Meet the Owners

Exterior rustic light hanging from a log post with green trees in the background.

About Us

We are Bob and Lise’ (pronounced Lisa) Dews.

In 1995, we decided to give up the big city life and working for large corporations in order to purchase Laurelwood Inn. It was one of the best decisions we’ve made. Not only did it impact our lives but our expanding family. Our twin daughters were born in 1993 in Atlanta, but really only remember growing up in Cashiers. It has been a great place to raise a family. We home-schooled our girls, but we now have an “empty nest” as both girls have graduated from college and are pursuing their careers.
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We have worked very hard over the years, building the log suites and the log cabin. Bob built 2 water features and now has a second business called XStream Ponds where he builds the amazing features for homeowners in our area. We added a wonderful playground, gazebos and have remodeled every room. It was a dream of ours to own our own business and God has blessed our dream to make it everything we hoped for.It is our joy to help you plan the perfect vacation. We are happy to take time with our guests to tell you about our area and the many amazing things to do here. We look forward to having you stay with us! Bob, Lise, Mary and Elizabeth (and Hudson!)


Meet our Managers:
We are Marty and Kathy Korb!
Hailing from the Tampa Bay area where Marty was a concert piano technician and Kathy was a supervisor in the medical field, we came back to the area where we had lived 23 years ago to become Resident Managers of The Laurelwood Inn. We had come to know Bob and Lise Dews at the time that they purchased the Inn when we lived in Lake Toxaway in 1995.We have been married 38 years and have 4 grown children and 5 grandchildren, we started young! We are extremely pleased to be back in the area, living and working in the mountains. Come and visit us at The Laurelwood and allow us to share our passion for this beautiful Inn and property and these beautiful mountains!