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The Swag Country Inn

2300 Swag Road , Waynesville, NC 28785 USA (Show map)
157 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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...the tradition continues...

4.6 on June 30, 2014

After discovering The Swag on our honeymoon in 2011, we have made it a priority to return each year for our anniversary. As usual, our stay was wonderful! We stayed in the Rock Room and loved the new design (especially the sauna after a day of hiking in the rain!). Each meal was absolutely delicious - we're still enjoying our Swag bars!! It was wonderful to meet the new GM, Brooks. Deener, Brooks, and the Swag staff went above and beyond to ensure our every need was met. We are already planning next year's trip!!!

A Weekend to Remember

5 on June 18, 2014

What a lovely Inn. The friendliness and service we received were unsurpassed. We were greeted by name, given a grand tour of the property and shown to our beautiful room with a magnificent view of the mountains. There were hiking trails of every distance imaginable. Sauna, steam shower, and hot tub were available to guests. The dinners were very well prepared. We met others from all over the U.S. This will certainly be a place we will return to.

A Mountain Paradise

4.6 on June 05, 2014

The Swag is a very special place, like no other. We were captivated by our first visit and have returned every year since. It is pricey, but we know that up front. They tend to every detail and every aspect is first quality. It is not a smothered pampering, but rather a friendly attitude that they will take care of everything. We believe they are truly delighted to have us there.

An experience not to be missed

4.8 on May 22, 2014

An amazing location and wonderful cuisine. They have paid attention to each detail and have done everything possible to make the guests comfortable and welcome.

Anniversary at the Swag

4.6 on May 21, 2014

Wonderful weekend at the Swag! It was great to meet our hosts and others at the Swag. Very friendly atmosphere.

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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, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Biltmore Estate, Blue Ridge Parkway, White Water Rafting, Mountain Golf Courses, Zip Line Canopy Tours, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

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, Badminton, Racquetball, Croquet, 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

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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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