Nestled in the Smoky Mountains is a little slice of heaven, though more famously known as Blackberry Farm. Tyler and I were lucky enough to celebrate our 1 year anniversary, hidden away in the mountains far from the distractions and busyness of our usual hectic day-to-day schedules.
From the second we arrived, everything was perfect down to every last detail, including a welcome package for Harley, a personal golf cart to explore the property, our favorite cocktails, and of course an experience like none other.
Their motto is anything you want; the answer is always YES! Which is nice to hear when you’ve been on the go day in and day out, exhausted from travel, entertaining, and trying to keep up with the crazy pace of our life. We were able to slow down and hit the reset button for a few days, which is priceless. Well, let me rephrase that. It wasn’t priceless. It came with a cost, but it was worth every penny ten times over. We kept thinking, “We need to bring our parents here,” or “Let’s come here with all of our friends and have a couples retreat!” or “This would be the best corporate or work retreat!” or “Let’s renew our vows here someday!” and finally, “We can’t wait to come here as a family with kids someday and maybe spend holidays!” It’s a place that fits every type of traveler, family, couple, you name it. [There’s a kids camp on site that’s included in your stay, and activities for days!]
Just to mention a few of the activities …
…Wake surfing, hiking, biking, spa, shooting clays, fly fishing, yoga, golf, tennis, cooking lessons with garden fresh foods from the property, indulging in the world class cuisine + wines, the list goes on. Again, anything your heart desires, they will make it happen. #whatadream!
If the activities alone aren’t enough, the property and grounds that guests are welcome to roam are incredible. Everything is locally grown, cooked and consumed on site, including the fermented cheeses, curing of meats and the produce that the chefs hand pick each day for their menus. Everything that Tyler and I ate was some of the best food we’ve ever tried, even if we didn’t know what it was when we ordered it.
It doesn’t stop there. Not only is Blackberry Farm known for its’ impressive chefs in the kitchen, but covering the grounds are their very own Truffle Dogs roaming the property – these pups are known for their specialty in hunting and gathering truffles. Wow! (You can even sign up for a special Truffle Dog demonstration & training – Available during the months of December – February).
So, if you’re ready to get a sneak peek at heaven and indulge in second to none cuisine, wine, spa, ambience and the outdoors, check out Blackberry Farm for your next getaway, corporate retreat, or escape from the real world.
During our stay we spent our afternoons on Tellico Lake wake surfing and riding around on the boat, relaxing at the spa, hiking, taking horse and buggy carriage rides around the property, wine tasting, and enjoying meals on the water or in the luxury style barn for dinner.
We can’t stress enough how amazing this place is, and that if you’re looking for the perfect getaway, then Blackberry Farm is the place to be.
We couldn’t have dreamed of a more perfect way to spend our 1 year anniversary and we definitely can’t wait to make it back to Blackberry Farm!
Wine & Beverage Selection: ★★★★★
Spa Services: ★★★★★
Spa Ambience: ★★★★★
In-Room Amenities: Fresh floral bouquets, farmstead pantry products, champagne, farm fresh cheese + crackers platter.
Activities: ON POINT!
Dog friendly: Yes