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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.

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.