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The Swag

2300 Swag Rd, Waynesville, NC 28785-2407
+1 828-926-0430
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  • Excellent87%
  • Very good10%
  • Average0%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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“brunch” (7 reviews)
“grits” (3 reviews)
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2300 Swag Rd, Waynesville, NC 28785-2407
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Reviews (60)
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Reviewed 30 August 2015

You wouldn't expect to find gourmet fare five miles up the main road at the top of the mountain, but here you will enjoy a mix of gourmet food and a quick turn on hearty country spreads that will keep you powered up all day...More

Thank bjbrodrick
Reviewed 17 July 2015

Tried to go for cocktails and to enjoy the view, maybe to also have dinner. We were told through a speaker at the electric gate, that unless we are staying there we cannot come in. We took our business elsewhere and will not return for...More

6  Thank OpinionGuru
Brooks B, General Manager at The Swag, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2015

Dear Opinion Guru, The Swag, its owners, staff and guests are among the most friendly and pretension-free people I have had the pleasure of knowing. We value our guests' privacy and, as you have discovered, differ from a restaurant operation that is open to the...More

Reviewed 9 July 2015

The food was spectacular as well as the view. We celebrated my birthday there and it was so special. We will go back this year too.

Thank Linda C
Reviewed 16 May 2015

Wonderful and Beautiful Place! We were celebrating our 50th wedding anniversary and they made it very special for us. Our room (The Rock Room) was perfect, very romantic. The food was delicious and the view of the valley was gorgeous. Everyone was so helpful and...More

Thank carolynellis
Reviewed 12 October 2014

A few days earlier, we secured reservations for Sunday Brunch. We were 3 of 30 guests. It was remarkable in every aspect ... from the 'wait' and view of the Appalachian mountains and Maggie Valley, to the well-prepared brunch where every dish was unique and...More

1  Thank BvH62
Reviewed 7 October 2014

Beautiful scenery in special setting. Happy hour out on the deck to mingle with guests and then wonderful dinner in dining room. Great for sepcial occasions.

Thank swimgirl4310
Reviewed 4 September 2014 via mobile

We were day trippers who enjoyed a fabulous picnic prepared at the inn on top of a mountain with a spectacular view. After a short hike we enjoyed wonderful food in a perfect setting. Blue skies and cool weather added to a very relaxing afternoon....More

Thank mwinch23
Reviewed 2 September 2014

My family was on vacation in Maggie Valley, and a friend of ours had recommended prior to our trip, to make reservations at the Swag for Sunday Brunch, and I am SO glad we got that recommendation as the trip was so special! Guests not...More

Thank ATLWanderLust
Brooks B, General Manager at The Swag, responded to this reviewResponded 2 September 2014

Dear ATLWanderLust, Thank you for your kind feedback and for taking the time to share your experiences here with our future guests. We are delighted to know you enjoyed yourselves at a recent Sunday Brunch, and that you took full advantage of this mountaintop setting....More

Reviewed 1 September 2014

Having stayed several times for weekends at The Swag, we thought we could come over for dinner or lunch. Not only did they refuse to open the gate for "non guests", but also rejected our request to book for lunch the day after by cutting...More

3  Thank Marcela M
Brooks B, General Manager at The Swag, responded to this reviewResponded 2 September 2014

Dear Marcela, Thank you for your honest feedback. We regret that we were unable to accommodate you this past weekend and we greatly appreciate your kind support of The Swag. While we were fully reserved through the busy labor day holiday, please accept my apology...More

Reviewed 16 August 2014

Don't forget to bring your own wine or spirits! Despite "Popcorn" Sutton's impact on the region's alcohol production, this is a dry county. Breakfast, lunch, tea, appetizers and dinner are generous and offer a wide variety of flavors for all diners.

Thank Lisa T
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Bert C
My wife and I were thinking of making a lunch reservation. We have a 3 year old daughter. Are you kid friendly? Thanks, Bert
31 October 2016|
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Response from Dave M | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely. Just not a lot for kids to do.
Laura R
How much is dinner? Thinking of driving over from Maggie for my birthday.
7 August 2015|
Response from JIll M | Property representative |
Dear Laura, We would be honored to be included in your birthday celebration! Thank you for thinking of us. Our evening social hour begins each evening with hors d'oeuvres at 6 p.m. followed by a four course meal at 7 p.m... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 25 - US$ 70
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2300 Swag Rd, Waynesville, NC 28785-2407
    (Hemphill Road)
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Waynesville
  • Phone Number: +1 828-926-0430
  • E-mail
Welcome to The Swag! This intimate hideaway is nestled among eighteen peaks over 6,000 feet and this extraordinary log and stone lodge is a treasure to be discovered by today's lovers of nature. The old split rail fence marking the boundary of Great Smoky Mountain National Park is a few yards from the Swag Lodge entrance, and well marked hiking trails abound both in the Park and throughout the two hundred fifty acre property of our award-winning Inn. Our own trails are complemented by the national park's vast network of hiking trails carefully mapped to scale and available for all guests and especially enjoyed by the wilderness novice. For over thirty years we have developed and enhanced our fourteen romantic guest rooms with wood-burning fire places, steam showers, balconies, patchwork quilts, and "Ritzy Rustic" amenities galore. Very special dining is a proud tradition at the Swag beginning with hors d'oeuvres at 6 p.m. each evening and leading up to our chef's four-course dinner at 7 p.m. Exceptional country breakfasts and delectable back-pack lunches add to the day's leisure nature walk or the more ambitious high country exploring. Join us for one of our gourmet picnics each Wednesday at noon on our Gooseberry Knob, or savor our Thursday evening barbeque cookout! Expansive beams, 200 year-old hand-hewn logs and native Appalachian crafts authenticate our desire to capture the romance and integrity of living graciously while authentically close to nature and all its wonder. Our seasonal inn operates from mid-April through November. Located near Waynesville, thirty miles west of Asheville, North Carolina.
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