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High Hampton Inn’s Summer Bucket List for Kids

June 27th, 2013 by Brianna Wagenbrenner

From Memorial Day to Labor Day, children and teens can participate in a variety of activities at High Hampton Inn, the NC family-friendly mountain resort. High Hampton’s Children’s Programs offer programs and entertainment for kids of all ages, infant through teenager, including The Kids’ Club, Youth at High Hampton, and The Teen Room. Each club gives children and teens the opportunity to participate in fun and unique activities to make for the ultimate fun-filled summer vacation!

Blast into summer vacation with High Hampton’s Summer Bucket List for Kids for the break of a lifetime! How many things can you check off during your visit this summer?

Fun for All Ages:

Outdoor climbing tower

Heading to the top of the Beanstalk at High Hampton

 Go Swimming in High Hampton’s private mountain lake
 Go on a nature walk
 Eat S’mores by the fire pit
 Play a game of croquet
 Learn how to play Bocce Ball with friends
 Play a game or two of corn toss
 Start up a game of volleyball
 Play a game of tetherball
 Join Dad for a round of putting on the green
 Hit the birdie in a game of Badminton
 Enjoy a hike with the High Hampton llamas around Lake Trail or to the Cherokee Campground
 Race pedal boats with the family on Hampton Lake
 Slide down the natural water slide Sliding Rock into a refreshing mountain pool
 Climb to the top of the Rock Climbing Wall

The Little Ones:
 Go on a donkey cart ride with Fred & Ed
 Have a pillow fight at High Hampton’s Pajama Party
 Wear sombreros and play maracas at a Mexican Fiesta
 Lead High Hampton’s llamas through an obstacle course and have a llama race during the Llama Olympics
 Learn how to fish and try to catch a Rainbow Trout
 Take a tennis lesson

High Hampton Llamas are available for hikes or other fun Thursday through Saturday!

High Hampton Llamas are available for hikes or other fun Thursday through Saturday!

The In-betweeners:
 Go Geocaching with friends (without getting too lost!)
 Learn how to kayak
 Start up a game of Frisbee with friends
 Play volleyball
 Learn how to play Tennis like a pro!

The Big Kids:
 Go to a bonfire with your friends from High Hampton
 Win a game of Foosball in The Teen Room
 Play Ping Pong with friends from High Hampton
 Start up a game of Ultimate Frisbee
 Win a game of air hockey
 Play a game of doubles at the Tennis courts with friends
 Pig out at High Hampton’s Pizza Party!
 Go on a hike with High Hampton’s llamas up Rock Mountain
 Win gold at the High Hampton Olympics

To start crossing things off your summer bucket list, make a reservation at High Hampton Inn today! Call 828-743-2411 or visit the Website.

High Hampton Inn Celebrates 90 Years of Making Memories in 2012

February 28th, 2012 by Staff

Historic Photo of the High Hampton Inn

Many things have changed during the span of the last 90 years.  Communication has evolved from Morse code to iPhones, sixteen US presidents have ruled the country, and popular music stars have gone from flapper to rapper.  Few places today can proudly say they are still around after that amount of time and still maintain the traditions that were popular when they first opened.   High Hampton Inn is one of those places.

Fred and Ed still offer children hayrides each summer

What appealed to guests about High Hampton in 1922 is the same in 2012.  Tradition reigns here, where gentlemen don coats and ties for dinner, high tea is served everyday at 4 p.m., miniature donkeys Fred and Ed still offer children hayrides each summer, and Southern favorites like High Hampton Fried Chicken make an appearance on the menu each week.  At an elevation of 3,600 feet above sea level, “air conditioning” in the summer is still a cool mountain breeze through an open window, especially since evening temperatures drop into the low 60s in July and August.  Free from the trappings of technology, the Inn encourages you to unplug from today’s seemingly omnipresent tech-fueled world and reconnect with family and friends.

Our mountain setting makes High Hampton the ideal location for outdoor recreation.  A George W. Cobb-designed golf course, six clay tennis courts, miles of hiking trails, and a 35-acre lake for swimming, boating and fishing await you.  A European spa with a plethora of pampering treatments is perfect if you want to relax.  The interactive summer children’s programs are perfect for families looking for entertainment that doesn’t require a gaming system.

Golf overlooking Jewel Lake

House Parties have become a tradition for many families and feature picnics on the side lawn overlooking the lake, live music and entertainment, and family games and activities.  We also offer a number of workshops and golf and tennis clinics throughout the year.

Making a splash in Hampton Lake

Since we are located in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains, you have easy access to the quaint antique shops, boutiques, and art galleries located throughout Cashiers and nearby Highlands.  The area’s unique geography also boasts hundreds of waterfalls, quiet lakes, stone mountains, and rhododendron forests.

Memories and families are at the core of High Hampton.  In the estate’s more than 200-year history, it has changed hands only three times.  In the mid-nineteenth century, General Wade Hampton, who would later become governor of South Carolina and then a U.S. Senator, purchased the property.  He later gave the property to his niece, Caroline Hampton, and her husband, Dr. William Stewart Halsted.  In 1922, E.L. McKee, a Sylva businessman and industrialist purchased High Hampton, starting a family tradition that continues with his grandson, Will, who oversees the property today.

What are your favorite High Hampton memories?

We hope to see you again as we celebrate our 90th year of making memories.  Our special packages will make your next trip even more affordable.




Summer Fun at High Hampton Inn

July 25th, 2011 by Staff

Recreation Director Julia Boeve

Julia Boeve has been the Recreation Director at High Hampton Inn since 2009.  She, along with Head Counselor Annie Hettinger, love working with our younger guests.  They use their imaginations to create activities for our Children’s and Teen’s Programs so there is always a new and exciting adventure or activity to try.  Both have upbeat attitudes, are always smiling, and enjoy seeing the positive influence they have on visiting children.

Julia and Annie took a few moments out of their busy summer schedules to answer some questions about the Children’s and Teen’s Programs.

1.  What is new this summer for the younger children to try when they visit High Hampton?

We have updated the theme days and our arts & crafts.  For our theme days, our little guests can enjoy Pirates and Princesses Day, Disney Day, Cheering and Sports Day, Playground and Picnic Day, and we always have Hayride Day where Fred and Ed take the kids around the Inn’s lawn in a wagon.  On Pizza and a Movie Day, we tie dye t-shirts that the children can wear while watching the film.  For our art lovers we have added chalkboards to all the tables in Noah’s Ark, allowing the kids to color right on top of them.

2.  What new features can teen guests expect?

The teens are continuing to enjoy Youth at High Hampton, where we offer hikes, geocaching, bonfires, Frisbee golf, and volleyball.  Occasionally we make offsite trips to Sliding Rock, where the river has turned large boulders into a waterslide.  We have also added a new fleet of new boats that include kayaks, canoes, and paddle boats.  They are all very popular with the teens and many want to spend the afternoon rowing on Hampton Lake!

Kids swimming and diving in Hampton Lake

Children of all ages enjoyinf swimming in Hampton Lake

3.  Is there an activity that is loved by children and teens alike?

Kids of all ages are really enjoying the lake this year, not that they have not in years before, but it seems all they want to do is swim.  The addition of the new boats probably has had an impact on the amount of lake love we have seen as well.  Here’s a little secret – all of the counselors are really enjoying the lake too

4.  What is your favorite activity?

Our favorite camp day is the Pirates and Princesses Day.  We receive a visit from Black Beard the Pirate, and after finding a copy of his treasure map, we all go on a treasure hunt!  This day is a lot of fun because it encourages the kids to use their imaginations to become their favorite princess or pirate.

5.  When do the Children’s and Teen’s Programs take place and how much do they cost?

Our Children’s and Teen’s Programs take place from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

The Children’s Program takes place six days a week from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and is recommended for children ages 3 to 9 years old.  Each evening from 6 to 9 p.m., there are fun events such as hayrides, pajama parties, Mexican fiestas, games and cookouts.

Youth at High Hampton is held every Monday, Wednesday and Friday and is open to kids 11-15 years old.

The cost of the children’s and teen’s programs is $5 per hour per child.