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2300 Swag Rd, Waynesville, NC 28785-2407 (Hemphill Road)
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Lafayette, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016

Our stay at The Swag included 3 meals per day. The breakfast and dinner were served family style and everything was delicious and the servers meet your every need. We had our delicious lunch packed in a backpack so we could eat it while hiking the beautiful mountain trails all along the property and inside the Smokey Mountain National Park... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2016

Visiting Asheville and had heard about The Swag for several years. Finally decided to give it a try. The directions were accurate. For all the moonshine fans be sure to look for the 'Popcorn' Sutton marker on Hemphill Rd just past the turn off for George Sutton Rd. It is a lovely drive, especially after you turn onto Swag Rd.... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2016

We stayed at The Swag so were treated to breakfast, lunch and dinner there--we can't recommend it highly enough. I had the best steak I have had in a long time and we also had some really fresh and delicious seafood. The desserts are totally decadent too! Its located in a dry county, so bring your own wine!

Thank Sue L
Cherokee, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

Our visit to The Swag was for Sunday Brunch. We were seated at a large table in the dining room as there were 12 of us from various places who gathered to celebrate Niece Teri's birthday. The green salad was first. A smoked tomato dressing accompanied the salad along with delicious tomatoes and cucumbers from the Swag garden. Some of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2016

I ate here every day for all my meals since I was actually staying at the Inn. The cooks and pastry chefs did a magnificent job with all the meals. If you can't stay, its worth the trip up the mountain to have dinner.

Thank Danielle B
Olathe, Kansas
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2016

Excellent presentation and variety for all meals. Great packed lunch with meatloaf sandwiches when hiking. Grits for us Kansas folks was a real treat at breakfast.

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2015

Great find up in the mountains. You can't beat this kind of gem. People and staff are friendly .. food is excellent.

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2015

The Swag's Warm Welcome was impeccably complimented by its delicious Brunch Menu, At a 5000 Ft. Elevation, the view is typically stunning, as well, yet a gentle rain only emphasized a cozy setting, beautiful buffet and delightful staff. When visiting Ashville, be sure to make a reservation & enjoy. Promise, they will exceed your expectations!

Thank Sally N
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2015

My husband and I thought we'd "hike to brunch". We parked at Cove Creek Gap and walked (approx. 6 miles) to the Swag. Reservations were for 12:30 (the seating time for non-guests). We arrived at 12:20 and were met by Mark who promptly confirmed our reservation, knew we weren't staying there and starting telling us all about the place. We... More 

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Windermere, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2015

We have eaten here twice and will return when visiting the area again. It is a small place so reservations are required. The people staying here eat all their meals here. They have room for a few extra people for dinner and Sunday brunch. The food is fabulous and the service is excellent. The ambiance of the log cabin and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$25 - $70
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2300 Swag Rd, Waynesville, NC 28785-2407
    (Hemphill Road)
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Waynesville
  • Phone Number: 18289260430
Welcome to The Swag! This intimate hideaway is nestled among eighteen peaks over 6,000 feet and this extraordinary 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 at 6 p.m. each evening and leading up to our chef's four-course dinner at 7 p.m. Exceptional country breakfasts and delectable back-pack lunches add to the day's leisure nature walk or the more ambitious high country exploring. Join us for one of our gourmet picnics each Wednesday at noon on our Gooseberry Knob, or savor our Thursday evening barbeque cookout! 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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