Special Meals

Wednesday Gourmet  Picnic:

Wednesday lunch is truly something special — you are treated to a gourmet meal served picnic-style atop Gooseberry Knob at noon. Enjoy our best culinary creations while gazing at panoramic mountain views. Love the idea, but not up for a fifteen minute hike? We also provide Land Rover shuttle transportation between the main lodge and the picnic area.  Price is $45.00 plus tax and gratuity.

Thursday BBQ:

On Thursdays, guests are treated to our fabulous BBQ Feast, including savory meats, fish, assorted salads, fresh vegetables and a sumptuous assortment desserts along with your beverage of choice. This bountiful buffet is served on our porch, with magnificent mountain views as a backdrop. Reservations are necessary. Evening dinner prices are $64.00 plus tax and gratuity.

Sunday Brunch:

Sunday mornings, our guests enjoy a delicious brunch. Each week our culinary team prepares something special — the food is fresh and seasonal. For early risers a continental breakfast begins at 8:00. Price is $45.00 plus tax and gratuity.


The Swag's 2016 Cooking School Agenda - Sample***

Monday, November 7th

10:30 a.m. - Cooking Presentation I: Lobster and Vanilla Risotto Stuffed Baby Pumpkins

12:00 Noon - Lunch

1 - 2:30 p.m. - Cooking Presentation II: Butternut Squash Bisque    

6 p.m. - Evening Social Hour, Hors d’Oeuvres

7 p.m. - Dinner


Tuesday, November 8th

12:00 Noon - Lunch

1-2:30 p.m. - Cooking Presentation III: Seared Lamb Rack

Sautéed Brussel Sprouts, Roasted Butternut Squash, Red Wine and Mint Reduction

3-4:30 p.m. - Cooking Presentation IV:  Salted Caramel Filled Dark Chocolate Pumpkin Cookie

Mulled Ice Cream, Cranberry-Orange Gastrique

6 p.m. - Evening Social Hour, Hors d’Oeuvres

7 p.m. - Dinner

***2017 Cooking School agendas will be created and released about a month prior to the actual class. We will update the website as more information becomes available. The sample agenda above will be the format for all 2017 classes, only the recipes should change. We encourage guests to arrive on the Sunday prior to the class, and depart on Wednesday following all classes. Please do not hesitate to give us a call at 828.926.0430 with any questions or help planning your stay.