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
Fantastic place. Incredible setting, dining and spa. Wine list and cellar is amazing. Bike excursion was wonderful, hiking is great and the pools are beautiful. Fly fishing is more on beginner level though. We will come back for sure. One of the top properties in the country.
Jimmy B - New York, New York, United States
Simply magic. Always perfect service. Always a perfect meal. One of the best wine lists in the whole wide world (no kidding). Everyone should spurge at least once and have dinner here. Setting and accommodations amazing too.
I Had a hard time rating. The accommodations, view and food were beyond expectation. However, at the price of a 5 star "all inclusive", 5 star service is expected. Most employees are students of a Near by college or just out of school. I do appreciate the support of students however, blackberry needs to better train their staff and hire more experienced staff as well. Our reservations upon arrival were different than the email confirmation we had received. Once we took care of this, we still had 2 of our 3 nights reservations messed up. Dining at the dogwood we constantly had to request refills. I also felt that the staff often were unknowledgeable about the food being served. Not to mention I had to remind the staff at almost every meal that I was GF, again, totally expected at your local Olive Garden, but at a 5 star resort, I would expect this to be noted. The spa service was fabulous, however, the spa itself is nothing special, in addition there is no service for towels or drinks at the pool. At the whopping 19% daily service charge (on top of $1500 plus per night stay), I would expect more service than the 1 or two rides around property we took. Overall, I'm glad we went and had the blissful 20th anniversary get away, but will likely look for a 5 star service that is more "inclusive" on the next splurge.
For the most pampered and restful experience ever....go to Blackberry Farm in Walland Tennessee. Tucked away amidst the Great Smoky Mountains, there is no stone left unturned to insure guests are WOWed by everything that happens from the moment you drive onto the property until their white picket fence disappears (sadly so) from your rear view mirror. It is "must do" for a special celebration or for just a simple desire to be away from the hustle and bustle of normal life.
We went to the hospice de Rhone wine long weekend hosted by John and Lorraine Alban. The food and accomodations are top notch. The food is amazing easily surpassing the French laundry. The service is spectacular. Want a glass of wine only served by the bottle? Ask and it's yours. I consider myself and major foodie and have a spectacular wine collection. If you love food and wine this is a must. I guarantee you will not be disappointed and will return again and again.
L2858MAmartinn - Atlanta, United States