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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.

Celebrate in Style at High Hampton Resort’s Signature House Parties

July 27th, 2018 by Staff

High Hampton Resort knows how to celebrate life in style! For nearly a century, High Hampton has served as the ideal mountain getaway for generations of families who return year after year. From the cool mountain breezes, stunning scenery and family friendly offerings, High Hampton continues to offer a one-of-a-kind community experience for guests of all ages and interests. One of the great ways to reconnect with your loved ones or make new friends is through the resort’s signature House Parties. House Parties at High Hampton have become a popular tradition filled with tasty picnics, live music and unique activities. With five signature parties a year, High Hampton is always ready to celebrate!

 

 

Check Out High Hampton’s Upcoming House Parties:

Labor Day Weekend House Party: August 31- September 3, 2018

Cherish the end of summer at High Hampton Resort! Swing into the new season with a scenic round of golf, soak up the sun with 15 miles of hiking trails or enjoy some friendly competition over a game of croquet. On Sunday evening, gather the family and enjoy a festive cookout on the lawn with plenty of mountain activities guaranteed to entertain the entire family. There is no better way to commemorate a summer well spent.

 

Thanksgiving House Party: November 21-25, 2018

Ditch the dishes and head to the mountains this Thanksgiving for High Hampton’s Thanksgiving House Party. The four-day holiday celebration consists of a delicious Thanksgiving buffet and a variety of activities for everyone to enjoy. Entertainment includes a magic show, performances from the World Champion Southern Appalachian Cloggers, holiday craft workshops, tennis clinics, guided hikes and much more! There’s plenty to be thankful for when your creating lifelong memories with your family.

 

 

Unable to make it to one of High Hampton’s signature house parties this season? Look forward to some of High Hampton’s celebrations during the resort’s 97th season:

Memorial Day Weekend House Party

Kick off your summer season with an exciting weekend full of festivities. Arrive Sunday evening to a delicious barbeque on the High Hampton lawn. The fun continues with a band and mountain cloggers performing right on the Cashiers green. Spend the morning playing a round of golf or a game of tennis on the resort’s beautiful courses. Soak up the sun or cool off with a dip in High Hampton’s 35-acre private Hampton Lake. There’s endless ways to enjoy the season at High Hampton.

 

Summer Solstice House Party

Bring on Summer Solstice by spending it with friends and family. The Summer Solstice House Party celebrates the longest day and shortest night of the year. You won’t wantthe day to end at High Hampton with its serene atmosphere and unforgettable offerings. Enjoy a scrumptious picnic-style dinner on the lawn filled with Southern-style ribs, pork, potato salad, mac & cheese and other Southern favorites. After the picnic, enjoy a cozy bonfire, beautiful scenery, music and plenty of merriment!

 

Fourth of July Weekend House Party and Picnic

Celebrate the nation’s independence the right way by visiting the High Hampton Resort.  Guests can enjoy an exciting weekend filed with family centric sports tournaments, a children’s carnival, live music and dinner on the lawn. Make memories and celebrate freedom with a 4th of July celebration you won’t soon forget at High Hampton!

 

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

 

New Year’s Mountain Resolutions

January 18th, 2018 by Staff

365 new days, 365 new chances! High Hampton Resort will open its doors in April for its 96th season, and we invite you to fulfill your New Year’s hopes and dreams while creating memories that will last a lifetime.

 

Learn how you can keep your resolutions this year at High Hampton Resort:

  1. Spend more time outdoors: High Hampton Resort offers many outdoor activities that will appeal to every member of your family! An afternoon swim in the 35-acre Hampton Lake or an evening hike on one of eight hiking trails is a great way to get in shape and spend time with your loved ones.

 

  1. Unplug and unwind: Beautiful scenery and amazing outdoor activities encourage families to unwind and reconnect on a more personal level. Television is not offered in the rooms, so get ready for board games, stargazing, reading and talking with the ones you love.

 

  1. Make a new friend: Make a new friend of the fury variety. Visit High Hampton Resort’s resident donkeys Fred and Ed, get close and personal with magnificent birds of prey through the Falconry Program and be sure to ask about High Hampton’s famous llama hikes! Hikes are offered Thursdays at 4 p.m. and on Saturday 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.

 

  1. Reconnect with your family over shared meals: Meals at High Hampton Resort are much more than just dining, they are a personalized experience. High Hampton’s traditional dining hall serves delicious Southern cuisine that is guaranteed to please every member of the family. The strict no phone at the table rule allows for families to enjoy their loved ones’ company and reconnect over a tasty meal.

 

  1. Let go of the past year: Take some time to write in your journal while sitting next to the Hampton Lake at sunset. Wake up at sunrise and try out meditation for the first time at the peak of Chimney Top Mountain. This year is all about you!

 

  1. Keep your loved ones close: Take advantage of all the family-oriented activities offered at the resort by hosting a family reunion at High Hampton. Plan a special dinner at the beautiful Laurel Garden, enjoy a game of croquet on the lawn, sip on afternoon tea in the lobby, and listen to live music at Rock Mountain Tavern. Make new memories and let go of past resentments.

 

Take in the crisp mountain air, reset your mind, let go of negative energy and make your 2018 the best year to date with a stay at High Hampton Resort. High Hampton Resort reopens for the 96th season in April.

 

 

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