The High Hampton Inn's Dining Room serves classic Southern comfort food, including its famous High Hampton fried chicken. Buffet-style meals are served three times a day that would cater to even the pickiest eaters. From salad bar to on-the-spot stir-fry station, the kitchen uses fresh, seasonal ingredients paired with traditional recipes. Some of the all-time favourites include the local rainbow trout, herb-crusted roasted prime rib and New York strip steak, accompanied with local produce and homemade bread.
Meals served in its hunting lodge-like dining room are included within the guest room rates. In keeping up with its long history, guests are required to adhere to its dress code, particularly for dinners. While men wore coats and ties, women put on summer dresses, skirts or proper pantsuit and kids were in their Sunday best. Although casual attire is permitted for breakfast and lunch, bathing suits and revealing tops are generally frowned upon.
For groceries, the Hampton Market is stocked with a range of fresh produce, meat, cheese as well as drinks, such as soda, wine and draft beers. Guests intending to stay in cottages can pre-order from them and have the food items delivered to the holiday home before arrival. Grab-and-go options are also available for golfers, hikers and outdoor enthusiasts who would prefer spending their day away from the lodge. On the menu are sandwiches, salads, Panini's and frankfurters for a quick and easy lunch. Enquire about the party menu if you are intending to hold a special celebration for a big group.
Afternoon tea is served every day as part of High Hampton Inn's time-honoured family vacation tradition. From 4pm to 5pm, there will be free coffee and tea as well as homemade cakes and cookies in the lobby as guests can socialize around the fireplace or enjoy views from the front porch.
The Rock Mountain Tavern serves a variety of drinks from cocktails to wine starting from 5pm to 10pm. The interior deco resonates with the overall mountain inn style featuring a long red bar and tree branch barstools. Additional wooden seating is also available on a stone patio overlooking the scenic North Carolina Mountains. Live music is provided every night so guests can comfortably lounge in and mingle around. In keeping up with its old-school tradition, formal attire is also required at the facility after 6:30pm.
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