This historic mountain inn is reminiscent of the great summer resorts of the Adirondacks. Located on 1,400 acres, it offers golf and tennis, spa, hiking trails and lake for swimming, boating and fishing. Big news! High Hampton is undergoing a big makeover December 2018 through May 2020 - adding more lakeside amenities and renovating the historic inn, restaurant and golf course. While Vacation Homes will still be available to rent for the 2019 season, reservations for the Inn, cabins and weddings will resume in June 2020.
The historic inn was built in 1932, retains much of its original character. The 116 rustic inn rooms feature hand-hewn twig and mountain-crafted furniture, along with a private bath. Instead of the hum of air conditioners, cool mountain breezes refresh you at this high elevation. Rock your cares away on the massive porches. Play tennis or a round of golf, and hike to the top of Chimney Top. Get pampered at the spa or join a private trainer for a Pilates workout. Enjoy afternoon tea in the lobby. Their main dining room has a "national park lodge" feel and is famous for fried chicken, local rainbow trout and herb-crusted roasted prime rib, all served with locally-grown vegetables. Go to their Web site.
The remake of the movie Dirty Dancing that aired on ABC in May 2017 was filmed at the High Hampton Resort.
Scattered in the woodlands near the inn are 17 cabins and cottages, ranging in size from one to 14 bedrooms. Many have fireplaces and screened-in porches with mountain and lake views. For the ultimate romantic setting, stay in the Honeymoon Cottage on a small lake, complete with a waterwheel.