Meet The Swag Staff, Episode 16: Jim Rubendall

For our sixteenth episode of Meet The Swag Staff, we want to introduce Jim Rubendall, who is finishing his first season at The Swag, our Smoky Mountain inn bordering The Great Smoky Mountains National Park. If you are neither a night owl nor an early riser, there is a decent chance you have not met … Read More

Meet The Swag Staff, Episode 15: Linda Duckett

Meet The Swag Staff is back with Episode 15.  We are pleased to introduce our wonderful Pastry Chef Linda Duckett.  Linda is in her 13th season at our award-winning mountaintop hideaway preparing delicious sweets (including Swag Bars), homemade breads, and other baked goods for our guests!  Most mornings, you can also find her at the omelette station, … Read More

Meet The Swag Staff, Episode 14: Shelby Bakken

On this week’s episode of Meet The Swag Staff, we are pleased to introduce Shelby Bakken, our Assistant Manager of Housekeeping at The Swag, which was recently named a Top Resort in the South by Condé Nast Traveler.  Shelby has been a key part of The Swag family since 2013 and is now in her … Read More

The Swag Earns a Top Ranking from Condé Nast

Condé Nast Traveler recently announced their 2018 Top Resorts in the South based on their Readers’ Choice Survey, and we were honored to be named to The Top 10 List (#7).  Thank you to all of our wonderful guests who voted for The Swag! Earlier this year, Travel + Leisure ranked The Swag as the … Read More