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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.

Dirty Dancing Debut at High Hampton Inn

May 8th, 2017 by Staff

May is here and that means Dirty Dancing is near! Tucked away in the Blue Ridge Mountains, High Hampton Inn has been a multi-generational mountain getaway for decades and recently served as a filming location for the Dirty Dancing remake. With its scenic views and southern charm, it was no surprise that producers chose the resort for the 30th anniversary remake of the 80s classic.

 

 

As fans of the film know, the story follows the journey of Baby, a budding young woman on vacation with her wealthy parents when she unexpectedly falls for Johnny, the resort’s rugged and charismatic dance instructor. As with all classic romance films, the couple must overcome obstacles, but we won’t give up too many of the details! The upcoming ABC TV remake will air on May 24th and High Hampton Inn is celebrating with a special viewing party.

 

Access to the exclusive event is $44 a person and includes a special dinner menu, games and dance lessons to help guests move and sway like Swayze. The festivities will also include a cash bar serving up hand-crafted cocktails inspired by the film. The event will make you feel as if you are the star, with the staff wearing custom Kellerman’s t-shirts. Guests are encouraged to dress in their best 50s and 60s attire. Dinner will be served starting at 6:30 p.m. and the movie screening will begin at 8:00 p.m.

 

 

For those traveling for the special event, High Hampton Inn is offering a special May Weekday Getaway package starting at $125 per person, based on double occupancy. Due to limited availability, this offer may be unavailable on select dates. Please contact reservations at High Hampton Inn for more details and to secure your reservation: 800-334-2551.

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.