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Five Fall Traditions to Experience at High Hampton Resort

October 30th, 2018 by Staff

 

Gather your loved ones, throw on a cozy sweater and have a “real gourd time” this fall at High Hampton Resort in Cashiers, NC! It is easy to celebrate everyone’s favorite season by enjoying vibrant displays of fall foliage, miles of scenic hiking trails and breathtaking views at our cozy mountain resort.  For 96 years, the resort has welcomed guests with seasonal offerings and beloved fall traditions that are guaranteed to delight visitors of all ages and interests.

Before your stay, be sure to check out our list of some of our favorite fall traditions that you won’t want to miss:

Celebrated Traditions: Thanksgiving House Party

Skip the dishes and holiday stresses by heading to the mountains for Thanksgiving! High Hampton is hosting its 47th annual Thanksgiving House Party on November 21-25, 2018. This 4-day holiday celebration is full of activities to share with family and friends. Guests are invited to enjoy a delicious buffet-style feast with their favorite fall foods. Exciting activities include magic shows, dancing by the World Champion Southern Appalachian Cloggers, holiday craft workshops, tennis clinics, guided hikes and more. Guests won’t want to miss out on this wonderful opportunity for family fun!

 

 

Area Traditions: Highlands Food & Wine Festival

Looking for a unique and festive experience this November? Look no further than the Highlands Food & Wine 2018 Festival. The weekend of November 8th through the 11th is filled with fine food, drinks and entertainment in downtown Highlands. Come with friends, family or by yourself and enjoy everything the festival has to offer. Be sure to grab your tickets before they sell out! The Highlands Food & Wine Festival is a short drive from High Hampton Resort and offers a great opportunity to sample some of the delicious Highlands dining scene.

 

Family-Friendly Traditions: Unique Animal Encounters

Experience real “creature comforts” at High Hampton Resort! Make a new friend of the furry variety during your stay. High Hampton offers unique animal experiences including llama hikes and two very adorable resident miniature donkeys named Fred & Ed. For an insider’s tip, head to the front desk to get special donkey treats before visiting; Fred and Ed will surely appreciate it. The llamas arealso a favorite tradition among many guests! Snap a selfie, hike to the base of Rock Mountain, or enjoy a special Llama Olympics show on select days of the week.

 

 

Time-honored Traditions: Afternoon Tea

Every afternoon from 4:00-5:00 p.m., head to the inn to enjoy a steaming cup of tea, quality time with your family and great conversation! Afternoon tea is a time-honored tradition at High Hampton Resort. After a long day of adventure, sit back and relax with a vast selection of teas, lemonades, and freshly baked cookies.

Seasonal Savings Traditions:  Fall Offers at High Hampton Resort

Fall into the spirit of the season with incredible savings at High Hampton Resort! Fall is an especially beautiful time to visit High Hampton, and right now the resort is offering a special package that makes your mountain getaway within reach. Guests can enjoy savings of up to 33% with the Three Nights for the Price of Two offer this October and November.

These are just a few of our favorite traditions at High Hampton Resort. For more information on seasonal offerings and to book your stay, please visit  www.highhamptonresort.com, or call 800-334-2551.

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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