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Watercolor Classes and Walks in the Woods

Earlier this month, Gay Bryant joined us at The Swag for a wonderful week of watercolor classes and hiking.  Gay is a painter and printmaker from Knoxville, Tennessee, and a great friend of The Swag.  (You can visit her website to see her own wonderful work!) Each morning, Gay led a short hike, and each … Read More

Meet The Swag Staff, Episode 9: Lucinda Sutton

Meet The Swag Staff is back with Episode 9.  We are pleased to introduce Lucinda Sutton.  Lucinda is a key member of our Guest Services Team and is in her second full season at The Swag, which was recently named the #1 Hotel Resort in North Carolina (#3 in the American South and #11 in … Read More

The Swag Earns Top Honors in Travel & Leisure Magazine Rankings

Travel & Leisure recently announced their 2018 World’s Best Hotels and we were honored to be named to the list.  Thank you to all of our wonderful guests who voted for The Swag! The Swag was ranked as the #3 Hotel in the American South and the #1 Hotel in North Carolina!  We were also … Read More

Meet The Swag Staff, Episode 8: Brenda Haney

On this week’s episode of Meet The Swag Staff, we are pleased to introduce Brenda Haney, our Manager of Housekeeping at The Swag, the coziest mountaintop inn in the South. She leads an incredibly talented group of women and men on our housekeeping team.  She and her team are often referred to as “ninjas” because … Read More

A Note From Deener Matthews

As we included in our most recent newsletter, one of our highlights from this season has been welcoming Deener, Dan, and the rest of the extended Matthews family back to The Swag for a family reunion in June.  Deener asked that we share the below letter.  We are reproducing it here for those who may … Read More