The North Carolina Mountains Hotels

The Swag Country Inn

  • 2300 Swag Rd. Map It
  • Waynesville
  • Fodor's Choice


  • Small inn with personality
  • Fabulous location on a nearly mile-high mountaintop
  • Delicious meals included


  • Remote
  • Expensive
  • No TV
  • No bar
  • No a/c (but rarely needed at this elevation)

Published 07/23/2015

Fodor's Review

The Swag sits at 5,000 feet, high atop the Cataloochee Divide, with its 250 wooded acres bordering the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and with guest rooms and cabins assembled from authentic log structures and transported here. All rooms have exposed beams and wood floors and are furnished with early-American crafts. Dinners here are social events, with hors d'oeuvres, conversation, and an option of family-style or individual seating. Many ingredients are from local farms. Rates begin at $495 double per night, plus 11% tax and 15% service, with meals included. Bring your own wine and other alcoholic beverages, as the inn is in a dry area. Although there's no swimming pool, there's a small pond on the grounds, a sauna, and an outdoor hot tub with great views. For sports buffs there's a racquetball court and a court for wallyball (a kind of ricochet volleyball). Wi-fi and satellite radio provided. You can hike on the grounds or simply walk into the Smokies.

Hotel Information


2300 Swag Rd., Waynesville, North Carolina, 28786, United States

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828-926–0430; 800-789–7672-Reservations


Hotel Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • Closed late Nov.–mid-Apr.
  • 9 rooms, 2 suites, 3 cabins
  • Rate includes: All meals

Published 07/23/2015

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