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2300 Swag Road, Waynesville, NC 28785 (Hemphill Road)
18289260430
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Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Welcome to The Swag! This intimate hideaway is nestled among eighteen...
Welcome to The Swag! This intimate hideaway is nestled among eighteen peaks over 6,000 feet and this extraordinary log and stone lodge is a treasure to be discovered by today's lovers of nature. The old split rail fence marking the boundary of Great Smoky Mountain National Park is a few yards from the Swag Lodge entrance, and well marked hiking trails abound both in the Park and throughout the two hundred fifty acre property of our award-winning Inn. Our own trails are complemented by the national park's vast network of hiking trails carefully mapped to scale and available for all guests and especially enjoyed by the wilderness novice. For over thirty years we have developed and enhanced our fourteen romantic guest rooms with wood-burning fire places, steam showers, balconies, patchwork quilts, and "Ritzy Rustic" amenities galore. Very special dining is a proud tradition at the Swag beginning with hors d'oeuvres at 6 p.m. each evening and leading up to our chef's four-course dinner at 7 p.m. Exceptional country breakfasts and delectable back-pack lunches add to the day's leisure nature walk or the more ambitious high country exploring. Join us for one of our gourmet picnics each Wednesday at noon on our Gooseberry Knob, or savor our Thursday evening barbeque cookout! Expansive beams, 200 year-old hand-hewn logs and native Appalachian crafts authenticate our desire to capture the romance and integrity of living graciously while authentically close to nature and all its wonder. Our seasonal inn operates from mid-April through November. Located near Waynesville, thirty miles west of Asheville, North Carolina.
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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The food was spectacular as well as the view. We celebrated my birthday there and it was so special. We will go back this year too.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 9, 2015
Linda C
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Slidell, Louisiana
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North Carolina Smoky Mountains, North Carolina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Tried to go for cocktails and to enjoy the view, maybe to also have dinner. We were told through a speaker at the electric gate, that unless we are staying there we cannot come in. We took our business elsewhere and will not return for cocktails, food, or to stay!! It is off our list. Need to hire some friendly... More 

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

Dear Opinion Guru, The Swag, its owners, staff and guests are among the most friendly and pretension-free people I have had the pleasure of knowing. We value our guests' privacy and, as you have discovered, differ from a restaurant operation that is open to the public. We apologize that we could have alienated even one person, and for that reason... More 

Slidell, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

The food was spectacular as well as the view. We celebrated my birthday there and it was so special. We will go back this year too.

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Mary Esther, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Wonderful and Beautiful Place! We were celebrating our 50th wedding anniversary and they made it very special for us. Our room (The Rock Room) was perfect, very romantic. The food was delicious and the view of the valley was gorgeous. Everyone was so helpful and they made sure you had everything you needed. We highly recommend The Swag.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

A few days earlier, we secured reservations for Sunday Brunch. We were 3 of 30 guests. It was remarkable in every aspect ... from the 'wait' and view of the Appalachian mountains and Maggie Valley, to the well-prepared brunch where every dish was unique and perfectly prepared, to the visiting story teller Donald Davis after Brunch ... the entire experience... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Beautiful scenery in special setting. Happy hour out on the deck to mingle with guests and then wonderful dinner in dining room. Great for sepcial occasions.

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Ormond Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We were day trippers who enjoyed a fabulous picnic prepared at the inn on top of a mountain with a spectacular view. After a short hike we enjoyed wonderful food in a perfect setting. Blue skies and cool weather added to a very relaxing afternoon. If not for the treacherous ride up the mountain we'd go again often! Beware if... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

My family was on vacation in Maggie Valley, and a friend of ours had recommended prior to our trip, to make reservations at the Swag for Sunday Brunch, and I am SO glad we got that recommendation as the trip was so special! Guests not staying on the swag property, receive the 12:30pm Sunday brunch seating (guests on property have... More 

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

Dear ATLWanderLust, Thank you for your kind feedback and for taking the time to share your experiences here with our future guests. We are delighted to know you enjoyed yourselves at a recent Sunday Brunch, and that you took full advantage of this mountaintop setting. I agree that a walk to our Gooseberry Knob can be delightful and uplifting. Many... More 

Brussels, Belgium
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Having stayed several times for weekends at The Swag, we thought we could come over for dinner or lunch. Not only did they refuse to open the gate for "non guests", but also rejected our request to book for lunch the day after by cutting the inter-phone communication with "I am sorry, those are the rules!" They definitely not used... More 

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

Dear Marcela, Thank you for your honest feedback. We regret that we were unable to accommodate you this past weekend and we greatly appreciate your kind support of The Swag. While we were fully reserved through the busy labor day holiday, please accept my apology for our less than gracious handling of your inquiry. We do limit access to the... More 

Knoxville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Don't forget to bring your own wine or spirits! Despite "Popcorn" Sutton's impact on the region's alcohol production, this is a dry county. Breakfast, lunch, tea, appetizers and dinner are generous and offer a wide variety of flavors for all diners.

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Bradenton, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

Every spring we come to this area, and every year -- until now --- we thought about having dinner at The Swag but thought it might be too elite for our tastes, especially if we were just coming for dinner and not staying at the resort. This year we decided to "take the leap" and make a dinner reservation, and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2300 Swag Road, Waynesville, NC 28785
    (Hemphill Road)
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Smoky Mountains  >  Waynesville
  • Phone Number: 18289260430

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 70
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant

Description

Welcome to The Swag! This intimate hideaway is nestled among eighteen peaks over 6,000 feet and this extraordinary log and stone lodge is a treasure to be discovered by today's lovers of nature. The old split rail fence marking the boundary of Great Smoky Mountain National Park is a few yards from the Swag Lodge entrance, and well marked hiking trails abound both in the Park and throughout the two hundred fifty acre property of our award-winning Inn. Our own trails are complemented by the national park's vast network of hiking trails carefully mapped to scale and available for all guests and especially enjoyed by the wilderness novice. For over thirty years we have developed and enhanced our fourteen romantic guest rooms with wood-burning fire places, steam showers, balconies, patchwork quilts, and "Ritzy Rustic" amenities galore. Very special dining is a proud tradition at the Swag beginning with hors d'oeuvres at 6 p.m. each evening and leading up to our chef's four-course dinner at 7 p.m. Exceptional country breakfasts and delectable back-pack lunches add to the day's leisure nature walk or the more ambitious high country exploring. Join us for one of our gourmet picnics each Wednesday at noon on our Gooseberry Knob, or savor our Thursday evening barbeque cookout! Expansive beams, 200 year-old hand-hewn logs and native Appalachian crafts authenticate our desire to capture the romance and integrity of living graciously while authentically close to nature and all its wonder. Our seasonal inn operates from mid-April through November. Located near Waynesville, thirty miles west of Asheville, North Carolina.

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