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The Swag, 2300, Swag Road, Waynesville, Haywood County, North Carolina, 28785, United States
Starting at $700 per room per night
Rest, relaxation, and rejuvenation are what The Swag is all about. Journey to this private mountaintop resort and you’ll find incomparable Smoky Mountain views, an award-winning restaurant, pampering accommodations, world-class hiking trails, and warm hospitality. Once you’ve arrived, there is little need to leave this 250 acre mountaintop hideaway until you depart. Your meals are provided. You’ll find plenty to do or enjoy doing nothing at all, on the spectacular grounds and common spaces.
Unique Features: The Smokies are one of the world’s oldest ranges, once soaring almost as high as the Himalayas. From the lawn, almost a mile high on the rim of the Cataloochee Divide, you can spot four of North Carolina’s six highest mountain ranges, all remnants of those ancient Everests. As the rocks eroded and history began to be written, the Cherokee hunted on the property and blazed the Cataloochee Divide Trail, which still runs behind the hideaway. Later settlers developed a distinct Appalachian culture and tradition that lives on to this day.
Accommodations: Whether you’re looking for a romantic getaway, a private family retreat, or just to enjoy some time surrounded by nature, The Swag has the perfect lodging choice for you. Each of the 14 rooms at this all-inclusive mountaintop resort is individually decorated and furnished with amenities and special touches to make the most of your mountain getaway in North Carolina. Original artwork, rustic antiques, woven rugs and handmade quilts blend with the Smoky Mountain setting. Most rooms offer wood-burning fireplaces, steam showers and private balconies.
As Suite As It Gets: When money is no object, go for the Woodshed. This luxurious log cottage includes a sitting room, stone fireplace, king size bed, steam shower, copper soaking tub, sauna, and outdoor shower. A covered stone porch with skylights, overlooks the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Room amenities include a wet bar, coffee maker, bean grinder and a small refrigerator stocked with soft drinks, trail mix and hiking bars.
Dining: Menus change daily, as produce deliveries from local farms guide the chefs’ creativity. Dining options allow you to take your culinary adventures on the road, as they prepare and pack you a picnic lunch to go. The full service breakfast is served in the Dining Room of the Main House six days of the week. Join everyone during the evening for a social hour of hors d’oeuvres on the front porch before the dinner bell rings and invites you to settle in for a four-course meal in the Swag House.
Activities: There is an adventure for everyone at The Swag, from guided hikes in the spectacular Smoky Mountains, to spotting constellations in a gloriously clear night sky, to letting go of your stress in The Swag Spa. The Swag’s perch along a ridge line allows for hikes with stunning views, whether you want to spend a whole day on the trails or are up for just a short stroll. With the 250-acre property and direct access to all 500,000+ acres of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, there are hiking options for everyone.
Spa & Fitness: Relax and be rejuvenated with a treatment in The Swag’s spa, The Still. With three treatment rooms, they offer massages, facials, wraps and more. The Laurel Signature Facial: Experience the potency and transformative effects of 100% whole plant, organic skin care. Using Nature’s inherent intelligence to tend to the underlying causes of skin imbalances, they can remedy common concerns such as dehydration and signs of aging.
Location: Waynesville is located about 30 miles (50 km) southwest of Asheville between the Great Smoky and Blue Ridge mountains. As of the 2010 census, Waynesville had a population of 9,869. The town is located just outside the Pisgah National Forest and is close to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Closest Airport: The Swag is located 45 miles from the Asheville Regional Airport. They are happy to arrange transportation to/from the airport. They are also less than a 3-hour drive from the Greenville-Spartanburg International Aiport, the McGhee Tyson Airport (Knoxville, TN), and the Charlotte Douglas International Aiport (Charlotte, NC).
Children’s Programs: No, they do not have any supervised kids programs.
Pet Friendly: No, pets are not allowed.
Weddings: Yes. No other location can offer you such an amazing backdrop for your intimate wedding or elopement. Walk out your front door and discover stunning views, secluded private hideaways in the woods and numerous hiking trails within a stone’s throw of the mountaintop inn. Sink into a hammock together or soak in the hot tub while you gaze out over four of North Carolina’s six highest mountain ranges.
Meetings: No. They don’t have the facilities to handle large business meetings or conferences.
Extra Info: Chef’s Picnic Atop Gooseberry Knob. The Gooseberry Knob picnics are a special time at The Swag. Enjoy gourmet choices on Wednesday and Saturday like cast-iron fried chicken, Black Angus beef burgers, or grilled yellowfin tuna. The vegetable dishes are often made from produce picked right in The Swag’s garden. After lunch, treat yourself to delicious seasonal desserts.