30-6:00pm on our porch or by our cozy wood fire during chilly weather for a sampling of wonderful Beechwood inn wines made with Georgia grapes often accompanied by appetizers. We can also arrange tours to nearby wineries.

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$100-199, $200-299

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Rural, Mountains, Small Town/Village

Onsite, 24 hr

  • Free Onsite Parking
  • Gardens on Property
  • Green/Enviro-Friendly
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Smoke-Free, Outside Only



Wireless, Complimentary


Beechwood Inn Rooms and Suites: Enjoy the Southern hospitality and historic charm of the Beechwood Inn & Restaurant. Come relax your mind, refresh your body, and rejuvenate your soul as we pamper you with affordable elegance during a week-long or weekend getaway.

Basic Rates: includes large rooms with private baths, a sumptuous homemade breakfast, $179 to $299 per night, double occupancy. Rates do not include tax. Each additional person per room is $25 per night. Garden Cabin has 3 bedrooms; each additional room $45.00. Please, no smoking in the inn or on our wooden porches. 

Two night minimum on holidays and on weekends in October.

Amenities: Guest rooms are all individually decorated with handmade quilts, woven rugs, early American rustic antiques, and original artwork. All have luxury linens (600 thread count sateen sheets), Air-conditioning, Ceiling Fans, Warm Fluffy Robes, Teac Retro-Styled Stereo CD Player, Alarm Clock, Luxury Soaps and Spa Amenities, hair dryers and iron. Most rooms have working fireplaces and private balconies or patios. 

The Inn Offers: Daily Wine-Thirty, Free WIFI, complimentary bottled water and soft drinks, Private television and game room, free parking, VCR/DVD player, Board games, Music Room with Dulcimers, Fiddle, Guitars, Antique furnishings throughout, Sitting room/library, two-course gourmet breakfast, Special romantic dinners and picnics for guests by pre-arrangement. Cooking Classes, Wine Tastings, Private Chef Dinners in our Wine Grotto. Home Baked Cookies and Fresh Fruit always available.

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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Antique Furnishings
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  • Fireplaces
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  • Luxury Linens
  • Private Deck
  • Private Entrance
  • Whirlpool or Jacuzzi
  • Alarm Clocks
  • Ironing Boards

  • Cable TV
  • CD Players
  • iPod Docking Stations

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Dining Every Saturday Night:  We are authentically Farm to Table, growing much of our produce with caring attention. We are as local as local gets and of the season to the moment. Beechwood Inn offers fine dining in the North Georgia Mountains almost every Saturday featuring Chef’s Tasting Dinners paired to fine wines. Each menu is pre-selected by our chefs based on what is seasonal and available that day. Most of our seasonal foods are organic and natural, many from sustainable North Georgia farms, orchards, dairies and vineyards. Reservations are needed. The Inn features Northeast Georgia’s only Wine Spectator Award of Excellence wine list.

To further enhance our diner’s farm to table experience we operate Grow, Cook, Eat – Culinary Garden, an organic vegetable, herb and edible flower farm in Rabun County. Our Chefs may have sown the seed for your dinner back in March, observed the sprouts coming out of the ground, tended them, admired them as they pulled them from the soil, and finally they put the finishing touches on the whole project by preparing it for your plate.

Our farmers collaborate closely with the kitchen to grow heirloom and native landrace crops, expanding even more the potential for our kitchen to provide an outstanding dining experience. We proudly farm organically, and utilize a broad array of heirloom and native varieties grown in this region for centuries. These landraces create a biodiverse, sustainable and flavorful alternative to everyday foods.

The Inn has been named one of the "10 Best Farm to Table restaurants in Georgia." It features 2 "Best Chefs America 2016" on its culinary staff. And it boasts a "Wine Spectator Award of Excelence" Wine Cellar. 

Grow, Cook , Eat – A North Georgia Cooking School at Beechwood Inn: Culinary classes make the perfect gift for that person who has everything and has been everywhere. You don’t need to be a great cook to enjoy the class. Learn the secrets of professional cooking.



Individual Tables, Communal, Set Times



Breakfast, Dinner

  • Special Diets Accommodated
  • Vegetarian Options

  • Complimentary Beverages
  • Afternoon Tea/Refreshments
  • Complimentary Snacks
  • Early Coffee/Tea
  • Evening Cocktails
  • Evening Hors d'oeuvres
  • Picnics Available



Wine Spectator Award of Excellence

AAA 3 Diamond

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  • Antique Shopping
  • Art Galleries
  • Biking
  • Boating
  • Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Casinos/Gambling
  • Culinary Classes
  • Fishing
  • Garden Tours
  • Golf
  • Hiking/Nature Trails
  • Historic Sites
  • Horseback Riding
  • Hunting
  • Library
  • Museums
  • Rivers/Lakes
  • Shopping
  • State/National Parks
  • Tennis
  • Whitewater Sports
  • Winery Tours

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More info on our packages

Beechwood Inn - Total Eclipse of the Sun Aug 2017

Total Eclipse of the Sun Aug 21, 2017 Beechwood Inn: Our North Georgia Mountains will offer the only viewing location in Georgia.

Rent all 7 guest rooms and the Blueberry Cottage and have the Beechwood Inn all to yourself! Great for family reunions, small weddings, group retreats, and corporate meetings. We can comfortably accommodate 16-17 people for sleeping, up to 25 for barbeques, picnics and wine tastings.

Holiday Parties

Whether you need an intimate private dining gathering, an overnight party, live music, and/or full use of the inn, Beechwood Inn can make your family or corporate holiday celebration spectacular. From Thanksgiving until New Years, the inn and conference center are decorated with historic holiday charm that will add to the magic of your event.

Private Parties

The culinary team at the Inn's Wine Spectator Award of Excellence Restaurant will cater to your group schedule and dining needs. The dining experience is enhanced by fresh flowers, candlelight, and a crackling fire in a rustic mountain setting. Our chefs prepare inspired cuisine from the freshest ingredients, pleasing both the eye and the palate. Hospitality and service abound at the Beechwood Inn.

Event Planning Assitance

If you would like us to send you additional information about private parties, or if you need help planning your special event, contact us at (706) 782-5485

Corporate Planning Assistance

If you would like us to send you additional information about Corporate Meetings, Executive Retreats, & Group Events at the Beechwood Inn, or if you need help planning your event, contact us at (706) 782-5485 . Our professional meeting planners and coordinators will custom design a meeting package and schedule to accommodate your needs.

Meeting packages

Beechwood Inn is located in the foothills of the Southern Appalachian Mountains and provides a perfect environment for meetings and retreats. The gourmet restaurant, fireplaces, wide porches and beautiful grounds create a casual elegance and relaxing atmosphere for your business meeting.

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Although we can’t make all your dreams come true, the Beechwood Inn and its staff can assist in providing you a very memorable marriage ceremony. The Inn is a small intimate venue and can accommodate weddings and events for 25 – 30 people. Our specialty is personal service.

The Inn offers romantic settings for your wedding in the North Georgia Mountains.

Picture yourself marrying your true love in a romantic mountain setting—strolling about the lush grounds; feasting on sumptuous food, surrounded by fragrant blossoms.

Our Wedding Package includes everything you need to create priceless memories of your special day. We know that planning a wedding and reception can be a daunting task for a new couple, so we aim to make your site planning as simple and straightforward as possible.

  • Ceremony
  • Receptions
  • Rehearsal Dinner
  • Bridal Luncheon

  • Indoor
  • Outdoor


More about our weddings services

Check out the recipes on our website

Amaretto Chocolate Pots de Crème with White Chocolate Mousse

This is a wonderful rish dessert with layers of flavor added by the Amaretto Cookies and the White Chocolate Mousse.

Apple Butter Streusel Muffins

When it's Apple season in the North Georgia Mountains we enjoy fresh apples and also apple butter from nearby Chattooga Belle Farm. Here's a great apple muffin recipe:

Balsamic Glazed Quail Stuffed with Wild Mushroom and Ramps

At Beechwood inn we offer Wild Food Weekend events each spring and fall. Here is one of our recipes that incorporates a taste of the wild. These dinners showcase the gourmet possibilities of combining wild edibles with local farm produce.

Cream of Wild Mushroom Soup

We are happy each year when Chantarelles start to appear in our mountains. They are easy to identify and taste of the woodlands where they grow. We are especially happy if they appear during our wild foods events when we can take our guests into nearby woodlands and gather some for this hearty soup.

Garlic Scape Pesto

Garlic Scape Pesto: Garlic Scapes are the wild and curly shoots that spring from the tops of garlic plants. They're brilliantly green and grow corkscrewed. They've got a mild garlic fragrance and a mellow garlic flavor. It's got a freshness that garlic loses as it develops. The scapes, which look as beautiful in the garden as they do at the market, are meant to be cut - cutting them strengthens the garlic bulbs that are growing underground - so it's a win-win for the garlic and us. We use the scapes as a garnish – just pour some olive oil on them, grill them until their crisp/limp and then lightly salt them. Saturday night we made scape pesto which we served on pan seared crab cakes. Last night Gayle and I used the rest of the scape pesto on pasta. Scapes are fleeting, their only available about 10 days each year. Here’s my recipe for Scape Pesto:

Pan Seared Sea Scallops with Avocado-Corn Relish

I love fresh U-10 (Large) Sea Scallops. Be sure to ask your purveyor for "Dry" scallops, which means no preservatives have been injected. Scallops not guaranteed as "Dry" have been treated with a solution called STP (sodium tripolyphosphate), which helps the scallops maintain their moisture (they’re made up of about 75% water when fresh). The STP solution gives scallops a longer shelf life; they don’t dry out or lose their plump appearance. As a result, you’ll not only pay for the added water weight (and often get scallops that are less than fresh), but you’ll also have trouble browning these scallops—no matter how hot your pan or oven—because of all that excess moisture. The STP solution can also give scallops a rubbery texture and cloud the mollusk’s sweet, delicate flavor.