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The Swag

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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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Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wheelchair Access
Public Wifi
Breakfast included
Hot Tub
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Refrigerator in room
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Asheville Regional Airport52 km
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We had been reading about the Swag for a year and couldn’t wait to do the Sunday brunch!!!! Well, the wait was not worth it! We were not staying at the lodge so we were the second seating for brunch. We arrived a bit early...More

Thank Jennifer W
Response from GregH3069, General Manager at The SwagResponded 3 days ago

I am so sorry to hear of your disappointing experience! That is not the experience we want our guests to have when they come to The Swag! Please feel free to contact me directly at The Swag at greg@theswag.com so that I may do what...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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...More

3  Thank Bent4161
Response from GregH3069, General Manager at The SwagResponded 3 days 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!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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...More

Thank whatmeworry
Response from GregH3069, General Manager at The SwagResponded 3 days 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...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Swag is under new ownership and we had been there several times over the years so we felt we knew it well. Let me just say things are even better if such was possible. We were welcomed by the new Manager Greg as we...More

2  Thank bgrisaitis
Response from GregH3069, General Manager at The SwagResponded 3 days ago

Thank you so much for such a wonderful review! I can't begin to tell you how good that makes all of us at The Swag feel coming from a Swagger like you! We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Swag has changed owners and the new owners are just as dedicated as the previous owners. The setting is as always delightful and our rooms were immaculate. We could not be more pleased and have made reservations for next year.

Thank bikerbarron
Response from GregH3069, General Manager at The SwagResponded 3 days ago

Thank you so much for your kind comments! We knew that following in the footsteps of the original owners would be a big challenge and we so pleased that you find it as pleasing as before!

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21 August 2018|
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Response from GregH3069 | Property representative |
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... More
7 November 2017|
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Response from ohsuzannah78 | Reviewed this property |
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.
Kathy M
13 August 2016|
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Response from Carol S | Reviewed this property |
I will be surprised if they have any availability but it is worth a try.
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