The sun’s rays gradually soften as late summer eases into early fall, ushering in some of the year’s most pleasant weather. Gentle sunshine and cool breezes manage to strike the perfect balance, making it the premier season to explore nature’s splendor. With such phenomenal weather, you just want to get away from it all and enjoy the simple joys of the wilderness.

There’s no better place to do precisely this than the High Hampton Inn & Country Club in Cashiers, North Carolina. Surrounded by the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains, this inn offers the perfect location and the perfect temperature for late summer to early fall excursions.

Set at 3,600 feet above sea level, this North Carolina nook is 10 to 15 degrees cooler than lower lying areas thanks to the natural air conditioning of cool mountain breezes. This means you’ll be able to explore every elevation at a comfortable temperature. Surrounded by Blue Ridge beauty, you’ll be able to free yourself from the seemingly omnipresent hold of technology and enjoy the important things.  

“A getaway to High Hampton Inn is all about disconnecting and getting outdoors,” General Manager Clifford Meads said. “The 1,400-acre resort encourages families to unplug from technology and reconnect with one another in a stunning Blue Ridge Mountain setting.”

The unplugging process begins with a series of outdoor adventures. A 35-acre lake is teeming with water-fueled fun. Cast off on a fly fishing expedition, dive in for a refreshing swim, and explore the shores on a kayak or canoe. Avid anglers can arrange a guided fishing trip on any of the nearby rivers and streams and reel in brook, brown, and rainbow trout.

Explore nature on dry land hiking through miles upon miles of scenic trails, which feature hundreds of waterfalls, serene lakes, stone mountains, and rhododendron forests. Tee it up on the 18-hole, pine-dotted High Hampton Golf Club or get into the swing of things on the inn’s beautiful tennis courts.

After much exploration, enjoy relaxation at the Hampton Health Club & Spa. Your choice of treatment is enhanced by tranquil sounds of running water, calming aromatherapy, and lavish furnishings. Find additional peace strolling through the heirloom dahlia garden, which features an acre of blooming flowers from July to early October, all of which are available for guests to pick and bring with them.

For in-town excitement, head to Cashiers’ quaint antique shops, unique boutiques, and beautiful art galleries. Afterward, return to the inn or a cozy cottage and soak in the simple life, as there are no televisions or telephones in the guest rooms, a time-honored tradition that ensures you appreciate nature and your loved ones.

“High Hampton has always prided itself on being rooted in history and tradition,” Meads said. “We are pleased to welcome families whose predecessors joined us for our first season, and we look forward to welcoming new visitors who will make a stay here an annual occurrence.”  

You’re sure to become one of High Hampton Inn & Country Club’s annual visitors once you experience their Blue Ridge Mountain seclusion, perfect summer and fall weather, and host of outdoor adventures.

High Hampton Inn & Country Club

Cashiers, North Carolina