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.
High Hampton is a rustic yet elegant inn with a 100 year history. It’s location next to its private Lake Hampton and stunning view of a rock face, make it an idyllic setting for families.
In 2020, the resort underwent a transformation, thanks to the Beall family and leadership team at Blackberry Farm. Hampton Inn was updated while it retained much of its original charm which include wood-paneled interiors and wrap-around porches. While the old charm still 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.
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.
In addition to the 18 rooms in the main lodge, there are 40 cottage rooms around the property where guests can stay.
Some even have a screened-in porch with a bed.
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.
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.
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.
The inn also offers pickle ball, tennis, croquet, a wellness facility with state-of-the art exercise equipment, and a playground.
Nature lovers will love exploring the grounds and taking in the Dahlia Garden and the old-growth trees like Ginkgo, Bottlebursh Buckeye, Bald Cypress, and North Carolina’s largest Fraiser Fir line.
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.
The course is known for its famed number 8 “island” hole which was dubbed by Golf Digest as “One of America’s Great Holes.”
Private lessons are available for a supplemental fee.
Yes. Wine and whiskey tastings are offered at 3:00 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday by reservation and each costs $250.
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.
Check-In Time/Check-Out Time
Check-in at the resort begins at 4:00 pm and check-out is at noon.
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.
High Hampton is located at 1525 Highway 107 South in Cashiers, North Carolina, and is in the Eastern Time Zone.