Nestled in the Tennessee foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, Blackberry Farm is a property unlike any I’ve experienced to date. I took my husband, Bryan, for his 40th in May and I cannot recommend it more for a special occasion and/or a couple’s getaway (while they do have a kid’s club that looked fun for littles–say, under 8–my take is that overall, this is really more of an adult spot with a focus on leisurely dining and relaxation offerings).
The setting is unbelievable. I had undersold Tennessee’s beauty until this trip! In truth, the drive over from Charlotte was one of the most fun parts for us. As we got closer to the farm and began to take in the beautiful surroundings, I was stunned by how truly breathtaking the views were.
From the rocking chairs on the porch to the soaring beams of The Barn’s dining room, the main interiors were lovely, understated, well-appointed, and cozy. The suite we stayed in had a living space with a sofa and a little writing table. It was extremely comfortable and tasteful despite a few signs of wear here and there (though based on some of the images online I suspect they may be in the process of redoing the rooms slowly over time).
Blackberry Farm is truly a culinary destination with master chefs changing up the menus daily based on what’s available both on-property and from nearby farm-to-table sources and we were not disappointed! We ate at The Barn the night of Bryan’s birthday and it was quite an event. It’s definitely more of a fancy meal but it’s a must at least once. The Dogwood was perfect for breakfast, lunch, and our other dinner on the property. All the food was out of this world!
In terms of activities, we opted for fly fishing, shooting, and whiskey tasting this time around and we thoroughly enjoyed them all. During our whiskey tour, we could see a nearby group of guests on a wine tour who seemed to be enjoying that, as well, so we’ve marked that on our to-do list for our next visit.
Between activities, we walked the grounds at length and even tried one of the self-guided hikes. Every inch of the property is nothing short of breathtaking.
Wherever your travels may take you in the near future, consider adding Blackberry Farm to your itinerary, particularly if you have a special occasion to celebrate–you won’t be disappointed! From its extraordinary food offerings and breathtakingly beautiful surroundings to the unique experiences on offer, this luxurious Tennessee farm estate offers something for everyone. We can’t recommend it enough for couples looking for an unforgettable escape or those wanting to create lasting memories with family or friends!