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Knife Skills at Swag Cooking School

The Season’s First Cooking School at The Swag was a Treat

The Swag is hosting three cooking schools this season, and Chef Jake Schmidt kicked off June with our first cooking school.  We were joined by guests whose cooking experiences ranged from “casual weekend cooks” to couples who plan their vacations all around the world specifically to participate in cooking schools. The first course was a … Read More

Happy Father’s Day from The Swag

We are celebrating Father’s Day Weekend with a family (and their friends) celebrating a couple who just hit 55 years of marriage! They did the same thing five years ago and we hope to see them all back for their 60th Anniversary in 2023….and it perfectly coincided with Father’s Day! At The Swag, we have … Read More

Birding near Smoky Mountains National Park

The Colliers Delight Swag Guests with Birding and Wildflower Hikes

2018 is the Year of the Bird and we recently celebrated in style with the return of Louise and Bob Collier as event leaders to The Swag. Bob and Louise delighted Swag guests by leading beautiful hikes and offering birding opportunities before breakfast each morning.  The Colliers have been visiting The Swag since 2002 and … Read More

Happy Mother’s Day from The Swag

We are celebrating Mother’s Day with large crowds at The Swag, the luxurious mountaintop inn in the Smoky Mountains, for our delicious Sunday brunches brought to us by Chef Jake, Chef Linda, and team.  While Sunday brunch is always an unforgettable experience, we love that we get to celebrate the mothers and grandmothers with us … Read More