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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.

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.

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!