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Yee-haw: Horses at The Swag

Long time Swaggers are used to hitting the trails with their hiking boots. Now we are proud to offer the opportunity to hit those trails with your cowboy boots instead! We are partnering with our neighbor, Cataloochee Ranch, to offer an exciting new excursion for our guests. For guests that would like to make the … Read More

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays from The Swag

Dear Friends, We hope this note finds you healthy and joyful. As we prepare for Christmas and reflect on this unforgettable year, we are full of gratitude for so many people– for the guests (new and returning) who were able to visit The Swag in 2020, for our friends from years past that were unable … Read More

The Swag Joins Relais & Châteaux

We are extremely pleased to announce that The Swag is joining the 580 hotels and restaurants around the world as a member of Relais & Châteaux. For nearly sixty years, this association has brought together properties that are committed to offering unparalleled hospitality in unique places. As described on its website, “The experiences one has … Read More

Safety and Operational Updates

We are thrilled to be opening our doors on Thursday, June 18. Over the past several weeks, our team has developed thorough cleaning and safety measures across the property to help minimize the health risk to our guests and our team. We will abide by all requirements set by the State of North Carolina and … Read More

Composting 101

With more time being spent at home these days, this could be the year to tackle a new challenge and begin composting food waste to improve your soil. For those interested in starting their own compost pile, Swag Team Member Jill Metterhausen (also a master gardener) shares her experience and knowledge below. Composting is a … Read More