Meet The Swag Staff: Emilie and DeeAnn Rose

We are pleased to introduce “The Swag Sisters”: Emilie and DeeAnn Rose.  DeeAnn (whose full name is Ardelia for her great grandmother) is our wonderful Chef du Cuisine.  Emilie is a key part of our Dining Services Team at our award-winning mountaintop hideaway.

The Rose sisters grew up in North Carolina and graduated from Tuscola High School in Waynesville.  They have two other sisters, Susan and Sophia.  When she was in school, DeeAnn was in the color guard and played the tenor saxophone.  (Unfortunately she does not play anymore, but if any Swag guests bring their tenor saxophone, we will try to convince her to play!)  Emilie was a cheerleader through middle school and high school and even performed in the halftime show at the 2010 Capital One Bowl in Orlando.

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Prior to joining The Swag, Emilie worked at a retail UPS store in Clyde, North Carolina before leaving to become a stay-at-home mother to her son, Easton Richmond Fowler.  Easton’s father, Austin, was Emilie’s high school sweetheart and a former Team Member at The Swag.  While Emilie “enjoyed being there for all of his first-cute-baby-moments,” we are blessed that she is now with us at The Swag, and we even get to have the occasional Easton sighting at 5,000 feet!

DeeAnn who loves spending time with Easton and her niece, Kooper, worked as the kitchen manager at The Classic Wineseller in downtown Waynesville.  DeeAnn loves wine and dreams of being a sommelier…but we are hoping to convince her to never leave The Swag!  (Her favorite wines are Spanish rioja, vinho verde from Portugal, and Oregon pinot noir.)

Come visit DeeAnn and Emilie at The Swag.  They will cook–and serve–you a delicious meal at 5,000 feet. Swag guests receive three delicious meals per day, as well as hors d’oeuvres and afternoon “high tea” daily.  We do accept outside guests for Sunday Brunch, lunches, and dinners.  Book a room online here, or call Guest Services to make a dining reservation at 828-926-0430.

-David Colquitt