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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.

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.