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The Swag luxury retreat again named to Condé Nast Top Resorts in the South

October 9, 2018

The Swag, a luxury all-inclusive resort in the Smoky Mountains, has again been named among the “Top Resorts in the South” by Condé Nast Traveler, landing at No. 7 in the 2018 Readers’ Choice Awards.

Views from rooms at The Swag are breathtaking from every angle.

Now in its 37th season, The Swag, located just outside Waynesville, North Carolina, offers unparalleled hospitality, natural beauty and tranquility at its mountaintop inn. Sitting on 250 acres, it delivers fine dining and award-winning accommodations. The Condé Nast Traveler review calls it: “A mountaintop getaway of logs, fieldstone, shake roofs and natural rock porches. At an elevation of 5,000 feet in the Great Smoky Mountains, the views can’t be beat.”

The Readers’ Choice Awards were created 30 years ago and now boast more than 300,000 participants voting on more than 7,300 different hotels and resorts around the world. The Swag earned a spot on the list based on a set of criteria for the hotel and resort category, which included ratings on rooms, service, location, food and dining, activities and facilities, design and value.

Every detail contributes to the luxurious, rustic atmosphere at The Swag.

“We consider it a privilege to again be recognized as a top resort by Condé Nast Traveler and to serve our amazing guests who continue to nominate The Swag for this prestigious list,” said Annie Colquitt, proprietor of The Swag, along with her husband David. “The magazine is known for luxury and lifestyle travel features, and we strive to offer that luxurious experience while keeping the atmosphere here warm and welcoming. Thank you to everyone who continues to support this beloved place.”

The property offers 14 rooms, most with private balconies, stone fireplaces and steam showers. Outside the door of the first-class accommodations are miles of hiking trails, expert nature guides and outdoor activities, massages, racquetball, badminton, croquet, a treehouse and more. Special events, such as cooking classes, birding chats and printmaking classes are offered throughout each season.

Guests at The Swag enjoy a wide variety of amenities and activities on the beautiful resort grounds.

Guests not staying at the resort can book reservations to enjoy the seasonally inspired menus from the award-winning restaurant for dinner, Sunday brunch and Wednesday picnics, as well as gourmet packed lunches that are perfect to take on a hike.

To book reservations or for more information about the resort, visit

About The Swag

The Swag offers luxurious accommodations, allowing guests a peaceful environment where they can rest, relax and rejuvenate. Located on a secluded mountaintop just outside Waynesville, North Carolina, the inn is an ideal destination for romantic getaways, weddings, corporate retreats and much more. The 2.5-mile private drive leading to the inn climbs more than 1,000 feet. For more information, visit The Swag online.