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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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Asheville, NC
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

While The Swag is a luxury resort primarily for overnight stays, I want to praise the establishment for welcoming area residents to dine there. We are Asheville area residents who had the privilege of enjoying one of The Swag's Wednesday picnics. The picnic is held on a knob that's 1/4-mile from the main lodge. Transportation is available but it is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Fantastic place to visit, to celebrate a special occasion, to commune with nature, be treated royally for a few days. Food is great, accmodations excellent. Hard too describe this place and their people. All are willing to do whatever to make your stay, whatever you want it to be.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We just went with our three kids and stayed at the two story. Once you enter the gates on the drive up you feel like you entered an enchanted forest and it gets better from there. Numerous, raw trails. Waterfalls, ponds, walks above the clouds, hummingbirds and other fantastic qualities. The food is incredible. The hotel staff is second to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed our time at the Swag!! We felt like family and the views were spectacular !! Our room was cozy and the staff anticipated our every need!! The hikes are breathtaking!! And every meal was special! This was a perfect choice for celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary and we are already planning a return visit!!

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Birmingham, Alabama
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We returned recently for a fourth visit to one of our favorite places, The Swag. The beauty of this mountaintop paradise is astounding. Accommodations are upscale rustic and very comfortable. The staff are friendly and helpful, making you feel as if you are part of the family. The new chef is very talented and the food was uniformly excellent, the... More 

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Cave Creek, AZ
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What an incredible place - incredible experience and one of the most memorable inn/hotel visits in all my years of travelling. On our way to Asheville after three nights at the Blackberry - we stopped for (regrettably) a one night stay at The Swag. If I had it to do all over, I would have spent at least three nights... More 

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Atlanta
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We love the Swag! We are just back from our second visit in six months. The atmosphere is friendly; the service is terrific; the setting is spectacular; the hiking is fun and manageable; plus the owners are the loveliest people you will ever meet. Our room which was quite large had a fireplace and steam shower and sauna as well... More 

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beafort south carolina
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53 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If your looking for a relaxing vacation with no worries about hiking, what to eat, what to do, this is the place. No need for long rides through the mountains trying to find something to eat or long rides to find a hike, everything is at your fingertips. I thought that i would miss a TV, but really did not.... More 

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

Dear MountainCrazy, Thank you! We are grateful for your kind words about your recent stay and we deeply appreciate your recognition of the team's efforts in serving you well. We have happily shared your review with our entire staff. It will be a joy to welcome you back one day! Warm regards from The Swag, at the edge of Great... More 

Charleston, South Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

A very relaxing time spent in a glorious location. Woodshed was perfect for us. Very private and quiet. The back porch overlooked the Great Smokey Mountains Park. Comfortable accommodations with spacious bedroom, nice den, large wet bar area very well stocked and the bathroom was very well planned. Large copper tub, large shower with steam available and a nice dry... More 

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

Dear SusieK53, You made our day! Thank you for your kind review. We are delighted that you enjoyed yourselves--and really appreciate your recognition of the collective effort by our Swag team. Danny is really tickled to be singled out. I can tell you he is a talented team player who really understands genuine hospitality and making people feel welcome. It... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Spent just a couple days at The Swag over Memorial Weekend and had such a wonderful time. Hiking the property as well as the National Forest, which is adjacent to the property, beautiful views, charming cottages, and delicious food. I was so impressed with the effort made by the chef to accommodate my gluten free requirements. They even made gluten... More 

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

Dear Mr. and Mrs. "flustered," So glad you enjoyed your stay with us and that you were able to take advantage of our unique proximity to Great Smoky National Park by enjoying hikes on its many trails. Thank you for recognizing Chef Ernest for his careful accommodation of your dining preferences. It will be a pleasure for all of us... More 

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