The Original Southern Mountain Retreat.

Inspiring guests to connect with nature and each other for over 100 years, High Hampton’s breathtaking backdrop invites you to make yourself at home in its rustic elegance. A 1,400-acre playground where outdoor pursuits fill memorable days punctuated by high-country cuisine. We cannot wait for you to experience our traditions and make new ones of your own.

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The Course at High Hampton

Lined by hemlocks and mountain laurel, our scenic mountain course is currently being redesigned by Tom Fazio to take advantage of its brilliant mountain setting. The High Hampton course will be a golf experience unlike any other in the area.

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Ed & Fred

Ed & Fred aren’t the first donkeys found on High Hampton property and certainly won’t be the last. Donkeys and mules have been working on High Hampton property for more than a century. They helped build this place and farm the land once upon a time. Today, our two miniature donkeys, Ed & Fred , are family favorites. Kids love to go by and feed them apples from the Inn’s kitchen. But, most memorable are our donkey rides – a guest and family favorite for generations.

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in the Mountains.

For nearly a century, High Hampton Resort’s breathtaking lake and North Carolina mountain setting has played host to generations of celebrated moments and lasting memories with a legacy of warm and authentic hospitality. Those who visit return again and again.

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Champion Trees

High Hampton’s old-growth trees were planted more than 100 years ago. Lining the lawn at the Inn, you’ll find a massive Ginkgo tree, Bottlebrush Buckeye, Bald Cyprus, Copper Beech and America’s largest Frasier Fir. See more spectacular trees such as Maples, Black Birches, Sourwoods, and Yellow Poplars by hiking one of our well-marked trails. Walk our grounds and marvel at the specimens that have been on our grounds for centuries.

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 In the Dahlias

Dahlias have been a part of the experience at High Hampton since the early 1900s, when second owner Dr. William Stewart Halsted cultivated one of the country’s foremost collections. Today, you can dine in the Dahlia Garden at our annual summer dinner and cut some for your room or trip home. Peak bloom times begin in mid-July and last into the fall.

Situated under a breathtaking granite rock face beside a peaceful lake, High Hampton has brought people together for nearly two centuries.

The Inn and surrounding amenities are the heart of this historic treasure. At its core, guests and residents mingle to enjoy a full-array of amenities. Around the lake, on the golf course and tennis courts, and at the Historic Inn generations have come together to connect and enjoy fresh, mountain air.  There is something for everyone, whether you want to just sit back and relax, fine tune your golf game on our newly designed Tom Fazio course, join a yoga and wellness workshop or explore 15 miles of pristine hiking trails, High Hampton offers it all.

Experience High Hampton

The best way to experience High Hampton is to visit, just as generations of families have. Although the Inn is closed for renovations, we are available to work with you to build a one-of-a-kind mountain experience in 2019 through our home rental program.


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