Beechwood Inn

220 Beechwood Drive P. O. Box 429, Clayton, Georgia 30525
Innkeeper(s): David & Gayle Darugh
 
  • North Georgia Vineyard Winery Tours

    Price from: $150.00
      Rainbow Creek Transportation Services headquartered here in Rabun County can help you tour our North Georgia Vineyards in style. They can pick you up at the Beechwood Inn for a full or one-half day of vineyard and winery visitations. 
       
      Contact Rainbow Creek Transportation Services at rainbowcreektransport@yahoo.com or (706) 212-0352, (404)-209-2206 or (678)-910-2677.
       
      Rainbow Creek Transportation Services is also available to make shuttle runs to nearby airports (Atlanata, Greenville and Asheville), to historic sites, and other nearby recreational activities.

      Rates

      • $150 for one half day tours (4 hours)
      • $300 for a full day (8 hours)
      • Price is good for up to 6 passengers, so it makes sense to include a few of your friends. 
  • Roses and Wine

    Price from: $99.00

      Package Information

      • Payment in advance required
      • May be reserved no earlier than 4 months  prior to scheduled date
      • Should be reserved no later than 1 week prior to scheduled date
      • Available all months with the exception of January and February (market price of roses is dramatically increase on Valentine's Day)  

      Cancelation Policy

      • Full refund minus a $25 processing fee if cancelled more than 2 days prior to scheduled date
      • Billed completely without refund if cancelled 2 days or less prior to scheduled date
  • Recreational Cooking Classes

    Price from: $75.00

      Join Beechwood Inn chefs in our modern kitchen and prepare a variety of gourmet meals including ethnic dishes from around the world. The Beechwood Inn has many awards and is a Wine Spectator Award of excellence restaurant. The Inn also features a 3,000 bottle wine cellar. 

       

      What you will learn

      • 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
      • Pair fine and rare wines to your dining selections

      Cooking Classes

      • Include 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
      • 10% discount off their next culinary class at the Beechwood Inn
      • Classes are approximately 3 hours long and usually run from 3:00PM to 6:00pm, followed by dinner
      • Prices start at $75.00 per person for an artisinal pasta making class
      • Classes that involve more courses such as a 6 course dinner start at $125.00 plus tax per person (Based on choice of menu items)
  • Private Cooking Classes

    Price from: $150.00

      Private cooking class for two or maybe for a girls' night out. Join Beechwood Inn chefs in our modern kitchen and prepare a variety of gourmet meals including ethnic dishes from around the world. The Beechwood Inn has many awards and is a Wine Spectator Award of excellence restaurant. The Inn also features a 3,000 bottle wine cellar.

       

      What you will learn

      • 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
      • Pair fine and rare wines to your dining selections

      Cooking Classes

      • Include wine, a serving of each dish, a logo apron 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
      • 10% discount off their next culinary class at the Beechwood Inn
      • Classes can be tailored to your preferences
      • Classes run as short as 3 hours long from 2:30PM to 5:30pm, followed by dinner
      • Prices start at $150.00 per person (Based on choice of menu items), plus tax
      • Each class is themed and you will participate in preparing a 5-6 course dinner
      • $300 for a 3 hour class plus the cost of food and wine for up to 8 people Monday-Thursday
      • The more people attending; the less it costs each person
      • To check availability for private classes, please call (706) 782-5485
      • Please arrive at least 15 minutes before class time
      • Wear comfortable closed toe shoes
      • Our chefs reserve the right to make menu/ingredient substitutions based on what might be fresh and locally available

      Tuscan/Italian Cuisine

      • Learn the essence of Italian cuisine including how to prepare 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

      Cancellation Policy

      • Pre-payment 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 unless we can refill the slot
      • If you have questions about the cancellation policy or need to cancel a reservation, please contact the Inn at (706) 782-5485
  • Private Chef Dinners at the Inn

    Price from: $150.00

      Treat yourself to a personal chef dinner at our Award Winning Beechwood Inn. Our personal chefs are here to take of all (well almost all) your needs as a guest. From our menu planning, to wine pairings, to dessert, we’ve got it all handled. 

      Give us a call to select your date and we will help you arrange the perfect menu. Upon arrival you can have your private dinner in our intimate dining room or in your guest room (you must select one of our larger rooms or suites). We can pre-arrange flowers, chocolates or what-ever you might want. We will prepare and serve your meal, pour the wine, and dazzle you and your date with dessert prepared exclusively by Pastry Chef Gayle Darugh.

      Private chef dinners start at $150 per person and include 5 courses and 3 different wines. See our inn website for more information.

  • Introduction to Farm To Table Foraging and Cooking

    Price from: $400.00

      Join Beechwood Inn chefs in our modern kitchen and prepare a variety of gourmet meals including ethnic dishes from around the world using North Georgia’s freshest local ingredients. The Beechwood Inn has many awards and is a Wine Spectator Award of excellence restaurant. The Inn also features a 3,000 bottle wine cellar.

       

      What you will learn

      • 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
      • Pair fine and rare wines to your dining selections

      Cooking Classes

      • Include wine, a serving of each dish, an apron, and a complete recipe collection from that class
      • This class is two days long
      • On Friday morning Beechwood Inn chefs will lead you to a number of farms, ranches, vineyards, dairies and farmers’ markets to select and purchase fresh ingredients
      • Upon return to the inn you will learn to process and clean the ingredients
      • Typical time for Day 1 is 10:00AM to 3:00PM

      "Mis en Place"

      On Saturday you will participate in “Mis en Place.” Mise en place (pronounced [miz ?? plas], is a French phrase that means putting in place. In professional kitchens it refers to organizing and arranging the ingredients such as cuts of meat, relishes, sauces, par-cooked items, spices, freshly chopped vegetables, and other items a cook will require for the menu items that he or she expects to prepare. Recipes are reviewed to check for necessary ingredients and equipment. Ingredients are measured out, washed, chopped, and placed in individual bowls. Equipment, such as spatulas and blenders, are prepared for use, and ovens are preheated. Preparing the mise en place ahead of time allows the chef to cook without having to stop and assemble items, which is desirable in recipes with time constraints.

      As dining guests arrive you will assist Beechwood Chefs in preparing appetizers, salads, entrées, desserts, etc. you will be exposed to all types of work in a professional kitchen including various methods of cooking such as sauteeing, baking, grilling, frying, and smoking. You will also learn and participate in plating, garnishing and serving. You will have an opportunity to sample all foods that have been prepared, along with the wines that accompany them. Typical time for Saturday is 2:00PM to 10:00PM, depending on how complex the dinner is and number of courses.

      Registration

      • Two day class costs $400.00 per person, plus tax
      • Cost includes transportation to local farms, dialogue with farmers, hands-on cooking instruction, copies of all recipes, an apron, lunch on Friday, and samples of food on Saturday Night
      • Full payment is required at the time a reservation is made
      • Due to limited availability we cannot provide any refunds for cancellations
      • Each class is themed and you will participate in preparing a 4-6 course dinner
      • Given the one-on-one hands on approach, a maximum of 3 students are permitted for each Farm to Table Foraging and Cooking Class
      • To check availability and register for classes, please call (706) 782-5485

      The Day of your Class

      • Please arrive at least 15 minutes before class time
      • Wear comfortable closed toe shoes
      • Our chefs reserve the right to make menu/ingredient substitutions based on what might be fresh and locally available
      • 10% discount is available for lodging at the inn for culinary class members

      Cancellations

      A payment in US dollars for the full amount per person is required to reserve a spot. Since we schedule our employees and make appointments to visit farms based on your expected attendance, there are no refunds for cancellations unless we are able to fill your place with another participant.

  • Romance in Rabun Romantic Getaway

    Price from: $135.00

      Package Includes

      • Luxury lodging in one of our queen suites or in the secluded Blueberry Cabin
      • Chilled sparkling wine in your suite (Real French Champagne is also available)
      • Exquisite seasonal flower arrangement delivered to your room prior to arrival
      • Chocolate truffles custom made and packaged in a decorative container
      • Southern breakfast for two each morning
      • Pair of Keepsake Beechwood Inn Champagne flutes
      • $135.00 plus the cost of your room
      • 60 minute therapeutic massage can be added starting at $75.00/person (based on therapist and availability)
  • Beechwood Inn Elopment Package

    Price from: $1336.53

      Package 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 wine glasses as a keepsake
      • Two-night honeymoon in our spacious Blueberry Cabin or in one of our King Rooms (based on availability)
      • Gourmet two-course breakfast each morning, daily housekeeping, including room cleaning
      • $1,336.53 (includes all taxes) for Sunday-Thursday
      • Additional charge for weekend ceremonies
      • 50% deposit is required at the time of booking

      Guidelines 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, Hidden Garden, or Front Garden (weather permitting)
      • The ceremony, if held in the Inn should be performed between 11:00 and 3:00 PM
      • Cake cutting and champagne may be held in the Breakfast Room of the Inn immediately after the ceremony and must be completed no later than 4:00 PM
      • Both of these guidelines are flexible if the entire inn is rented by the bridal party and friends for that evening
      • On Saturdays and on holiday weekends the inn is always busy, so we may not be able to accommodate an elopment package on these days unless your group books the entire inn

      Additions

      For additional cost we may 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
  • Basic Wedding Package

      The rental fee is for a maximum of 25 guests, including up to 16 lodging guests. Additional wedding guests over the limit will be charged $20 per person. If Beechwood Inn is to supply linens, china, crystal, silver, additional tables or chairs, tents, or other items requiring rental from an outside source, additional charges will be added to the Reception and Facilities Fee. Rehearsal dinners, receptions, bridesmaid luncheons, etc. can be arranged at the Beechwood for additional fees, based on the menu(s) selected.

      Package Includes

      • Personal Attention
      • 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

      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

      Alcoholic Beverages

      • Fine wines and Champagnes are available for purchase through the Beechwood Inn
      • Any other alcoholic beverages supplied by the client at the Reception shall be done in a supervised manner so as to prevent guests from overindulging
      • Client must supply a bartender
      • There shall be no BYOB by guests during the reception
      • Use of non-prescribed controlled substances of any kind is strictly prohibited

      Services (A preferred vendor list is provided)

      • Bartender
      • Catering
      • Dinners
      • Receptions
      • Luncheons
      • Room Snacks
      • Special Occasion Cakes
      • Flowers
      • Music
      • Individual to conduct ceremony as needed
      • Lodging for other guests
      • Photographer
      • Tents
  • Newlyweds, Anniversaries and Lovers’ Weekend Packages

    Price from: $12.00

      We can arrange it all for you. Just let us know what you would like to make your visit special. Don't see what you want on the list, just ask us and we will see what we can arrange.

       

       

      Package Choices

      • Bottle of Beechwood Inn Wine with choice of Chardonnay, Viognier or Cabernet Sauvignon with freshly prepared fruit, cheese and cracker tray delivered to your room upon arrival: $30.00
      • Chocolate Truffles, custom made and packaged in a decorative container: $20.00
      • Chocolate Covered Strawberries, 6 luscious strawberries hand dipped in freshly prepared chocolate coating and delivered to your room: $12.00
      • Chilled Bottle of Sparkling Wine for $18.00 or real French Champagne starting $35.00 delivered to your room prior to arrival
      • Exquisite seasonal flower arrangement by one of the areas most creative florists delivered to your room prior to arrival:$75.00 or we can arrange for one dozen roses in your favorite color (market price)
      • In room massage (reservation must be for a king room or queen suite for in room massage services) *We have several area massage therapists available and are happy to arrange this special time of relaxation for you; pricing begins at $75.00 per hour (based on therapist and availability) or we can arrange for you to visit nearby local spas for massage services
  • Gal Pal Getaway to North Georgia

    Price from: $200.00

      We specialize in arranging ladies' getaways. For more information, just give us a call at (706) 782-5485.

      Package Includes

      • 2 night mid-week package (Sunday–Thursday) starts at $439.28 (double occupancy, price varies based on room selected), per person
      • Luxury lodging in one of our rooms/suites(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
      • You can get your own room starting at $635.36(price varies based on room selected), just let us know
      • Higher prices for weekends
      • Cooking classes or private wine tastings are not available on Saturdays due to our scheduled Chef's Table Dinners
      • Third night-stay may be added for 30% off our regular lodging rate

      Additional Options

      • Retail Therapy (shopping in our historic villages, art galleries and unique emporiums)
      • Chocolate truffles and sparkling wine
      • Horseback riding
      • Whitewater rafting on the Chattooga River
      • Private Chef Dinner
      • Visit nearby wineries
      • Hike to waterfalls

      Additional Services at The Amara Center

      • Medical Wellness
      • Anti-Aging Medicine
      • Hormone/Testosterone Balancing
      • Personal Nutritional Weight Loss Plans
      • Comprehensive Diagnostic Services
      • Full Compliment of Aesthetic Services
      • Laser Therapies
      • Therapeutic Massage Treatment
      • Botox Treatment http://www.theamaracenter.com/
  • Picnic in the Mountains

    Price from: $29.00

      Picnic Lunch

      • Includes a fresh baked croissant filled with fresh cold cuts
      • Homemade dill and potato salad or pasta salad
      • Fresh seasonal fruit and bottled water
      • Homemade chocolate chip cookies for dessert 
      • $29.00 for two

      Gourmet Picnic Backpack Lunch

      A fully stocked picnic backpack filled with a complete gourmet lunch that includes:

      • Artisan and local cheeses
      • Herb-dried salami
      • Fresh made organic baggette
      • Crackers
      • Dilled-pasta or potato salad
      • Fresh fruit
      • Homemade cookies
      • Chocolates
      • Beverage of choice of white wine, red wine, sparkling cider, soda, or water
      • $55.00 for two
       
  • Hybrid Vehicle Discount

      If you drive a hybrid vehicle to the Beechwood Inn and stay for at least two nights and we will discount your lodging by $25.00. Be sure to mention this when you make your reservation so we can charge you accordingly. Check irs.gov for qualifying vehicles.

  • Rent the Entire Inn

      Renting the entire inn is great for large gatherings such as family reunions, small weddings, group retreats. We can comfortably accommodate 16-17 people for sleeping, up to 25 for barbeques, picnics and wine tastings.
       
       

       

      Rental Includes

      • All 7 guest rooms on a Friday or Saturday is $1783.04 (includes all taxes)
      • Sunday-Thursday it is $1603.84 (includes all taxes)
      • Complimentary wine-thirty
      • Wonderful gourmet breakfast using fresh and local foods
      • 10% Discount available if you pay by cash in advance

       

 
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