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Five Fall Traditions to Experience at High Hampton Resort

October 30th, 2018 by Staff

 

Gather your loved ones, throw on a cozy sweater and have a “real gourd time” this fall at High Hampton Resort in Cashiers, NC! It is easy to celebrate everyone’s favorite season by enjoying vibrant displays of fall foliage, miles of scenic hiking trails and breathtaking views at our cozy mountain resort.  For 96 years, the resort has welcomed guests with seasonal offerings and beloved fall traditions that are guaranteed to delight visitors of all ages and interests.

Before your stay, be sure to check out our list of some of our favorite fall traditions that you won’t want to miss:

Celebrated Traditions: Thanksgiving House Party

Skip the dishes and holiday stresses by heading to the mountains for Thanksgiving! High Hampton is hosting its 47th annual Thanksgiving House Party on November 21-25, 2018. This 4-day holiday celebration is full of activities to share with family and friends. Guests are invited to enjoy a delicious buffet-style feast with their favorite fall foods. Exciting activities include magic shows, dancing by the World Champion Southern Appalachian Cloggers, holiday craft workshops, tennis clinics, guided hikes and more. Guests won’t want to miss out on this wonderful opportunity for family fun!

 

 

Area Traditions: Highlands Food & Wine Festival

Looking for a unique and festive experience this November? Look no further than the Highlands Food & Wine 2018 Festival. The weekend of November 8th through the 11th is filled with fine food, drinks and entertainment in downtown Highlands. Come with friends, family or by yourself and enjoy everything the festival has to offer. Be sure to grab your tickets before they sell out! The Highlands Food & Wine Festival is a short drive from High Hampton Resort and offers a great opportunity to sample some of the delicious Highlands dining scene.

 

Family-Friendly Traditions: Unique Animal Encounters

Experience real “creature comforts” at High Hampton Resort! Make a new friend of the furry variety during your stay. High Hampton offers unique animal experiences including llama hikes and two very adorable resident miniature donkeys named Fred & Ed. For an insider’s tip, head to the front desk to get special donkey treats before visiting; Fred and Ed will surely appreciate it. The llamas arealso a favorite tradition among many guests! Snap a selfie, hike to the base of Rock Mountain, or enjoy a special Llama Olympics show on select days of the week.

 

 

Time-honored Traditions: Afternoon Tea

Every afternoon from 4:00-5:00 p.m., head to the inn to enjoy a steaming cup of tea, quality time with your family and great conversation! Afternoon tea is a time-honored tradition at High Hampton Resort. After a long day of adventure, sit back and relax with a vast selection of teas, lemonades, and freshly baked cookies.

Seasonal Savings Traditions:  Fall Offers at High Hampton Resort

Fall into the spirit of the season with incredible savings at High Hampton Resort! Fall is an especially beautiful time to visit High Hampton, and right now the resort is offering a special package that makes your mountain getaway within reach. Guests can enjoy savings of up to 33% with the Three Nights for the Price of Two offer this October and November.

These are just a few of our favorite traditions at High Hampton Resort. For more information on seasonal offerings and to book your stay, please visit  www.highhamptonresort.com, or call 800-334-2551.

Enjoy Dining with a View at High Hampton Resort

September 28th, 2018 by Staff

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 by Staff

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.