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Celebrate in Style at High Hampton Resort’s Signature House Parties

July 27th, 2018 by Staff

High Hampton Resort knows how to celebrate life in style! For nearly a century, High Hampton has served as the ideal mountain getaway for generations of families who return year after year. From the cool mountain breezes, stunning scenery and family friendly offerings, High Hampton continues to offer a one-of-a-kind community experience for guests of all ages and interests. One of the great ways to reconnect with your loved ones or make new friends is through the resort’s signature House Parties. House Parties at High Hampton have become a popular tradition filled with tasty picnics, live music and unique activities. With five signature parties a year, High Hampton is always ready to celebrate!

 

 

Check Out High Hampton’s Upcoming House Parties:

Labor Day Weekend House Party: August 31- September 3, 2018

Cherish the end of summer at High Hampton Resort! Swing into the new season with a scenic round of golf, soak up the sun with 15 miles of hiking trails or enjoy some friendly competition over a game of croquet. On Sunday evening, gather the family and enjoy a festive cookout on the lawn with plenty of mountain activities guaranteed to entertain the entire family. There is no better way to commemorate a summer well spent.

 

Thanksgiving House Party: November 21-25, 2018

Ditch the dishes and head to the mountains this Thanksgiving for High Hampton’s Thanksgiving House Party. The four-day holiday celebration consists of a delicious Thanksgiving buffet and a variety of activities for everyone to enjoy. Entertainment includes a magic show, performances from the World Champion Southern Appalachian Cloggers, holiday craft workshops, tennis clinics, guided hikes and much more! There’s plenty to be thankful for when your creating lifelong memories with your family.

 

 

Unable to make it to one of High Hampton’s signature house parties this season? Look forward to some of High Hampton’s celebrations during the resort’s 97th season:

Memorial Day Weekend House Party

Kick off your summer season with an exciting weekend full of festivities. Arrive Sunday evening to a delicious barbeque on the High Hampton lawn. The fun continues with a band and mountain cloggers performing right on the Cashiers green. Spend the morning playing a round of golf or a game of tennis on the resort’s beautiful courses. Soak up the sun or cool off with a dip in High Hampton’s 35-acre private Hampton Lake. There’s endless ways to enjoy the season at High Hampton.

 

Summer Solstice House Party

Bring on Summer Solstice by spending it with friends and family. The Summer Solstice House Party celebrates the longest day and shortest night of the year. You won’t wantthe day to end at High Hampton with its serene atmosphere and unforgettable offerings. Enjoy a scrumptious picnic-style dinner on the lawn filled with Southern-style ribs, pork, potato salad, mac & cheese and other Southern favorites. After the picnic, enjoy a cozy bonfire, beautiful scenery, music and plenty of merriment!

 

Fourth of July Weekend House Party and Picnic

Celebrate the nation’s independence the right way by visiting the High Hampton Resort.  Guests can enjoy an exciting weekend filed with family centric sports tournaments, a children’s carnival, live music and dinner on the lawn. Make memories and celebrate freedom with a 4th of July celebration you won’t soon forget at High Hampton!

 

For more information on our exciting events and to book your stay, please visit www.highhamptonresort.com, or call 800-334-2551.

 

A DIY Perspective on High Hampton’s Dinner in the Dahlias

August 4th, 2014 by Staff

Where in the world can you enjoy a five-course meal among two acres of five ft heirloom dahlia blooms in an amazing color palette? At North Carolina’s Mountain Resort – High Hampton Inn! Caroline Grogan, Director of Group Sales/Events at High Hampton, helps orchestrate each of these extravagant dinner affairs. In this DIY world, her insight into planning High Hampton’s Dinner in the Dahlias can help inspire even the least creative of party planners in the making.

What makes Dinner in the Dahlias so special and why are they important to you? The Dinner in the Dahlias events are my signature events that I look forward to each year.  The dinners have a restricted number of guests for an intimate affair, so I’m able to put all of my energy into the design—the tablescapes—and be immersed in the details.

How do you and the team prepare/research for these dinners? Our culinary team insists on the freshest ingredients—so their research for building the menu for these grand meals happens very close to the evening to incorporate High Hampton’s Southern roots with fresh vegetables, intricate spices from our gardens, and menu items that tickle the palette.   Our Food and Beverage Manager, Brian Humphreys, works closely with the Chef to create a wine list for the evening that pairs well with the menu offered.  Décor research is treated differently, as I plan months in advance.  With each new season of Dinner in the Dahlias, my goal is to constantly change the look and feel of the event, but to have one detail that ties each season’s dinners together.  For example, in one year I will use a specific table runner material but in different hues for each dinner.

What are your plans for the upcoming August dinners? This year I am taking the approach with my design of “modern meets vintage.”  I’m combining very modern crisp linens with vintage china and centerpiece containers.  Each dinner will have this overall theme, but color schemes and china patterns will be different.

What is tablescaping and why is it important? Just as a yard is landscaped—so should your dinner space.  “Tablescaping” is the design approach you use for your dining tables.  The design of the table décor sets the tone of the evening.  If you are planning a fancier evening, proper glassware and candle holders can set that mood for you—and the same being true for a more casual affair.

Where do you get your inspiration and what advice do you have for people who might be looking to recreate the elegance of these dinners at home? Surprisingly, I get a lot of inspiration for my tablescaping in the produce department at the grocery store.  I would recommend looking in unusual and unique places for new ideas. At the grocery store, there are so many vegetables that are delicious but also can be beautiful in their texture and colors within centerpieces or as accents.  Another suggestion is to incorporate design trends. For example, the current mix-and-match trend with different patterns and antiques can be a very economical way to stage your table and make the look appear very eclectic, yet professional.

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Fall Foliage Fun in North Carolina

October 18th, 2012 by Staff

Now that the middle of October is here, we have finally reached the start of peak foliage time in Cashiers!  Everywhere you turn, the trees are awash in bright reds, oranges, yellows and purples. Fall is really one of the prettiest times of year in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Now is the perfect time to book an autumn getaway to experience fall’s favorite hues. Our special packages help put a mountain vacation easily within reach!

Kayaker paddling across a refection of fall foliage

Take in the stunning fall colors while paddling across Hampton Lake

In addition to the rainbow of colors awaiting you, we also offer access to some very unique experiences that will make your fall trip even more memorable.

Our Heirloom Tree Garden features a variety of large trees like the Ginkgo tree, Bottlebrush Buckeye, Bald Cyprus, a fiery Copper Beech, and America’s largest Frasier Fir. These trees were planted more than 100 years ago and offer amazing fall color every year.  They are the perfect complements to the main Lodge, which was built in 1932 as a North Carolina vacation destination and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

If you love waterfalls, southwestern North Carolina is the place to visit. This area is home to dozens of stunning falls that are even more amazing when surrounded by fall foliage. Many of the falls can be easily reached by following scenic U.S. Highway 64 east or west from High Hampton Inn.

For one-of-a-kind views of the fall foliage, you can hike the many trailsthat wind throughout the property. Climb to the summits of either Rock Mountain at 4,370 feet or Chimney Top Mountain at 4,618 feet for a bird’s eye view of the the miles of autumn colors in the valley between Cashiers, Highlands and Whiteside Mountain.

View of fall foliage from the top of a mountain

The stunning foliage from the summit of Chimney Top Mountain

Last but not least, mid-to-late October is the ideal time to view the Cashiers Valley’s unique natural phenomenon – the Bear Shadow. During this time of year, a perfect image of a Black Bear dancing across the tops of the colorful trees is created when the sun sets behind Whiteside Mountain. The best places to view the ethereal bear are along U.S. Highway 64 in Cashiers, about one hour before dark.

To get a sneak preview of the colors, check out our Webcam!