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Historical Traveler Reviews Beechwood Inn Clayton
Cozey, romantic getaway
We stayed here for my husband's annual birthday weekend trip. First we stopped at a local winery nearby and then stepped into a cozey comfy Inn. We were welcomed with a glass of wine and a tour of the place. It is a very warm atmosphere with americana country decor. Our room was awesome, with a four poster bed, down quilts, fireplace and a large dressing area and bathroom.
On saturday, we had a five course meal with an excellent selection of wine. Each morning a delectable breakfast was served. There was plenty things to do in the area, ie., horseback
riding, exploring more wineries, and hiking the gorge or just enjoying the view from the front porch. Would go back in a moment. Marianna and Bill
Very Highly Recommended
We have stayed at the Beechwod Inn several times; in fact, we have made it our "only place to stay" when traveling in the area. The city is charming and friendly, and the Beechwood Inn is breathtaking and welcoming (we find the rates very reasonable). The Innkeepers obviously love what they do - they even make their own wine (be sure to try all three!). We are always impressed with their gourmet breakfast. Scupper, the very well-trained "inn-dog," is always up for a visit, and stunning waterfalls and great hiking and white-water rafting are very close by. If you bring a bike, the Innkeepers are always happy to suggest scenic roads and let you borrow a map. All in all, it has become our favorite place to stay, for all of these reasons and many more.
Loved the Beechwood
Stayed at the Beechwood for their night of Wine and Southern dining. Everything was great. The old Inn was graciously beautiful, the food was over the top, and the wine with each course (and the Innkeeper's pertinent information about each wine) was very interesting. They have a wonderful pet who has great charisma. I had to purchase the sheets like the ones that were on my bed, they were excellent. My husband and I really liked our stay at the Beechwood, and will most likely drive up again and do it all over!
Upon arriving in Clayton, Georgia (we are from California) we were in love with the town's unpretentious charm. As we drove onto the drive the Beechwood Inn is breathtaking, but its mysteries are yet to unfold for you. For it wasn't until we explored the Inn that we found the outside to be very rectangular shaped while the inside had many angles, doors, and stairs making you feel you could have been transported into California's Winchester Mystery House.
The owners Gail and David Darugh are notable chefs and fine wine connoisseurs making your visit equal to visiting a 5 star restaurant. I cannot give you one favorite that we ate. The freshly picked berries from the Inns garden served with a morning Blintz or for dinner we ate including Stuffed Tenderloin and twice baked potatoes with grilled asparagus. Oh, my!
After a reminiscent moment I am reminded of Scupper the Inn's famous wonder dog. And yes I said famous. Scupper has been on the cover of a magazine and shown in local artwork. The notoriety has not gone to Scuppers head though; she still enjoys a pat from us visitors just as she always had done before.
It will be hard to tear yourself away from the inn, but please take in some of the areas wonderful sites. You can visit their website for ideas at --------
We have stayed at many B&B's (Vancouver Island BC, Widbey Island,Maui, N. GA) and this is one of our new favorites. We felt the stress of living in the city and parents of a toddler just rolled off our shoulders the moment we walked on the front porch. We stayed in the Vineyard room and enjoyed it's cozy yet roomy size. The owners have done a great job of making the place look and feel classy without the typical "country/cheezy" clutter you find at some B&B's in Georgia. Every detail at Beechwood has been given careful thought and quality craftmanship is never compromised. After getting settled in our room we quickly made our way back to the front porch where the owner offered us some wonderful cheese, crackers and grapes along with Beechwood's own Chardonnay. We weren't expecting much from the wine since we have yet to find a GA wine we really enjoy, but we were surprised. It was different (not the typical oak taste), but good. The porch is more like an outdoor greatroom with a wonderful view of a mountain ridge. We found ourselves having a difficult time getting motivated to get up to go out to dinner. The owner recommended a couple restuarants in Clayton (not many to choose from) and recommended a great place called Buck Creek Tavern. The inside was more impressive than exterior and felt like I was in a small Colorado town tavern with its upscale rustic motif. We ordered the crawfish and crab dip, bourbon marinated ribeye and galic butter marinated sirlon. The ribeye was one of the best I had anywhere, (I had just eaten at Bone's in BUckhead 2 weeks ago and would call it comparable). The dessert was lame (brownie) and the waitress seemed to rush us a bit. We would go back to Buck Creek.
Breakfast was wonderful - fresh fruit, eggs bendict, hashbrowns, guava-orange juice and good coffee.
Loved the resident dog ...Scupper (Yellow Lab). Friendly, clean, and loved to be around us. He was well behaved and never once tried to jump on us. Also, the owners were very attentive and helpful.
The only thing that was not perfect at Beechwood (and nothing really is) was the distant traffic noise from the nearby highway I noticed once in awhile when sitting on the porch. It really didn't bother me since we also heard many birds, smooth jazz music in the backgound, cheese, crackers, wine, good converstation, the gentle breeze and rocking chairs. We can't wait to go back for one of their wine /dinner events.
Hope you enjoy your stay too!
Wonderful Romantic Anniversary at the Beechwood Inn!
My husband and I recently visited the Beechwood Inn for our 35th wedding anniversary, and had a most wonderful-wonderful time. The Innkeepers took care of everything - and exceeded my expectations in every way. There were flowers, Champagne and wonderful spa amenities in a lovely gift basket waiting for us in our room. Wow, we thought we were special.
On the weekend of our visit the Inn was offering a gourmet wine dinner. It was the best meal we have ever had - and we have had meals at some of the top restaurants in America's large cities. The evening at the Beechwood topped them all. The wines and the foods offered flavors and textures that we will never forget. The Beechwood Inn setting is homey, romantic and the innkeepers offer charm and warmth. They made us feel more than welcome, we felt like old friends picking up a long relationship right where it left off. What a wonderful visit.
The Inn offers many features to gaze upon as you wander the public rooms. It is crammed with interesting antiques and family history from the Innkeepers. But every room feels comfortable, not like your visiting a museum. However, the best thing about the visit was the Innkeepers themselves. They are charming, witty and gracious hosts. This is an Inn we should keep secret to ourselves.
The Inn was located on a noisy highway. The Innkeepers were pleasant but aloof...a little pompous. We had a family emergency and had to return a day early from a four day stay. There was no sympathy, just a full room charge for the day.
The food was good. The Innkeeper offered his own wine for a taste. The Chardonnay was awful, but there was some explanation that he chose it to taste like it did. All and all, the uncomfortable atmosphere of staying in
"great Aunt Mary's" house where you were afraid you would be scolded.
Best Inn to Visit for a Wonderful WIne Event!
The Inn is exquisite and the Innkeepers are wonderful. Even Scupper the Inn dog is a marvelous companion. The best part is the Inns wine service and fine dining. Make the Beechwood Inn your destination!
Historic Inn for a great romantic get-away!
Beautiful facility with great amenities. Don't miss the wonderful dinners - and wonderful Georgia wines.
Terrific Valentine's Weekend Package
A romantic weekend with wonderful French wines. The best B & B in North America!
TripAdvisor Reviews Beechwood Inn Clayton
Travel Blogs from Clayton
... the low water. We crossed the logs at the base and got some pictures from the sandy beach. There were a lot of nice wildflowers blooming around the base of the waterfall as well as a cairn in the shallow water. We got some pictures here and then started heading back. Back at the car, we got on SC-107 south and past the campground, turned left on Winding Stairs Road, a steep and winding gravel road. At the end, we turned right on Jumping Branch ...
... and we drove down this extremely narrow gravel road with many mounds. It was an interesting drive, but thankfully quite short. We parked at the end and then started our first hike of the weekend to Riley Moore Falls. It’s about 1.5 miles round trip and moderate to the falls. At the end of the trail, we scrambled down to the sandy beach along the river for some pictures of the waterfall. The last time I was here, the water level was much higher and so ...
... on Brewer Road, just off NC-281. From here, we hiked down the old gated logging road that follows Thompson River downstream. In about a mile, we passed the side trail that leads to High Falls and shortly after that, we had to ford the river. The water level was lower than the last time I was here as there were several exposed rocks sticking out above the surface. Not enough to rock hop though, so we had to wade across. ...
Our house search started out with some frustration, as one of the houses we were very interested in was snatched up by someone else and the selection that fit our criteria was very limited. The long and short of it is we found a fantastic property that we were able to get under contract at ...
... 8217;t that great. We saw a faint path heading down past the wooden overlook, so we followed it to try to find a better view. It was quite steep and we had to hold on to rhododendron branches to get down. We came out at a spot at the base of a 15-foot or so cascade over several rock ledges. This part of the waterfall is just below the part we could see from ...