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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 2013
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013
Lizziej45 Cartersville, Georgia
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Cartersville, Georgia
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5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

We celebrated our 50th anniversary at the Swag. It was our second visit with 10 years in between. They only had one room available for one night or we would have stayed longer. Our room was a smaller one, but pleasant with a balcony with a nice view and a large bathroom. The Swag is on the top of the... More

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Longboat Key, Florida
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

My husband and I spent two nights at the Swag Inn in November. The food and accommodation were excellent. We were extremely distressed at our second dinner, seated with the inn's owners, to be confronted with anti-semitic remarks.

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SwagBrooks, General Manager at The Swag, responded to this review

Dear Marjorie R., Thank you for your kind comments. In response to what was a shocking accusation my response is based on the credibility of my tenure as a general manager and hotelier and the extraordinary record of service the The Swag has achieved. Please know that The Swag--including its ownership, management and staff are as genuinely welcoming to ALL... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

This is our first visit to this beautiful Inn. It was love at first sight. We just married off our daughter in a strange city and made this reservation based on reputation, as a retreat on way back home. I'v struggle to write this review as this Inn is different then any other place we have ever stayed. The service... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

Beautiful accommodations, delicious food, glorious setting and views in the Great Smokies, and a most welcoming innkeeper and staff. While this was our first visit to The Swag, a number of our fellow guests were multiple-return visitors. Deener and Dan Matthews set the tone which allows for a very congenial stay. Lunches are always picnic style and you are asked... More

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7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

Last weekend was our first visit to the The Swag. But it will not be our last. It was a last minute reservation for our anniversary weekend and it was wonderful. Words that describe The Swag are....warm, welcoming, elegant but not pretentious. The inn was a summer family home and that's exactly what it feels like. Like you have been... More

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Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

This was our 5th, glorious stay at The Swag. It is the most magical inn and a perfect place to get away and unwind. Dan and Deener Matthews, the innkeepers, are integral to the wonderful experience. Having said that, they were absent (a rare occurrence) on this visit and Mark, a long time employee of the Swag, did an outstanding... More

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Charleston, South Carolina
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

This is the most glorious place. The scenery is beyond compare, the staff and personnel are outstanding. The hiking is outstanding and the accomodations are fabulous. A truly excellent place for a relaxing vacation. Dan and Deener Matthews are the perfect hosts and they have the attention to detail in every aspect of this inn.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

I can't think of any other place quite like The Swag. It's like spending a few days in the stars as you are near the top of a mountain with spectacular views and friendly warm service. There is nothing pretentious here. Everything about the place, the food, the rooms, the service is warm and cozy. It all begins with a... More

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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81 reviews 81 reviews
7 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013 via mobile

This place is just exquisite. The owners, Dan and Deener Matthews, are indescribably gracious and welcoming. The setting is breathtaking. They have thought of everything. The food is awesome. Remember to bring your own booze.

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Atlanta, GA
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5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

Secluded luxury cabins on the top of a mountain? Check. Fantastic staff willing to do whatever it takes to make your stay into what you want? Check. Great food and all expense paid? Check. Involved owners? Check. The Swag is like no other B&B we've ever stayed at. Arriving at the top of the mountain via a long, twisting dirty... More

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Also Known As:
The Swag Hotel
The Swag Hotel Waynesville
Country Inn Waynesville
Waynesville Country Inn
Address: 2300 Swag Road, Waynesville, NC 28785
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Location: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Smoky Mountains > Waynesville
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #7 of 22 B&Bs / Inns in Waynesville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Swag Mountaintop Inn,a luxury inn in its 31st season, just an hour west of Asheville, NC, is more than a Smoky Mountain bed and breakfast -- it is a place for rest, rejuvenation, relaxation, discovery, and creation. Built out of century-old hand hewn logs and located in western North Carolina atop a 5,000 foot mountain, Great Smoky Mountains National Park is our backyard and 50-mile panoramic mountain views to the east are our front. With 250 private acrea, we are a luxury full-service country inn in the midst of North Carolina nature. This award-winning Smoky Mountain resort with rustic accommodations and fine dining is located just outside of Waynesville, North Carolina. A visit to The Swag provides you with a perfect chance to get away and relax with nature all around you. ... more   less 
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