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Cooking with Chef Jake: Easter Dinner at The Swag

For our Easter dinner, we are first focusing on a Bourbon & Sorghum Ham courtesy of Executive Chef Jake Schmidt and Chef de Cuisine DeeAnn Rose. Michelle Fortin, our Director of Dining, recommends pairing this Ham with a 2016 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir that has hints of blackberry, berry compote and plum clafoutis. Next … Read More

Escape to The Swag Through a Book

I know that many of our loyal Swaggers are longing for the crisp spring air, budding wildflowers, and views through leafless trees toward the mountains. While you may not be able to make it up to The Swag this weekend, we can all visit the Great Smoky Mountains through the magic of reading. The region’s … Read More

Cooking with Chef Jake: Curried Cashews

We want to give you a taste of The Swag that you can enjoy in your own home! First up is a recipe from Executive Chef Jake Schmidt for simple snack to spice up your day. Whether you need a snack for your walks or your home office, Jake recommends his Curried Cashews. The Swag … Read More

News in The Neighborhood

As some of you may have seen in The Mountaineer, we — along with our neighbors and good friends, Camelia and Ron Ray — recently closed on the acquisition of Cataloochee Ranch. While we are excited about this new venture, The Swag guests can be assured that this will not slow down any capital investment … Read More

Letter from The Swag (March 23)

Dear Friends, As many of you know, we previously decided to delay The Swag’s season opening until May 1. However, it is with a heavy heart that we have decided to further delay The Swag’s season opening. We are now planning to reopen on Sunday, May 17. Our Guest Services Team will be reaching out … Read More