This was the site for Dwaine’s family reunion, which was great fun.
There were 60-70 in the group and this was the first time they’d used this venue for their reunion.
Cashiers NC is located in the Nantahala National Forest and is near where Tennessee, Georgia and North Carolina meet.
The landscape is absolutely gorgeous, making the drive almost as enjoyable as the stay…
The High Hampton Inn property is 1400 acres, surrounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains. They offer lakes, trails, hiking, golf, spa services, swimming, boating, fishing and more.
Since we were there such a short time, we didn’t take advantage of all the amenities. You can check their website for even more details: http://www.highhamptoninn.com
For the family reunion, our rate was $342/night (before taxes) – which included three meals a day. Quite pricey for the average family, for sure. We had a double room with two adults and one child – and that was probably a group/event rate.
That said, it was absolutely gorgeous – and with so much to do and see. It’s definitely worth the experience, at least once.
The cabins were rustic but nice, though there was no air conditioning. Fortunately even at the end of June it wasn’t bad as long as you left the windows open.
My favorite part was that the High Hampton Inn is extremely Pet Friendly. 😀 They even have free kennels, and your dog(s) can come and go as often as they please. I took along my great dane, Slim and Dwaine brought his large dog, Buster. The boys had a great time!
While there was very little 3G service or cell signal in that location, the main lodge offered free Wi-Fi which was very nice. You could sit on one of the comfortable couches and get online, or even sit out on the wrap-around porch and check in with your mobile device.
Eating Low Carb at the High Hampton Inn
With meals included in our stay, I was interested to see what they would serve – and what I would be able to eat while there. Fortunately they served meals buffet style, with tons of low carb options!
For example, this was my breakfast – which to be honest was taken about halfway through my meal, so I ate about double that (lol) – country ham, bacon, fried eggs & strawberries:
For lunch I chose cold cuts, which I dipped in the mayo & mustard. A salad smothered in eggs, cheese and bacon. With green olives & tuna salad on the side:
Later that evening we were served a catered family meal that included: NY strip steak, salad, a sauteed chicken in sauce, and a whole array of other choices. I stuck to the meats and salads – the low carb options, of course. 😉
The food was fabulous, and there was no limit what with a 2-hour endless buffet at meal times. There were eggs & omelets cooked to order at breakfast even.
Like I said, definitely worth experiencing at least once in your life. Dwaine and I decided we’d love to go back when we’re not pressed for time, just to experience more of what they have to offer. Which is A LOT.