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Fall Foliage Fun in North Carolina

October 18th, 2012 by Staff

Now that the middle of October is here, we have finally reached the start of peak foliage time in Cashiers!  Everywhere you turn, the trees are awash in bright reds, oranges, yellows and purples. Fall is really one of the prettiest times of year in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Now is the perfect time to book an autumn getaway to experience fall’s favorite hues. Our special packages help put a mountain vacation easily within reach!

Kayaker paddling across a refection of fall foliage

Take in the stunning fall colors while paddling across Hampton Lake

In addition to the rainbow of colors awaiting you, we also offer access to some very unique experiences that will make your fall trip even more memorable.

Our Heirloom Tree Garden features a variety of large trees like the Ginkgo tree, Bottlebrush Buckeye, Bald Cyprus, a fiery Copper Beech, and America’s largest Frasier Fir. These trees were planted more than 100 years ago and offer amazing fall color every year.  They are the perfect complements to the main Lodge, which was built in 1932 as a North Carolina vacation destination and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

If you love waterfalls, southwestern North Carolina is the place to visit. This area is home to dozens of stunning falls that are even more amazing when surrounded by fall foliage. Many of the falls can be easily reached by following scenic U.S. Highway 64 east or west from High Hampton Inn.

For one-of-a-kind views of the fall foliage, you can hike the many trailsthat wind throughout the property. Climb to the summits of either Rock Mountain at 4,370 feet or Chimney Top Mountain at 4,618 feet for a bird’s eye view of the the miles of autumn colors in the valley between Cashiers, Highlands and Whiteside Mountain.

View of fall foliage from the top of a mountain

The stunning foliage from the summit of Chimney Top Mountain

Last but not least, mid-to-late October is the ideal time to view the Cashiers Valley’s unique natural phenomenon – the Bear Shadow. During this time of year, a perfect image of a Black Bear dancing across the tops of the colorful trees is created when the sun sets behind Whiteside Mountain. The best places to view the ethereal bear are along U.S. Highway 64 in Cashiers, about one hour before dark.

To get a sneak preview of the colors, check out our Webcam!

High Hampton Vacation Rental Homes

February 14th, 2011 by Staff

noble-vacation-rental-homeMany of our guests are familiar with our cottages and inn rooms, but did you know High Hampton Inn also offers 35 spacious vacation homes for rent? Ranging in size from two bedrooms to six bedrooms, they can accommodate couples for a romantic weekend, a group of friends looking to relax, or a family for a fun reunion weekend.

Guests staying in the vacation homes have access to all of High Hampton Inn’s amenities. Miles of hiking trails, mountain golf and tennis, exciting workshops and House Parties, summer children programs, and a European spa with a variety of relaxing treatment options offer something for everyone to enjoy. The 35-acre Hampton Lake is great for spending a summer day boating, fishing or swimming.

Rental homes are situated in a variety of locations and offer a number of spectacular sights. From lush green forests and lake views to golf course and mountain views, each home offers a unique glimpse into the landscape that makes up beautiful Cashiers, North Carolina. All homes are fully furnished and include a living room with cable or satellite TV and a fireplace, fully-equipped kitchens, patios or decks, and outdoor grills. Large picture windows let in let in natural light and cathedral ceilings open up the space. Some home are even pet-friendly so your four-legged companions can accompany you on your mountain adventure.

If you want to experience high country cuisine at its finest, take your meals in the High Hampton Dining Room. Meals are served buffet-style three times a day and feature fresh local produce, mouth-watering Southern staples like friend chicken and mountain trout, homemade sides, and an eye-popping dessert display with cakes, pies, puddings, mousses and fresh-baked cookies. If you do plan on having dinner at High Hampton, men are asked to wear coats and ties and ladies are asked to dress accordingly. This is a favored High Hampton tradition that has been going strong for 89 years! Stay tuned for news about the opening of the Hampton Market.

The mountain vacation homes can be reserved through High Hampton reservation office for three-day, weekly or longer reservations, with or without meals at the Inn. Rental home rates include full daily housekeeping (except for dish washing) and a $50 per day amenity fee, which grants access to High Hampton’s plethora of activities.

To see images and videos of the available homes, please visit our listed properties page for further details on rates and availability.