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2300 Swag Road, Waynesville, NC 28785
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Ranked #7 of 22 Waynesville B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

North Carolina is beautiful. Absolutely gorgeous. This was my first time here. Very close friends recommended I stay at the swag as they know the owners. I was traveling solo without my family. I do a solo trip each year and pick a new destination with adventure. I loved the swag. The owners, Deena and Dan, make you feel like... More

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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37 reviews 37 reviews
19 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My wife and I spent a weekend this August at the Swag Inn in western North Carolina. Since we've been in the state only a short time, we aren't familiar the Inns like we were in the greater New England area. So when it came time to celebrate our 35th wedding anniversary we decided to head to the mountains and... More

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Macon, Georgia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We have been thinking of any improvements we would like to see at The Swag, and can think of NONE! You have provided every comfort, convenience and amenity we could wish for, including the room and the very modern, upscale bathroom. Being there only two full days, we did not get to experience every program offered, but did enjoy Donald... More

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Jacksonville, Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Yes, this is truly a "wow" sort of place. We have traveled far and wide and must say it is one of the best, and most unique, places we have experienced. Most of all, the location, grounds and facilities are truly spectacular. You are perched at the top of a mountain in a wonderfully comfortable lodge, with a bevy of... More

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

From the beautiful drive to the 5000 foot destination and the enthusiastic welcome, "We take care of everything" this was an extraordinary two days! Chocolates, turn down service, outdoor tub and shower, indoor sauna and steam, fresh coffee beans, comfy robes, fireplace and unbelievable mountain vistas and those were just the appointments in our rustic but luxurious suite! Excellent breakfasts,... More

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Celebrating our anniversary, we booked "The Cabin" room for the weekend, and had experienced an absolutely wonderful weekend. The room was quaint and cozy, with a covered porch and fireplace. It was wonderful to enjoy a fire each evening after a most delicious meal. The inn keepers think of all comforts, and the staff is friendly, and very attentive. A... More

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Cartersville, Georgia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I joined another couple from the Atlanta area for a few days at The Swag. The inn is located just outside of Waynesville. The drive from Atlanta is very easy. Guest service from all members of The Swag team was excellent. From check-in to servers to gardeners, everyone was extremely pleasant. Room was rustic with great views.... More

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Wheaton, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I found the Swag using TripAdvisor. We needed help as we live in the Chicago area and were unfamiliar with the area around the Smoky Mountain National park. Our plan was to hike/camp for several nights in the park and follow-up it up with some R&R in a relaxed setting. The Swag worked out perfectly for us.... More

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Asheville, North Carolina
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have stayed at The Swag 3 times, the last time was June 2014. Each visit has earned 5 stars. It's an annual event for us. We have been there spring, summer and fall. We enjoyed spring and fall most because we can enjoy the fireplace. Even if you don't have a fireplace or a view, there are plenty of... More

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Georgetown, SC USA
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the first of many trips I hope to make to the Swag! I am returning in the Fall next time with friends if I can to share this great experience with! The accomodations are lovely but that is only a taste of all the treats you have in store for you. At 5000 feet elevation, the view is... More

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Address: 2300 Swag Road, Waynesville, NC 28785
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Location: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Smoky Mountains > Waynesville
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The Swag Hotel Waynesville
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Waynesville Country Inn

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The Swag is an award-winning, luxury mountain top country inn now in its 33rd season. On 250 acres at an elevation of 5,000 feet, The Swag shares a common border with the Great Smoky Mountain National Park an hour's drive west of Asheville in western North Carolina. The Swag provides an ideal setting for inspiring hikes, birding and relaxation. The property's main buildings were constructed of century-old hand hewn logs and from it's front porch, guests enjoy a 50 mile panoramic mountain view to the east and south. ... more   less 
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