We have lived in Cashiers for over a decade. Tucked away just South of the Crossroads on Highway 107 is this wonderful place. No doubt you have read the reviews which are all glowing.
We frequently go to High Hampton for breakfast, lunch or dinner. It is always a treat and the experience of visiting is like stepping back in time. The staff is always polite and the place is steeped in tradition. We love walking the grounds and talking to the guests.
Last week we chatted with an elderly couple that had been coming to High Hampton for forty years. Eight were there now and fourteen on their way for this annual tradition. This couple mostly relaxed on the shaded porch and watched the grandchildren. It is always the same: " We have been coming here for decades. We love the place, the area, the staff." It is charming to say the least and so so unique.
I highly recommend you stop by High Hampton if you are in Cashiers or nearby Highlands or even better stay there during your trip. It is a wonderful place. If you are not staying there, call and make a reservation for an amazing buffet meal. Jackets required for men Sunday through Thursday and Jacket and tie on Friday and Saturday evening. Sounds like a pain, but it is tradition and actually much appreciated by the guests. Be mindful of the times the dining room is open.
We were pleased to see that they have added stir fry stations at the evening meal for healthy eaters so there is no excuse for staying away from the dining room.
On the back page of the brochure it says " High Hampton is Not For Everyone" They go on to say some prefer plush to mountain rustic. You have stepped back in time. This is definitely rustic but it has amazing amenities that make this a unique and special travel experience. There is no TV in the rooms but wifi is in the lobby. There is no A/C in the cabins, but it is generally cool at night. We live here five months a year and rarely use the A/C in our Cashiers home.
Be sure to walk out the back of the lodge and down to view the lake. The view is amazing and memorable to say the least. If you are not staying at High Hampton, you will certainly wish you were!