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High Hampton Inn: A Family Place

October 6th, 2017 by Staff

With fall in full swing, High Hampton Inn & Country Club is here to make your family getaway a little sweeter! The resort has prided itself on its multi-generational family appeal and sense of Southern hospitality for nearly a century. Guests from all walks of life can find a cozy and relaxing home away from home at High Hampton Inn. From the gorgeous scenery, cool mountain breezes, rustic accommodations and soothing atmosphere, High Hampton Inn continues to offer a one of a kind community experience. High Hampton Inn is the perfect family retreat offering parent-approved activities such as 15+ miles of hiking trails, lawn games, Llama Olympics and arts and crafts

We sat down with one former guest who knows and loves the lands so much that she eventually found her way back to her High Hampton home. Pro Shop team member Nicole Russell tells how High Hampton Inn plays a huge part in her life.

 

 

How long have you been a part of the High Hampton community?

Nicole is a native to Cashiers, NC and the High Hampton Inn. She says; “My family moved here in the early 1970’s. My childhood was spent at High Hampton, exploring the waterfalls, hiking the mountains, playing golf and riding horses. Some of my favorite memories of High Hampton were of the evening entertainment.”

What is your current connection to High Hampton Inn?

Nicole says that after moving away for 16 years, she decided to come back in September of 2016, with her family in tow. “My husband was willing to leave his law enforcement job of 18 years to move to the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department. I am so grateful to my husband, with his job as a Deputy, it opened a door for us to move home.” Soon after the move she was offered a position in the ProShop, which she happily took. Nicole  is elated to finally be home at High Hampton Inn, stating; “The feeling of coming home and working at the one place I have loved my entire life has been surreal!”

What was it like to grow up as part of the High Hampton Inn Community?

“My grandparents’ home was across from the 16th hole.  I have countless stories that I share with my children all about the happy times spent there. So many happy occasions took place in our home near hole 16! Playing golf was part of our daily routine,” Nicole reminisces. “In the winter, we would go sledding until our toes were numb. My grandfather always had hot chocolate and a warm fire waiting.”

 

 

What, in your opinion, makes High Hampton Inn so special, especially for families?

“High Hampton is a magical place; a place families come to visit time after time. Some are new to the area, while others have been visiting for 40 years! Yes, it is that special. As for the guests and home owners, they are the heartbeat of High Hampton.”

 

 

Family connections and memories are made every day at High Hampton Inn. From the luscious golf course to the friendly community residents, High Hampton offers something for everyone in the family. Come experience the scenic mountain vistas, unique animal encounters and activities suited for every member of the family! Book your stay in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains today and start making a lifetime of memories at High Hampton Inn & Country Club. For more information call (800) 334-2551 or visit us online.

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.

Staying Fit during a Trip to High Hampton Inn

May 22nd, 2012 by Staff

In the weeks leading up to a vacation, people typically make an effort to eat well and exercise regularly to be in the best shape possible. Whether you’re vacationing at the beach, lake or mountains, trips away from home usually involve indulging in different foods and drinks and often times little exercise.  A visit to High Hampton Inn includes not only great dining but also unique ways to stay active on your vacation. Below are four fun ways to keep in shape while making the most of your stay at High Hampton.

Hiking and Fitness Trails – Since High Hampton is located in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains, you are guaranteed access to a number of hiking trails. There are 15-miles of well-marked hiking trails on property for you to explore alone or with a guide. To reach the summit of Rock Mountain at 4,370 feet, you will need about an hour-and-a-half.  A four-hour round-trip excursion leads to the peak of Chimney Top Mountain, located at 4,618 feet, and back down.  The Lake Trail is ideal for visitors looking for a mild hike.  The 1.5-mile trail meanders around Hampton Lake, giving you many opportunities to enjoy the area’s flora and fauna.  The Fitness Trail includes 10 exercise stations that will tone your muscles.  The trail begins at the upper end of Hampton Lake and finishes at the base of Rock Mountain. All of these hikes allow for spectacular views and great cardiovascular exercise.

Hampton Lake – Hampton Lake offers numerous ways for you to stay active all day long. The 35-acre lake features a wading pool, swimming area, beach, two docks and swim platforms, and a playground. Spending an afternoon kayaking, canoeing or paddle boating is a great way to get active and enjoy a peaceful summer day on the water.  Those looking for something more vigorous will enjoy swimming laps in the refreshing mountain water.

Children swimming and playing in a mountain lake

Enjoying summertime fun on Lake Hampton

Beanstalk – If you are seeking the thrill of rock climbing, the Beanstalk is for you.  The eight-sided, 28-foot climbing tower located outside of the Hampton Health Club and Spa the perfect way for adults and kids to work on total body fitness.  Arm and leg muscles are sure to be toned as you make your way to the top of the rock.

Outdoor climbing tower

Heading to the top of the Beanstalk at High Hampton

Outdoor Sports – You can also enjoy spending time outdoors playing golf, tennis, and bocce ball. A round of golf on the George W. Cobb 18-hole golf course or playing tennis on one of the clay courts are both great ways to burn some calories. To hone your skills, you can participate in our golf and tennis clinics that are available throughout the year. Our two new bocce ball courts are also great ways to get active and indulge in a little friendly competition.

Girl playing tennis

Staying in shape with a game of tennis at High Hampton

When you visit High Hampton this summer, you don’t have to stop your fitness routine.  By participating in our fun and unique activities, you are sure to stay fit on your trip this summer.