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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
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    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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Watkinsville, GA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Absolute five star experience without any pretension. Owners Dan and Deener Matthews and their staff are hosts unparalleled; in fact, the only thing that can overshadow their hospitality are the 50 mile mountain vistas and the back door access to the trails of Great Smoky Mountain Park. We stayed in the Bishop's Room, which I think was a mid-level room,... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Swag is one of the most peaceful places on the planet. Perched at 5,000 feet, the only high rises are the mountains themselves. They rise like shifting sand in the view from the Inn, wearing boas of clouds. Thankfully, there are NO TV's is this rustic hiking resort. Adjoining the Smoky Mountain National Park, trails are numerous, ranging from... More 

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Brentwood, Tennessee
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the 3rd time we have stayed at The Swag. It is such an incredible place! The setting is heavenly. The people who work there are super friendly and helpful. The food is delicious also. There also was a great storyteller for entertainment after dinner. We would go back in a heartbeat! I call it the Waldorf of the... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed at The Swag for two relaxing nights on our recent anniversary. The setting could hardly be better, as it sits right on the border of Smoky Mountain National Park with long range views. The main lodge and other buildings fit the setting perfectly, as they were constructed of rough hewn wood & stone. Even some... More 

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Savannah, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We just returned from our third visit to The Swag. Once again, this charming country inn lived up to our lofty expectations. We stayed in the Two Story, which afforded us the use of an outdoor shower, hot tub and fireplace. Our every need was attended to; every conceivable detail was addressed. As always, the food was superb, the grounds... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I visited the Swag in June for a couple of days. It was part of a road trip across 9 states in 14 days but I can honestly say this was one of the top highlights. Deena and the team could not have made us feel more welcome! From the luxury accommodation for which they have thought... More 

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Asheville, NC
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 July 26, 2015

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 July 22, 2015

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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