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The Swag Country Inn

2300 Swag Road , Waynesville, NC 28785 USA (Show map)
147 Reviews
$445 - $800
per night

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The Swag is an intimate hideaway that invites you to discover the wonders of nature just steps from your room. The Swag is where our favorite amenity, nature, meets the luxury resort. Great Smoky Mountains National Park shares an old split rail fence boundary with our inn that stretches more than a mile. The spectacular beauty of our Blue Ridge high country is captured architecturally in the historic hand-hewn logs and local field stone design. Our construction was inspired by the past while built for the future. Our hidden and secluded mountain top setting opens to you treasures the crowds have yet to find. It all starts to unfold at the bottom of our mountain where the pavement stops, our gate opens, and your romantic adventure begins. The Swag -- a small luxury resort as the Appalachians used to be.




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  • Guest room4.8
  • Services4.9
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Dining4.8

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147 Reviews

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A Wonderful Oasis

5 on January 12, 2014

The Swag has gorgeous views, beautiful property, and wonderful services. The best part of the visit, though, is the hospitality of the Innkeepers, who are considered with each moment of your visit, though leaving you alone to soak it all in, explore, and be renewed and refreshed.

Our Stay

4.6 on November 28, 2013

We thoroughly enjoyed our 3 night stay!

Great getaway!!

4.6 on November 27, 2013

If you haven't been, it's your loss. This place is simply delightful. The setting is Godmade and wonderful, and the inn exquisite. A treat for sure.

Romantic getaway

5 on November 17, 2013

My wife and I spent two days at the Swag. Everything was PERFECT.

I think I can see heaven from here!

5 on November 13, 2013

We first visited the Swag in 2005, and have been back multiple times since then. The quiet and the serenity literally feeds our souls. Everything that harries, everything that presses or disappoints or stresses in my everyday life, I feel I leave it behind when I come here. At every turn, there is a smile or a kind word from the staff, even those whose jobs don't normally interact with the guests. The food is a delight, the hiking invigorating, the vistas restful. We come to be renewed, and we always are!

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Location Type

Countryside, Mountains, Small town


Asheville, NC (AVL) 45 miles

Directions to property:

I-26 West to I-40 West to exit 20. Exit #20 onto Hwy. 276 South for 2.8 mi. Right on Grindstone Rd. At stop sign turn right onto Hemphill Rd. Four miles up blacktopped road, left on Swag Road. Swag Road is 2.5 miles and 1,000-ft change in elevation, bringing you to our front door at 5,000 feet!

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Blue Ridge Parkway, White Water Rafting, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Mountain Golf Courses, Zip Line Canopy Tours, Biltmore Estate, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo, Bird watching, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Horseshoes, Mountain Bike trails, Racquetball, Croquet, Badminton, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Whitewater Rafting

Inn Details

Establishment type

Country Inn

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Board games, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, DVD Player, Fax Machine, Library, Piano, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, VCR, Videos, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities , Great Smoky National Park borders The Swaproperty., New York Times Digest delivered each morning, XM Satellite Radio, Bose CD players, Hiking, Personalized Hiking Sticks

Room amenities

Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, In-room internet, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Private entrance, Radio, Telephone, Turndown Service, Wet bar, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bird watching, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Horseshoes, Mountain Bike trails, Racquetball, Croquet, Badminton, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Whitewater Rafting

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  • Check In:: 3:00PM
  • Check Out:: 11:00AM
  • Open All Year Round: No
  • Smoking Allowed: Limited
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Please contact us to make arrangements for children.
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: A two-night minimum stay is required.
  • Deposit Amount Required: At the time of your reservation, a deposit of 50% of your stay will be due.
  • Cancellations: Your deposit, less $50 per room booked, will be refunded if we receive your cancellation request at least three weeks prior to your arrival.



Deener Matthews

Languages spoken


Resident Pets

1 Cat

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  • Time Served: 8:00 - 10:00
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area, Dining Room, On-site restaurant

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian

Signature Dish

The Swag Chef's Gourmet Picnic
Join our chef and staff for a fabulous "Gourmet Picnic" lunch on Wednesdays. Breathtaking 30-mile views from high atop Gooseberry Knob provide a stunning backdrop for grilled buffalo burgers, venison and blueberry brautwurst, grilled fresh vegetables, corn-watercrest and red potato salad, 7-grain salad with grapes and proscuitto, fresh fruit, and for dessert, seasonal berry tarts and mini chocolate molten cakes, along with root beer floats.

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2300 Swag Road , Waynesville, NC 28785 USA (Show map)

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