Situated on a 4,200-acre estate in the Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee, Blackberry Farm is one of America’s most celebrated intimate luxury hotels, offering discerning guests an ideal escape from the stresses of modern-day life.
Perfect For: Epicurean Adventures | Traditional Family Gatherings | Romantic Getaways
Blackberry Farm Location: 4,200 acre estate on the Great Smoky Mountains, 30 minutes outside of Knoxville, Tennessee.
Blackberry Farm is easy to get to with direct flights to Knoxville from more than 25 cities and a 25 minute drive fromMc Ghee Tyson Airport (TYS) airport.
Blackberry Farm Location: Blackberry Farm is easy to get to with direct flights to Knoxville from more than 25 cities and a 25 minute drive from TYS airport.
Vibe: Blackberry Farm has a long, rich history full of heart and soul, being one of America’s leading luxury hotels and a favored destination for our most discerning travelers.
Accommodations: 80 accommodations range from estate rooms to private homes, each uniquely appointed and varying locations throughout the property. We have had a sneak peek into most of them, so will be happy to guide you toward the one that is just right for you.
Food & Beverage: The Main House dining room, The Dogwood, and The Barn (James Beard Award-winning wine and dining experience). A private dining experience can be arranged in the wine cellar at the Barn, along with a private guided tour.
Wellness: The Wellhouse at Blackberry Farm is a welcoming, cozy two-story farmhouse spa that invites you to get cozy and stay all day. Their wellness focus is on re-centering the mind, body and spirit.
Activities: 9 miles of hiking trails, cycling, music events with celebrated artists, inspired wine and food events, photography, garden experiences, horseback riding, boating, water and paddle sports, fly-fishing, bird-watching, sporting clays, carriage rides, and archery.
What Sets It Apart: The people! The staff at Blackberry Farm are genuinely interested in getting to know you and ensuring your stay exceeds your expectations. It truly is a family-run business and you feel that in the warmth of the staff, who take pride in how long they have been at the property.
Diego Travel Loves: The Carriage House at Blackberry Farm is a preferred accommodation for its preferential view over the famous pond and Smoky Mountain backdrop. You can’t miss doing the Farmstead Tour, which involves a stop to see the truffle puppies. If you’re curious, the wait list to buy one is 6 years.
Extras You’ll Get with Diego Travel:
Insider Tip: Blackberry Farm is the ideal destination for large family reunions, girlfriend getaways, or multifamily gatherings. When you book with us, we arrange the activities for all of your guests, and coordinate with the hotel for private meals when you’re a group of 15 or more.
Summary of Our Stay:
I planned a 2-night getaway girls trip to Blackberry Farm for a group of my closest mom friends. From the moment we arrived to the Knoxville airport, our driver was waiting to whisk us off in a shiny new van, perfect for the 15 of us. Arrival was smooth and easy – and my friends were thrilled to receive their $100 spa credit and suite upgrades.
We had decided to go glam for our private dinner in the wine cellar at The Barn, so dress up we did! Sequins, leather and lace met up around the fireside lounge at The Barn for a round of glamorous pre-dinner cocktails, with a lot of oohing and awing over the insane beauty of the property. This was literally the first girls trip I had ever done for myself, so I was happy to pull out all the stops for my friends, and nobody could have done it better than the team at Blackberry Farm.
After lots of uninterrupted dinner conversation (Yay! No kids!), the sommelier gave us a private guided tour of the extensive wine collection and envious display of Jamón Serrano. Some ladies lingered late into the night, but I personally could not wait to head back to my Holly Glade Cottage to take a luxurious bath in a bathtub fit for a queen with an herbal soak made straight from the farm.
The following day was a semi-guided flow of a few activities that the ladies could opt in or opt out. We all seemed to gather for the Farmstead tour, which I highly recommend to thoroughly enjoy and see the entire property. The beauty of using a travel advisor to set up your group trip is that you leave the logistics and details in the hands of a professional, so that you’re left with a curated itinerary where everyone can just show up and have fun!
Our final dinner was in the main dining room of the Barn, and let me tell you, we shut the place down. Endless conversation among girlfriends is apparently what we all needed, and not one, but two women who were not a part of our group stopped to linger at our table and join in on the chatter. It may sound cliché, but Blackberry Farm is truly the perfect setting to reconnect and relish in conversation.
In the afternoon, the friendly and bubbly sales manager whisked me around on a golf cart to show me every possible category of room and meeting space. Yes, I know them all. So if you’re unsure of where to stay on Blackberry Farm, you can reach out for an unbiased opinion and an analysis of what will work best for you. The meeting spaces are perfectly suited for that corporate or incentive trip you’ve been planning for your business, or the wedding of your dreams. I truly couldn’t think of a more magical place for a large group to gather.
When the time drew near to collect our bags and reluctantly head home, the unexpected happened which made me fall in love with Blackberry Farm even more. Our flight was delayed! Not once, but three times. And guess what? The whole team bent over backwards to accommodate us like royalty. God forbid we would have to wait in the airport. Our luggage was loaded so that we didn’t have to lift a pinky, and our driver patiently waited for us as we lounged in the Farmstead, shopping the boutique, assembling the amazing Stave puzzles, and laughing as the movie, Magic Mike, played on the tv while we waited. It was truly bittersweet to have come to an end, but it was the perfect refresh button we all needed as mamas and a time to spoil ourselves and reconnect our friendships. If you haven’t done this for yourself, what are you waiting for? Call us to see how we can get started by putting together the perfect stay for you and those you love at Blackberry Farm.