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2017 Season Preview: Stars, Celebrations and Seasonal Specials

February 2nd, 2017 by Staff

Looking to have “the time of your life” on your next vacation? Look no further than High Hampton Inn, where fun and excitement readily await you and your family. With a star-studded 95th season in store, promising exciting events and an astounding array of mountainside activities, we welcome guests new and old to plan their 2017 mountain getaways with us!


Hollywood Comes to High Hampton

Perfectly positioned in the breathtaking Blue Ridge Mountains, it is no wonder that Hollywood took notice of the stunning views and chose High Hampton to play the role of Kellerman’s Resort in ABC’s upcoming TV remake of Dirty Dancing. With an all-star cast featuring Debra Messing, Abigail Breslin, Sarah Hyland and Colt Prattes, this remake celebrating the 30th anniversary of the 1980’s classic is sure to dance its way into viewers’ hearts. The highly-anticipated remake is scheduled to premiere on May 24, 2017. For even more reasons dance and swing your way into a stay at High Hampton Inn, book your vacation for the premiere and attend one of the resort’s signature house parties, complete with film viewing, in honor of the movie’s TV debut!



Solar Eclipse Spotting

For the first time in decades, a total solar eclipse will be visible in the United States on August 21, 2017. To celebrate this rare celestial phenomenon, High Hampton is offering a special package for guests looking to book a stellar vacation. The package includes accommodations, our full American Meal Plan, complimentary boat and tennis rentals, as well as a special Total Eclipse on the Rock House Party to celebrate this once in a lifetime event. The house party includes special drinks and a build your own “Moon Pie” station as well as live entertainment by the Chuck Courtenay Band and High Hampton’s beloved Llama Olympics!


Exciting Events

Beginning with the celebration of Dirty Dancing, the High Hampton Inn spring and summer event calendar is full of our signature house parties for guests to enjoy! These parties include a Memorial Day Barbecue, an Independence Day Picnic, and to finish off the summer, a Labor Day Barbecue!



Celebrating our 95th Season

High Hampton has been a beacon of Southern hospitality since the nineteenth century and we look forward to continuing this tradition during our 95th season. The High Hampton story began with the Hampton family’s yearly summer travels, by train from Columbia to Greenville and then by horse and buggy up the rough mountain roads to Cashiers. Many things have changed since 1818 but the charm of High Hampton Inn has remained throughout the years.


For more information on what’s new in 2017 or to book your vacation, please call 800-334-2551.

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

July 1st, 2016 by Staff

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.

Celebrate Summer at High Hampton Inn

June 15th, 2016 by Staff

Have you ever had such a great day you never wanted it to end? Here at High Hampton Inn, guests often say their days here never seem long enough. On June 20th, guests don’t have to worry about the day ending too soon. To celebrate the Summer Solstice, the official start of summer and longest day of the year, High Hampton Inn is throwing one of our famous house parties!


House party Picnic


Civilizations have been honoring the beginning of the summer for centuries, and what better way is there to commemorate the occasion than with an outdoor party in our beautiful mountain setting? High Hampton originally celebrated the Summer Solstice House Party more than 50 years ago. This year marks the fourth anniversary of this tradition in its recent incarnation, with even more food, fun and festivities! A full picnic-style dinner will be served on the lawn featuring chef’s Southern-style ribs, pork, potato salad, mac & cheese and more for all the necessities for a proper summer feast.


Setting the stage for the summer soiree, our favorite band, Chuck Courtney, will play beach music favorites alongside a dance floor to give party-goers the chance to sway or shag along to their favorite summertime tunes. What summer beach party would be complete without a bonfire? Gather round the fire as the sun sets behind Rock Mountain, and who knows, we might have a marshmallow or two available for roasting! Keeping with a southern tradition, guests are encouraged to wear their summer whites to honor this special occasion!


Summer at High Hampton is full of traditions that will have everyone working up an appetite before the party starts. With a 1,400-acre backyard, hike to the top of Chimney Top or Rock Mountain, or for a more leisurely pace, explore the trail that winds around Hampton Lake.


Speaking of Hampton Lake, this 35-acre lake is the perfect place to cool off with paddle boats, kayaks and canoes, or sit back and cast a line for brim and trout. We have a lot more deck space constructed for the filming of the highly anticipated Dirty Dancing remake so there is plenty of room to relax.


Our special children’s programs keep kids entertained all day with donkey-cart rides, arts and crafts, nature walks, picnics, sporting and recreational programs. Best of all, our mountain elevation keeps temperatures generally 17 degrees cooler than the lower lying cities, making for the perfect summer destination!


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Stop by in June for this can’t miss summer event!