High Hampton Inn
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Enjoy Dining with a View at High Hampton Resort

September 28th, 2018

Meals at High Hampton Resort are much more than just dining, they are memorable experiences with your loved ones. Our spacious dining hall serves scrumptious Southern cuisine that is guaranteed to please every member of the family’s unique taste buds! After a long day of adventure, families can come together to share laughs, delicious dishes and breathtaking mountain views. The dining room is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner for extended periods of time to accommodate visitors’ different vacation schedules. The strict no phone at the table rule allows for families to enjoy their loved ones’ company and reconnect over a tasty meal.

 

 

Adding to the ambiance, the views are incredible. Dining at High Hampton Resort provides views of the scenic North Carolina mountains that guests will be dreaming of long after they leave. Our traditional dining room also enforces a dress code for dinner, so it’s a perfect time to capture lifelong memories with a stunning family picture on the lawn! After dinner, visitors are welcome to gather at Rock Mountain Tavern to enjoy libations and live music from some of the finest Cashier’s entertainers.

 

 

Meet Our New Executive Chef

High Hampton Resort is excited to welcome back the newest executive chef, Sean Ruddy! Sean was a member of the High Hampton family for many years and is thrilled to be back at the resort. Not only does Ruddy have a huge passion for cooking, he also has extraordinary credentials that got him here. Starting his culinary career at the young age of 15, Sean has since perfected his knowledge of blending the flavors of diverse cultures and embracing fresh local ingredients to create memorable dining experiences at High Hampton.

 

Enjoy a Taste of High Hampton at Home

Fall is in the air, and what is more comforting in this chilly weather than a freshly baked pastry? Guests who cannot stop thinking about High Hampton’s bountiful dessert station after they leave can enjoy one of our favorite dishes from home, apple strudel! We have included the recipe below and hope you love it as much as we do.

Apple Strudel:

  • 1/4 cup bourbon or apple juice
  • 1/2 cup golden raisins
  • 2 to 3 Granny Smith apples (about 1 pound), peeled, cored, halved, and thinly sliced
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, plus more for sprinkling
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 cup crushed shortbread cookies
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 2 tablespoons butter, cut into pieces
  • 5 sheets phyllo dough from 1 pound package of frozen dough
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted, for brushing phyllo sheets, plus more if needed
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • Confectioners’ sugar
  • Caramel sauce, purchased

Glaze:

  • 2 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 3 1/2 tablespoons milk

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

In a small bowl, pour the bourbon or apple juice over the raisins and microwave on high for 45 seconds. Let sit for 15 minutes.

Combine the raisins, apples, lemon juice, lemon zest, cinnamon, brown sugar, cookie crumbs, pecans, and butter in a large bowl.

Remove the phyllo dough from the box, unfold, and cover with a damp towel. Place 1 sheet of phyllo on the work surface and brush lightly with melted butter. Repeat with the remaining sheets, brushing each with melted butter, stacking when done, being sure to keep the unbuttered phyllo covered.

Place the apple mixture on the nearest third of the phyllo stack, being sure to leave a 2-inch border. Gently lift the bottom edge of the phyllo stack to cover the filling and fold the side edges over. Continue to roll the stack away from you until the filling is completely sealed in and the seam is on the bottom. Transfer to the prepared baking sheet. Brush the top with melted butter and sprinkle with granulated sugar.

Bake for 30 minutes, until golden brown. Pour over the glaze and sprinkle with cinnamon and confectioners’ sugar. Drizzle the strudel with the caramel sauce and serve.

For more information on our delicious dining options and to book your stay, please visit www.highhamptonresort.com, or call 800-334-2551.

Enjoy Unique Animal Encounters at High Hampton Resort

August 29th, 2018

Looking for a unique and meaningful experience for your next mountain getaway? Look no further than High Hampton Resort in Cashiers, North Carolina. High Hampton features three fun animal encounters that will leave you wishing every weekend was a High Hampton weekend. These encounters are great for families and even solo travelers looking for a furry or feathery companion.

 

 

Llamas

If you’re looking for adventure, these furry creatures love to lead groups on hikes around the scenic 1,400-acre property. Afterwards, catch the exciting and family-friendly llama Olympics and capture a photo or two with one of the friendly llamas on the lawn. The llama fun doesn’t stop there! The High Hampton llamas can also be caddies for a round of golf. Elevate your next golf outing with a special animal encounter.

 

Photo Credit: Curtis Wright Outfitters

 

Falconry

Whether you are looking to learn something new or simply gain a new skill, High Hampton Resort provides the opportunity for guests to learn about the art and sport of falconry. The resort offers lessons in the history of falcons and hawks, falconry equipment and the special training and handling involved in caring for the birds. High Hampton Resort helps bring the sport of kings into guests’ hands.

 

 

Miniature Donkeys

High Hampton Resort’s most iconic animal encounter is that between guests and resident donkeys Fred and Ed. Make sure to stop by the pasture and say hello to the two resident miniature donkeys, a staple at High Hampton Resort over generations. These two adorable donkeys love a good apple or carrot snack, but be sure to check for signs about donkey dietary restrictions. For even more animal fun, swing by in summer or stop by one of the resort’s signature seasonal events to see Fred and Ed taking younger guests on hayrides.

 

For more information on our exciting animal encounters and to book your stay, please visit www.highhamptonresort.com, or call 800-334-2551.

Celebrate in Style at High Hampton Resort’s Signature House Parties

July 27th, 2018

High Hampton Resort knows how to celebrate life in style! For nearly a century, High Hampton has served as the ideal mountain getaway for generations of families who return year after year. From the cool mountain breezes, stunning scenery and family friendly offerings, High Hampton continues to offer a one-of-a-kind community experience for guests of all ages and interests. One of the great ways to reconnect with your loved ones or make new friends is through the resort’s signature House Parties. House Parties at High Hampton have become a popular tradition filled with tasty picnics, live music and unique activities. With five signature parties a year, High Hampton is always ready to celebrate!

 

 

Check Out High Hampton’s Upcoming House Parties:

Labor Day Weekend House Party: August 31- September 3, 2018

Cherish the end of summer at High Hampton Resort! Swing into the new season with a scenic round of golf, soak up the sun with 15 miles of hiking trails or enjoy some friendly competition over a game of croquet. On Sunday evening, gather the family and enjoy a festive cookout on the lawn with plenty of mountain activities guaranteed to entertain the entire family. There is no better way to commemorate a summer well spent.

 

Thanksgiving House Party: November 21-25, 2018

Ditch the dishes and head to the mountains this Thanksgiving for High Hampton’s Thanksgiving House Party. The four-day holiday celebration consists of a delicious Thanksgiving buffet and a variety of activities for everyone to enjoy. Entertainment includes a magic show, performances from the World Champion Southern Appalachian Cloggers, holiday craft workshops, tennis clinics, guided hikes and much more! There’s plenty to be thankful for when your creating lifelong memories with your family.

 

 

Unable to make it to one of High Hampton’s signature house parties this season? Look forward to some of High Hampton’s celebrations during the resort’s 97th season:

Memorial Day Weekend House Party

Kick off your summer season with an exciting weekend full of festivities. Arrive Sunday evening to a delicious barbeque on the High Hampton lawn. The fun continues with a band and mountain cloggers performing right on the Cashiers green. Spend the morning playing a round of golf or a game of tennis on the resort’s beautiful courses. Soak up the sun or cool off with a dip in High Hampton’s 35-acre private Hampton Lake. There’s endless ways to enjoy the season at High Hampton.

 

Summer Solstice House Party

Bring on Summer Solstice by spending it with friends and family. The Summer Solstice House Party celebrates the longest day and shortest night of the year. You won’t wantthe day to end at High Hampton with its serene atmosphere and unforgettable offerings. Enjoy a scrumptious picnic-style dinner on the lawn filled with Southern-style ribs, pork, potato salad, mac & cheese and other Southern favorites. After the picnic, enjoy a cozy bonfire, beautiful scenery, music and plenty of merriment!

 

Fourth of July Weekend House Party and Picnic

Celebrate the nation’s independence the right way by visiting the High Hampton Resort.  Guests can enjoy an exciting weekend filed with family centric sports tournaments, a children’s carnival, live music and dinner on the lawn. Make memories and celebrate freedom with a 4th of July celebration you won’t soon forget at High Hampton!

 

For more information on our exciting events and to book your stay, please visit www.highhamptonresort.com, or call 800-334-2551.