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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.
5 on November 17, 2013
My wife and I spent two days at the Swag. Everything was PERFECT.
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!
5 on October 28, 2013
From the moment you arrive the journey begins. The staff are warm, friendly & helpful. Then you experience your room which each is different and exciting. The food is presented in a beautiful display and very tasty. Afternoon cookies and cider are my favorite! The place is beautiful, the scenes are breath taking you feel like you are on top of the world it is very peaceful. You never want to leave and you do keep coming back year after year.
4.8 on October 27, 2013
Casual luxury is not an oxymoron at the Swag. Its location, at 5,500 feet above sea level, would be envied by angels. All meals are included, and the food is excellent. There are remarkable vistas and miles of hiking trails, and you can really leave your cares behind.
5 on October 18, 2013
A very beautiful location with luxurious accomodations, fantastic food and gracious hospitality from Deener and Dan Mathews the inn owners.
Countryside, Mountains, Small town
Asheville, NC (AVL) 45 miles
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!
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
BBQ grill, Board games, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, DVD Player, Fax Machine, Library, Piano, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, VCR, Videos, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities
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
Great Smoky National Park borders The Swaproperty., New York Times Digest delivered each morning, XM Satellite Radio, Bose CD players, Hiking, Personalized Hiking Sticks
Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian
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.