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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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Charleston, South Carolina
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62 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

usa
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

New york
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21 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

This is the place for you if you like the outdoors, in a gorgeous setting, with wonderful hosts and excellent food. And did I say amazing views? You can hear the birds at sunrise and a view to die for. There is barely any cell service, and although they say there is wifi, it is extremely spotty and slow, so... More 

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

Dear Susiiequesie, Thank you for taking a few moments to share your kind feedback with others! It was a pleasure to have you with us. I know that Verizon cell service works quite well here on the mountaintop, other carriers less successfully. We continue to invest in providing the best WiFi service for our guests, and appreciate your reminder that... More 

Miami, FL
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11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

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

Dear Nabec, It was a joy to have you with us! We are honored to have been included in your anniversary celebration, and so appreciate your sharing such kind words with others. Providing 100% satisfaction and real value to our guests is paramount to our success. So glad you came to the mountains to celebrate. It is our hope that... More 

Pinehurst
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156 reviews
67 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

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 April 27, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 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
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 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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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 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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14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 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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