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Enjoy Dining with a View at High Hampton Resort

September 28th, 2018 by Staff

Meals at High Hampton Resort are much more than just dining, they are memorable experiences with your loved ones. Our spacious dining hall serves scrumptious Southern cuisine that is guaranteed to please every member of the family’s unique taste buds! After a long day of adventure, families can come together to share laughs, delicious dishes and breathtaking mountain views. The dining room is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner for extended periods of time to accommodate visitors’ different vacation schedules. The strict no phone at the table rule allows for families to enjoy their loved ones’ company and reconnect over a tasty meal.

 

 

Adding to the ambiance, the views are incredible. Dining at High Hampton Resort provides views of the scenic North Carolina mountains that guests will be dreaming of long after they leave. Our traditional dining room also enforces a dress code for dinner, so it’s a perfect time to capture lifelong memories with a stunning family picture on the lawn! After dinner, visitors are welcome to gather at Rock Mountain Tavern to enjoy libations and live music from some of the finest Cashier’s entertainers.

 

 

Meet Our New Executive Chef

High Hampton Resort is excited to welcome back the newest executive chef, Sean Ruddy! Sean was a member of the High Hampton family for many years and is thrilled to be back at the resort. Not only does Ruddy have a huge passion for cooking, he also has extraordinary credentials that got him here. Starting his culinary career at the young age of 15, Sean has since perfected his knowledge of blending the flavors of diverse cultures and embracing fresh local ingredients to create memorable dining experiences at High Hampton.

 

Enjoy a Taste of High Hampton at Home

Fall is in the air, and what is more comforting in this chilly weather than a freshly baked pastry? Guests who cannot stop thinking about High Hampton’s bountiful dessert station after they leave can enjoy one of our favorite dishes from home, apple strudel! We have included the recipe below and hope you love it as much as we do.

Apple Strudel:

  • 1/4 cup bourbon or apple juice
  • 1/2 cup golden raisins
  • 2 to 3 Granny Smith apples (about 1 pound), peeled, cored, halved, and thinly sliced
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, plus more for sprinkling
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 cup crushed shortbread cookies
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 2 tablespoons butter, cut into pieces
  • 5 sheets phyllo dough from 1 pound package of frozen dough
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted, for brushing phyllo sheets, plus more if needed
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • Confectioners’ sugar
  • Caramel sauce, purchased

Glaze:

  • 2 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 3 1/2 tablespoons milk

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

In a small bowl, pour the bourbon or apple juice over the raisins and microwave on high for 45 seconds. Let sit for 15 minutes.

Combine the raisins, apples, lemon juice, lemon zest, cinnamon, brown sugar, cookie crumbs, pecans, and butter in a large bowl.

Remove the phyllo dough from the box, unfold, and cover with a damp towel. Place 1 sheet of phyllo on the work surface and brush lightly with melted butter. Repeat with the remaining sheets, brushing each with melted butter, stacking when done, being sure to keep the unbuttered phyllo covered.

Place the apple mixture on the nearest third of the phyllo stack, being sure to leave a 2-inch border. Gently lift the bottom edge of the phyllo stack to cover the filling and fold the side edges over. Continue to roll the stack away from you until the filling is completely sealed in and the seam is on the bottom. Transfer to the prepared baking sheet. Brush the top with melted butter and sprinkle with granulated sugar.

Bake for 30 minutes, until golden brown. Pour over the glaze and sprinkle with cinnamon and confectioners’ sugar. Drizzle the strudel with the caramel sauce and serve.

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

Give the Gift of High Hampton Inn

December 4th, 2017 by Staff

Some of the greatest gifts can’t fit under the Christmas tree, and nothing says happy holidays like the gift of mountain merriment! This year, trade traditional gifts for unforgettable experiences at High Hampton Inn.

 

 

Before your stay, check out our list of reasons to elevate the gift-giving experience with High Hampton Inn:

  1. The gift of breathtaking Western North Carolina mountain views
  2. The gift of cool mountain breezes
  3. The gift of a freshly picked boutiques from our dahlia garden
  4. The gift of a romantic getaway with that special someone
  5. The gift of lasting memories and traditions with friends and family
  6. The gift of total relaxation at Hampton Health Club & Spa
  7. The gift of llama love during the llama Olympics
  8. The gift of the time-honored family tradition of afternoon tea
  9. The gift of the perfect putt on the scenic mountain golf course
  10. The gift of pristine mountain waters of Hampton Lake that are perfect for an afternoon swim
  11. The gift of friendly competition over a game of croquet
  12. The gift of shared conversation over a delicious meal in High Hampton Inn’s historic dining room

 

 

Make these incredible gifts a reality by purchasing a gift certificate for High Hampton Inn! Gift certificates can be used for a weekend mountain getaway, spa treatments or a round of golf. You can also purchase mugs, stuffed animal llamas, or our beautiful coffee table book – perfect for the family member wanting to bring a piece of High Hampton Inn home with them.

For more information on how to book your stay in spring, visit https://www.highhamptoninn.com/ or call 800-334-2551.

Five Reasons to Visit High Hampton Inn This Fall

November 14th, 2017 by Staff

 

 

There is still time to feel the cool mountain breeze, hear the crunch of fallen leaves and witness scenic mountain vistas painted with fall foliage this season at High Hampton Inn. An idyllic fall mountain getaway is at your fingertips with incredible nightly room rates as low as $79 per person. Offering fantastic food, plenty of outdoor fun and cozy accommodations, there is something for everyone this fall.

 

Before your stay, be sure to check out our list of can’t -miss fall activities at High Hampton:

 

1. Witness the Giant Heirloom Tree Garden

Rise and shine bright and early to catch the breathtaking sunrise over the mountains. Snap a picture and take the sunrise home with you. They say the early bird catches the worm, and with so much to see and do, there is no better way to start your day at High Hampton Inn.

 

2. Curl up Before a Roaring Fire 

While the cooler seasons sure is scenic, temperatures can get a bit chilly. To fight the cold and make for a cozy evening, some rooms at High Hampton Inn are equipped with a fireplace. Grab a blanket, a cup of hot chocolate and a loved one and curl up in front of a roaring fire.

 

 

3. Enjoy the Lost Art of Afternoon Tea

At High Hampton Inn, afternoon tea is a time-honored tradition. Celebrating the lost art of relaxation, conversation and quality. Tea, coffee, homemade cakes and cookies are served in the lobby of High Hampton Inn every afternoon from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. This hour provides a wonderful opportunity to meet and socialize with other guests as you gather around the fireplace or sit on the front porch taking in the views of the Blue Ridge Mountains all around you.

 

4. Llama Hikes

Take in the crisp mountain air with a furry companion. Hike to the base of Rock Mountain with a pack of llamas for a unique outing. Hikes are scheduled on Thursdays at 4 p.m. and Saturdays at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. The resident llamas also make a very special appearance on the back lawn every Thursday evening at 5:30 p.m. for the Llama Olympics. For another one-of-a-kind experience, you can even request a llama to accompany you to golf, as your caddy! Snap a photo and take the memory with you forever.

 

5. Rock Mountain Tavern 

Head over to Rock Mountain Tavern and enjoy the outdoor patio space while taking in the beautiful mountain scenery. Come and socialize with other guests, warm up with a glass of red wine and absorb the ambiance complete with live music with picturesque views. Mixed drinks, beer and wine are served from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Rock Mountain Tavern offers a variety of family-fun and is a great spot to spend the evening.

 

 

Fall in love with nature this season at High Hampton Inn & Country Club. Come enjoy the cozy accommodations, picturesque views and amazing Last Call for Fall deal with your family. Last call for Fall offer is only available October 29, 2017 – November 21, 2017 on Sunday through Thursday stays. We can’t wait to help you make all your mountain escape dreams come true. For more information on how to book your stay or ways to save, visit https://www.highhamptoninn.com/  or call 800-334-2551.