It has been a dream of mine to stay here for a couple of years, so decided to make a reservation several months ago for a weekend staying in Gail's room to celebrate hubby's birthday & our anniversary. It truly exceeded our expecations!
The view was incredible and the room & amenities were wonderful - we loved the steam shower, the dry sauna, and the big tub on the porch. We were blessed with less than perfect weather (some rainy, cool days/evenings), so made very good use of the fireplace which was tremendous in July!
The staff was what really makes the Swag unique - Julie, thanks for everything! Sandra, Jake, we so appreciated the extra special care you gave my husband when he was feeling poorly. Ginger - the room, bathroom, outdoor tub/shower - everything was especially clean! Thank you for the special turndown gifts. Everyone we met was so kind & considerate. We were lucky to be there the weekend David Morris was featured & he offered to lead us on a hike to Purchase which turned out to be one of the highlights of our visit.
Don't miss out on ordering some of the special items for a real treat - the cheese plate was lovely as was the beautiful vase of flowers. Of course, we had to visit the gift shop on the premises (ok, I visited more than once!) & found a variety of lovely items to choose from - unique jewelry, clothing items, pottery. Someone helped convince my husband to buy me a bracelet I liked very much -:) (Thanks, Julie!) & I've been wearing it almost daily since we've come home.
Food was very nice, plentiful, & lots of options to choose from; the baked goods were incredible!
It's not if we'll return, but when.....hopefully very soon! Don't miss this gem!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Swag is an award-winning, romantic hiking hideaway now in our 35th season. On 250 acres at an elevation of 5,000 feet, The Swag shares a common border with the Great Smoky Mountain National Park an hour's drive west of Asheville in western North Carolina. The Swag's very private setting provides inspiring views, peaceful hikes, birding and relaxation. The property's main buildings were constructed of century-old hand hewn logs and from it's mountaintop front porch, guests enjoy a 50 mile panoramic mountain view to the east and south. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Swag Hotel Waynesville
- Country Inn Waynesville
- Waynesville Country Inn