Firstly, the Swag is a luxury all-inclusive resort in the Smoky Mountains near Waynesville, North Carolina. Travel & Leisure’s Top 15 Resort Hotels in the South added it to the list. This is the boutique property’s fifth year as part of the magazine’s World’s Best Awards. It landed at No. 3 on the list for 2022.
The Swag Gratitude
“Our industry has faced many changes and challenges over the past few years, which makes inclusion on this particular list all the more humbling,” said Annie Colquitt, owner and innkeeper at The Swag with her husband, David Colquitt. “Our entire team is honored by our guests’ continued loyalty and trust, and hope that they feel our appreciation in every interaction and experience at The Swag.”
The Swag Resort Again A Travel & Leisure World’s Best
Every year, Travel & Leisure holds an online reader survey for the World’s Best Awards to determine the top travel experiences around the world. The survey collects travelers’ opinions on facilities, location, service, food and overall value. On the 2022 list of the best resort hotels in the South, The Swag is accompanied by such nationally regarded locations as Blackberry Mountain in Tennessee and Old Edwards Inn & Spa in North Carolina.
The Swag Resort Amenities
Situated on 250 acres, the Swag has mile-high views. The Colquitts, who bought The Swag in 2018, spend the off-seasons adding new features to the resort. The most recent additions include a full-service onsite spa and outdoor hot tub. Also a gym, a dining terrace with sweeping views and an expanded cellar for the curated and unique wines guests enjoy at the property’s fine dining restaurant.
The Swag Resort 2023 Reservations
Presently, the 2022 season is booked. However, they are currently accepting reservations for 2023.
Guests not staying at the resort can make reservations at The Swag’s restaurant or buy a gourmet picnic lunch to take on one of the many hiking trails on the property or in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, which borders The Swag.
To book reservations or learn more, visit theswag.com.
Learn More About The Swag
This is a Relais & Châteaux property. Accordingly The Swag offers a plethora of luxurious accommodations. These allow guests a peaceful environment where they can rest, relax and rejuvenate. Travel + Leisure put it on their World’s Best list. Additionally, Conde Nast Traveler named it to the Reader’s Choice Awards. Andrew Harper named it the “Most Romantic” hotel. The resort is located on a secluded mountaintop just outside Waynesville, North Carolina. Great Smoky Mountains National Park borders the grounds. The all-inclusive resort is an ideal destination for romantic getaways, weddings, corporate retreats and much more. The 2.5-mile private drive leading to The Swag climbs more than 1,000 feet. For more information, visit theswag.com.