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High Hampton Resort in Cashiers, North Carolina

High Hampton Resort is nestled in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. This secluded, yet welcoming resort provides the perfect opportunity to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life and relax in nature’s embrace on a 1,400-acre property.

Red rocking chair at High Hampton Resort.

High Hampton is a rustic yet elegant inn with a 100-year history. Its location next to its private Lake Hampton and stunning view of a rock face, make it an idyllic setting for families.

The resort seamlessly combines the charm of a bygone era with modern amenities, creating an ambiance that is both luxurious and rooted in tradition. Guests can experience the allure of rustic elegance in the tastefully decorated cabins and well-appointed rooms, where attention to detail and comfort are paramount.

Lake and Rock Mountain at dusk.
Rock Mountain at Dusk

In 2020, the resort was renovated, thanks to the Beall family and leadership team at Blackberry Farm. Hampton Inn was updated while it retained much of its original charm which included wood-paneled interiors and wrap-around porches. While the old charm remains, modern amenities have been added, such as updated bathrooms, air conditioning, and heat.

Cool Fact: The property is protected as part of the National Registry of Historic Places.

Lobby of lodge at High Hampton Resort.
High Hampton Resort Lobby

Rooms at the Resort

The Inn at High Hampton Resort has maintained its 1933 charm – the rooms are rustic chic and the floorboards creek every once in a while. 

Double beds at the High Hampton Resort in North Carolina.
Photo courtesy of High Hampton Resort.

In addition to the 18 rooms in the main lodge, there are 40 cottage rooms around the property where guests can stay.

Rustic cottage in North Carolina.
Cottage

Some even have a screened-in porch with a bed.

Bed on porch with a view of the lake.

Resort Dining

There are two dining venues at the Inn. Located on the main level, The Dining Room serves breakfast and dinner. Breakfast is served from 7:30 am until 10:30 am and dinner hours are 6:00 pm until 10:00 pm. A wine pairing is available during dinner for an additional charge.

Wood paneled wall and ceiling in a dining area.
Photo courtesy of High Hampton Resort.

Lunch is served at The Tavern between noon and 2:30 p.m. (bar menu options are available from 2:30 p.m. until 5:00 p.m.).  It’s a nice place to get a pizza and a glass of wine and take in the view of the lake and mountain.

Back of High Hampton resort.

Other dining venues around the property include Halstead House, Range House, and Mitch’s Lakesideeach offering lunch options so that you don’t need to leave the property.

Amenities

Canoes at the dock.

There is plenty to do at the resort from 15 miles of hiking trails to playing in the 35-acre Hampton Lake. Freshwater lake activities include swimming, relaxing, paddle boarding, paddle boating, canoeing, and fishing. Lake activity equipment is provided, including fishing equipment.

Woman with a dog on paddle board.
The resort is dog-friendly.

The inn also offers pickle ball, tennis, croquet, a wellness facility with state-of-the-art exercise equipment, and a playground.

Boy playing tennis.

Nature lovers will love exploring the grounds and taking in the Dahlia Garden and the old-growth trees like Ginkgo, Bottlebrush Buckeye, Bald Cypress, and North Carolina’s largest Fraiser Fir line.

Grist Mill surrounded by lush vegetation.

Additional Add-On Activities

The on-site spa and salon is a great place for guests to relax and rejuvenate.

Golf lovers will want to try the 18-hole golf course redesigned by Tom Fazio which has views of Rock Mountain, Chimney Top, and Whiteside. There are nearly 7,000 yards of play from the back tees.

Golf Course at the resort with a view of the lake and mountain.

The course is known for its famed number 8 “island” hole which was dubbed by Golf Digest as “One of America’s Great Holes.”

Are tennis lessons available?

Yes. Private lessons are available for a supplemental fee.

Are wine tastings available?

Yes. Wine and whiskey tastings are offered at 3:00 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday by reservation and each costs $250

Glass of wine with Rock Mountain in background.

The wine tasting includes three old-world selections and three new-world selections of the same varietal specially chosen by the sommelier.

There are two different whisky tastings: the American Whiskey Tour includes six different types of whiskey, all produced in the United States, and World of Whiskey with six different whiskeys from around the world.

Cool Fact: High Hampton is where the remake of Dirty Dancing was filmed.

Kellerman's Lodge dance contest poster.

Check-In Time/Check-Out Time

Check-in at the resort begins at 4:00 pm and check-out is at noon.

Rates

The High Hampton is open year-round. During off-peak season, the rates start at $595 per night for double occupancy. During peak season, rates start at $895. The rates include dinner and breakfast.


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Location

High Hampton is located at 1525 Highway 107 South in Cashiers, North Carolina, and is in the Eastern Time Zone.

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6 Comments

  1. High Hampton was sold to Blackberry Farms. It is now private unless you make a reservation at the Inn
    Quite a few changes.
    No Buffet, Upper Scale dinning, A/C , no dogs at the Inn, not as rustic as it was. The Inn had been refurbished with more modern decor.
    The old time traditions I don’t believe are there any more. Some might be.
    The ole High Hampton is no more.
    Upper Scale Hotel now. Still a little rustic, but not like before.

  2. Place is an overpriced rip off. The service and facilites pale in comparison to similar resorts (Old Edward’s and Blackberry Mtn.

    Additionally, the clientele were intolerable. It’s hard to believe how many basic people there were. So lame.

  3. My husband and I went there in the late 60s as college students. It was amazing and I’ve never forgotten that weekend. Looking forward to going back soon.

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