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. Today, one of America’s most celebrated intimate luxury hotels beckons discerning guests who aspire to escape modern-day frenzy on its pastoral 4,200-acre estate in the Great Smoky Mountains.
Blackberry Farm’s renowned cuisine is rooted in what comes from the farm as well as the region. Often described as Foothills Cuisine, it wanders the line between refined and rugged, borrowing from both haute cuisine and the foods indigenous to Blackberry’s Smoky Mountain heritage. Guests have the delightful adventure of fulfilling their gourmet desires in three warmly inviting and wondrously inventive restaurants. Blackberry Farm brings together a rare collection of artisans—the chef, the master gardener, the baker, the cheesemaker, the forager, the butcher, the preservationist, the restaurant manager, the sommelier— who blend their unique talents to create what guests know as Blackberry Farm.
Regardless of the season, Blackberry Farm offers countless activities and adventures to fulfill every desire. Pamper your mind and body at the Wellhouse. Enjoy an Orvis-endorsed fly fishing while surrounded by the pristine tranquility of Hesse Creek. Find yourself on a relaxing nature hike. Freewheel down mountain byways and down country roads on a custom mountain bike. Be as active—or relaxed—as your heart desires.
Blackberry Farm is tucked into the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains in Walland, Tennessee, 30 minutes outside of Knoxville. To learn more or to book your stay, visit blackberryfarm.com.