When was the last time you had a family adventure? No, this isn’t referring to the monthly movie night or those family vacations spent with noses buried in smart phones and tablets. A true family adventure is one where members escape the outside world and truly bond with each other.
If it’s been too long since such an experience, it’s time to visit High Hampton Inn. Located beneath the peaks of the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains in Western North Carolina, this rustic retreat allows you to take a break from technology and reconnect with loved ones. Surrounded by nature’s splendor, this pristine playground is the perfect place to explore.
Set on 1,400 acres of idyllic North Carolina wilderness, adventurers of all ages will discover a peaceful paradise surrounded by towering hemlocks, mixed hardwoods, and majestic mountains. The High Hampton Inn is reminiscent of the exceptional camps of the Adirondacks. This getaway for all generations displays history while also allowing you to carve your own history.
“We were originally a summer escape for the Hampton Family in the 1830s, and more than 160 years later, we are still a haven for families to escape the business of everyday life,” General Manager Clifford Meads said. “As the Inn has grown and we have added additional activities and amenities, we have kept the theme of a family vacation in mind to create lasting memories that our guests can cherish for years to come.”
For some aquatic adventures, the private 35-acre lake is ideal for swimming, boating, and fishing adventures. Keep dry on an exciting nature hike through the mountain-cradled terrain, aided by a llama that carries your picnic basket. Fairway fanatics can tee it up on the George W. Cobb-designed golf course, an 18-hole experience through the Blue Ridge Mountains.
“Our outdoor activities such as hikes with llamas, kayaking on the lake, and playing tennis or golf are favorites among families,” Meads said. “We have even recently received rankings such as ‘Top 10 North Carolina Family Vacation Ideas’ and ‘Top 10 North America Family Hotels & Resorts’ on Resorts & Lodges. I invite you to take a trip up to the Blue Ridge Mountains with your family and find out why!”
After exploring the area, enjoy the onsite options. Resurfaced bocce ball and shuffleboard courts start the fun with classic entertainment while the bean bag toss offers a more modern lawn game. Kids can traverse the new outdoor playground, adults can indulge in the rejuvenating treatments of the spa, and all ages can seek additional lake fun with the extended boat house.
Visit during the spring or summer and take part in a plethora of family-themed celebrations. Memorial Day, Fourth of July, and Labor Day festivities begin with barbeques while guests enjoy live entertainment and cloggers. Celebrate the Inn’s famous mascot Hampton Bear by bringing in your favorite teddy bear and participating in the Teddy Bear Picnic. Additionally, High Hampton Inn’s Children’s Programs are offered from Memorial Day through Labor Day.
Interweaving Southern hospitality and natural beauty, High Hampton Inn puts technology on hold so families can reconnect.