The new owners of Beechwood Inn, Eli Rodriguez and Marlon Castiblanco took over in January 2022. Former owners, David and Gayle Darugh retired and remain living in Clayton, Georgia.
Eli and Marlon left behind their life in Miami, Florida to call Beechwood Inn and the North Georgia Mountains home. They are living their dream life as Innkeepers caring after the 100-year-old home to welcome guests.
Eli made her career as a hotelier and brings decades of experience in hospitality sales and marketing. No stranger to the industry, she enjoys the innkeepers’ role. She also has an eye for home decor and design which has been the most fun to reimagine and refresh each room at the Inn. You will find details throughout the Inn, reflection their characters and life passions.
Marlon dedicated decades to programing and systems for TV advertising in the corporate world. Marlon is a people-person and a natural host at heart which fits right in with the Innkeeper role. You will find him at the Inn attending to your every need and recommending how to experience all the fantastic spots around town and the mountains.
Eli and Marlon open the doors of their home, Beechwood Inn to Make Yourself at Home.