The North Carolina Mountains Hotels


The Swag Country Inn

At a Glance


  • small inn with personality
  • fabulous location on a nearly mile-high mountaintop
  • delicious meals included


  • remote
  • expensive
  • no TV
  • no bar

The Swag Country Inn 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 about $500 double per night, with meals included. Bring your own 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). You can hike on the grounds or in the Smokies, and the inn provides each guest with a hiking stick personalized with the guest's name.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 2300 Swag Rd., Waynesville, NC 28786 | Map It
  • Phone: 828/926–0430; 800/789–7672
  • Website:
  • Location: Waynesville

    Hotel Details

  • 9 rooms, 2 suites, 3 cabins.
  • Rate includes all meals.
  • Credit cards accepted.
  • Closed late Nov.–mid-Apr.
Updated: 11-08-2012

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