My wife and i just celebrated our 15th Wedding Anniversary with a treat of two nights at Blackberry Farm. While the retreat is expensive and we limited our on-site experiences because of the cost we found Blackberry worth the cost, mainly from the outstanding meals we enjoyed thoroughly! I was a little concerned because some reviews mentioned food as good, some reviews said salty - and we are not a pair that eats to live, but once we finished one meal we couldnt wait to see the menu for the next. The beauty of the food was that it wasnt fancy-schmancy dishes. Main ingredients that sounded 'regular' tasted amazing. A smoked chicken stuffed with mushroom was incredible. Blueberry griddle cakes topped with pecan butter brought audible gasps. The desserts, terrific, the tomatoes, amazing. Bravo to the chefs.
The property feels authentic, private but not stuffy. The jackets at dinner was concerning going in, but the atmosphere is relaxed and friendly. The only concern was how, when and if we tip. There is a 19% service charge each day and it wasnt an issue with meals, but drives to and from activities, luggage, etc...was a question mark. The walking trails were beautiful and secluded. The equestrian ride was interesting, but a little slow.
Blackberry is expensive, the pool is very plain, and lacking a hot tub and other amenities, our room at the main house was large. However, the bathroom (lighting, shower/tub) was old and plain, but both my wife and i enjoyed our stay - mainly thanks to the amazing food at each and every meal.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- One of America's most celebrated intimate luxury hotels beckons discerning guests who aspire to escape modern-day frenzy and slip into a Blackberry state of mind. Situated on a pastoral 4,200-acre estate in the Great Smoky Mountains, Blackberry will show you the many reasons why it is one of the top rated properties in the world ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Blackberry Farm Tennessee
- Blackberry Farm Hotel Walland
- Blackberry Farm Tn
- Blackberry Farm Walland
- Blackberry Farm Inn