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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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5 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
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Wheaton, Illinois
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 4 days ago NEW

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
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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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Charlotte, NC
16 reviews 16 reviews
12 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Truly a special destination. There are not really enough stars to rate this place. Fantastic (truly fantastic) caring staff. Unbelievable property. Attention to detail. Great food (all inclusive). We will be back. And all these raves come with some pretty crappy weather. And we will still be back. If you are on the fence, hop off. This place is a... More

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Birmingham, Alabama
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our third visit to The Swag, and we can't wait to return. It is a stunningly-beautiful location in a large private forest adjacent to the national park. Accommodations are excellent, providing rustic charm and elegance with plenty of comforts. Deener and Dan, as well as their staff, make you feel as if you are part of the family.... More

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Riverside, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We just returned from 4 days at the Swag--and it was a great experience. The hiking was so enjoyable, the greenest greens of the park, stumbling upon an elk and wild turkey, and enjoying the fresh air. The Swag itself is like summer camp with gourmet food and luxurious beds! Lots of rustic décor and fires in fireplaces, and even... More

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Charleston, South Carolina
20 reviews 20 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

::SIGH:: (repeat) Heading down the hill to 'reality' (albeit rather nice itself) was a huge letdown. We had just spent 48 of the best hours of our life at The Swag. You'll find this gem near the top of a road that takes you to a difficult to get to remote boundary of the Smoky Mountain National Park. Once you... More

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Jackson, Mississippi
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This was a return visit to the Swag after a year or two absence. Ever prayerful that my memories would not be besmirched, I was rewarded with the absolute tranquility, beauty and service that I so desperately sought and remembered. The Swag describes itself as a country inn, but I find that well off the mark. Categorizing this treasure is... More

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Clarkesville, Georgia
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60 reviews 60 reviews
9 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We recently visited The Swag and had an amazing experience. The property is impeccable and full of special touches. Our cabin was incredible and we so enjoyed the accommodations including the sitting room with a fireplace, the bathroom with a wonderful copper tub, steam shower and sauna and the porch overlooking the national forest. The setting is so spectacular and... More

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Takoma Park, Maryland
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8 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

This is heaven on earth. Absolutely beautiful resort on top of a mountain, like Shangri-la. Every need is attended to. You sleep In separate cabins, luxurious with fireplaces. Hikes during the day, and the Smokies surrounding you. You can eat family style meeting other guests along with the host and hostess, or separately. Box lunches provided in the day. Very... 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
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
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Also Known As:
The Swag Hotel Waynesville
Country Inn Waynesville
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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