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The Swag

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Certificate of Excellence


Certificate of Excellence
The Swag is an award-winning, romantic mountaintop hideaway now in its 38th season. On 250 acres at an elevation of 5,000 feet, The Swag borders the Great Smoky Mountains National Park near Asheville, North Carolina. The all-inclusive Swag provides incomparable views, world class hiking, fine dining at every meal, and the ultimate in relaxation. Andrew Harper named The Swag the "Most Romantic Hideaway" in his 2018 Grand Awards. The Swag was also named the #2 "Top Resort in the South" in the Conde Nast 2017 Readers' Choice Awards.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Breakfast Available
Hot Tub
Non-smoking hotel
Public Wifi
Wheelchair Access
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Room features
Refrigerator in room
Accessible rooms
Non-smoking rooms
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We have been going to the Swag for years, it has always been glorious. While we miss Dan & Deener and the wonderful energy they brought to the Swag we did enjoy our first visit since they left. The staff is always warm and welcoming. There were little changes, no prayer
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Can’t add much more to the stellar reviews, it’s just that good. We are discerning travelers, and were so happy we took the great suggestion of a couple we met at the Greyfield Inn in Cumberland Island (another wonderful destination) to visit this magnificent property in the
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Response from GregH3069, General Manager at The Swag
Responded Dec. 21, 2018
We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay at The Swag! The magic of the place really sets in when you realize you can lock your car and not have to worry about driving anywhere, for anything, and never pull out your wallet! You can definitely BYO at any time and our offerings are limited by the local ordinances which only allow us to serve beer and wine. I am so glad you rebooked for 2019 and, yes, Gail's Room is my favorite as well!
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My wife and I went to The Swag for our 2nd Anniversary and could not be more impressed and pleased with our stay! The owners, David and Annie Colquitt, have done a tremendous job preserving, improving, and expanding the property. If I had to describe The Swag with a single
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Response from GregH3069, General Manager at The Swag
Responded Dec. 21, 2018
Thank you so much for an absolutely AMAZING review! We loved hosting your family at The Swag and hope you return year after year! It is our goal that every Guest will want to write a review like yours! Once a Swagger, always a Swagger!
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We just returned from our third trip to the Swag in the last two years. The Swag is one of the most beautiful settings in the eastern US. When you enter the gates at the Swag and begin the climb up the mountain to the resort, you immediately feel like you are leaving the
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Response from GregH3069, General Manager at The Swag
Responded Dec. 21, 2018
Thank you for the wonderful review! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time with us! We will be posting exciting changes on Facebook and Instagram as they happen during the off-season! We are currently stripping and restoring the Swag House wooden floors in the Living Room, Dining Room, and Kitchen. We will post before and after photos! We look forward to seeing you next year!
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I have been to many wonderful places on six continents and had no idea that such a special place was so close to home. Appropriately rated on of the top boutique hotels in the SE United States, it did not disappoint. It is like a step back in time where all the stress of your
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Response from GregH3069, General Manager at The Swag
Responded Nov. 14, 2018
Thank you so much for taking the time to write such an amazing review! You have perfectly described the ambiance of The Swag and the retreat we hope it is for everyone who stays here. We look forward to seeing you next year!
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From the porch into the valley below
Sitting area of the Master Bedroom
Any thoughts on spring vs. summer vs. fall for a visit?
October is peak color. Most rooms have fireplaces. Outdoor showers useable in the summer.
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Are gratuities included?
No, gratuities are not included. We have no expectations in regards to gratuities and it is entirely up to the Guest to determine the amount or whether they want to leave one at all. All gratuities are pooled amongst the Staff.
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I don't know. We had a king bed but don't know if it was convertible to twins. The Swag staff answered all our questions when we called them directly.
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Are there any special dates to try and stay in October with availability?
I will be surprised if they have any availability but it is worth a try.
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"The Ridgewood has excellent views and is quiet."
"there are a variety of rooms to chose from - if you don't need a private fireplace, porch or outdoor shower - you will save some money."
"info for each room on website. We love Woodshed for closeness and privacy. Great Tub, shower and Sauna!"
"Gail's Room is the best room with fantastic views and every need imaginable .."
"All rooms are well appointed and tastefully decorated"
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United StatesNorth CarolinaNorth Carolina MountainsWaynesville
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