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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 October 2015

Our room had a steam shower, a sauna, and an outdoor tub. The tub held the heat well for a nice long soak. The food was outstanding and there was plenty of information about local hiking trails. The staff is friendly, helpful and knowledgable. The Swag is a real treat and I highly recommend it. The views are some of,... More 

Thank Stephen M
Brooks B, General Manager at The Swag, responded to this review

Dear Stephen M., Thank you for each kind word of your review! We were delighted to have you as our guests, and appreciate the gift of your feedback. With October's autumn colors at their most vibrant, this is a beautiful time to enjoy the views from our mountaintop. Please let us know when your plans include a return visit. Warm... More 

Memphis, Tennessee
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2015

To say this place is special an understatement. The welcome by the staff sets the tone for an excellent experience, and that welcome continues throughout your stay. We stayed in the "two-story" and found it to be immaculate with excellent daily make-up and turndown service. (In fact, the whole place is immaculate!) It is very roomy with beautiful and functional... More 

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Brooks B, General Manager at The Swag, responded to this review

Dear Traveler, You certainly made our day here at The Swag! All of us at The Swag appreciate your taking the time to provide other travelers with such a detailed review of our romantic hiking hideaway. Thank you for your kinds words of praise and for recognizing the efforts of our talented team members, We are grateful for your enduring... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2015

My wife surprised me with a trip to the Swag for our 35th wedding anniversary. After looking at the website....I had high expectations and they were exceeded in every way. Our room, the cabin, was perfect....the location superb.....food at every meal was excellent as was the service. But what set it apart was the sense of family....Deener and Dan go... More 

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Kingsland, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2015

Perfection!! Wow!! An amazing experience. My only regret is that we were only able to spend one night here. We stayed in the Salmon room and it was wonderful but I think every room is wonderful. Your every need is taken care of. From parking the car upon arrival, a tour of the lodge, the views are just amazing. The... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2015

My friends, two other women, hike each year and this year we tried The Swag. Perfect location, adjacent to the Southern border of The Great Smokies National Park. Although we like to hike all day (and that is right out the door at The Swag) we like to relax in comfort when we return. Our room was totally comfortable, equipped... More 

Thank MargyLTA
Brooks B, General Manager at The Swag, responded to this review

Dear MargyLTA, Thank you for sharing a kind review of your recent stay! The pleasure was ours and we are especially grateful for your compliments and recognition of The Swag's talented team. We look forward to welcoming you back often! Warm regards from The Swag, Brooks Brooks Bradbury General Manager Direct: 828.926.0430 x606 brooks@theswag.com More 

Charlotte, North Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2015

Wow! Think of a perfectly gorgeous 5,000 ft. Elevation, mountain-top mini resort......the word "retreat" comes to mind....... With only 16 or 17 rooms, hosts that are excited that you are there, and are perfect hosts, down to place cards at meals, so that everyone gets a chance to socialize ( or not! You can request a private dining table, if... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2015

This is our first trip and it exceeded our expectations. This is a place to totally get away from the outside world. Only one TV in the entire lodge and I never saw it turned on. Located adjacent to the Great Smokey Mountain National Park. Because of its location you feel as if the park is all yours. Many hiking... More 

1 Thank John C
Watkinsville, GA
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31 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2015

Absolute five star experience without any pretension. Owners Dan and Deener Matthews and their staff are hosts unparalleled; in fact, the only thing that can overshadow their hospitality are the 50 mile mountain vistas and the back door access to the trails of Great Smoky Mountain Park. We stayed in the Bishop's Room, which I think was a mid-level room,... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2015

The Swag is one of the most peaceful places on the planet. Perched at 5,000 feet, the only high rises are the mountains themselves. They rise like shifting sand in the view from the Inn, wearing boas of clouds. Thankfully, there are NO TV's is this rustic hiking resort. Adjoining the Smoky Mountain National Park, trails are numerous, ranging from... More 

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Brentwood, Tennessee
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22 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2015

This is the 3rd time we have stayed at The Swag. It is such an incredible place! The setting is heavenly. The people who work there are super friendly and helpful. The food is delicious also. There also was a great storyteller for entertainment after dinner. We would go back in a heartbeat! I call it the Waldorf of the... More 

1 Thank Cindy C

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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
Region: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Mountains > Waynesville
Price Range: $878 (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.”
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“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.”
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