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Elevate Your Fall Getaway

August 25th, 2016 by Staff

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.

High Hampton Inn Officially Opens for 92nd Season

April 25th, 2014 by Staff

The start of our 92nd season is officially here, and we are eager to welcome you back to our family-friendly mountain retreat! Tradition and Southern hospitality continue to play a huge role in the culture at High Hampton Inn , and this year we have some exciting new changes waiting for you to indulge in when you return.

When you walk into the lobby this season, you will see a new friendly face waiting to help you plan your perfect North Carolina mountain getaway. A full-time “adventure specialist’’ has been added to our family to help you take full advantage of the incredible activities available in the area surrounding the inn.  Adventures in water sports, horseback riding, rock climbing, canopy tours, and more can now be booked from the comfort of the lobby with help from our concierge service.

Our younger guests can spend time playing on the new ark-style playground located next to Noah’s Ark. It features a miniature climbing wall, smaller slide, and plenty of places for climbing and hiding out.  The older kids will love the Teen Room makeover, which makes it more comfortable and inviting. The air-hockey, foosball, and ping pong tables are prepped and ready for siblings to settle their rivalries once and for all.

Afternoon tea is a long-time Southern tradition, and High Hampton Inn has added more options to appeal to every palate. Now you can quench your thirst every afternoon with a flavored lemonade or on Fridays you can indulge in a delicious root beer float. If you are looking to satisfy that little pang of mid-afternoon hunger, you can treat yourself to a variety of scones, mini-muffins, lemon squares and more during afternoon tea.

Our gentle giants are back this year to caddy your clubs or lead you on a llama hike. The bocce ball and shuffleboard courts have been resurfaced and are ready for a little friendly competition. Nature lovers can enjoy the magnificent and award-winning specimen trees on our Champion Tree Trail. The trees can be found alongside the inn and lake, and we have added markers to help you appreciate their significance and beauty.

You will also notice subtle improvements in the comfort of our dining room and the classy touch the new copper chafer serving dishes bring to the atmosphere. In addition, minor changes have been made to our stunning golf course. For those wanting to pamper themselves, new treatments have been added to the spa menu.
Are you ready for a cool mountain getaway in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains where you can disconnect from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and reconnect with your family? Make sure to check out our spring packages and reserve your room today!

Pristine Fall Foliage for Leaf Peepers

September 19th, 2013 by Brianna Wagenbrenner
Cooper Beech Tree starting to show fall colors

One of High Hampton’s award-winning trees – the Copper Beech – turning a lovely shade of red for the fall

This fall, why gaze at any old tree when you can lay your eyes on some true champions?  It’s true, trees can and do win awards, and High Hampton is home to some of the most vibrant and colorful award-winners that are sure to produce some regal fall foliage this October. These trees have been recognized by the North Carolina Forestry Service and the North Carolina Champion Big Tree Program sponsored by the NC Department of Agriculture. Follow in the footsteps of American Forest’s Big Tree Hunters Byron Carmean and Gary Williamson to see some award-winning fall color on High Hampton Inn’s “Tree Trail of Champions.” Visit High Hampton to see the North Carolina State Champion Black Locust and Bottlebrush Buckeye turn rich gold and yellow, along with the State Co-Champions Cinnamon Clethra and Witch Hazel. The State Champion Alternate-leaf Dogwood and State Co-Champion Sourwood shine brilliantly in lush oranges and reds, and the State Co-champion Mountain Winterberry makes dramatic statement in fall and winter with its plethora of bright red berries. Other trees to see include the Ginkgo, Bald Cyprus, a fiery Copper Beech, Maples, and Oaks.

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Pull up a chair and enjoy the stunning view of Lake Hampton, Rock Mountain, and the pretty fall foliage

And don’t forget about the crowd-pleasing “Bear Shadow” phenomenon! During the last two weeks of October as the sun sets behind Whiteside Mountain, a perfect image of a black bear can be seen dancing across the tops of the colorful trees. It’s the perfect way to end a truly amazing experience. Be sure to take advantage of the resort’s mid-week fall foliage packages to enhance your leaf-peeping excursion!

If you’d like to get an early look at the foliage fun, check out the High Hampton webcam! To book your NC fall getaway, call 828-743-2411 or visit the Website.