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Meet The Swag Staff: Jim Rubendall

We want to introduce Jim Rubendall. If you are neither a night owl nor an early riser, there is a decent chance you have not met Jim, as he works overnight in Guest Services.  Next time you come, however, come visit with Jim before you head out on a sunrise hike to Gooseberry Knob. He … Read More

Meet The Swag Staff: Shelby Bakken

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! Prior to working at The Swag, Shelby worked at the Cataloochee Ski Area in … 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: 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 … Read More