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Starting at $1,000 per person per night
Starting at $1,000 per night
One of America’s most celebrated intimate luxury hotels beckons discerning guests who aspire to escape the modern-day frenzy and slip into a Blackberry state of mind. Situated on a pastoral 4,200-acre estate in the Great Smoky Mountains, Blackberry Farm has four distinct seasons. From the profusion of spring wildflowers to summer’s family idylls, from the crisp air and spectacular foliage of fall to the hillsides covered in snow and cozy fireplaces of winter.
Unique Features: In 1939, Mrs. Florida Lasier of Chicago snagged her silk stockings on a wild blackberry bramble while exploring the idyllic Smoky Mountain foothills, and the name Blackberry Farm was born. Forty years later, the Beall family invested their hearts and souls in the same romantic site that has become their family home and lifelong passion.
Accommodations: Whether you select the intimate charm of the Historic Rooms, the legendary elegance of a spacious Farmstead Cottage or the privacy of a Home, Blackberry Farm’s accommodations offer a haven of carefree comfort. From heavenly beds adorned with sumptuous linens to plush robes and luxurious amenities, all accommodations reflect a meticulous attention to detail.
As Suite As It Gets: When money is no object, go for the: Historic Rooms. These small, intimate rooms are individually decorated with period antiques and represent the true essence of a country-house style. Historic rooms offer either a king, queen or twin-sized bed option. The rooms vary in architectural layout and size. Expect a feeling of warmth and coziness as if enjoying a private bedroom at a great country estate.
Dining: Housed in a turn of the century bank-style barn located in the center of the Farmstead, the James Beard Award-winning restaurant offers multi-course menus of Foothills Cuisine which is rooted in the Appalachian ingredients from around the region as well as farm products harvested just a few feet from the front door. The Cherokee and early Appalachians learned how to cultivate these foothill soils.
Activities: Regardless of the season, Blackberry Farm offers countless activities and adventures to fulfill your every desire. Pamper your mind and body at the Wellhouse. Enjoy horseback riding, archery, paintball, or Orvis-endorsed fly-fishing while surrounded by the pristine tranquility of Hesse Creek. Treat yourself to a relaxing nature hike, or freewheel down country roads on a mountain bike.
Spa & Fitness: Just as each season on the farm affects the next, and just as one natural cycle impacts another, the farm’s perspective on health and well-being focuses not just on exercise and diets but on engaged, optimal living, on actively seeking out and savoring all facets of the good life. From comprehensive athletic training and recovery to real-world nutrition planning and stress reduction, the team creates truly personalized wellness opportunities.
Location: Blackberry Farm is easy to get to and hard to leave! Direct flights to Knoxville, from more than 25 cities mean you can arrive at Blackberry Farm sooner than you think. After you arrive, the natural beauty and grandeur of the Great Smoky Mountains will relieve you from the stress of the outside world.
Closest Airport: The Knoxville Airport is a quick 25 minute drive.
Children’s Programs: Yes, spending time with your family at Blackberry Farm is easy! For parents and children, Camp Blackberry and Blackberry Youth Discovery are great options for ages four and older. At Camp Blackberry, campers get time away from the family to seek out adventures tailored-made to their liking such as culinary, fine arts, outdoor adventure and more. Please note: Dinner in The Barn at Blackberry Farm is available to guests and non-guests age 10 and older with a reservation.
Pet Friendly: Yes, small pets are permitted in the Cottages Suites.
Weddings: Yes, this is an excellent choice for a beautiful wedding. Your guests will enjoy exquisite hospitality, luxurious accommodations, the finest wines accompanied with world class cuisine, all while taking in the inspiring vista of the Great Smoky Mountains.
Meetings: Blackberry Farm’s unique style of relaxed luxury combined with an extraordinary mountain setting creates a gathering like no other! Whether you are coordinating a company meeting or an incentive trip for outstanding performance, the award winning staff will assist you in every detail of curating an unimaginable experience!
Extra Info: They take great pride in knowing that the food in their restaurants is a very short distance, both literally and figuratively, from the farm’s rows and paddocks. And there is no better way to get personal with the plants, animals and humans responsible for the menus’ ingredients than in the Farmstead Field School. They offer a number of special activities in and around the garden, the pastures and even in the kitchen. In the Farmstead Field School one may choose experiences ala carte, or perhaps the entire curriculum.