High Hampton Inn
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Five Ways to Enjoy Fall at High Hampton Inn

October 27th, 2014

Now is the time to witness some of the best fall foliage that the North Carolina mountains have to offer. Forgo the roads most traveled, and discover what all the fuss is really about.

During High Hampton Inn’s Last Call for Fall, experience five ways to enjoy this fall and take advantage of our incredible 40% savings!

But why go now?

Fall Views

The only thing better than witnessing these beautiful, fall colors at High Hampton Inn is witnessing the beautiful colors from the top of Rock Mountain. We have trails for people of all experience levels; the only thing we are missing is you!


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Fall Water

The beautiful reflection off Hampton Lake appears burnt-yellow, vibrant-red and fiery-orange during this season. Paddle out into the crisp, lake air in our kayaks and canoes. We promise you won’t want to miss this relaxing and aesthetic fall experience.

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 Fall Fires

When night falls it’s time to snuggle around a fire, and our iconic, four-sided fireplace is perfect at any angle!

 

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Fall Golf

Tee off at our course known for its artful design and beautiful surroundings!

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Fall Fishing

Our fish are biting! So cast your line and revel in everything the mountains have to offer.

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Last Call for Fall Package Details:

  • Deal includes $149 for a single room and $169 for a double room with a two-night minimum.
  • 40% savings on nights and weekends!
  • Breakfast and dinner are included.
  • Offer is valid from October 27 through November 8.

Call today to take advantage of this special deal and enjoy the beautiful, crisp fall weather up in Cashiers, North Carolina! For a sneak peek take a look at our webcam to catch a glimpse of our gorgeous views.

Reservations:

Phone: (800) 334-2551

E-Mail: reservations@highhamptoninn.com

High Hampton Inn Golf School: Stroke of Genius

September 23rd, 2014

While the kids are back in school, why not squeeze in a little more tee time this fall. Back by popular demand, High Hampton Inn is offering a second Fall Golf School from September 28 to October 1. Join two-time Georgia PGA Champion and 2006 Golf Professional of the Year Craig Hartle for three days of golf and specialized clinics.

Stay at the stunning High Hampton Inn & Country Club, and Craig will review your entire golf game from basic swing fundamentals to game strategy. The Golf School caters to all skill levels with a combination of group and individual sessions. Your package will include lodging, delicious dining, rounds of golf, golf carts, clinics, range balls and even spa packages for a non-golfing spouse. For pricing and the full schedule you can visit www.highhamptoninn.com/golfschools.

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The 18-hole golf course at High Hampton Inn is a “fairway to heaven.” Tucked away in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, the course is surrounded by towering pines, mountain peaks and a serene lake.

One of the most popular holes on the course is the 8th hole.  Located on a peninsula that juts into Hampton Lake, the scenic par-3, 155-yard hole has been designated “One of America’s Great Golf Holes” by Golf Digest for its breathtaking panorama views of the mountains, lake and resort.

Golfing at the High Hampton Inn is an experience you will never forget. The course was designed to challenge all types of golfers form those with low handicaps to beginners.

“The course was designed for the enjoyment of the game and not to host a championship. We wanted to allow families and beginners the opportunity to play and have fun,” said Craig Hartle. “We want you to walk away after your round of golf having an enjoyable experience and maybe the round of your life!”

Come by this fall to golf among the beautiful fall foliage and take advantage of the Fall Elevated Golf package. Visit www.highhamptoninn.com for more information and to book your stay!

A DIY Perspective on High Hampton’s Dinner in the Dahlias

August 4th, 2014

Where in the world can you enjoy a five-course meal among two acres of five ft heirloom dahlia blooms in an amazing color palette? At North Carolina’s Mountain Resort – High Hampton Inn!

Caroline Grogan, Director of Group Sales/Events at High Hampton, helps orchestrate each of these extravagant dinner affairs.

In this DIY world, her insight into planning High Hampton’s Dinner in the Dahlias can help inspire even the least creative of party planners in the making.

What makes Dinner in the Dahlias so special and why are they important to you?

The Dinner in the Dahlias events are my signature events that I look forward to each year.  The dinners have a restricted number of guests for an intimate affair, so I’m able to put all of my energy into the design—the tablescapes—and be immersed in the details.

How do you and the team prepare/research for these dinners?

Our culinary team insists on the freshest ingredients—so their research for building the menu for these grand meals happens very close to the evening to incorporate High Hampton’s Southern roots with fresh vegetables, intricate spices from our gardens, and menu items that tickle the palette.   Our Food and Beverage Manager, Brian Humphreys, works closely with the Chef to create a wine list for the evening that pairs well with the menu offered. 

Décor research is treated differently, as I plan months in advance.  With each new season of Dinner in the Dahlias, my goal is to constantly change the look and feel of the event, but to have one detail that ties each season’s dinners together.  For example, in one year I will use a specific table runner material but in different hues for each dinner.

What are your plans for the upcoming August dinners?

This year I am taking the approach with my design of “modern meets vintage.”  I’m combining very modern crisp linens with vintage china and centerpiece containers.  Each dinner will have this overall theme, but color schemes and china patterns will be different.

What is tablescaping and why is it important?

Just as a yard is landscaped—so should your dinner space.  “Tablescaping” is the design approach you use for your dining tables.  The design of the table décor sets the tone of the evening.  If you are planning a fancier evening, proper glassware and candle holders can set that mood for you—and the same being true for a more casual affair.

Where do you get your inspiration and what advice do you have for people who might be looking to recreate the elegance of these dinners at home?

Surprisingly, I get a lot of inspiration for my tablescaping in the produce department at the grocery store.  I would recommend looking in unusual and unique places for new ideas. At the grocery store, there are so many vegetables that are delicious but also can be beautiful in their texture and colors within centerpieces or as accents.  Another suggestion is to incorporate design trends. For example, the current mix-and-match trend with different patterns and antiques can be a very economical way to stage your table and make the look appear very eclectic, yet professional.

For additional details regarding Dinner in the Dahlias next scheduled dinner on August 18, 2014, visit www.highhamptoninn.com/events-detail.aspx?eid=17.