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The Swag

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2300 Swag Road, Waynesville, NC 28785
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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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Miami, FL
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were thrilled with our choice of The Swag to celebrate our wedding anniversary. The service is unbelievable, from beginning to end. You cannot find a friendlier more professional staff. Everything is done to make you comfortable and to ensure you enjoy your stay. It is pricey, but you get what you pay for. Excellent food, luxurious accommodations, beautiful scenery... More 

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Pinehurst
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154 reviews 154 reviews
67 hotel reviews
134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Professional management and staff, classic mountain luxury, great food, scenic views, numerous hiking options, all in a remote top of mountain location. You even get to choose your own hiking stick, complete with personalization. Hard to find anything to improve. It was relaxing, fun and invigorating. Nice to have all meals included, even a backpack lunch to take on your... More 

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

Dear Ritzytopaz, Thank you! We are especially grateful for your kind words and really appreciate your taking the time to let others know about The Swag. We are gratified to receive your feedback about value received and excellence of service. Please let us know when your plans include a return visit to this quiet corner of the Great Smokies. It... More 

Windham, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We delivered the 2015 Turn Down Gift and spent a few days relaxing, hiking and enjoying great food. A must for anyone looking for a top notch vacation place. Views of the Smoky Mountains are incredible. Make sure you go up to Gooseberry Knob for the sunrise.

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just arrived home and I'm looking at the upcoming events and already planning my 7th visit. the Swag has a new chef and I must say the food this weekend was incredible (best yet). Impressed with his farm to table menu and "in house"made, pasta, breads and mozzarella. Here you will find upscale rustic accommodations, friendly staff and unique atmosphere.... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 reviews 4 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Let's just say I'm great at USING Tripadvisor...but terrible at posting reviews after the fact. This is a long overdue review of one of the most beautiful spots I've ever visited. I travel a ton...for work...for fun (actually, it's ALL for fun). In late October, my husband & I rented a Harley and explored the Smoky Mts only to stop... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The Swag is a country inn sitting in the mountains adjacent to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park at 5,000 feet elevation. The accommodations were first class within log and wood construction. The food was excellent and plentiful. All of the staff were efficient, very friendly, and on top of everything. Hiking in the park and on the property was... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

We went for Thanksgiving, and we could not have felt more welcomed or more at home, except they did everything for us, including unloading our car! The food was the best, and it was more than bountiful. Our trip was capped off with about 6 inches of snow, which only enhanced our visit (although I don't think they really had... More 

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Waynesville, North Carolina
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

My friends and I went to The Swag for lunch hosted by Dan & Deener Matthews and it was fabulous. The cabins and the experience was just fabulous. The hospitality was the best of all! A beautiful day in a beautiful place in the mountains of western North Carolina.

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Fort Mill, South Carolina
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7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

From the moment we pulled up to the front door, they took our bags to our room, parked the car and gave us a full tour, it felt like I walked into another time. You choose your meal for that evening and the next days picnic lunch. Then you are informed to pick your walking stick that you take home... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

From the time you ring the button to the gate and traverse the last 2 miles up the mountain to the Swag you are indeed in a special place that you are being allowed to enjoy. Everything is easy to find and the event schedule is on your door each morning. The dining was outstanding from the breakfast buffet, to... More 

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