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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.

Pristine Fall Foliage for Leaf Peepers

September 19th, 2013 by Brianna Wagenbrenner
Cooper Beech Tree starting to show fall colors

One of High Hampton’s award-winning trees – the Copper Beech – turning a lovely shade of red for the fall

This fall, why gaze at any old tree when you can lay your eyes on some true champions?  It’s true, trees can and do win awards, and High Hampton is home to some of the most vibrant and colorful award-winners that are sure to produce some regal fall foliage this October. These trees have been recognized by the North Carolina Forestry Service and the North Carolina Champion Big Tree Program sponsored by the NC Department of Agriculture. Follow in the footsteps of American Forest’s Big Tree Hunters Byron Carmean and Gary Williamson to see some award-winning fall color on High Hampton Inn’s “Tree Trail of Champions.” Visit High Hampton to see the North Carolina State Champion Black Locust and Bottlebrush Buckeye turn rich gold and yellow, along with the State Co-Champions Cinnamon Clethra and Witch Hazel. The State Champion Alternate-leaf Dogwood and State Co-Champion Sourwood shine brilliantly in lush oranges and reds, and the State Co-champion Mountain Winterberry makes dramatic statement in fall and winter with its plethora of bright red berries. Other trees to see include the Ginkgo, Bald Cyprus, a fiery Copper Beech, Maples, and Oaks.

Red and green chairs overlooking a lake and mountain with fall foliage

Pull up a chair and enjoy the stunning view of Lake Hampton, Rock Mountain, and the pretty fall foliage

And don’t forget about the crowd-pleasing “Bear Shadow” phenomenon! During the last two weeks of October as the sun sets behind Whiteside Mountain, a perfect image of a black bear can be seen dancing across the tops of the colorful trees. It’s the perfect way to end a truly amazing experience. Be sure to take advantage of the resort’s mid-week fall foliage packages to enhance your leaf-peeping excursion!

If you’d like to get an early look at the foliage fun, check out the High Hampton webcam! To book your NC fall getaway, call 828-743-2411 or visit the Website.