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High Hampton Inn Vacation Rentals: Your Home Away from Home

August 8th, 2017 by Staff

Planning your fall vacation? Nothing says fall family getaway like scenic mountain views, Southern dining, outdoor activities and a crackling fire at High Hampton Inn. Embarking on your mountain adventure can come with all the comforts of home when you stay at one of High Hampton Inn’s vacation rental properties!

 

 

With an assortment of two to five-bedroom homes available, guests have flexibility to select a dream mountain vacation home perfectly suited to their party’s needs. All homes come fully furnished with features like a fireplace, cable TV, kitchen and an outdoor grill. Many homes feature cathedral style ceilings and large picture windows overlooking the stunning Western North Carolina mountain vistas. Vacation rental home guests even have access to High Hampton Inn resort activities including miles of hiking trails, lake recreation, mountain golf, tennis and spa.

 

 

Vacation rental homes are one of the many ways to experience our historic property. Check out our list of top reasons to think vacation rental home for your next trip:

  1. Ability to Cook at Home: Some of the most precious moments are shared at the dinner table. Make lasting memories with your loved ones over a home cooked meal. All rental properties boast a fully-equipped kitchen that makes saving money and eating healthy on vacation more manageable.
  2. More Space for Your Party: With so much room to lounge and explore, relaxation is a breeze!
  3. Vacations That are Truly Unique: Each of our vacation rental properties are unique. Booking your stay at one of our rental properties provides the opportunity to pick a space that is perfect for your party’s needs.
  4. Added Privacy: Looking to completely unwind and unplug? The spacious layout and location of each of our rental properties allows for greater privacy.
  5. Cost Effective: Traveling with a large family can be costly. Our vacation rental homes can be a cost effective alternative to booking multiple hotel rooms.

 

 

Need help choosing which home works best for your family? Photos of each vacation rental property are available online. For more information on vacation rentals at High Hampton Inn, please contact reservations by calling 880-334-2551 or by visiting www.highhamptoninn.com/vacationhome.aspx.

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.

Red and green chairs overlooking a lake and mountain with fall foliage

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.

Group Fun at High Hampton

September 10th, 2012 by Staff

High Hampton Inn is lucky to have Caroline Grogan as our Director of Groups Sales and Events. From business and educational retreats to family gatherings and weddings, Caroline will work with your group to plan a memorable and one-of-a-kind event. Our ability to offer exclusivity and the convenience of having everything you need in one place, from on-site activities to special dinner events and lodging, are just some of the reasons why groups choose to meet and retreat here.

 Caroline took some time out of her busy schedule to offer some insight to all of the options available for groups at High Hampton Inn.  Hopefully you’ll think of a stay here when you plan your next trip!

Caroline Grogan – Director of Groups Sales and Events at High Hampton Inn

 1.  What types groups usually book a stay at High Hampton?

We welcome groups of all kinds at High Hampton, the most common being family-oriented groups like family reunions, special celebrations, and weddings.  Business groups also like to come here because our unplugged nature allows attendees to be very productive and stay on-point.  Our team can also work with companies to organize team building and sales incentive activities.  And last but not least, we are a popular destination for recreational groups like golfers, tennis players, and knitters.

2.   Which on-property activities are the favorites for groups to participate in?

The most popular activities for groups would have to be golf and the spa.  People love getting outside, enjoying challenging play and stunning scenery, followed by a relaxing trip to the spa.   However, we have a number of truly unique activities that can be molded into team building exercises or ones that encourage family bonding like boat races, llama Olympics, sack races, fly fishing, and so much more.

3.  Can groups create fun culinary experiences?  If so, what types?

Yes!  Chef Sean is excellent at creating cooking experiences for all types of groups.  He can show you how to make dinners with items from your garden or how to make a meal that will impress your spouse when you return from your business trip. He can also host a mean Low County Boil! Chef Sean also works with our Food & Beverage Manager to pair wines with dishes for the demonstrations.

4.  What has been your favorite group event/experience that you have organized?

The most memorable event I’ve helped plan was a surprise 50th wedding anniversary dinner. The husband kept it from his wife for a whole year. I wasn’t allowed to call or e-mail him, which meant I had to rely on him to check in every once in a while.  I’ve never seen two people look at each other the way they did on the night she was surprised by him and her children.

Planning weddings is also so unbelievable.  After coordinating with families for a year or more, they have a special place in your heart and begin to see you as a friend and confidant. I am lucky to be involved with planning such precious memories.  To see a bride dancing with her father and look over at you and mouth the words “thank you”—that’s why I do it.

Need help planning an unforgettable event?  Contact Caroline Grogan at groupsales@highhamptoninn.com.