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Autumn Is In the Air

October 4th, 2016 by Staff

Looking for one last getaway before the holiday season? Come visit High Hampton Inn for a fun trip full of beautiful fall leaves, exciting hiking on our 15 miles of mountain trails and golfing on a course nestled within the breathtaking Western North Carolina mountains.

 

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Leaf peeping is one of the most popular activities during the fall season and High Hampton Inn caters to both the novice and annual leaf peeper. The expansive resort estate beckons beginners to come take a look at our beautifully colored landscape, with cameras at the ready! Spanning 1,400 acres and situated at 3,600 feet, it is easy to up your fall getaway standards by making High Hampton Inn your home away from home this season.

 

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Our foliage is about to start feeling fall and we would love to help you peep at the leaves! Local leaf peeping is estimated to peak from October 8 through October 16. Visitors can even say cheers to the changing season by celebrating Oktoberfest with us on October 15.

 

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Hiking the property’s many mountain trails isn’t the only way to capture that coveted fall Instagram photo. Lounge by High Hampton Inn’s privately owned, 35-acre lake which is the perfect spot for curling up with a good book or a glass of wine. Rock Mountain Tavern offers beautiful views of Hampton Lake and is a scenic spot to sit around a fire pit with family and friends. Many of High Hampton Inn’s accommodations are TV and phone free, making a weekend watching the leaves change in the Western North Carolina mountains the recipe for much needed unplugging and unwinding.

 

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Fall fun awaits only an hour and a half outside of Asheville and Greenville and only three hours from Atlanta! Maximum mountain relaxation is mere miles away, and during the week High Hampton Inn offers several special packages and deals to help guests simultaneously say hello to the fall season and big savings.

 

For more information on fall at High Hampton Inn, please visit https://www.highhamptoninn.com/trails.aspx.

High Hampton Inn Weddings

January 16th, 2013 by Brianna Wagenbrenner

Wedding in the mountains overlooking a lake

The lawn at High Hampton is a popular wedding location

Destination weddings in the mountains are increasingly popular as brides and grooms create two- and three-day events in spectacular settings to enable everyone to spend more time together. This year, it’s all about celebrating a sense of place by incorporating the culture, recreation, design elements and culinary heritage of a destination in all aspects of the wedding.

When you’ve got two or more days at High Hampton, the possibilities are endless. In a setting straight out of the movie, Dirty Dancing, cedar shake-clad cottages and a historic inn are nestled on 1,400 acres in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Cashiers, NC.

“As a full service resort, we have so many options available. A favorite activity is scheduling golf outings for the groomsmen while the bride and her party enjoy the spa,” says Caroline Grogan, High Hampton Inn’s Director of Group Sales and Events. “If you want to break from tradition, boat races across Hampton Lake, a beach volleyball tournament, or a group hike to the summit of Rock or Chimney Top Mountain complete with a champagne toast at the top are great bonding experiences.”

Signature cocktails are sweeping the bar as a popular way couples personalize their wedding. Go for a chic-rustic vibe by serving High Hampton’s Apple Pie Moonshine in a mason jar. Other fun cocktail hour add-ons include a cigar bar, corn-hole matches, driving competitions, and a friendly game of bocce. These are just a few of High Hampton’s specialty wedding options that couples can add to their special day!

As far as a mountain destination wedding and ceremony itself, “Weddings at the Rock” are a High Hampton tradition. There is nothing that compares to saying “I do” with the dramatic rock face of Rock Mountain and crystalline Hampton Lake as a backdrop to the lush green lawn. Grand tents are another way to incorporate the great outdoors into the event with strings of twinkling lights or Chinese lanterns softly illuminating outdoor celebrations.

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A wedding Celebration at High Hampton Inn

For the great indoors, our Pavilion can be dressed up or down. It can also expand to host large wedding groups, but can also be made to feel intimate for more personal and smaller receptions. The Pavilion offers a covered slate patio that can be transformed to anything from a dance floor and stage for the band to comfy seating beside cozy fire pits. The Pavilion is also located on the driving range, making green-space work for tenting to add square-footage for the party to spill out into the mountain air.

In NC’s Blue Ridge Mountains, there is no more spectacular a wedding location than High Hampton Inn. 2013 dates are filling quickly, but we still have availability. To plan your dream destination mountain wedding, please email Caroline Grogan or call 828-743-1893.

90 Years of Making Memories – A High Hampton Inn Coffee Table Book

November 14th, 2012 by Staff

In honor of High Hampton Inn’s 90th anniversary, Becky McKee has compiled a coffee table book that takes a look back at all of the memories shared during the past 90 seasons. You can purchase the book for $29.95, plus tax and shipping. For more information about ordering it, please visit our online shop.

Becky took a few moments to answer a few questions about why she created the book and what her favorite High Hampton Inn memories are.

1. What inspired you to create a coffee table book about High Hampton?

With the amazing number of photographs that we found when going through boxes that were stored from years ago, photographs that guests sent us, recent ones from our collection, and photos taken by professionals, I wanted to make sure people would be able to see these and enjoy them. It seemed like a great way to show everyone how High Hampton has changed in some ways over the years, yet many things have remained the same, such as the beauty that surrounds us here as well as the traditions and all of the activities that have been enjoyed and continue to be enjoyed by several generations of guests. Also, many people asked if we had a history of the Inn. The two cookbooks, High Hampton Hospitality and More High Hampton Hospitality, include some history but many people wanted to have a book completely devoted to it rather than a cookbook.  Also, High Hampton tends to draw people who value the Inn’s interesting past, so I thought the 90th anniversary provided me with the perfect occasion to create a book that focused on the past 90 years. My only regret is that I could not include all the photos and memories that people shared with me.

2. What types of memories were rekindled when you were putting the book together?

What really struck me when looking at the photos was the continuity that exists at High Hampton. I found photos of many people who came here as youngsters and who continue to come here (as High Hampton homeowners or Inn guests) and enjoy many of the same activities with their children and grandchildren as they enjoyed years ago. Some of these activities include hayrides, Bingo and horseracing, the donkey cart rides, playing field games and hide and seek on the spacious lawn and in the giant boxwoods, swimming and boating, The Teddy Bear Picnic, tea time, golf, tennis, and hiking. It is refreshing to know that many people still value this type of vacation that focuses on time spent with family and the enjoyment of activities that don’t require electricity and value the great outdoors.

3. What is your favorite photograph included in the book?

My favorite photograph in the book is the one of James Ray Connor, the donkey handler with donkeys, Ed and Fred. Stephen McBride, the photographer, captured the love that James Ray has for “his boys,” as well as the love they have for him in return.

Our new coffee table book: