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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.

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.

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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