Our all-inclusive inn provides you with seasonally inspired menus from our award-winning restaurant. Dine with old friends, break bread with new ones, or enjoy a quiet romantic meal for two. Enjoy made-to-order omelets in our full breakfast buffet before heading out to enjoy your day in the mountains. We’ll pack a picnic lunch for you to take along on your day’s adventure. Relax in your room at our historic all-inclusive mountain resort and then join us each evening for a social hour of hors d’oeuvres at 6:00 p.m on the front porch.

For non-overnight guests, reservations are required for dinner, Sunday brunch, Wednesday picnics, and Gourmet Pack Lunches. Please call us at (828) 926-0430 or (800) 789-7672 to make a reservation.

Note: The Swag now offers an elegant selection of wine and craft beers to complement your fine dining experience.

View our Smoky Mountains vacation packages for more options to purchase additional snacks and treats while you are staying at the property.

Hearty Breakfast Buffet

Prepared and presented with care by our attentive staff is an enticing reason to leave your comfy beds in the morning.


Breakfast is served Monday through Saturday from 8:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. in Swag buffet style, located in the Dining Room of the Main House. Guests will enjoy items such as freshly squeezed Orange Juice, Steel Cut Oats cooked with Apple Cider, Stone Ground Grits, Pancakes, Hash Potatoes, Bacon, and Sausage. Guests may also choose to visit the Omelet Station where they can select the ingredients and have their omelet prepared while they wait. On Sundays the famous Swag Gourmet Brunch (Buffet Style) is served at 11:00 a.m. for lodging guests. At 12:30 p.m. our second brunch service begins for non lodging guests. Guests will enjoy culinary delights such as Pecan Wood Smoked Bacon and Link Sausage, Smoked Salmon, Quiche, Eggs Benedict, and Apple Slaw.  

Gourmet Packed Lunch

When you have hiked off the last of your morning meal, our delicious packed lunch will help you recharge for the next adventure of your day.

Gourmet packed lunch

All lunches are packed either in a brown bag, a backpack for hiking (we provide maps with hiking destinations clearly marked), or a picnic basket, if you want to eat your picnic closer to the inn. Our famous Swag Bar is always an option in this mid-day meal (Swag regulars would riot if it weren’t!) Available for pick-up at 9:30 a.m. (Lodging Guests) or 11:00 a.m. (Dining Guests)

Gourmet Picnic Atop Gooseberry Knob

Wednesday’s picnic lunch is a special time at The Swag. Our gourmet picnic buffet, served at noon, offers delicious food and amazing views atop Gooseberry Knob. Guests will enjoy items such as hand-dredged, cast-iron fried chicken, premium Black Angus beef burgers, or grilled Longline Yellowfin Tuna. Also be sure to stop by the buffet table to taste the creations our Chef has prepared with vegetables straight from The Swag garden! Desserts are always a treat at The Swag. Delight in root beer floats, Traveler’s fudge, and our famous Banana Pudding Pie!  

Exceptional Evening Meals

Join us each evening for a social hour of hors d’oeuvres at 6:00 p.m. on the front porch in the dogtrot before settling in to enjoy one of our chef’s gourmet four-course meals. The bell will ring at 7:00 p.m. inviting you to dinner in the Swag House. We host special dining events for our overnight and day guests. On Wednesdays, we host a gourmet picnic buffet amidst the panoramic views of North Carolina’s mountains from Gooseberry Knob. Our Thursday night barbecue feast is always a favorite among guests, as is our Sunday brunch.


Our exceptional evening meals are influenced by the seasons and graced with our chef’s personal touch. Our own gardens provide fresh herbs, fruits, and vegetables. Local farmers and purveyors help supplement the menu with delicious, locally produced items such as mountain trout from Sunburst Trout Farms in the nearby Pisgah National Forest. Relax and experience the fine casual dining and creative regional cuisine that is the hallmark of The Swag.