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Summer Fun in the Sun at High Hampton Inn

June 19th, 2017 by Staff

The kids are out of school, summer is right around the corner and things are heating up at High Hampton Inn! A summer stay on our stunning mountain property is just the ticket to an unforgettable family vacation. Our impressive array of amenities, expansive grounds and one-of-a-kind activities make our mountain resort a top spot for a little fun in the sun.

 

Our guests can enjoy clay tennis courts and mountainside golf, or lace up their hiking boots and head out on some of our property’s more than 15 miles of hiking trails. No matter the activity, guests are sure to score scenic views and make plenty of family mountain memories.

 

 

In addition to temperatures averaging 10 to 15 degrees cooler than in lower lying regions, guests can beat the heat with some time at our privately owned, 35-acre Hampton Lake. Kayaking, canoeing, paddle boarding and swimming are just a few of the ways to make a splash this summer.

 

High Hampton Inn also offers guests unique experiences such as special llama hikes and the popular falconry program. The llamas venture out on their weekly walks every Thursday and Saturday lead by High Hampton Inn’s llama wrangler Mark English. Following an afternoon llama adventure, be sure to say hello to Fred and Ed, the two resident donkeys of High Hampton Inn.

 

 

With all the fun in the sun you’ll be having, be sure to schedule some time to experience all of High Hampton Inn’s impressive amenities. Visit the spa, enjoy signature Southern dining, plan a picnic, play some lawn games and more! Guests can also head over to the Rock Mountain Tavern for drinks and live music. Summer is truly an exciting season at High Hampton Inn and we look forward to hosting you and your family soon.

 

Fun for the whole family is our specialty, no matter the season. Visit https://www.highhamptoninn.com/ for more information on ways to stay and save with a family mountain getaway to High Hampton Inn or call 800-334-2551.

High Hampton Inn’s Summer Bucket List for Kids

June 27th, 2013 by Brianna Wagenbrenner

From Memorial Day to Labor Day, children and teens can participate in a variety of activities at High Hampton Inn, the NC family-friendly mountain resort. High Hampton’s Children’s Programs offer programs and entertainment for kids of all ages, infant through teenager, including The Kids’ Club, Youth at High Hampton, and The Teen Room. Each club gives children and teens the opportunity to participate in fun and unique activities to make for the ultimate fun-filled summer vacation!

Blast into summer vacation with High Hampton’s Summer Bucket List for Kids for the break of a lifetime! How many things can you check off during your visit this summer?

Fun for All Ages:

Outdoor climbing tower

Heading to the top of the Beanstalk at High Hampton

 Go Swimming in High Hampton’s private mountain lake
 Go on a nature walk
 Eat S’mores by the fire pit
 Play a game of croquet
 Learn how to play Bocce Ball with friends
 Play a game or two of corn toss
 Start up a game of volleyball
 Play a game of tetherball
 Join Dad for a round of putting on the green
 Hit the birdie in a game of Badminton
 Enjoy a hike with the High Hampton llamas around Lake Trail or to the Cherokee Campground
 Race pedal boats with the family on Hampton Lake
 Slide down the natural water slide Sliding Rock into a refreshing mountain pool
 Climb to the top of the Rock Climbing Wall

The Little Ones:
 Go on a donkey cart ride with Fred & Ed
 Have a pillow fight at High Hampton’s Pajama Party
 Wear sombreros and play maracas at a Mexican Fiesta
 Lead High Hampton’s llamas through an obstacle course and have a llama race during the Llama Olympics
 Learn how to fish and try to catch a Rainbow Trout
 Take a tennis lesson

High Hampton Llamas are available for hikes or other fun Thursday through Saturday!

High Hampton Llamas are available for hikes or other fun Thursday through Saturday!

The In-betweeners:
 Go Geocaching with friends (without getting too lost!)
 Learn how to kayak
 Start up a game of Frisbee with friends
 Play volleyball
 Learn how to play Tennis like a pro!

The Big Kids:
 Go to a bonfire with your friends from High Hampton
 Win a game of Foosball in The Teen Room
 Play Ping Pong with friends from High Hampton
 Start up a game of Ultimate Frisbee
 Win a game of air hockey
 Play a game of doubles at the Tennis courts with friends
 Pig out at High Hampton’s Pizza Party!
 Go on a hike with High Hampton’s llamas up Rock Mountain
 Win gold at the High Hampton Olympics

To start crossing things off your summer bucket list, make a reservation at High Hampton Inn today! Call 828-743-2411 or visit the Website.

Celebrating 26 Years of Bear-y Fun Picnics – A Q&A with Hampton Bear

July 3rd, 2012 by Staff

Each summer, High Hampton invites children and parents to celebrate our famous mascot, Hampton Bear, with a special birthday celebration known as the Teddy Bear Picnic. This year’s Teddy Bear Picnic will take place on July 9th and will feature an all-day party for children, parents and teddy bears alike in honor of Hampton Bear’s 26th birthday.

To provide some insight into this festive day, Hampton Bear took some time to answer some questions about the party.

1. How is the Teddy Bear Picnic different from other celebrations?

High Hampton may be the only resort in the world that offers Teddy Bears a memorable vacation, along with their owners. Not only do I get to celebrate the day with all the children, but I get to celebrate with their favorite teddy bears too. The Teddy Bear Picnic is a wonderful opportunity for parents and children to spend the day together, especially during the Treasure Bear Hunt.

2. What is your favorite food offered at the picnic dinner?

After being in hibernation all winter long, I look forward to Hampton Bear’s Fabulous Fried Chicken.  Chef Sean knows it is my favorite and always cooks it to perfection! Like most of the children, I love the Chocolate Bear Cake and Bear Cupcakes too.

 

3. What is one of the most creative Teddy Bears you have seen at the Teddy Bear Picnic?

There have been so many great bears at my party over the years, but I have to say, the most creative bear has been Elvis Bearsley. The hair and the outfit made me laugh – I was all shook up! I can’t wait to meet the bears this year.

 

4. What advice can you share with children who will be attending the Teddy Bear Picnic for the first time this year?

I would tell them to be creative in designing their Teddy Bears. There are many different categories where prizes can be won, such as the Best Dressed Bear, the Beary Oldest Bear, the Most Appealing Wee Bear, the Most Interesting Big Bear, the Most Awesome Bear, the Most Overall Huggable Bear, and the Hampton Bear Award.

I want the kids and their parents to be ready for a day of fun and games, and get a good night’s sleep the night before the picnic.

 

We look forward to seeing all the creative bears dressed up this summer!