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Ways to Beat the Heat at High Hampton Resort

June 25th, 2018 by Staff

It’s summertime in Cashiers, NC which means guests are trying to find ways to beat the summer heat during these hot Southern days. From the endless water activities to the cool mountain breezes, High Hampton Resort leaves guests of all ages with fun ways to stay cool this summer. Whatever the activity, High Hampton will fill your summer days with happiness, memorable adventures and a refreshing escape from the sweltering summer sun. Check out some of our favorite ways to cool off this summer at High Hampton Resort and the surrounding mountain towns.

 

   

Enjoy the Cool Mountain Breezes

Embrace the cool mountain breezes! Enjoy temperatures that average ten to fifteen degrees cooler than in the surrounding areas. Take in the crisp mountain air as you hike through shaded forest trails brimming with natural beauty.

 

Make a Splash with Whitewater Rafting

Make a splash and ride the rapids with whitewater rafting on the Tuckasegee River and Nantahla falls. Spend the day exploring Cashiers and the surrounding mountain towns! Get your adrenaline pumping with a whitewater rafting experiences for the whole crew.  The Tuckasegee River and Nantahala Falls are a short hour drive from High Hampton and offer guests a great escape from the sun.

 

 

Fly Through the Sky at Sapphire Valley Zip Canopy Tour

Experience the Blue Ridge Mountains from a bird’s eye view! Fly through canopies by zipline at Sapphire Valley in Sapphire, NC. Sapphire Valley is a short 7-minute drive from High Hampton Resort and offers visitors thrilling experiences and a rush of fresh air. Guests can soar through the sky at 60 miles per hour, while traversing back and forth through the laurel filled valley on multiple trails leading to the bottom of Frozen Falls.

 

Take a Dip in Hampton Lake

Spend the day at High Hampton’s 35- acre, privately owned lake. Head out on the lake with the family for some kayaking, canoeing, paddle boarding and swimming.  Families can also take advantage of High Hampton’s vast swimming area, wading pool, docks, and swim platforms for other ways to keep cool this summer. The refreshing water and endless summer fun is guaranteed to get every member of the family’s mind off the weather.

 

 

Chase Waterfalls

The several waterfalls that surround the resort offer one of the best ways to stay cool and enjoy scenic views. Enjoy an invigorating dip at the bottom of the falls! Guests can jump into a family friendly pool at Silver Run Falls located in Cashiers, NC or slide down the rock and into the pool at Cashiers Sliding Rock located 9-mintures from High Hampton in Highlands, NC. There options for fun are endless when vacationing at High Hampton.

 

Relax at the Resort’s Spa

Take a respite from the warm summer heat with a relaxing treatment at Hampton Health Club & Spa! The resort is running a couple of packages during the summer months that make it easy to get pampered during your stay. Grab your girlfriends and indulge in Dolce Delight body scrub at High Hampton’s European style spa.

 

Enjoy a Cold Brew at Rock Mountain Tavern

After a long day of adventure, toast to new memories and fantastic vistas with a cold brew at Rock Mountain Tavern. Sip on an ice-cold beverage as you watch the sunset.  The resort’s Rock Mountain Tavern in the best sport to unwind after a long day in the hot sun. Enjoy live music, an unbeatable backdrop and your loved ones’ company with a tasty cocktail or a Shirley Temple for the little ones.

 

These are just a few ways to beat the summer heat at High Hampton Resort. For more information and to book your stay, please call 800-334-2551 or visit www.highhamptonresort.com

5 Ways to Make it a Mother’s Day to Remember

April 27th, 2018 by Staff

Mother’s Day is only a couple of short weeks away and that means it’s time to get ready to celebrate the most important women in your life. Show the special women in your life just how much you care by heading to the mountains for a trip that they will reminisce on for years to come!

Check out our list of five ways to make Mother’s Day the best one to date:

 

 

  1. Take in Picturesque Views

Take in the crisp mountain air and scenic mountain views by taking a hike with mom. High Hampton Resort features eight hiking trails that pass through over 15 miles. The trails range in difficulty to accommodate first-timers and seasoned veterans alike. Trek to the peak of Chimney Top Mountain for an incredible view of Cashiers valley and the Blue Ridge mountains or take it slow and go on a leisurely stroll along Hampton Lake. Every trail is lined with hemlock, blooming rhododendron and mountain laurel that provide the idyllic backdrop to create lasting memories with the special women in your life.

  1. Rock Out with Mom

Every night music fills the air at Rock Mountain Tavern. Get groovin’ on High Hampton Resort’s spacious patio. The nightly entertainment features a variety of musical talents at a beautiful venue with stunning views. Comfortable seating and tasty libations are always available. Enjoy a glass of wine, take in the scenery or dance the night away and give mom a night she’ll never forget.

 

 

  1. Relax and Rejuvenate

Balance mind, body and spirit at the on-site European-inspired Hampton Health Club & Spa. A quiet day spent with mom sipping bubbly accompanied by facials, massages and organic skincare treatments is the perfect way to help her relax. The Sips & Spa Girlfriend Getaway package running through Mother’s Day includes a 90-minute spa treatment, $100 food and beverage gift certificate and a bottle of champagne awaiting in your room upon arrival.

 

  1. Get Closer to Nature

Hampton Lake is the perfect place to cast a line and spend some quality time this Mother’s Day. The quiet atmosphere is ideal to catch up and reminisce on special family times. High Hampton also offers the unique experience of interacting with their famous on-site llamas and mini donkeys. Llamas are great caddies if golf sounds like a fun activity! Resident donkeys, Fred and Ed, are happy to take pictures with guests to ensure this Mother’s Day will never be forgotten.

 

 

  1. Toast Mom with Mimosas

End your tranquil getaway with a special toast to mom! Reminisce on fond memories and reconnect over a delicious Mother’s Day brunch in High Hampton’s traditional dining room. Impeccable service, delicious southern inspired cuisine and endless laughs will make your Mother’s Day unforgettable!

These are only just a few of the countless ways to make it a Mother’s Day to remember at High Hampton Resort! 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.