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“Superb” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Swag Country Inn Restaurant

The Swag Country Inn Restaurant
2300 Swag Road, Waynesville, NC 28785
(828) 926-0430
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Ranked #12 of 97 Restaurants in Waynesville
Price range: $20 - $70
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Hemphill Road
Description: Welcome to The Swag! Great country inn of the Great Smoky Mountains. Nestled among eighteen peaks over 6,000 feet this spectacular 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 and leading up to our chef's four-course dinner. Exceptional country breakfasts and delectable back-pack lunches add to the day's leisure nature walk or the more ambitious high country exploring. 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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“Superb”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

I spent several nights here. Food was included. It was uniformly excellent. The evening meals were spectacular. Very imaginative menus and beautiful presentation. There is no wine available but you are welcome to BYO. There are individual tables and larger tables for groups. We enjoyed the group tables because we met a number of various nice and interesting people from all over.

We particularly enjoyed the pre-dinner hors d'oeuvres where people gather in a very informal semi-outdoor setting. Ice buckets are provided for keeping your wine chilled.

The setting is gorgeous.

It's pricey but they deliver.

  • Visited June 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Highlands, North Carolina
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65 reviews 65 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Classy”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2012

This was an evening of delight. The food was outstanding and every detail was there to enjoy. The food was very fresh. Nice meal choices with fresh fish, and meats, limited for vegetarians, but the attention you receive from the Swag if undsurpassed.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Walt Disney World, Florida
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Pricey but worth it”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2012

This is an experience After about two mile drive up on a private road you reach a highend intimate country mountin lodge, arrive early so you can enjoy the senery, the hors'dourves, the humming birds, the host , other guests. The food is garden growen when possible and not your normal fare, always something different, taste sensation in every bite. Would recomend for romantic evening or relaxation let the worries roll away. Stunning property

Visited April 2012
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Waynesville, North Carolina
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Swag has style”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2012

Definition of mountain elegance. Loved everything and so much attention to detail

Visited April 2012
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“What a view”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2012

The experience was one we will never forget. The menu is prearranged for you when you make your reservation. Wines can be paired with the course. Seating is limited, reservations are hard to come by, but your every need is met. We were pleasantly suprised with an after dinner story teller what a treat.

Visited September 2011
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