Blackberry Farm – The Perfect Tennessee Escape

Alexandria
Travel | US Travel
June 14, 2024
Blackberry Farm is located in Walland, TN, a short 30 minute drive from Knoxville airport, or a 3-hour drive from Nashville if you’re a Tennessee local! The Farm opened to the public in 1976 and has become renowned for its hospitality, culinary excellence, and beautiful setting in the Great Smoky Mountains.
Blackberry Farm - The Perfect Tennessee Escape
Blackberry Farm - The Perfect Tennessee Escape
Blackberry Farm - The Perfect Tennessee Escape
Blackberry Farm hosts tons of events throughout the year, offers plenty of activities for your outdoorsy soul, and the food and wine will blow you away! This was a quiet and romantic weekend for us and many other guests at the farm. We did not see many kids during our stay and I probably wouldn’t bring my kids here until they are a bit older. They do offer a Kid’s Club during the summer months, and there is a sister property, Blackberry Mountain, down the road which has similar activities and maybe more kid friendly.

The service stands adobe all at Blackberry Farm. The team will do or find almost anything you need, whisk you around in their fleet of Lexus SUVs (if you don’t care to drive your golf cart around), and make sure you’re enjoying your stay. On our way out, our flight time was during lunch, and they had boxed lunches waiting for us in the Lexus to take us to the airport. I was in awe of their kindness and thoughtfulness to every single detail.

Blackberry Farm - The Perfect Tennessee Escape

Our Stay

We booked a 2 night stay in the Cottages at Blackberry Farm to celebrate our 16 year wedding anniversary in April. We ended up with a Hill Cottage, which is their largest accommodation with 1 bedroom, screened in sitting porch, large kitchen and living room with complimentary snacks and non-alcoholic drinks. The cottage also comes with a golf cart to tote you around the gorgeous property all weekend. Roaming the beautiful farm at dusk in the golf cart was a favorite of mine!

Our Stay at Blackberry Farm - The Perfect Tennessee Escape
Our Stay at Blackberry Farm - The Perfect Tennessee Escape
Our Stay at Blackberry Farm - The Perfect Tennessee Escape

Activities + Experiences

When you book, the concierge will greet you with an email FILLED with activities to choose from. These range from eating experiences, guided hikes, fitness classes, and spa treatments.

We enjoyed a personal trainer, a guided hike, horseback riding, and a farm tour including meeting truffle dogs! We were lucky to see the brand new litter while we were there.

If you have more time, add on clay shooting, fly fishing, boating, hiking, kayaking and more. Activities will also differ between seasons and Blackberry Farm does have 2 swimming pools on property!

Our Activities and Experiences at Blackberry Farm - The Perfect Tennessee Escape
Our Activities and Experiences at Blackberry Farm - The Perfect Tennessee Escape
Our Activities and Experiences at Blackberry Farm - The Perfect Tennessee Escape

The Food

The food alone should be a reason to visit. Blackberry Farm is home to 3 different restaurants.

Our Food at Blackberry Farm - The Perfect Tennessee Escape
The Barn is where we ate dinner every night. The menu is seasonal with slight changes every day, with food you won’t experience anywhere else. The Barn is recognized as one of the top restaurants in the south and holds the 2014 James Beard award for Outstanding Wine Program!

The Main House is where we would eat breakfast and lunch. The overnight oats for breakfast became a quick favorite and the burger was a huge hit for lunch. The menu sticks to the Southern flair with classics like Buttermilk Biscuits & Gravy, Farm Eggs from one of our local egg farmers or the chef’s daily Griddle Cakes.

The Dogwood is in the Main House but with a dinner and Children’s menu. We did not eat here during our stay, but heard it’s a great alternative to the Barn for longer stays.

Our Food at Blackberry Farm - The Perfect Tennessee Escape
Our Food at Blackberry Farm - The Perfect Tennessee Escape
Our Food at Blackberry Farm - The Perfect Tennessee Escape
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