Georgia’s Premier Wine Country Inn: Southern Living Magazine (November 2016 Issue) Named Beechwood Inn “One of the South’s Best Inns.” 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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- Inn Amenities Refine Search: Free Onsite Parking, Gardens on Property, Wine/Spirits available
Cancellation Policy: We are a small inn and do not overbook. Your room is guaranteed, and we agree to hold it until check out time on the day of your scheduled departure. Deposits will be refunded or applied to a new date if cancellation is received 14 days prior to scheduled arrival. 30 days notice applies to holidays, the month of October, reservations reserving the entire inn, and special events packages. If cancellation is within 14/30 days of arrival date, then your refund will be based on the extent the accommodations can be re-rented over the entire reserved period. Please note that shortening your stay is a cancellation. If we cannot re-rent the room then you will be responsible for the entire period. All cancellations will be charged 6%, minimum of $25.00, to cover merchant services fees for both the original charge and the refund – per room or event. The same policies apply to the use of gift certificates. Culinary classes require full payment in advance and you must provide 7 days advance notice of cancellation to receive a refund, less a 6%, minimum charge $25.00, to cover merchant services fees. Four days advance notice applies to our dinners. If you are scheduling a special package weekend, cooking classes or an extended stay we recommend Trip Cancellation Insurance. Call us at (&06) 782-5485 to notify us of a cancellation. Email cancellations are not accepted.
- Minimum Stay Required: Holidays
- Pet Friendly: No
- Smoking Policy: Smoke-Free
- Family Friendly: Yes, Over 12
Food & Wine
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.
- Meals Offered: Breakfast, Dinner
- Breakfast: Complimentary
- Breakfast Seating: Individual Tables, Flexible Times
- Breakfast Service: Full
- Complimentary Breakfast: Yes
- Offered Amenities: Complimentary Beverages, Complimentary Snacks, Complimentary Early Coffee/Tea, Evening Cocktails, Complimentary Evening Hors d'oeuvres, Picnics Available
- Alcohol Permits: Wine
- Special Diets Accommodated: Yes
- Restaurant on Premises: Open to the public
- Pub/Tavern on Premises: Limited to overnight guests
Rooms & Suites
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.
- Accommodations: Cabins, Efficiency, Suites
- # Rooms: 9
- Beds: Queen, King
- Room Amenities: Air Conditioning, Antique Furnishings, Bathrobes, Fireplaces, Hair dryers, Private Deck, Private Entrance, Whirlpool or Jacuzzi, Alarm Clocks, Ironing Boards
- Entertainment: Cable TV , iPod Docking Stations
- Handicap Accessible: Limited
- Internet Services: Wireless, Complimentary
- Corporate Rates: Yes
- Front Desk/Security: Onsite, 24 hr
- Inn Amenities: Free Onsite Parking, Gardens on Property, Green/Enviromentally Friendly, Limited Spa Services, Restaurant on Site, Tesla/Electric Vehicle Charging Station, Wine/Spirits available, Concierge Services
- Location Type: Rural, Mountains, Small Town/Village
Weddings & Events
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.
- Weddings & Events Capacity: 20-49
- Events Supported: Private Parties, Ceremony, Receptions, Rehearsal Dinner, Bridal Luncheon, Elopement
- Wedding Services & Amenities: Wedding Planner, Officiant, Caterer, Photographer
- Wedding/Reception/Event Facilities: Indoor, Outdoor
Business Travel & Events
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.
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.
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.
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.
- Banquet Seating: Up to 20
- Reception Seating: Up to 20
- Max Capacity Outdoor: 50
- Max Capacity Classroom: 16
- Max Capacity Boardroom: 16
- Total Meeting Rooms: 2
- Meeting Facilities: Indoor, Outdoor
- Meeting Amenities: Onsite Catering
- Meeting Types: Business Meeting, Retreats, Social