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The Swag

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The Swag is an award-winning, romantic mountaintop hideaway now in its 37th 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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Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wheelchair Access
Public Wifi
Breakfast included
Hot Tub
Non-Smoking Hotel
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Non-Smoking Rooms
Accessible rooms
Refrigerator in room
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Asheville Regional Airport52 km
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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...More

Date of stay: November 2018
1  Thank Debra1500
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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...More

Date of stay: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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...More

Date of stay: November 2018
3  Thank WBBBWest
Reviewed November 1, 2018

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...More

Date of stay: October 2018
3  Thank Bent4161
Response from GregH3069, General Manager at The SwagResponded 4 weeks ago

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!

Reviewed October 31, 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed our time at the Swag from Oct 7-11, beginning with the great brunch on Sunday the 7th. This was our 4th time there (first time in 1986!), and the new owners, David and Annie Colquitt and the general manager Greg Hoover have...More

Date of stay: October 2018
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Response from GregH3069, General Manager at The SwagResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind words! We are so pleased that you found The Swag to be in good hands and enjoyed your stay. Mark is an excellent example of what all Swag co-workers try to be in going the extra mile to make your...More

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August 20, 2018|
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Response from GregH3069 | Property representative |
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... More
November 7, 2017|
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Response from ohsuzannah78 | Reviewed this property |
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.
Kathy M
August 12, 2016|
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Response from Carol S | Reviewed this property |
I will be surprised if they have any availability but it is worth a try.
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