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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

School’s Out, Summer’s In!

May 25th, 2018 by Staff

Celebrate the end of the school year, clear skies and warm weather by planning a trip to the mountains! It has never been a better time to grab the family, pack up the car and head to High Hampton Resort in Cashiers, NC for an exciting family getaway. Summer at High Hampton provides a truly unforgettable experience for every member of the family with unique offerings catered to guests of all ages. Whether it’s going for a hike or golfing on the remarkable mountain golf course, there are numerous adventures for everyone in the family to enjoy. Check out our list of exciting things to do this summer at High Hampton Resort.

 

 

1. Get Outside

Kick off summer vacation with a scenic hike! High Hampton offers more than 15 miles of hiking trails surrounding the property. The spectacular views all throughout the resort will leave everyone speechless. If there is worry about the difficulty of the hike for the diverse ages in the family, there’s trails for every skill level, from the easy 2-mile hike at Whiteside Mountain to the 11.9-mile hike at Yellow Mountain Trail. For a truly unforgettable experience, guests can participate in one of High Hampton’s special llama hikes! Especially popular with the kids, our fleet of sure-footed llamas guide a hike to the base of Rock Mountain on Thursdays through Sundays providing endless smiles and adorable photo opportunities for the parents!

 

2. Soak Up the Sun at Hampton Lake

Cool off after the hike and beat the summer heat with your loved ones by spending the day at the private 35-acre Hampton Lake. Hampton Lake is the ideal spot to enjoy the cool mountain breezes and test out some of the resort’s exciting water activities. The lake offers so many things for the whole family to enjoy. Get a nice summer tan by laying out on the lake’s sandy beach while watching the kids float around the lake or jump off the multiple docks. Adding to the summer adventure, resort guests can check out kayaks, pedal boats and stand-up paddle boards.

 

 

3. Par-tee on the Course with the Family

Spend the day on the High Hampton’s scenic mountain golf course. Get your daily dose of iron, hit a hole-in-one, and take in the picturesque mountain views. The course is perfect location for beginners looking to improve their swing or for seasoned players to simply enjoy a game with unsurpassed scenery. New for the 96th season, High Hampton’s Skills Challenge area will allow guests to improve their chip, drive and putting skills with expert help from two-time PGA Georgia Champion and resident PGA Golf Pro Craig Hartle.

 

4. Experience Fun Programs for Kids and Teens

When the kids want to venture off on their own, send them over to one of High Hampton’s fun kids or youth programs! The Kid’s Club is perfect for kids ages 3-9 and allows them to participate in supervised activities 6 days a week. Abundant activities and special themed days make for fantastic memories for the kids while parents can indulge in a day of relaxation at the Hampton Spa! The resort also has a Teen Room for teenagers looking to make new friends or have some free-time away from their parents.  Foosball, ping pong, air hockey, video games, and movies give the teens their own gathering space with plenty to do in a safe environment.

 

 

5. Get Groovin’ in Cashiers

Check out all the fun summer events happening daily at High Hampton and the surrounding Jackson County.  Explore the charming town of Cashiers after a fun-filled day of adventure at the resort. During the summer months guests can enjoy live music every Friday evening at Groovin’ on the Green at Cashiers Village Green. Featured performers change every week and offer a range of genres that will satisfy every member of the family’s unique music preference.

 

The numerous events and experiences at our 1,400-acre mountain playground are guaranteed to delight the whole family.  Experience a summer vacation your family will not soon forget at High Hampton Resort! For more information on how to book your stay, visit https://www.highhamptonresort.com/ or call 800-334-2551.

Love is in the Mountain Air

February 22nd, 2018 by Staff

Valentine’s Day has come and gone, but romance is still in the air at High Hampton Resort! Whether relaxing with your sweetheart during a treatment at Hampton Health Club & Spa, snuggling up under the covers in the secluded Honeymoon Cottage or bringing the adventure outside and exploring High Hampton’s eight scenic hiking trails, romance and fun times go hand-in-hand at the Resort! Check out our list of ways to celebrate your sweetheart all year long.

 

 

Take it Outside

Eight hiking trails that range in difficulty from first-timers to veterans pass through over 15 miles of the High Hampton property. Trek to the peak of Chimney Top Mountain at 4,618 ft. for an incredible view of Cashiers valley and the Blue Ridge Mountains or take it slow and go for a leisurely stroll along Hampton Lake.  Each trail is lined with hemlock, blooming rhododendron and mountain laurel that provide you and your sweetheart with a scenic and memorable hiking experience.

 

 

Your Own Private Getaway

High Hampton Resort emphasizes enjoying the company of your loved ones minus the fetters of phones, social media and television. Seventeen cabins sit on High Hampton’s 1,400-acre property, but the Honeymoon Cottage is a great private bunking option for those who want some special time alone. This one-bedroom, one-bathroom cottage is the only bungalow located along the beautiful Jewel Lake. Sweep your sweetie off their feet and enjoy some one-on-one time together walking on your private beach, visiting the romantic water wheel or snuggling up by the roaring built-in fireplace.

 

 

Relax and Unwind

Take advantage of the world-class Hampton Health Club & Spa during your stay and help your special someone relax, unwind and rejuvenate. The couple’s massage is a great way to clear the mind and focus on spending time with the one you love. The “Sweetheart Surprise” is a great option for her which includes a full sugar scrub, chocolate truffle body wrap, a manicure, pedicure and wine! Many other spa treatments are available to help relax any level of stress or tension such as the deep tissue massage, warm river stone massage, deep reflexology treatment or the basic foot massage. The Hampton Health Club & Spa features organic skin care treatments as well that all visitors can enjoy. The organic chemical peel, detoxifying body-wrap or the Hampton signature facial are sure to leave you feeling revitalized and ready to make memories with your honey that you won’t soon forget!

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