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Beechwood Inn
Ranked #1 of 7 Clayton B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed March 16, 2014

We celebrated our 15th Anniversary here. We so enjoyed the fireplace and screened porch in our suite. Wine thirty was a lovely experience - David and Gail are wonderful hosts (AND Best Chef in America award winners). Breakfast was delicious; we enjoyed all the organic, local and fresh items on our plates. The special treat was talking with David in the kitchen as he started to prepare for the Wine Dinner the next day and meeting the farmer who knocked at the back door with more fresh organic components going into the meal. The Wine Dinner was over the top with perfect wine parings for each component. The Inn's location is perfect, sitting on top of a hillside. It was a perfect stay and we will be back.

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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DDarugh, Owner at Beechwood Inn, responded to this reviewResponded March 30, 2014

Glad you had a wonderful anniversary experience at Beechwood Inn. We try to make every visit special for our guests. And yes, our local farmers are invited to walk right in the back door of the kitchen and we love it when guests are there and can see for themselves the wonderful products they grow for us. We appreciate your generous words about our farm to table dinners, along with the wine pairings. It always helps to have the best of local products. I will share your kind words with our farmers as they feel rewarded to know their efforts contribute to great meals at Beechwood Inn.

David Darugh, Innkeeper

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Reviewed March 16, 2014

This place is an absolutely enchanting place! It warms you heart and feeds your soul. There are delights at every turn. The Inn is a flawless marriage of modern conveniences with immaculate updated high end finishes and rich history in hospitality of endless charm. I planned this weekend as a surprise for my new husband as a mini honeymoon/birthday experience and it far exceeded my and his expectations. I purchased the Romance Package with a couple of add-ons and they further enhanced the experience. They even had birthday candle pancakes and heart shaped baked eggs! I'm convinced they would make any occasion especially wonderful. You would be missing an experience of a lifetime not coming here. Thank you Jim and Susan! Look forward to seeing you soon :)

  • Stayed: March 2014
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Thank KatyAbou
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DDarugh, Owner at Beechwood Inn, responded to this reviewResponded March 30, 2014

Very nice words about Beechwood Inn and your visit, and I especially appreciate hearing about Jim and Susan, our interim innkeepers while we were away from the inn for two weeks. Jim and Susan have been our interim innkeepers for about 12 years and it is nice to know that they go out of the way to make a memorable and wonderful experience for our guests. I will forward your kind words to them as well as they will be happy to hear of your praise. Again, I am glad you had a great experience at Beechwood inn.
David Darugh
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Reviewed March 9, 2014

David and Gail are the best host. We loved the cozy room, with all of the special details. The Food and Wine weekend was a great way to celebrate my husbands birthday. We had a perfect weekend at the Beechwood Inn!

Room Tip: we have stayed in 3 different rooms and found them all to be great!
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  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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DDarugh, Owner at Beechwood Inn, responded to this reviewResponded March 30, 2014

Pam:

Glad we helped Alan have a wonderful birthday. We look forward to your next visit.

Best Regards
David and Gayle
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Reviewed January 7, 2014

My husband & I spent 3 wonderful evenings at the Beechwood Inn. Our room was spacious, well appointed & boasted a romantic fireplace. The Inn is filled with period antiques & large comfortable front porch for relaxing. The "wine thirty" each evening is a treat to savor some unique local wines, paired with Chef Dave's delectable appetizers.
Breakfast each morning was fresh, local & scrumptious! We had the privilege to experience a wonderful meal Saturday evening prepared by Dave & Gayle. They are both worthy of their Best Chefs of America recognition.

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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DDarugh, Owner at Beechwood Inn, responded to this reviewResponded January 10, 2014

Kim: I enjoyed talking with you and Richard during your visit. I am pleased you found your room comfortable and romantic. Wine-thirty offers us the opportunity to meet our guests, sip some wine and offer suggestions on things to entertain you while visiting the North Georgia Mountains. And thanks for the big compliment about our Saturday Night Chef’s Table Dinner. Your visit coincided with one of our special “Wild Food Dinners.” We characterize our wild foods events as a little off the Eaten Path. Best Regards, David

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Reviewed January 5, 2014

What a wonderful B&B! Our Host and Hostess were very hospitable, the accommodation was lovely and the food was top notch. If you ever find yourselves in Clayton, GA, there is no other choice but the Beechwood Inn!

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled with family
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DDarugh, Owner at Beechwood Inn, responded to this reviewResponded January 10, 2014

Glad you enjoyed your visit to Beechwood Inn. We know visitors have choices on where to stay when in Clayton – so we kindly appreciate your recommendation. Gayle Darugh

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Reviewed January 4, 2014

If you've never stayed at the Beechwood Inn, you've missed a treat. If you haven't stayed for one of David's "Food and Wine" weekends, consider yourself deprived of the most amazing culinary experience around this area. And if you've never stayed at the Beechwood Inn for the New Year's celebration...well, too bad for you. This was the second year for the six of us to make this our special time together at the Beechwood. And again David and Gayle, along with John (the new assistant chef?) and the wonder staff, made this another unforgettable night for us. From the pre-dinner entertainment (a fun bluegrass trio) with wine and appetizers to the last of the 6 (or was it 7?) course dinner and on to the midnight Champagne toast we consider this to be the best of the best for our celebration. Well done, David and Gayle!

Room Tip: We especially love the Rose Cottage room upstairs.
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  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled with friends
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DDarugh, Owner at Beechwood Inn, responded to this reviewResponded January 10, 2014

Thank you Nancy! Gayle and I love your visits and we compliment your friends as well. They are wonderful lifelong buddies. I agree, the New Year’s Eve music this year was great and I will thank the musicians for you. We try to make each New Year’s Celebration entertaining, fun and of course a special treat for food and wine enthusiasts. I am glad we succeeded again this year. Hope to see you soon. David and Gayle

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Reviewed December 17, 2013

Gayle and David were excellent hosts and provided fantastic meals, especially Thanksgiving meal. Our room was very warm and comfortable. A perfect getaway to rejuvenate, close to Atlanta, but far away from the hustle and bustle.

Stayed: November 2013, traveled with family
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DDarugh, Owner at Beechwood Inn, responded to this reviewResponded January 9, 2014

Tom:

Thanks for the compliments. We are very pleased you enjoyed our Traditional Southern Thanksgiving Dinner. We use some very special products including our 25 pound organic fresh turkey. Hope to see you again soon.
David and Gayle Darugh

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Address: 220 Beechwood Dr, P.O. Box 429, Clayton, GA 30525-5287
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Location: United States > Georgia > Rabun County > Clayton
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in Clayton
Price Range: $204 - $228 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Beechwood Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Southern Living Magazine (November 2016 Issue) Names Beechwood Inn “One of the South’s Best Inns.” View the full article.BEECHWOOD INN – NORTH GEORGIA MOUNTAINS: Georgia Magazine Selected Beechwood Inn as the “Best Bed and Breakfast Inn in Georgia.” Wine Enthusiast Magazine places Beechwood Inn in the Top 5 Destinations “for your next wine and food-focused escape.” Travel writer Becky Lamb says, “Beechwood Inn is the closest thing to a Napa Valley Bed and Breakfast we have in Georgia.” The restaurant was named one of the “Top 10 Farm to Table Restaurants in Georgia.” ... more   less 
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