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Total Solar Eclipse Makes for a Totally Stellar Summer Event

July 7th, 2017 by Staff

Summer is always a special time at High Hampton Inn, but this season our property is part of a select portion of the country that will witness a rare celestial phenomenon – the Great American Eclipse! August 21 will be the first time in decades that a total solar eclipse will be visible in the United States, making this an essential part of any traveler’s bucket list.

 

 

This once in a lifetime spectacle is a can’t miss performance put on by our planet that will completely morph day into night as the moon blocks the sun. High Hampton Inn will experience 2 minutes and 23 seconds of total darkness, which is one of the longest totalities in the country and the longest totality in Jackson County.

 

High Hampton Inn is offering front row seats to the spectacle of the season. In honor of the eclipse, we are hosting the Total Eclipse on the Rock Mountain House Party, where guests can celebrate with great food, signature drinks, live entertainment, special eclipse viewing glasses and more. For even more ways to experience the natural wonder, check out other Jackson County eclipse weekend happenings and events.

 

 

Whether eclipse chasing, stargazing, leaf peeping or simply unwinding, High Hampton Inn is the premier mountain getaway destination. Can’t make it for the eclipse? Check out our fantastic fall packages that help put your mountain vacation within reach.

 

To book your stay today, please call 800-334-2551 or visit www.highhamptoninn.com for more information.

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.

History and Heritage at High Hampton Inn

April 6th, 2017 by Staff

From its inception, High Hampton has served as a scenic, family escape. For 94 seasons, the Resort has hosted guests from across the globe, but unknown to many is just how far back the Resort’s history extends. The property’s history can be traced back to General Wade Hampton, confederate general and Governor of South Carolina. General Hampton built the Hampton Hunting Lodge, where the Inn now sits today.

 

 

High Hampton Inn was not officially known by this name until the property came into the possession of General Hampton’s niece, Caroline Hampton. As a child, Caroline spent many a summer day fishing, hunting and horseback riding with her uncle on the grounds of the estate, so it was no surprise when she and her new husband, Dr. William Stewart Halsted, chose to honeymoon at the Hampton Hunting Lodge in the summer of 1890. It was under the care of Caroline and William that the property was deemed High Hampton in honor of High Halsted, William’s ancestral grounds in England.

 

Under the care of the Halsteds, the grounds of High Hampton flourished, planting many exotic trees and shrubs that are still found on the property today. Although a private estate under the Halsteds, many area residents recall the warm hospitality and coziness that both the couple and property provided to visitors – qualities that are still embodied today.

 

 

The property was posted for sale in 1922, capturing the eye of a business man named Mr. E.L. McKee. It is here that the High Hampton Inn we known today holds its humble beginnings.

 

As preparations for the 95th season are underway, Will McKee, owner and grandson to E.L. McKee, and the High Hampton staff continue to offer the same stunning views and southern hospitality that have made High Hampton a beloved retreat among guests throughout the years. A picture is worth one thousand words. See more High Hampton Inn history for yourself: https://www.highhamptoninn.com/nowandthen-slides.aspx.

 

For more information on how to make your mark on history, please contact reservations by calling 880-334-2551 or by visiting www.highhamptoninn.com.