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School’s Out, Summer’s In!

May 25th, 2018 by Staff

Celebrate the end of the school year, clear skies and warm weather by planning a trip to the mountains! It has never been a better time to grab the family, pack up the car and head to High Hampton Resort in Cashiers, NC for an exciting family getaway. Summer at High Hampton provides a truly unforgettable experience for every member of the family with unique offerings catered to guests of all ages. Whether it’s going for a hike or golfing on the remarkable mountain golf course, there are numerous adventures for everyone in the family to enjoy. Check out our list of exciting things to do this summer at High Hampton Resort.

 

 

1. Get Outside

Kick off summer vacation with a scenic hike! High Hampton offers more than 15 miles of hiking trails surrounding the property. The spectacular views all throughout the resort will leave everyone speechless. If there is worry about the difficulty of the hike for the diverse ages in the family, there’s trails for every skill level, from the easy 2-mile hike at Whiteside Mountain to the 11.9-mile hike at Yellow Mountain Trail. For a truly unforgettable experience, guests can participate in one of High Hampton’s special llama hikes! Especially popular with the kids, our fleet of sure-footed llamas guide a hike to the base of Rock Mountain on Thursdays through Sundays providing endless smiles and adorable photo opportunities for the parents!

 

2. Soak Up the Sun at Hampton Lake

Cool off after the hike and beat the summer heat with your loved ones by spending the day at the private 35-acre Hampton Lake. Hampton Lake is the ideal spot to enjoy the cool mountain breezes and test out some of the resort’s exciting water activities. The lake offers so many things for the whole family to enjoy. Get a nice summer tan by laying out on the lake’s sandy beach while watching the kids float around the lake or jump off the multiple docks. Adding to the summer adventure, resort guests can check out kayaks, pedal boats and stand-up paddle boards.

 

 

3. Par-tee on the Course with the Family

Spend the day on the High Hampton’s scenic mountain golf course. Get your daily dose of iron, hit a hole-in-one, and take in the picturesque mountain views. The course is perfect location for beginners looking to improve their swing or for seasoned players to simply enjoy a game with unsurpassed scenery. New for the 96th season, High Hampton’s Skills Challenge area will allow guests to improve their chip, drive and putting skills with expert help from two-time PGA Georgia Champion and resident PGA Golf Pro Craig Hartle.

 

4. Experience Fun Programs for Kids and Teens

When the kids want to venture off on their own, send them over to one of High Hampton’s fun kids or youth programs! The Kid’s Club is perfect for kids ages 3-9 and allows them to participate in supervised activities 6 days a week. Abundant activities and special themed days make for fantastic memories for the kids while parents can indulge in a day of relaxation at the Hampton Spa! The resort also has a Teen Room for teenagers looking to make new friends or have some free-time away from their parents.  Foosball, ping pong, air hockey, video games, and movies give the teens their own gathering space with plenty to do in a safe environment.

 

 

5. Get Groovin’ in Cashiers

Check out all the fun summer events happening daily at High Hampton and the surrounding Jackson County.  Explore the charming town of Cashiers after a fun-filled day of adventure at the resort. During the summer months guests can enjoy live music every Friday evening at Groovin’ on the Green at Cashiers Village Green. Featured performers change every week and offer a range of genres that will satisfy every member of the family’s unique music preference.

 

The numerous events and experiences at our 1,400-acre mountain playground are guaranteed to delight the whole family.  Experience a summer vacation your family will not soon forget at High Hampton Resort! For more information on how to book your stay, visit https://www.highhamptonresort.com/ or call 800-334-2551.

6 Things to Look Forward to During the 96th Season

April 12th, 2018 by Staff

High Hampton Resort is excited to open its doors for its 96th season on April 23! Take a picturesque escape to the Blue Ridge Mountains and come celebrate nearly a century of adventure, time-honored events and Southern hospitality at High Hampton Resort. In addition to the beloved house parties and cozy accommodations guests can expect some exciting new offerings suited to every member of the family.

Check out our list of some of things to look forward to during the 96th season:

 

 

  1. Outdoor Adventure

Experience the beauty and wonder of the great outdoors! Go for a hike, take a dip in Hampton Lake, cast a line, play a round of golf, pick a bouquet of dahlias in the garden or engage in some friendly competition over a game of croquet on the lawn. The options for outdoor adventures are limitless at High Hampton!

 

  1. Breathtaking Views

It’s hard to beat the views at High Hampton’s 1,400-acre mountain playground! Adventure through High Hampton’s 15+ miles of picturesque hiking trails. Hike to peak of Chimney Top or Rock Mountain and take in the breathtaking vistas of Cashiers valley and High Hampton.

 

 

  1. Delicious Dining

Connect with your family over a delicious meal at High Hampton’s traditional dining room! The 96th season brings revamped dining options and an exciting addition to the High Hampton family, Executive Chef Sean Ruddy. Enjoy a twist on Southern favorites with an upscale buffet and new ala carte menu options.

 

  1. Unique Animal Encounters

Make a new furry friend at High Hampton! Say hello to High Hampton’s resident miniature donkeys Fred and Ed or check “scenic stroll with llamas” off your bucket list. High Hampton’s fleet of furry, sure-footed llamas lead group strolls to the base of Rock Mountain, and after the walk they also participate in the llama Olympics, a guest favorite! Visitors that want to learn more about birds of prey can take part in the falconry program, where they can have the opportunity to admire these magnificent birds up close.

 

 

  1. Family Fun

High Hampton’s new programing is sure to entertain and delight every member of the family! New for the 96th season, guests will be able to attend summer concert series, storytelling around the fireplace, Southern karaoke, and wine walkarounds for adults. Enjoy the family-friendly house parties or venture off property and hang with the Cashiers locals at some of the fun area festivals and farmers markets.

 

  1. Spring Savings

Save big on your next mountain escape to High Hampton. Get your best girlfriends together and take a trip that you’ll reminisce on for years to come! Enjoy a trip to the spa, crisp sips of bubbly and unbeatable scenic mountain views with savings up to 24% when you take advantage of the Sips & Spa Girlfriend Getaway Package. The fun and savings aren’t limited to the women, get the boys together and indulge in a picturesque golf getaway. Elevate your game with savings up to 20% when you take advantage of the Ultimate Golf Getaway Package this Spring.

 

These are only just some of the countless things to look forward to during the 96th season! Take in the crisp mountain air and celebrate almost a century of southern charm with your family at High Hampton Resort this spring. For more information on how to book your stay, visit www.highhamptonresort.com, or call 800-334-2551.

 

New Year’s Mountain Resolutions

January 18th, 2018 by Staff

365 new days, 365 new chances! High Hampton Resort will open its doors in April for its 96th season, and we invite you to fulfill your New Year’s hopes and dreams while creating memories that will last a lifetime.

 

Learn how you can keep your resolutions this year at High Hampton Resort:

  1. Spend more time outdoors: High Hampton Resort offers many outdoor activities that will appeal to every member of your family! An afternoon swim in the 35-acre Hampton Lake or an evening hike on one of eight hiking trails is a great way to get in shape and spend time with your loved ones.

 

  1. Unplug and unwind: Beautiful scenery and amazing outdoor activities encourage families to unwind and reconnect on a more personal level. Television is not offered in the rooms, so get ready for board games, stargazing, reading and talking with the ones you love.

 

  1. Make a new friend: Make a new friend of the fury variety. Visit High Hampton Resort’s resident donkeys Fred and Ed, get close and personal with magnificent birds of prey through the Falconry Program and be sure to ask about High Hampton’s famous llama hikes! Hikes are offered Thursdays at 4 p.m. and on Saturday 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.

 

  1. Reconnect with your family over shared meals: Meals at High Hampton Resort are much more than just dining, they are a personalized experience. High Hampton’s traditional dining hall serves delicious Southern cuisine that is guaranteed to please every member of the family. The strict no phone at the table rule allows for families to enjoy their loved ones’ company and reconnect over a tasty meal.

 

  1. Let go of the past year: Take some time to write in your journal while sitting next to the Hampton Lake at sunset. Wake up at sunrise and try out meditation for the first time at the peak of Chimney Top Mountain. This year is all about you!

 

  1. Keep your loved ones close: Take advantage of all the family-oriented activities offered at the resort by hosting a family reunion at High Hampton. Plan a special dinner at the beautiful Laurel Garden, enjoy a game of croquet on the lawn, sip on afternoon tea in the lobby, and listen to live music at Rock Mountain Tavern. Make new memories and let go of past resentments.

 

Take in the crisp mountain air, reset your mind, let go of negative energy and make your 2018 the best year to date with a stay at High Hampton Resort. High Hampton Resort reopens for the 96th season in April.

 

 

For more information on how to book your stay in spring, visit https://www.highhamptoninn.com/ or call 800-334-2551.