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Directions to The Swag

Note: Please do not use a GPS system to find us! Some GPS systems send you on an obscure 4x4 road of rough terrain. Instead, please use the directions below.

Driving Directions
  • From Asheville or Knoxville
  • Take Exit #20 onto US-276 South
  • Go 3 miles and turn right onto Grindstone Rd.
  • Go 1.1 miles and turn right onto Hemphill Rd.
  • Continue up Hemphill, following Swag signs approximately 3 miles.
  • Turn left onto Swag Road and at the gate follow the instructions to announce the name of your reservation and enter.
  • Then continue up The Swag driveway 2.5 miles until you reach The Swag.
  • From Atlanta
  • take I-85 North to I-985 North, I-985 will become US-23 North.
  • Continue on US-23 North to Waynesville, take Exit #102B onto US-276 North.
  • Go 1.5 miles and turn left onto US-19 South/US-276 North.
  • Go 2.3 miles and merge right onto Jonathan Creek Rd./US-276 North.
  • Go 2.3 miles and turn left onto Hemphill Rd.
  • Follow Hemphill Rd. to the top of the mountain (approximately 4 miles). You will go over a one lane bridge.
  • Turn left onto Swag Road and at the gate follow the instructions to announce the name of your reservation and enter.
  • Then continue up The Swag driveway 2.2 miles until you reach The Swag.

For your convenience, we've put together a chart noting estimated drive times to a range of cities. To orient yourself, check out the map below indicating The Swag's location in relationship to North Carolina & Tennessee.

Estimated Swag Drive Times:

From:

Hours:

Knoxville, TN

2

Cincinnati, OH

5.5

Montgomery, AL

7.5

Atlanta, GA

3.5

Raleigh, NC

5

New York, NY

13