Blackberry Farm in Walland, Tennessee
What began as a beloved family home in the Smoky Mountain Foothills of Tennessee is today one of America's most celebrated, intimate luxury hotels. The 4,200-acre, Relais & Chateaux-affiliated Blackberry Farm beckons discerning guests who aspire to escape the frenzy of modern life. Singular indulgences such as fine antiques and covered porches adorn estate rooms, suites and private homes. Enhancing the experience is an attention to detail that has helped this spectacular property earn its unrivaled pedigree.
Regardless of the season, you will find countless amenities and activities to fulfill your every desire. There is no better way to relax while aligning your mind, body and soul than by experiencing the Aveda Destination Farmhouse Spa. Or enjoy Orvis endorsed fly fishing along tranquil Hesse Creek. With its acclaimed Foothills Cuisine and food and wine events featuring a rare gathering of extraordinary chefs and vintners, the resort is also an enticing destination for bon vivants and epicurean enthusiasts.
Location of Blackberry Farm
Nearest Airport: TYS
Reviews for Blackberry Farm
Stayed here for a special celebration with my wife and it truly is spectacular. Everything at the resort is exceptional. The service, food, activities, and property are all great. Dinner in the barn is an event and definitely worth treating yourself to at least once. of course, the Farm is very expensive for everything.
frogbog - Charlotte, North Carolina
I have a lot to say about this trip, some very good, some not. This is my 3rd visit, my last one was about 5 years ago. The property is just gorgeous!! The staff and service are excellent. I have stayed in the main house, holly glades cottages and singing brook cottages. All the rooms are nice. The singing brook are newer and more updated and a bit more private. Since my last visit they have made some new improvements. There are two new pools that are both great. There is a new spa which is more updated and much larger. Also some newer cabins. This trip was for my 25th wedding anniversary. My husband and I were looking for a very quiet relaxing trip. In the past children were only allowed in the summer and at holidays. We were not made aware that kids were now allowed anytime. I spent weeks getting my schedule organized so I could come on vacation without kids so I was not very happy to be repeatedly sat at a table near screaming babies. Not happy at all!! This really is not a place for small kids. Now to the food. That is what we really like the best about this vacation is all the amazing food. Our dinners in the barn were amazing. Overall however, the food was not nearly as good as our last visit. The main house breakfast was not a good as in the past. The brunch was a complete let down. I got the pancakes one day and they were terrible. Come to find out they were gluten free. I understand having that as an option if someone wants that but I DO NOT. They just fell apart. YUK. They have gone way to far on the gluten free wheat free (taste free!!) kick. Its vacation, I want delicious food not gluten free anything!! Same with room snacks. Everything was organic, wheat free, gluten free and tasted terrible. Lastly on the food. Desert is my favorite part of the meal. Five years ago the desserts blew my mind they were so dang good, this time I was so disappointed. The desserts were not good at all!!!!!! They have changed chefs and not for the better I am afraid.
rnall - Louisville, Kentucky
I spent the past holiday weekend with 5 of my closest friends celebrating our birthdays. The hospitality was first rate the entire weekend and the food was over-the-top amazing. My roomie and I stayed in the main house on the first floor. My only complaint is that the walls/floors are thin and our neighbor's activities above us as well as the housekeeper's (her closet was very close to our door) were clearly audible. I had two spa services on two separate days and both were wonderful. The workout facility is small and choices are too. The yoga room is nice and doubles for a tranquility room in the afternoon complete with swinging beds. The grounds are immaculate and we spent lots of time roaming around and checking everything out. I especially enjoyed visiting the dogs and the gardens. The wine cellar is also worth checking out. All of this wonderfulness comes at a steep price, but well worth it. The Smoky Mountains are simply gorgeous and this resort is top notch.
Looking over the other TripAdvisor reviews of Blackberry Farm (BF) the most common themes are BF is a special place but it is expensive. I have been to BF numerous times so I feel confident I can provide a definitive review. Blackberry Farm is a special place but it is expensive. What you get at Blackberry is a destination experience. When I am at BF I do not feel like I am at a resort hotel but more like visiting a friend who lives in the Smokies. BF has a beautiful campus set next to the Foothills Parkway in the Great Smoky Mountains. The rooms are not in one building but spread out around the campus. I have stayed in the Guest House, the Farmhouse, private homes and the cottages. All of the various accommodations offer a very comfortable lodging experience. Some are nicer with more amenities but generally they have a sort of Joanna Gaines flare about them, chic but not pretentious. My kids love the drinks and snacks that are included in the cost of the room. The staff does an excellent job from the time you check-in until you leave. Bottom-line what I like best at Blackberry Farm is the food and the amazing wine selection. If you go spend a few days just remember it is not a good time to try and lose weight. They do provide numerous classes from Aqua-Fit to Zumba to help you keep up your exercise routine but it is easier to eat more than you exercise. Plus there are numerous other activities they can help arrange for an extra fee, but I like just roaming the grounds both on foot and everyoneâ€™s favorite way the travel, by golf cart. The question I often get from friends is it worth the cost and for me the answer is yes, but as I mentioned before, for such a special place â€“ it is expensive and I understand why some TripAdvisor reviews complain about the cost. But can you really put a price on total rejuvenation?
ctaylor882017 - Goodlettsville, Tennessee
Really awesome spot for unicorn galavanting! Absurdly good food Tons of fun activities. Fly fishing is a must Awesome service from incredibly nice people Would have been nice to have alcohol (at least basic) included in the $2000 a night tab but such is life. DEF make your dinner reservations there right when you book your trip Super dog friendly which unicorns love!!! They let our dog in most areas. He is a little 9 pound guy but still everyone loved him and let us hang Driving around in a golf cart on a farm is just GLORIOUS Weather in Oct wAs mid to high 70s Happy galavanting! - The Refined Unicorn
RefinedUnicorn272727 - New York City, New York