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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

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.