What a great place I had never heard about until recently. If you like to hike - this is the place. Besides that - awesome venue, great views, exceptional food prepared by a fantastic chef and the support staff was incredible. And Zack at the bar was a master on specialty drinks and wines. Will - the manager was attentive and active in everyday interactions with guests. They have a great new spa on site that my wife said was one of the best she has ever experienced. Only thing missing is a pool/hot tub to relax the muscles after the exhilarating hikes. Highly recommend staying at The Swag.
The Swag is an absolutely beautiful resort. The number of guests are kept to a small amount which enables a guest to not feel overwhelmed. The property is exceptional, the food delicious and the staff our outstanding. There were daily organized hikes, group events (wine tastings and cocktail parties) and the dinner was assigned seating which was great as they moved you around the 3 different dining rooms. This is an A+ property. It can be hard to get a reservation. But if you can book a stay, got for it!!! You won’t regret it!
There is no place like this ......from the minute you arrive you can see why it is so special and deserves the drive to get there... The entire staff is amazing and it must be from the top mgr.who is WILL JONES... We have traveled a lot and it was amazing to see him in action...this man never used the word NO...nor did the staff..there was nothing he or jordon or anyone couldn't do enough to make this stay amazing and something to always remember... The room was called THE WILL....it was so gorgeous we could have stayed for ever..making a fire each night was a treat.... you relax here and get to see nature at its best..the property is amazing... The food was amazing and the service perfect and at this time in the middle of a pandemic they were able to go way above....thats worth mentioning... We will be back for sure and look forward to bringing friends... ps...my husband left his plastic water bottle that he travels with and they sent it back to us...who does that...and with a special surprise from will.... If you can take one trip....THIS IS THE PLACE TO EXPERIENCE....…
We've enjoyed the Swag many times over the past 15 years, celebrated retirements, birthdays, and wedding anniversaries. We knew the former owners and appreciated the small inn adjacent to the Great Smoky Mountains, where several trails invite guests to grab a Swag walking stick and venture out. A lot has changed. Under new ownership, the Swag now has an outdoor patio, a full service bar, valet parking, a spa, and more is planned. The new general manager assured us that the new owners intend to preserve the history and mountain charm of the inn. We hope he's right.
Friendly inclusive vibe. Thoughtful and tasteful furnishings. Feels intimate and family run because it is. Excellent cuisine. Fun activities. GREAT cocktail hour bluegrass live music. We already booked same dates next year. A view to die for!