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The Swag

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2300 Swag Road, Waynesville, NC 28785
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Indianapolis
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For some time we ignored our desire to visit The Swag, frankly concerned the room rate plus tax/gratuity were outside our comfort zone. But, with a very special occasion looming and with the continued high praises on Trip Advisor, we had to satisfy our curiosity so we booked a visit. Was it worth it? Absolutely! We have already scheduled our... More 

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1 Thank RetiredHoosiers
Brooks B, General Manager at The Swag, responded to this review

Dear Hoosiers, Thank you for encouraging others who may be reluctant to come and visit! We are delighted that you enjoyed yourselves this past season and we are excited that you will be returning in 2016. The Swag is indeed a rare sanctuary. Our culture is made even more special by each soul who arrives here. The Swag's schedule of... More 

Newport KY
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41 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The setting of the Swag is remarkable at 5000 ft above sea level with incredible mountain vistas. We stayed with another couple in a building with two rooms and a living room. The bedrooms and bathrooms are comfortable and well equipped. We did not see other rooms but I believe some are smaller than ours. The meals are really, really... More 

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Thank John F
Atlanta, Georgia
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

The location perfect, the country inn marvelous, the staff and inn keepers better than the Ritz. The food delicious. The other guests were lovely to spend meal times together. The drive up to the inn was truly an adventure.

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Thank Patricia3052
Churchville, Maryland, United States
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7 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

I cannot tell you how much we enjoyed this. What a wonderful place. We climbed the hill to the log cabin inn. What we found there was breathtaking. The cold mountain air, the Smokey mountains, the ambience of the staff and the decor was wonderful. A fireplace in our room made the experience warm and cozy. We will be back.... More 

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Thank Cami R
Brooks B, General Manager at The Swag, responded to this review

Dear Cami R., It was a joy to have you with us! Thank you for your kind review. We wholeheartedly agree that there is something special in the combination of Mother Nature and this beautiful setting. On behalf of Deener and Dan Matthews and all of us at The Swag, we look forward to your return, Brooks Brooks Bradbury General... More 

Hampstead, NC
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015 via mobile

I've debated whether or not to share my thoughts. I've lived in NC most of my life and until this year. I've never heard of this place. I'm afraid that if the secret gets out, we won't ever be able to book a room! The service, the food, the atmosphere- all outstanding! It's such a unique experience. I will admit... More 

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Thank kgreene
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

More than once, my heart skipped a beat while visiting The Swag. I arrived at night (greeted in the parking lot by a waving staffer) and in the morn the views of the rolling Smoky Mountains, surrounding ridges and never-ending tree lines took my breath away. And that was a cloudy, misting day! The next morning, I stood in the... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

I don't know that I have the right words to perfectly describe our trip to The Swag! It was absolute heaven! The owners, Deener and Dan Matthews, are two of the most charming people I have ever met! They have thought of every possible detail when it comes to creating an atmosphere of "rustic luxury" in the mountains! From the... More 

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Thank Stewart C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

We spent months poring over potential honeymoon spots in the US. The criteria was simple: we wanted a luxurious getaway in a spectacular setting that felt like home. Of course, all is simpler in theory than it is in practice and, after much in the way of Internet research, we were consistently drawn to generic spots on the West coast... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I booked "The Woodshed" cottage at The Swag for the first three days of our honeymoon. We arrived a little after 7pm and were very tired from the long 6 hour drive and all of the wedding festivities from the day before. The staff promptly checked us in and asked if we'd like our dinner served in... More 

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River Falls
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

My wife and I and another couple stayed at this resort for a couple of nights during peak leaf color change. There is no doubt the views are outstanding and the trails are nice to hike on. The rooms are very nice, ours had a fireplace and OK view. Since the room was just remodeled, the bathroom was in excellent... More 

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1 Thank bobsZ4011PA
Brooks B, General Manager at The Swag, responded to this review

Dear Bob and Pat, Thanks for taking the time to post your feedback about your stay. It was a pleasure to have you with us. We are disappointed to have let you down and only wish we had time to discuss your concerns before your departure. We regret that we were unable to honor your 2 p.m. check-out request during... More 

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