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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.

Enjoy Unique Animal Encounters at High Hampton Resort

August 29th, 2018 by Staff

Looking for a unique and meaningful experience for your next mountain getaway? Look no further than High Hampton Resort in Cashiers, North Carolina. High Hampton features three fun animal encounters that will leave you wishing every weekend was a High Hampton weekend. These encounters are great for families and even solo travelers looking for a furry or feathery companion.

 

 

Llamas

If you’re looking for adventure, these furry creatures love to lead groups on hikes around the scenic 1,400-acre property. Afterwards, catch the exciting and family-friendly llama Olympics and capture a photo or two with one of the friendly llamas on the lawn. The llama fun doesn’t stop there! The High Hampton llamas can also be caddies for a round of golf. Elevate your next golf outing with a special animal encounter.

 

Photo Credit: Curtis Wright Outfitters

 

Falconry

Whether you are looking to learn something new or simply gain a new skill, High Hampton Resort provides the opportunity for guests to learn about the art and sport of falconry. The resort offers lessons in the history of falcons and hawks, falconry equipment and the special training and handling involved in caring for the birds. High Hampton Resort helps bring the sport of kings into guests’ hands.

 

 

Miniature Donkeys

High Hampton Resort’s most iconic animal encounter is that between guests and resident donkeys Fred and Ed. Make sure to stop by the pasture and say hello to the two resident miniature donkeys, a staple at High Hampton Resort over generations. These two adorable donkeys love a good apple or carrot snack, but be sure to check for signs about donkey dietary restrictions. For even more animal fun, swing by in summer or stop by one of the resort’s signature seasonal events to see Fred and Ed taking younger guests on hayrides.

 

For more information on our exciting animal encounters and to book your stay, please visit www.highhamptonresort.com, or call 800-334-2551.

Ways to Beat the Heat at High Hampton Resort

June 25th, 2018 by Staff

It’s summertime in Cashiers, NC which means guests are trying to find ways to beat the summer heat during these hot Southern days. From the endless water activities to the cool mountain breezes, High Hampton Resort leaves guests of all ages with fun ways to stay cool this summer. Whatever the activity, High Hampton will fill your summer days with happiness, memorable adventures and a refreshing escape from the sweltering summer sun. Check out some of our favorite ways to cool off this summer at High Hampton Resort and the surrounding mountain towns.

 

   

Enjoy the Cool Mountain Breezes

Embrace the cool mountain breezes! Enjoy temperatures that average ten to fifteen degrees cooler than in the surrounding areas. Take in the crisp mountain air as you hike through shaded forest trails brimming with natural beauty.

 

Make a Splash with Whitewater Rafting

Make a splash and ride the rapids with whitewater rafting on the Tuckasegee River and Nantahla falls. Spend the day exploring Cashiers and the surrounding mountain towns! Get your adrenaline pumping with a whitewater rafting experiences for the whole crew.  The Tuckasegee River and Nantahala Falls are a short hour drive from High Hampton and offer guests a great escape from the sun.

 

 

Fly Through the Sky at Sapphire Valley Zip Canopy Tour

Experience the Blue Ridge Mountains from a bird’s eye view! Fly through canopies by zipline at Sapphire Valley in Sapphire, NC. Sapphire Valley is a short 7-minute drive from High Hampton Resort and offers visitors thrilling experiences and a rush of fresh air. Guests can soar through the sky at 60 miles per hour, while traversing back and forth through the laurel filled valley on multiple trails leading to the bottom of Frozen Falls.

 

Take a Dip in Hampton Lake

Spend the day at High Hampton’s 35- acre, privately owned lake. Head out on the lake with the family for some kayaking, canoeing, paddle boarding and swimming.  Families can also take advantage of High Hampton’s vast swimming area, wading pool, docks, and swim platforms for other ways to keep cool this summer. The refreshing water and endless summer fun is guaranteed to get every member of the family’s mind off the weather.

 

 

Chase Waterfalls

The several waterfalls that surround the resort offer one of the best ways to stay cool and enjoy scenic views. Enjoy an invigorating dip at the bottom of the falls! Guests can jump into a family friendly pool at Silver Run Falls located in Cashiers, NC or slide down the rock and into the pool at Cashiers Sliding Rock located 9-mintures from High Hampton in Highlands, NC. There options for fun are endless when vacationing at High Hampton.

 

Relax at the Resort’s Spa

Take a respite from the warm summer heat with a relaxing treatment at Hampton Health Club & Spa! The resort is running a couple of packages during the summer months that make it easy to get pampered during your stay. Grab your girlfriends and indulge in Dolce Delight body scrub at High Hampton’s European style spa.

 

Enjoy a Cold Brew at Rock Mountain Tavern

After a long day of adventure, toast to new memories and fantastic vistas with a cold brew at Rock Mountain Tavern. Sip on an ice-cold beverage as you watch the sunset.  The resort’s Rock Mountain Tavern in the best sport to unwind after a long day in the hot sun. Enjoy live music, an unbeatable backdrop and your loved ones’ company with a tasty cocktail or a Shirley Temple for the little ones.

 

These are just a few ways to beat the summer heat at High Hampton Resort. For more information and to book your stay, please call 800-334-2551 or visit www.highhamptonresort.com