The historic High Hampton Inn & Country Club in Cashiers, NC retains the feel of a (well-heeled) family member's summer home with 116 rustic rooms and cottages anchored by a 35-acre private lake in the Blue Ridge Mountains. The space has been updated with modern conveniences like an on-site spa and gym, but the experience remains a throwback to the early 1920s when the lodge was built — there are still no TVs or gadgets in the bedroom and dinner is served with men donning coats in The Dining Room every night. There is always a family-centric event to pass the time like golf classes, waterfall hiking tours, or campfire storytelling, but with 1,400 acres of land to roam you choose how you spend your languid days. High Hampton celebrates its 90th birthday this year when it opens for the season April 29.
SL Deal: Use code "Southern Living" when you call to book to get a $75 resort credit (good for any resort activity or amenity including golf, the Hampton Health Club & Spa, the Pro Shop and Gift Shop, and the Hampton Market), plus a complimentary bottle of wine and a High Hampton Inn fleece blanket.
Rates start at $249 (Sunday through Thursday) for two people including three meals a day. Call High Hampton, 800/334-2551, to book your SL deal.
Terms: Valid during weekdays stays (Sunday-Thursday nights) from April 29 to June 7. Blackout dates apply. Not valid during weekends and holidays.