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Yankee in the South
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We accompanied another couple to the Swag for 3 days at Thanksgiving. Our friends had visited the Swag previously and raved about it. We had a fantastic time atop a mountain with stunning views (get up early to see the fog in the valleys with the exposed peaks above - magic). The hosts and staff were so friendly and like... More 

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Thank divezuzu
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Our thanksgiving visit at The Swag was perfection. All the rooms are unique and comfortable. The breakfast buffet is delicious as is dinner. Lunch can be in a backpack or picnic basket. Hiking trails are abundant. The staff is readily available for anything you might need. The views are amazing!

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Thank Susan R
Nashville, Tennessee
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31 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I have stayed at The Swag for years and have over 28 Swag walking sticks to prove it. The setting is a beautiful mountaintop in Western North Carolina, where a bear hungry for apples may just wander by on his way to the apple tree at harvest time. The setting is rustic. The accommodations are pure luxury,... More 

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Southport, North Carolina
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Outstanding place. On a scale of 1-10 it is an 11. Very professional and dedicated staff and owners on site. Elegant B & B. Expensive but you get everything. Three meals a day. At his price you meet the right kind of people. No loonies here. All professions. BYO wine and liquor. Mainly for hikers and nature lovers. Bring hiking... More 

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Thank Bob L
Charlotte, North Carolina
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very impressed with our first experience at the Swag. The elevation allows for fantastic, expansive views. The staff is first class and some of the nicest we've met. Lots of attention to details from stainless steel water bottles filled for hikes, your own wood hiking stick, greetings at dinner by the owners, blankets on the porch, just to name a... More 

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Thank MLE704
Macon, Georgia
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4 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Outstanding does not come close to describing our experience, the owners and staff are most attentive and under promise and over deliver. If you want to have an experience where your only regret is not staying longer, this is the place. This was our best ever experience, the chef was great, the staff was wonderful, no tv was awesome and... More 

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Hilton Head Island, United States
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a gem..elevation 5,000 ft. Rooms were just perfect. Rustic but over the top with special touches. Blankets for your feet on the porch! Personalized walking stick, picture frame on departure, naturally chocolate on the bed, trails are enchanting with different levels of difficulty. They are known for the food. The facility is very special but the people--from front desk--housekeeping--servers---around... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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18 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed in the area, so booked dinner on a Saturday night with good friends. The Swag is spectacular! Food was fabulous, the portions perfect. Service was excellent too, even though our waiter was relatively new- he handled it very well. We all thought it exceeded our expectations- and 75% of this group are foodies and very hard to please.... More 

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Shell I, General Manager at The Swag, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing to celebrate your anniversary with friends at The Swag. We are delighted that you had such a nice dining experience. We also appreciate your very kind review, your strong personal endorsement and for taking the time to share your thoughts with others. We look forward to your return. Thank you again and warm regards from The... More 

Chattanooga, Tennessee
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47 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Swag is a swanky rustic lodge/cabins (14 rooms/cabins) sitting at 5,000 feet on the eastern fringe of The Smoky Mountains National Park. Beautiful views!! Room prices are high, but includes 3 meals each day, including lunch bag on your check-out day. A service charge of 15% is added to cover amenities and gratuities. From the gated entrance, it's 4... More 

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Atlanta
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15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Swag has become an annual trip for us. What's not to like -- gorgeous scenery, delicious food (don't miss Linda's biscuits kept warm in the kitchen for breakfast), friendly guests and staff, comfy rooms with fireplaces and a personal fav -- BYOB happy hour at 6:00 every day. The event leaders are knowledgeable and fun -- we've had water... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Free Breakfast
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Restaurant
  • Hot Tub
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
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  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Swag is an award-winning, romantic hiking hideaway now in our 35th 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's very private setting provides inspiring views, peaceful hikes, birding and relaxation. The property's main buildings were constructed of century-old hand hewn logs and from it's mountaintop front porch, guests enjoy a 50 mile panoramic mountain view to the east and south. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Swag

Address: 2300 Swag Rd, Waynesville, NC 28785-2407
Location: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Mountains > Waynesville
Price Range: $660 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 14
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Also Known As:
The Swag Hotel Waynesville
Country Inn Waynesville
Waynesville Country Inn
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“Rock Room has beautiful stone fireplace, steam shower for 2, own front porch, best view of mountains from bay window and quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles divezuzu, 2 days ago | Read review
“The Cabin is our favorite, large bathroom and two fireplaces!”
 of 5 bubbles reeves37205, 1 week ago | Read review
“Most rooms have wood burning fp.”
 of 5 bubbles 142bobl, 1 week ago | Read review
“Many options for rooms”
 of 5 bubbles stevearnoldmusm, 1 week ago | Read review
“Gail's Room is great for view and size but all rooms are complete with fireplace. If walking is an issue, choose Bishop's Room.”
 of 5 bubbles Atlgardenlady, 2 weeks ago | Read review
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