Meet The Swag Staff, Episode 4: Kirsten Peters

On this week’s episode of Meet The Swag Staff, we are pleased to introduce Kirsten Peters, our Manager of Dining Services. She leads all of our dining services, with responsibilities for delivering exceptional guest service at breakfast, lunch, hors d’oeuvres, and dinner.  Along with her team, Kirsten has also taken a leading role in developing … Read More

Meet The Swag Staff, Episode 3: Chef Jake Schmidt

Meet The Swag Staff is back with Episode 3.  We are pleased to introduce Chef Jake Schmidt.  Chef Jake is our Executive Chef and is in his second full season at our award-winning mountaintop hideaway delivering renowned cuisine day in and day out. He came to The Swag in April 2017 following a six year stint at … Read More

Meet The Swag Staff, Episode 2: Becky Seymour

In our second episode of Meet The Swag Staff, we are pleased to introduce Becky Seymour, who is in her second season at The Swag.  Becky is the Director of Guest Services and she leads the Guest Services Team that communicates with you, our guests, before, during, and after you visit to our award-winning mountaintop … Read More

Birding near Smoky Mountains National Park

The Colliers Delight Swag Guests with Birding and Wildflower Hikes

2018 is the Year of the Bird and we recently celebrated in style with the return of Louise and Bob Collier as event leaders to The Swag. Bob and Louise delighted Swag guests by leading beautiful hikes and offering birding opportunities before breakfast each morning.  The Colliers have been visiting The Swag since 2002 and … Read More