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The Swag

94 Harper Rating
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From Andrew Harper:

High-country sanctuary on a 5,000-foot ridge over­looking Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Fourteen distinctive guest quarters in the main building, individual cabins and adjacent annex, many outfitted with quilts, rock fireplaces, steam showers/whirlpool baths and scenic decks. Exposed beams, timber planking and assorted Appalachian crafts accent the central lodge’s cathedral lounge and elegantly rustic dining room. Outdoor hot tub, sauna and a broad porch that provides glorious mountain views. Miles of woodland paths, plus the national park’s vast network of hiking trails. No alcohol sold on property; guests allowed to bring their own. Seasonal closure from December to the end of April.

 - Andrew Harper

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  • Preferred rates
  • Room upgrade, when available at check-in
  • Choice of a fresh fruit and artisanal cheese tray, or a 15 percent discount on one 60-minute massage per room
  • Farewell amenity
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The Cabin or Terrace Suite, from $1,035; Two Story, from $1,100 (all meals and daily hors d’oeuvres included).

These published rates, in US dollars, serve only as a guideline for travel planning and may vary based on season, currency exchange rates and other factors. The latest rates, including preferred Andrew Harper rates, are available to our subscribers booking online, directly with the hotels or through the Andrew Harper Travel Office. When booking direct, always provide your Andrew Harper subscriber number. Subscriber benefits are available only in conjunction with Andrew Harper rates.

Standard Inclusions

All meals; Evening hors d’oeuvres; Soft drinks; Activities; Wi-Fi; Daily newspaper; Parking

More Information

  • Biking
  • Children welcome
  • Fly fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Horseback riding
  • Hot tub
  • Meal plan offered
  • No a/c
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
2300 Swag Road Waynesville NC 28785 United States

To learn more visit their website or call 1-828-926-0430. Contact our Travel Office to book this hotel as part of your next vacation.

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