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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

Meet The Swag Staff, Episode 13: Emilie and DeeAnn Rose

Meet The Swag Staff is back with Episode 13, and 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 Sous Chef who is in her second full season at The Swag.  Emilie is a key part of our Dining … Read More

Synchronous Fireflies + The Swag Will Make For An Unforgettable Night

Annie and I are proud to be partnering with Cataloochee Valley Tours to offer an incredible experience to our guests.  On June 3 and June 6, Esther Blakely and the team at CVT will lead 12 guests each night to a secret location just outside of the National Park to witness the synchronous fireflies. As a … Read More

Meet The Swag Staff, Episode 12: Regina Donlin

Meet The Swag Staff is back with Episode 12.  We are pleased to “stay in the dining room” and introduce you to another one of our incredible servers, Regina Donlin, who has deep Smoky Mountain ties going back over a century!  Regina is joining us for her second season at our award-winning mountaintop hideaway.  Before joining The Swag, … Read More