American Press Travel News, The Swag, 5000-feet up in Maggie Valley-makes a fine tale, if you will; “a tale of two mountains” would be appropriate to call our experiences at both the Cataloochee Ranch perched high atop Fie Top Mountain in Maggie Valley, where we lived, enjoyed ranch style breakfasts and wonderful barbecue dinners for 4-days as we visited and experienced the pleasures of Maggie Valley. We visited and had a wonderful al fresco lunch at the Swag Resort, high atop another mountain ridge also called Cataloochee. The views were astounding, witnessed and making for indelible memories as we lunched near a beautifully crafted gazebo by an esteemed New York Architect, who also did one in the most famous park in New York; Central Park. Everyone in the “know” would like to have their wedding at and in the forever views of the Smokies. We hear the regular sit down fare at the Swag is gourmet all the way, we looked over one of the rooms with copper bathtub on the porch with a view that was purely astounding from the giant bed, or anywhere else in the suite! We are looking forward to return and fully experience this special place in time and space, designed for hikers and trail blazers from around the world, as well as Americans.
Dan and Deena Mathews developed this property as a vacation home in 1971. They originally had no intentions of becoming owners of an Inn, but now and for the past several decades they have put together a treasured (cool low 60’s even in August) environment where things are low key, but always very special for their guests, their employees and for themselves as well!
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED ON A SCALE OF 1-10 THE SWAG IS AN 11! 800-789-7672 E CONNECT IS TheSwag.com