High Hampton Inn
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Elevate Your Fall Getaway

August 25th, 2016

Come September the temperatures start to drop and the leaves begin to change color, beckoning you to come outside and explore. Here in the Western North Carolina Mountains, the fall foliage, crisp mountain air and stunning views are a feast for the senses and the soul.


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This fall, get in touch with nature by rising to the challenge of High Hampton Inn’s many mountain hiking trails. Hikers of all skill levels have plenty of trails to choose from within our property’s 1,400-acre estate.


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As any true mountain lover knows, a bird’s eye view is the best kind of view. Hikers who make the trek to the 4,618-foot peak of Chimney Top Mountain will be rewarded by stunning, near 360-degree views that soar even higher than the birds.


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If the four-hour round-trip hike up and down Chimney Top isn’t enough, guests can stop by High Hampton Inn’s front desk for information on any of the property’s eight well-marked hiking trails. For a shorter trek, hikers can make the two-hour trip to the top of Rock Mountain for excellent westward views. For a more up-close experience with the property, guests can wander the one-and-a-half-mile Lake Trail which follows the edge of High Hampton’s privately owned, 35-acre Hampton Lake.


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Guests can venture out on their own or join one of High Hampton Inn’s guides for a group excursion. Staff members will even prepare sack lunches to take on hikes so you can dine al fresco with a spectacular view.


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At the end of the day, you can unlace your hiking boots and warm up by the grand four-sided fireplace in the inn or enjoy a glass of wine from the Rock Mountain Tavern on our outdoor patio overlooking the scenic North Carolina Mountains.


No matter what path you choose, it is easy to elevate your stay at High Hampton!


For more information on hiking at High Hampton Inn, please visit https://www.highhamptoninn.com/trails.aspx.

Fall in Love with Nature at High Hampton Inn

August 5th, 2016

With the end of summer approaching, Mother Nature will begin to paint the world with a whole new palette of colors. The bright green of the leaves will fade to the warm colors of fall, the summer heat will be replaced with a cool, autumn breeze, and new types of flowers will emerge. There is no better environment to experience these changes than at High Hampton Inn. With surrounding mountains, a private lake and a variety of foliage, the 1400 acres of private grounds make for the quintessential destination to embrace the tranquility of nature.


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See the fall foliage firsthand while hiking the mountain trails that span across the property. Also, for those who love sports but shy away from playing in the summer heat, the beginning of fall is a great time to take advantage of the tennis courts, golf courses and other activities on the property.


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As a celebration of the changing of seasons and the natural wonders it brings, High Hampton Inn is hosting its annual Dinner at the Dahlias events on August 29 and September 12. The dinner was recently featured in Garden & Gun‘s Southern Agenda! Guests will drink and dine at the long, white-clothed tables while completely surrounded by the private, 2-acre-long dahlia garden. The garden will be in full bloom at the closing of summer, with flowers up to five feet tall, making the event the perfect time to experience the beauty of this unique flower and learn about its history.


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As with past years, a multi-course meal with only the freshest ingredients will be served throughout the evening. When the dinner comes to an end, the sunset on the mountainside along with the cool evening breeze will create the perfect backdrop for this fairytale evening. Guests can fall asleep to the sounds of leaves brushing against the Inn as the sunsets on one of the last days of summer.


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With only 30 spots available on the event’s guest list, reservations are highly sought after. Come to High Hampton Inn for a magical evening of nature, fine dining and mountain air. Reservations are $75 per person, and the dinner will begin at 6:00 p.m.


Please call (800) 334-2551 for additional information about the dinners and to reserve your place at the table.

Four Reasons to Celebrate the Fourth of July at High Hampton Inn

July 1st, 2016

We have become famous for our festive house parties over the years, and our Fourth of July celebration is the biggest of them all! Here are four reasons to celebrate our nation’s birthday at one of America’s historic inns!

July 4th Picnic

1. Feast

Barbecue, watermelon, s’mores, oh my!

In classic, High Hampton Inn style, our lawn will be transformed into an outdoor picnic complete with a patriotic feast. Our chefs will prepare Southern-style ribs, watermelon, mac & cheese and more. Finish your feast by roasting marshmallows around the bonfire — the perfect recipe for a classic all-American summer barbecue!



2. Festivities 

Family-Friendly fun and entertainment!

Our guests know there is never a lack of activities available at High Hampton Inn, and our Fourth of July picnic is no exception. While the sun is out, take a splash in Hampton Lake with private docks and non-motorized boats, the lake is a summer staple for all of our guests. As the sun sets, dance to live entertainment, challenge your family and friends to lawn games and relax surrounded by the serene mountains.


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3. Freedom From Responsibilities 

Let freedom ring!

At High Hampton Inn, we recognize that life can be stressful. Our resort is tucked away 1,400 acres back in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, making it is easy to get lost in the beauty and wonder of nature. This summer, families looking for a respite from the everyday will find solace in the tranquility of the Resort. You can be free from your busy schedule and spend the weekend relaxing among friends and family.


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4. Family History

A celebration at High Hampton Inn is a celebration of American history.

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Inn’s doors have been open to guests since 1922. Over the years, High Hampton Inn has undergone updates and renovations, all while still retaining the classic Southern charm guests have come to love. Adding to the High Hampton Inn legacy, the Inn was also selected as a filming location for the upcoming Dirty Dancing remake. With its rich American history, join us at High Hampton Inn to celebrate our nation’s birthday.


Be sure to put our Independence Day Picnic on your calendar. For more information on High Hampton Inn’s summer events, please visit https://www.highhamptoninn.com/events.aspx.