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Media Coverage & Awards

National Geographic Traveller


National Geographic Adventure
(June/July 2009) "Mountains of the Blue Mist"
National Geographic Traveller


National Geographic Traveler
(April 2009) "129 Hotels We Love"

Conde Nast Traveler (November 2011), ranks The Swag #5 among the United States Best Small Hotels and #92 on the "2011 Conde Nast Traveler Best in the World List"

Conde Nast Traveler
(November 2009), ranks The Swag #2 among the United States Best Small Hotels and #72 on the "2009 Conde Nast Traveler Best in the World List"

Condé Nast Traveler (January 2009) "2009 Conde Nast Traveler Gold List"

Condé Nast Traveler(November 08), "100 best hotels in America"

 

 




Departures Magazine
(August 2012) "10 Most Charming American Inns"

Rusticvacations.com (2012)(August 08), "Smokies resorts offer mountains of fun, luxury"

Continental Magazine (July 08), “A Rustic Must

Atlanta Journal Constitution (May 08), “The Swag, in Waynesville NC shows nature at its finest
Condé Nast Traveler (Jan 06), selected The Swag for the 12th annual "Conde Nast Gold List" as one of the world's best places to stay.

Conde Nast Traveler (November 2005), ranks The Swag at 34th among the Top 75 hotels in the United States.

New York Post (November 8, 2005), selected The Swag among 10 small inns worldwide for "sophisticated amenities and uncompromised privacy."

Listed in the 2005 Zagat's Top U.S. Hotels, Resorts and Spas


One of 12 "Romantic Hideways for 2005" by The Discerning Traveler, January/February 2005

Andrew Harper's Hideaway Report, October 2011 as one of the "Top 20 Hideaways."

Andrew Harper's Hideaway Report, January 2005 as one of three "Memorable Retreats in Virginia, Tennessee and North Carolina."

Gourmet Diners Society of North Carolina 2005 Golden Fork Award

Gourmet Diners Society of North Carolina 2005 Country Inn Restaurant of Distinction

Selected as one of 10 distinctive small hotels worldwide by Knight Ridder/Tribune Information (November 2004)


Member of Select Registry.


Member of Classic Inns of the South