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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.

Travel Trend Alert: Four Reasons to Visit High Hampton Inn in 2017

December 5th, 2016 by Staff

As 2016 comes to a close, we are incredibly grateful for an unforgettable 94th season and our wonderful guests that made it all possible. We have a lot to celebrate in 2017, and we cannot wait to welcome guests both returning and new for our 95th season.

 

Families planning their 2017 vacations should look no further than High Hampton Inn. Mountain travel is trending. With the new year only weeks away, we are excited to share just a few reasons why!

 

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1. Wellness Travel is On the Rise

The new year is expected to showcase an increase in travelers seeking holistic wellness from their vacations. We can imagine no better way to both explore and recharge than by spending quality time in the Western N.C. Mountains. Whether guests are navigating the 15+ miles of mountain hiking trails or cozying up on one of our signature red rocking chairs with a good book in hand, there is no doubt that High Hampton Inn is a place for the body, mind and soul.

 

2. Guests are Wanting to Disconnect from Work

It is no surprise that vacationers wish to focus less on their screens and more on each other. 2017 travel trend research indicates an increase in travelers specifically wishing to unplug from work while out of the office. Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains, surrounded by the most stunning of scenery and offering a vast array of exciting activities, High Hampton Inn promises guests a vacation free from the fetters of stressful work emails and filled with more once-in-a-lifetime quality time.

 

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3. A Community Feel is Important

In 2017 travelers hope to kick cheesy tourist traps to the curb and instead adventure to places that feel like a true part of the surrounding community. High Hampton Inn’s deeply rooted Cashiers heritage (dating back to the early 19th century) makes the Resort the ideal vacation spot for travelers looking to get a true picture of life in the Western North Carolina mountains.

 

4. There are Ways to Relax Beyond the Beach

Relaxation continues to be a leading motivator of travel, and mountain views are becoming more popular than ocean waves. Come see what all the fuss is about! High Hampton Inn has 15+ miles of hiking trails with various scenic viewpoints, golf, tennis and plenty of activities on their 35-acre privately owned lake.