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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.

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.

Mountain Vistas & Memorable Vows

January 23rd, 2017 by Staff

Weddings are no longer one evening or even one day events. Weddings are a weekend of memories for the bride, groom and their family and friends. While there is something to say about the nostalgia behind getting married in your own backyard or hometown, more and more brides are looking for a unique destination offering activities for all their guests.

According to The Knot, destination weddings offer a cost-effective and stress-free alternative to a traditional wedding as well as the chance to reunite with friends and family for a weekend of fun. Does this sound like something you have been daydreaming about? If so, it is time to choose a location.

If your fairy tale visions feature beautiful woodlands and breathtaking views, High Hampton Inn is the dream destination for you. Still need more convincing? Here are a few of our favorite activities available for our High Hampton Inn wedding parties.

 

Pre-Wedding Adventure:  Regardless of whether or not you have already celebrated your bachelorette or bachelor party, the days leading up to your big day are special moments to spend with friends and family. What better way to cherish them than a mountain adventure hike for 360 degree mountain views at the peak of Chimney Top Mountain, or with a lake excursion casting a line or grabbing a paddle on one of our on-property lakes. The photos alone will leave all but your wedding party with a serious case of FOMO.

 

Pamper, Unwind and Relax: It’s a given that you have worked hard to plan your wedding and deserve some much needed R&R to unwind before the big day. In fact, wedding experts suggest that wedding parties take time to relax before heading down the aisle (or in this case mountain vista). Relieve your planning stress and let your worries slip away by checking in to our spa for massages, yoga, mani/pedis, hair styling and more.

 

Personalized Day-Of: The key to a unique wedding is an authentic destination with plenty of ceremony and reception locations. We are excited to work with you to turn your very own wedding fantasy into a wedding day reality.

 

Send-Off in Style: Brides and grooms aren’t just sneaking out the back door anymore. The send-off day is everyone’s opportunity to gossip about the best dance moves from the night before and how incredible the bride and groom looked during the vows. Plan a morning brunch with your guests for the occasion in our dining area or have the team at High Hampton Inn help you to set-up a brunch event.

 

Looking for a mountain wedding with activities for the whole wedding party? Call one of our group sales team to discuss your “I Do” options at 828-743-1893 or reach out to us online: highhamptoninn.com/weddings-contact.aspx.