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The Swag

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Certificate of Excellence
The Swag is an award-winning, romantic mountaintop hideaway now in its 37th season. On 250 acres at an elevation of 5,000 feet, The Swag borders the Great Smoky Mountains National Park near Asheville, North Carolina. The all-inclusive Swag provides incomparable views, world class hiking, fine dining at every meal, and the ultimate in relaxation. Andrew Harper named The Swag the "Most Romantic Hideaway" in his 2018 Grand Awards. The Swag was also named the #2 "Top Resort in the South" in the Conde Nast 2017 Readers' Choice Awards.
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Property amenities
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wheelchair Access
Public Wifi
Breakfast included
Hot Tub
Non-Smoking Hotel
Room features
Non-Smoking Rooms
Accessible rooms
Refrigerator in room
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Asheville Regional Airport52 km
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Can’t add much more to the stellar reviews, it’s just that good. We are discerning travelers, and were so happy we took the great suggestion of a couple we met at the Greyfield Inn in Cumberland Island (another wonderful destination) to visit this magnificent property in the Smok
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My wife and I went to The Swag for our 2nd Anniversary and could not be more impressed and pleased with our stay! The owners, David and Annie Colquitt, have done a tremendous job preserving, improving, and expanding the property. If I had to describe The Swag with a single phrase
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We just returned from our third trip to the Swag in the last two years. The Swag is one of the most beautiful settings in the eastern US. When you enter the gates at the Swag and begin the climb up the mountain to the resort, you immediately feel like you are leaving the hustle
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I have been to many wonderful places on six continents and had no idea that such a special place was so close to home. Appropriately rated on of the top boutique hotels in the SE United States, it did not disappoint. It is like a step back in time where all the stress of your bus
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Response from GregH3069, General Manager at The Swag
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you so much for taking the time to write such an amazing review! You have perfectly described the ambiance of The Swag and the retreat we hope it is for everyone who stays here. We look forward to seeing you next year!
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We thoroughly enjoyed our time at the Swag from Oct 7-11, beginning with the great brunch on Sunday the 7th. This was our 4th time there (first time in 1986!), and the new owners, David and Annie Colquitt and the general manager Greg Hoover have continued the traditions and main
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Response from GregH3069, General Manager at The Swag
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you for your kind words! We are so pleased that you found The Swag to be in good hands and enjoyed your stay. Mark is an excellent example of what all Swag co-workers try to be in going the extra mile to make your stay more meaningful! We look forward to your return to The Swag!
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Sitting area of the Master Bedroom
Are gratuities included?
No, gratuities are not included. We have no expectations in regards to gratuities and it is entirely up to the Guest to determine the amount or whether they want to leave one at all. All gratuities are pooled amongst the Staff.
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Which rooms have twin beds? There seems to be only that converts to twins in the main Lodge.
I don't know. We had a king bed but don't know if it was convertible to twins. The Swag staff answered all our questions when we called them directly.
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Are there any special dates to try and stay in October with availability?
I will be surprised if they have any availability but it is worth a try.
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"The Ridgewood has excellent views and is quiet."
"there are a variety of rooms to chose from - if you don't need a private fireplace, porch or outdoor shower - you will save some money."
"info for each room on website. We love Woodshed for closeness and privacy. Great Tub, shower and Sauna!"
"Gail's Room is the best room with fantastic views and every need imaginable .."
"All rooms are well appointed and tastefully decorated"
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United StatesNorth CarolinaNorth Carolina MountainsWaynesville
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