This historic mountain inn is reminiscent of the great summer resorts of the Adirondacks. Located on 1,400 acres, the property offers golf and tennis, hiking trails and a 35-acre lake for swimming, boating and fishing. Not to mention a European spa! Special seasonal events include workshops, house parties and summer children's programs. Guests may stay in the historic inn or in cozy cottages. 31 inn rooms and 82 cottage rooms, from $280/couple (includes 3 meals), WiFi, plenty of outdoor activities, hand-hewn twig and mountain-crafted furnishings.
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.