High Hampton Inn & Country Club..Paradise n the Blue Ridge Mountains of N. Carolina

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A most fabulous place to visit is the High Hampton Inn in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina...so many things to do and see, delicious food to eat, and good drinks to imbibe..a stay of supreme delight indeed....

Getting There

It might seem a bit of a trek up into the mountains from the rolling plains of the Carolinas but every minute is enjoyable. We motor from Charlotte airport, past rural homes lining the sides of highways that flirt round and round, reaching ever higher through the slopes of the Blue Ridge. The woods and forests become denser and unusual misty white nets hang from the trees – homes to budding caterpillars, and a common sight in this part of the world.

Reaching the High Hampton Inn takes about 3 hours plus stops for potty breaks and boiled peanuts, a delicacy here. The driveway up to the Mansion affords glimpses of large beds of incredible dahlias, every colour, size and shape. I was to wander down the next day, and pick and put in vases supplied by the hotel so I could have them in my room.
The bedrooms in this rustic hideaway are most comfortable, spacious and all ensuite. Crisp white linens decorate the large beds and lots of fluffy towels add a sense of luxury.

Lots to See and Do

Quiet reigneth! Such peace for those who want to get away from television and phones and radios and other signs of commercialism. The melodious voices of a mostly young Asian staff blend well with many of the guests being from nearby areas, so the harsher tones of northern visitors don’t grate as much – there just aren’t so many of them, truly a blessing.

High Hampton Inn is a place where people return to again and again. Not only for the solitary splendour, the golf course, the fishing and swimming and boating but for the delicious cuisine. Deep South cuisine it be, lots of fried chicken, good meats and local trout. Veggies of every description cooked to perfection, some rather unusual dishes which as a Brit I did not quite understand but being adventurous I sampled and enjoyed.

Then the desserts -oh my, pies and more pies of every description; peach and apple and pecan and sweet potato. Soft puddings - butterscotch and creamy rice and lemony cream, and seven-layer chocolate and coconut and orange cakes – a whole table groaning under the selection! What a feast! Wine selection is average with some drinkable French reds but the bar is the place to visit before dinner. Cocktails are served so be sure to enjoy their specials.

All The Fun and More

Of course, the silly ones will bring their diets with them, big mistake! But a morning at the recently opened Spa will help bring down the pounds and long walks around the glorious property can help too. The Spa offers many treatments, facial, body, manicures and pedicures plus a full gym, and they stock a great line of fine products for all over treating and beautifying.
The par-71golf course is a big draw for many, and added to the mountain views and lakes and incredible vistas, you can’t go far wrong wherever you wander in this gorgeous part of the world.

If you prefer, you can book one of the many cottages that abound throughout the grounds, or one of the privately owned Colony Homes Take your pick from Lake, Lodge, Appletree or Hampton, Oak, Caroline or Rock Mountain cottages. Each situate on a different level, lake or lawn, or hidden in the woods of this immense property. All are most comfortably outfitted with every mod con imaginable and fireplaces, definitely a bonus!
Then there is the Honeymoon cottage to be booked for that very special occasion! Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served buffet style in the Main Inn at specific times, while teatime is another treat to look forward to.

History of High Hampton

High Hampton in Cashiers (pronounced Cashers), North Carolina has been a summer retreat and place of Southern hospitality since the early 19th century. Initiated by the Hamptons, an aristocratic South Carolina planter family, they and their friends would trek by horse and buggy up the then mountain roads to escape the mosquitoes and heat in Charleston and Columbia.

They would go riding through lush green forests, bathe in icy clear mountain streams, hike on mountain trails, sip mint juleps on the porch of Hampton Cottage and feast on freshly cooked game and tender mountain trout. And everything that was available then can be enjoyed today – all You have to Do is Go.

Awards and Accolades

100 Best Family Resorts in North America, Historic Hotels of America, National Trust for Historic Preservation, Child Magazine’s 60 Best Family-friendly Resorts, Better Homes & Gardens, The New York Times, and Golf Magazine.

Rates are per person and include room with private bath and all meals. Rate categories are based on room location.
Call 1-800-334-2551 for Rates and RESERVATIONS.

Attire for the evening is coat and tie (required) for men and similarly dressy for women.

Internet room with PCs is available in the main lodge for guests use.
WIFI is available for business people.

Closest airports: Asheville, N.C. Greenville/Spartanburg, SC. Charlotte, N.C.

High Hampton Inn & Country Club
Cashiers, North Carolina
www.highhamptoninn.com
1.800.334.2551

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I have been writing on food, wine, travel, cosmic creation and erotica for over 30 years I do horoscopes and numerology and light readings.

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author avatar M G Singh
10th Feb 2013 (#)

I love your travel write ups. They are superb

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author avatar cnwriter..carolina
10th Feb 2013 (#)

thank you Madan...

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author avatar Delicia Powers
10th Feb 2013 (#)

How very lovely a place made for dreamsdreams and for me pie...I adpre pie of all sorts...LOL...this is truly a beautiful page and

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author avatar Delicia Powers
10th Feb 2013 (#)

Sorry1-I did not mean to post comment yet, that should be I adore pie ...space and comma between dreams and, to finish- say- what wonderful travel destination...many thanks cn...:0)

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author avatar cnwriter..carolina
10th Feb 2013 (#)

it surely was a most enjoyable place...thanks Delicia

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
10th Feb 2013 (#)

A truly wonderful write up; makes me feel having been there, Carolina - many thanks - siva

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author avatar cnwriter..carolina
10th Feb 2013 (#)

always a pleasure Siva...

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author avatar Don
16th Jul 2013 (#)

Did you drive the Google Maps suggested route from I-85 along rt. 74 through Shelby and Forest City, then back onto I-26 to Hendersonville, and finally rt. 64 through Brevard? If so, was it really curvy, or just the very last part?

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