The Swag Country Inn has been featured in National Geographic Magazine as “129 Hotels We Love.” This list is based on hotels and inns worldwide, not just in the United States. There are several reasons The Swag Country Inn made this list, but none more important than location. This peaceful and scenic hotel is located 5,000 feet high on a remote mountain in Waynesville, which is only 30 minutes from Asheville. The theme of the hotel is “nature meets luxury.’ While the hotel is extremely comfortable and clean, don’t expert modern luxury with marble bathrooms and chandeliers in the lobby. Instead, expect American rustic antiques, original artwork, handmade quilts, woven rugs and a bear-skin rug hanging above a wood-burning fireplace in the lobby. The nature aspect of the theme is extremely accurate. Adirondack chairs are spaced out along the top of the ridge, which overlooks the Great Smoky Mountains. Many different types of mammals, reptiles and birds can be spotted. And there are several hiking trails to explore. Another important note is that Great Smoky Mountain National Park borders the property for one mile and is only separated from The Swag Country Inn by a split-rail fence. Overall, this property offers 250 acres of peace, tranquility, scenery and exploration.
This hotel only has 14 rooms, which should be seen as a benefit considering the atmosphere. Everything remains quiet and laidback at all times. Children are allowed, but it’s rare that they visit. The Swag Country Inn is more appealing to couples looking for romance or a weekend getaway. Keep in mind that the hotel is only open on weekends, holidays and every day during peak season. The average rate is around $300 per night. That might sound high, but it’s well worth paying for the experience of a lifetime. Corporate rates are not available.
Amenities at The Swag Country Inn include free parking, gardens to explore, a 24-hour front desk, laundry services, complimentary breakfast, a business center and free WiFi. However, cell phone service is limited and no pets are allowed. This is a smoke-free property both inside and outside. Every room at the hotel comes with a steam shower, king bed, Jacuzzi, CD player and an in-room safe.
The complimentary breakfast is outstanding. If you’re in the mood for something different, try the cider-simmered oatmeal. Otherwise, you can choose from fragrant breads and a wide variety of pancakes and omelets. Fresh juices are also an option. Dinner is served in a candlelit dining room. The menu varies, but vegetarian and special diet meals are always available. Expect to spend around $30 per person for dinner. The only potential negative for the dining area is that there is no bar.
Other features at The Swag Country Inn include evening hors d’oeuvres, early coffee/tea, complimentary beverages and snacks as well as afternoon tea & refreshments. Nearby attractions include amusement parks, antique shops, art galleries, a casino, biking, boating, fishing, golf, historic sites and wineries.
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