I visited the White Birch Inn in Clayton. It’s a rustic yet elegant Georgia bed and breakfast. The local is ideal for visiting the numerous country festivals in the Georgia Mountains. Beautiful Lake Burton is frequented by visitors for boating, fishing and picnicking. Visitors might also want to gawk at the gorgeous mansions surrounding it. Oh, and Helen, Georgia a destination for Oktoberfest and the cutest fairytale-like Christmas is just a few miles away.
White Birch Inn owners Chuck and Brenda Patterson fell in love with Clayton, Georgia. After building their own home there and partially relocating from Alpharetta, Georgia, the couple decided to use their talents to build a Georgia B&B. Brenda is an interior designer and Chuck is an architect. The rooms at the White Birch Inn are all named after trees. I stayed in the Hemlock Suite.
This Georgia B&B is great for a mountain get-away, but you can still stay in touch with your friends and post your selfies. Wi-Fi available.
Chuck and Brenda Patterson, owners of the White Birch Inn, a Georgia B&B in the North Georgia Mountains.
Details like the tree branch on the wall behind the sofa add a lovely touch to the decor of this Georgia bed and breakfast and reminds guests of the birches on the picturesque North Georgia Mountains.
The inn itself is inside a restored building, redesigned by Brenda and Chuck. There are the usual comforts, Wi-Fi, a bright dining area, and a lounge area. There’s also outside sitting areas to take in the good old mountain air.
I enjoyed a delicious country breakfast at the Inn. Chuck is the chef in the family. He does a lot of the cooking, and Brenda knows her way around the kitchen, too. She went to culinary school also.
Chuck made us all breakfast during my stay at the inn.
Guests can opt to eat out on the patio for breakfast if they wish.
The bed and breakfast is conveniently located in downtown Clayton. It is walking distance from restaurants, antique boutiques, and it is on the same street as a coffee shop. The coffee shop, White Birch Provisions is also owned by Brenda and Chuck.
White Birch Provisions is the two-level coffee and gourmet shop with wine and a plenty of adorable housewares. It’s a prime location for delicious baked goods, and the shop is just steps away from the bed and breakfast. It’s adjacent to the inn’s parking lot.
A Look at Clayton, Georgia
Fortify Kitchen and Bar
For dinner, I ate at Fortify Kitchen and Bar, a popular date night farm to table restaurant, which was full of people on Saturday night. The dress was casual or what we call, dress to impress. Menu items included entrees like filet mignon, crab cakes, and shrimp and grits. I had the fish and grits, which actually contained a combination of shrimp, grits, and fried chicken.