Blackberry Farm is a luxury getaway situated in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee. The resort offers great mountain views, comfortable ambiance, a spa and fabulous cuisine. Throughout the year, the hotel hosts cooking classes with famous guest chefs. Activities include fly fishing, tennis, horseback riding, cycling, clay shooting, paddle sports, hiking, archery, garden tours and cooking demonstrations. Fly fishing is available on Hesse Creek on the 4,200-acre property and nearby in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The resort also offers a fly fishing school.
Treatments at the Farmhouse Spa include Swedish and sports massage, reflexology, Shiatsu, body treatments, facials, and beauty treatments. Private spa rooms have scenic meadow and mountain views.
There are 62 guest rooms and suites, decorated with English antiques, art pieces and feather beds. The guest rooms are situated in five separate areas, including the Main House, Guest House, Holly Glade Cottages, Cove Cottage and Gate House. All of the cottages have a living room, a romantic fireplace and a stone veranda with signature rocking chairs.
Guests dine at the Main House in the Laurel, Mountain, Rhododendron and Azalea dining rooms as part of the Full American Plan.
The property is located ten minutes from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Enjoy the outdoors, beautiful scenery and a picnic lunch in Cades Cove.
Summer is the best time to visit the area because of warm weather. You can fly to Knoxville's McGhee-Tyson Airport and rent a car at the airport. The property is about 1 hour by car from downtown Knoxville. Expect holiday weekends to be busy, especially Easter, Memorial Day and Labor Day. Rates start at US $645 per night (plus tax and service charge) with a required two-night minimum stay. Room rates include a Full American Meal Plan with breakfast, lunch and dinner. There is complimentary on-site fly fishing, hiking, mountain biking and tennis.
1471 West Millers Cove Road, Walland, TN 37886, Phone: 865-984-8166
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