Awards and Press:

The Beechwood Inn, Georgia’s Premier Wine Country Bed and Breakfast Inn, and its Innkeepers, are the recipients of numerous awards and recognitions for service and hospitality.

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Wine Spectator Names Beechwood Inn One of 10 Earth Friendly Wine Destinations.


Southern LivingJanuary 2019 Carolanne Roberts of Southern Living Magazine Names Beechwood Inn One of the “South’s Most Charming Inns.”  South’s Most Charming Inns.

Wine Spectator Award of Excellence 2020


Beechwood Inn Awarded “2020 Wine Spectator Award of ExcellenceConsecutive Awards of Excellence 2007 – 2020 by Wine Spectator” for its Wine Program.


Wine Spectator Restaurant Guide – Top 13 East Coast Inns with Excellent Wines: Eat, Sleep and Drink Well at these Wine Spectator Restaurant Award Winning Destinations – Beechwood Inn- World-class wines in a small Southern town)

South's Best 2018
Southern Living Magazine Readers vote Beechwood Inn as one of “The South’s Best 10 Inns 2018”

Certificate of Excellence (2019) from TripAdvisor for BeechwoodBeechwood Inn Awarded TripAdvisor 2019 Certificate of Excellence.

The Certificate of Excellence award honors hospitality businesses and restaurants that consistently achieve outstanding reviews on TripAdvisor. This award is only given to the top 10 percent of accommodations, attractions, restaurants, and vacation rentals listed on TripAdvisor.

Southern Living

Southern Living Magazine November 2016 Issue) Names Beechwood Inn “One of the South’s Best Inns” and “The Best Inn in Georgia.”

Northeast Georgia Living
Northeast Georgia Living Magazine Winter 2016/2017 names Beechwood Inn One of Six Inns for a Winter Interlude. For couples these interludes offer candlelight dinners, relaxing spas, gourmet breakfasts, and plenty of ways for couples to court each other during winter’s quiet days. – Check out the article at page 54

Sarasota Magazine

Sarasota Magazine Names “Clayton Georgia Perfect Fall Getaway and Beechwood Inn Place to Stay.” Step into historic Appalachia at the best time of year.

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October 2016, Dream Vacation Magazine Names Beechwood Inn 25 Best Romantic Fall Getaways in Georgia.

Certificate of Excellence

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PRESS RELEASE: ATLANTA, May 25, 2016: Beechwood Inn Awarded the 2016-2017 “100 Plates Locals Love,” distinction by Georgia Department of Economic Development’s Tourism division (GDEcD). “Georgia’s cities, towns and backroads are filled with authentic restaurants and culinary specialties that visitors love to experience when they travel,” said Kevin Langston, deputy commissioner for tourism at the GDEcD. “The list of ‘100 Plates Locals Love’ is our way of providing visitors and locals with suggestions, the same way we would recommend restaurants to our family and friends.” See the list

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May 2016: Karina Antenucci “Simply Buckhead Magazine:” The main attraction on my visit to North Georgia was Beechwood Inn that welcomes getting away from the big-city buzz with comfortable accommodations, laid-back lounging and stellar food and wine experiences.  See Page 22


Feb 8, 2016: Travel Writer Meagan Martz “Afriendafar:” We visited the beautiful, 100 year old Beechwood Inn in Clayton (just 2 hours north of Atlanta). The farm to table dining was the best we’ve ever had! If you’re looking for a weekend getaway, this is the place!”

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Names Beechwood Inn “One of Georgia’s Top Three Getaways For Wine Lovers” Nov 2015: 

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2015: Beechwood Inn named one of the 12 Best Vegetarian Bed and Breakfasts in the World by Epicure and Culture:  
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Beechwood Inn Selected “Top 10 Inns in Georgia 2015. ” The Top 10 InnsWeb site presents 10 of the most distinguished inns from each state and province.

Best of Life Award

April 2015: Family Life Publications Readers name Beechwood Inn – Best Bed and Breakfast in Georgia

Atlanta Magazine

November 2014: Atlanta Magazine Names Beechwood Inn to Top 4 Cozy Inns in the South

Belinda Skelton of Atlanta Living Names Beechwood Inn “One of the Best Southern Inns”

50 Most Charming BnBs

October 2014: Beechwood Inn Named As One of the 50 MOST CHARMING B&B’S AND INNS OF THE SOUTH. If you are heading to the Southeastern U.S. this year, check out our list of 50 of the most charming B&B’s in the region.

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Feb 20, 2014: The Honest Company Names Beechwood Inn as one of the top Romantic and Eco-Friendly Destinations in the United states. It says these inns take the going-green a step further with organic and locally sourced food, eco-friendly room amenities, and sustainable building materials. For your next getaway, we found a variety of eco-friendly hotels, resorts, and inns to suit your budget and spark some romance.

Reader's Choice Georgia Magazine

“Georgia Magazine” announced its 2013 Reader’s Choice Awards in its October issue. Beechwood Inn, Clayton, Georgia, was voted “Favorite Bed and Breakfast Inn in Georgia”. The monthly magazine is published by Georgia Electric Membership Corporation and is read by more than 1.5 million Georgians each month.

Green Leaders

9/01/2013: Beechwood Inn has been designated a Gold Level Green Partner in the TripAdvisor® GreenLeaders™ program, which helps travelers plan greener trips by identifying environmentally-friendly accommodations. The TripAdvisor GreenLeaders program was developed in partnership with the U.S. E.P.A’s ENERGY STAR® program, the U.S. Green Building Council, and the United Nations Environment Programme. For more information, please visit

Georgia Grown

The Georgia Restaurant Association and the Georgia Department of Agriculture announced a partnership to promote the state’s culinary abundance: the Georgia Grown Restaurant Program for restaurants and food service facilities. Beechwood Inn is a Charter Member of the Georgia Grown Restaurant Program. “The new Georgia Grown Restaurant Program enables us to further promote and foster relationships between Georgia farmers and local chefs.”

Best Chefs of America

2013 – 2019: Beechwood Inn’s Chefs David and Gayle Darugh were both selected as “Best Chefs America,” placing them in the top 1% of our nations chefs. This selection process was accomplished by asking our nations chefs who they most respected. The process was calculated to accurately record the opinions of leading chefs about the talent of their colleagues nationwide.

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Member SELECT REGISTRY, Distinquished Inns of North America. Comprised of the 400 finest Country Inns, Luxury B & B’s and Unique Small Hotels. View our quality assurance program. As a member of Select Registry, Beechwood Inn is acknowledged to be one of the Best Bed and Breakfast Inns in North Georgia.

Wine Enthusiast Magazine

Wine Enthusiast Magazine places Beechwood Inn in the Top 5 Destinations “for your next wine and food-focused escape,” Dec 28, 2011. Beechwood Inn Named to Top Five Food and Wine Destinations by Wine Enthusiast Magazine.


Georgia Traveler

Beechwood Inn’s Wild Food Weekend Event is featured on Georgia Public Television on the Georgia Traveler Show. Watch the Beechwood Inn Wild Foods Weekend Event on Georgia Traveler

TripAdvisorCertificate of Excellence 2012 Winner Beechwood Inn

TripAdvisor is proud to congratulate Beechwood Inn on earning the prestigious 2012 Certificate of Excellence award. Our travelers consistently commend your property with the highest praise, and we recognise your4.5 rating as an exceptional achievement. Only the very best in the business are awarded a Certificate of Excellence


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The National Wildlife Federation (NWF) announces that the property of Beechwood Inn, located in Clayton is now recognized as an official Certified Wildlife Habitat Site. May 20, 2012


Awards and Press about Beechwood Inn