Where do I start? I am writing this review nearly 8 months after our visit and my husband and I still talk (longingly) about the Swag. We went for our honeymoon and it was exactly what we wanted and even better than we imagined. The Swag is tucked away quietly in the mountains and there are no televisions in sight, time seemed to slow down and we were able to get away from all the stress of every day life. We felt like family as soon as we arrived, we were greeted with applause for dinner as well as a vase of flowers and a handwritten card from Deener and Dan and were affectionately referred to as "the honeymooners" for our entire stay. Staff went out of their way to ensure that every detail was perfect. The food was unique and delicious, the grounds were kept beautifully, our room was charming and rustic and spotless, the hikes were exciting and the weather on top of the mountain is so refreshing, only 70 degrees in the middle of July! We thoroughly enjoyed exploring all the fun little corners of the property and talking with other travelers. The woodshed has a sauna, copper soaking tub and an outdoor shower. The shower is on a private porch with a sunlight, which was much more luxurious than I thought an outdoor shower could be! There were also sunlights in the bathroom and the bedroom, it was so peaceful and beautiful when it rained. I could talk on and on about how wonderful it was, but you really just need to go. It may be expensive, but it is truly worth every penny. Don't let the bad reviews on here fool you, If you want to enjoy the quiet beauty of nature without sacrificing comfort, this is the place for you.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Swag is an award-winning, luxury mountain top country inn now in its 33rd 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