We visited The Swag last year for our anniversary and had such a good time that we visited again this year for my birthday. This is such a special place to visit - my husband and I both love it. Is it expensive? Yes. Is it worth it? Definitely! We stayed in a different room this time - The Rock Room. This is a wonderful large room. We had a fireplace which they lay every day with a loveseat and a couch beside it. Such a great place to sit after hiking all day. We had a terrace outside of our room where we could look out at the yard and mountains. Food was great again this year and they always remember you on a special occasion with a little gift and a special table. This year we were there for the Wednesday cookout on top the mountain and I HIGHLY recommend doing that. We had a beautiful clear day and enjoyed the views and the food. We also hiked to the top of Hemphill Bald which has spectacular views. The inn will pack you a lunch to hike or you can have it up the tree house or anywhere you like. The owners are warm and welcoming and I cannot say enought nice things about this very special and lovely inn.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Swag is an award-winning, luxury mountain-top inn now in its 34th season. On 250 acres at an elevation of 5,000 feet, The Swag shares a common border with the Great Smoky Mountain National Park an hour's drive west of Asheville in western North Carolina. The Swag provides an ideal setting for inspiring hikes, birding and relaxation. The property's main buildings were constructed of century-old hand hewn logs and from it's front porch, guests enjoy a 50 mile panoramic mountain view to the east and south. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Swag Hotel Waynesville
- Country Inn Waynesville
- Waynesville Country Inn