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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.

Tips on Putting Together the Perfect Thanksgiving Dinner

November 1st, 2016 by Staff

With Thanksgiving approaching fast, we are excited to share some tips on how to make your Thanksgiving dinner successful and memorable. Below are some insider tips from our culinary and event teams on how to make this Thanksgiving one for the books!

 

 

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1. Preparing Your List

One of the best ways to tackle the big meal is by taking care when prepping your grocery list. Think through your guest list, taste preferences and portion sizes to better gauge your culinary needs. We recommend kicking it old school by jotting everything down on paper. Based on your guest list, plan on 4 oz. of each item per person. With so many courses to prep, keep it simple by offering only two to three veggie or protein options. This is one way to ease some stress without compromising taste.

 

2. Timing is Everything

While in your planning process, figure out how long each item takes to prep and cook. Create a production chart to better keep track of course prep order and cooking times. The planning process will help coordinate space and your table setup.

 

3. Not Everything Needs to be Homemade

Home-cooked meals are always a hit, but time and space constraints can make cooking an entire meal from scratch a daunting task. Dishes like cranberry sauce can easily be purchased from your local grocery store, but you do not have to settle for store bought. For that from-scratch touch, cranberry sauce can easily be spiced up with candied pecans, raisins or apples!

 

4. Deciding on Décor

When deciding on décor, start with a color scheme. Once you have a color scheme in mind, begin researching current tablescapping trends. Do not be afraid to mix themes like vintage with rustic or stainless steel with wood. For that final fall touch, use flowers in full bloom and pine cones for an especially festive look.

 

5. For a Big Impression, Try Sprucing up the Small Stuff

Sometimes smaller details like your bread rolls, hollandaise sauce or gravy can get overlooked. This time around, make small tweaks like glazing the turkey or sprucing up your sides can go a long way.

 

6. Remember to Have Fun!

While it may be stressful planning out a dinner party, always remember that the guests are coming for more than delicious food. They are also here for friends and family! Planning a party and prepping a meal can be stressful, so take a year off and instead plan a trip to High Hampton Inn! We will do all the work for you.

 

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We hope these tips help make your Thanksgiving the best one yet! Happy Holidays from High Hampton Inn!

Make This Summer a Splash at High Hampton Inn

July 15th, 2015 by Staff

This season, unplug and unwind with some fun in the sun at High Hampton Inn! We are located on 1,400 acres in the mountains, making summer temperatures about 15 to 20 degrees cooler than in lower lying regions. Need to cool off even more? There are plenty of aquatic activities here for you and your family to cool off and make a splash.

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Our private 35-acre lake is complete with a wading pool, swimming area, sandy beach, two docks, swim platforms and a children’s playground. The pristine mountain waters beckon for swimming, sailing, canoeing, rowing and pedal boating, with the historic mountain inn maintaining a small fleet of these boats for guests’ use.

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Awaiting you this summer are newly added features to our picturesque lakeside. Our playground and boathouse have been expanded to include more seating areas, new dock furniture, additional docks and a renewed children’s swimming area.

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The stunning beauty of our property is difficult to beat, but don’t let our scenic views be just that – scenic views. Bring the family and immerse in the majestic mountain scenery. Jump, dive, swim, splash, play, canoe and row your way around High Hampton Inn.

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