My husband and I went to High Hampton for a wedding (and it was my birthday weekend) and were so excited! It is expensive, but a weekend away without the kids was worth it. We drove up to the beautiful, rustic clubhouse, ready to enjoy ourselves. We have both traveled a ton, so we did not let it get to us that the staff was quite rude to us upon arrival. We finally checked in and they gave us directions to our room. We knew what to expect - that the rooms are not elaborate and that there is no TV. We got to our room and could not have been more disappointed! The room was tiny - meaning that there was about 12 inches between the queen sized bed and the walls. The bathroom was worse! My husband is 6'1" and could not stand up all the way in the shower. The bathroom size was TINY and there was one little exposed lightbulb in the ceiling. Immediately, we went back to the front desk and asked for another room. The staff was cordial and said that they would see what they could do. 2 hours later, they said that they could not help us, but to come back the next morning. We were really upset, but still determined to have a good time. After a horrible shower and uncomfortable night's sleep, we went back to the front desk to see if we could get another room. The staff was very rude to us and said that we could not be moved. My husband and I have never been treated so badly by hotel staff in our lives. Even though the High Hampton provides beautiful views of the mountains, we will never recommend that someone stay there. We so badly wanted to love the Inn and make it somewhere to bring our family, but I cannot imagine going back.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A southern version of the famous Great Camps of the Adirondacks, historic High Hampton Inn is located on a 1,400-acre estate in Cashiers, NC. This full-service resort has a focus on the great outdoors and takes advantage of the natural setting. A sumptuous Spa, 18-hole George W. Cobb-designed golf course, miles of hiking trails and a 35-acre lake for canoeing, kayaking, swimming and fishing make it easy to take in all that this scenic area offers. The historic inn exudes a rustic mountain atmosphere with cedar shingles, stone fireplaces and handmade twig and mountain-crafted furnishings. Meals are events in themselves with three bountiful buffets served daily featuring high-country favorites like Fried Chicken, Mountain Trout and local produce. A choice of lodge rooms, cottages, and cabins (all with private bath) make High Hampton the perfect place for individuals or groups of friends and family to gather. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- High Hampton Inn And Country Club
- High Hampton Inn & Country Club Hotel Cashiers
- Hampton Inn Cashiers
- Cashiers Hampton Inn