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Blackberry Farm……One Day


One day, I hope we can drive up one of those fence lined roads in Walland, Tennessee to the 9,000 acre estate that is Blackberry Farm.  From what I have read, I know it will be my dream place to visit.

Sam Beall and his family are the current caretakers of this paradise – following in the footsteps of his parents.  It has been in the Beall family for over 35 years, and they have made it into a gorgeous world to enjoy the beauty of nature and relax.  How could you not relax in this kind of setting?

They have an assortment of 62 wonderful spaces in their list of accommodations, ranging from rooms in the Farmhouse, to rooms in the guesthouse, to your own little cottage.  They are the perfect mix of rustic and contemporary, cozy and sophisticated – all at the same time.  Just take a look at a few of these…

This one is called the Hen and Chicks room, and it is in the Farmhouse. Don’t those chocolate brown walls make that room so cozy?

Here is one of their luxurious bathrooms.

I think their cottages would be heavenly.  This room is in the Singing Brook Cottage suite.  (Don’t you just love that name? 🙂 )

This is the exterior of the Holly Glade Cottage.  I believe it is their most isolated (i.e. private) cottage on the property.

This room is in the Farmstead Cottage.  I love all those windows!

How do you like this one?  It is called the Joe Pye Cottage.

Here is the kitchen in the cottage….

and the living

This porch is in the Hill Cottage.  That pressed leaf print over the fireplace is just perfect there.

The farmstead cottage houses this daybed swing.  I think I could live in this room.

Yes, live there.  Visiting Blackberry Farm is on my bucket list, but if I were to really dream big, I would really live there.  Blackberry Farm Development is now offering 25 homes and cottages for ownership at Blackberry Farm.  Look at these charming rooms in some of the finished cottages.

Living there is an over-the-top daydream, but I am going to keep “visiting Blackberry Farm” on my bucket list.  Hopefully, that won’t remain just a daydream, and one day I will be sitting in one of those white rocking chairs watching that mist blanket the mountains there….one day.

I’ll have more Blackberry goodness for you in my next post.  Meanwhile, I’d love to know if any of you have had the pleasure of experiencing a stay at Blackberry Farm.

Until next time……

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Nikki Lehnhardt - January 27, 2013 - 9:14 am

We’ve stayed at Blackberry twice years apart and loved it both times. Once in the house and once in a cottage. It has become the benchmark by which we rate all other inns. Have to say that none have come close. Attention to detail is astonishing. I did like it more when it was smaller and less popular. I guess I just wanted it all just for us.

missy - October 17, 2012 - 9:53 pm

Well, I haven’t been there as a guest, but I worked there for one day (I mentioned that in another comment). I live in Knoxville and have had quite a few friends work there in the kitchen. One friend used to bring home leftovers….yummy. The grounds, rooms, everything is just as lovely as the pictures. My one day of working there consisted of a grand tour of everything. They have many celebrity guests who stay there for privacy, so I would imagine that’s why they have the high end kitchens. I also know of some weathier people here who have rented homes up there while getting high end remodels (that would nice, huh?) You used to be able to drive right up to the farm, but they probably have a gate now. You wouldn’t be able to just walk around on the grounds. I had to sign a confidentiality agreement before they would even take me on a tour of the property. The farmers up there come down and sell items at our farmer’s market. For a little taste of some of the same but on a smaller scale, check out The Dancing Bear Lodge in Townsend. It used to be owned by Blackberry (I’m not sure of the ownership now, but one owner used to be the GM at Blackberry). I’m working on getting my husband to take me up there for an anniversary weekend. I keep trying to tell him that the money we would save on gas would make up for the $800 a night price tag (for the cheap room) LOL!
Missy – Thanks for all the Blackberry info! Saving money on gas is a good argument for your husband with the price to stay there. 🙂


aimee {sixteen fourteen} - September 27, 2012 - 7:08 am

I AM DYING!!! Where to start? This place is absolutely gorgeous. I love the guest rooms and that bathroom. Thank you so much for introducing me to this fabulous place. 🙂
Aimee – Well I am glad you liked the place so much! You need to take a trip there too. Maybe Blackberry Farm should be where you go for your 20th anniversary since you had such a neat place for your 10th. 🙂 Have a great weekend.


Cathy Norrie - September 26, 2012 - 4:23 pm

Oh my! What to choose, what to choose? I have never stayed at Blackberry Farm nor even hear about it until you, my dear friend Kelly showed these delightful photos. Oh my! Thank you for the stuff of dreams 🙂
Cath – I don’t think you would go wrong with any of the rooms you choose. You need to make a trip there and then tell us all about it! It does look like the stuff of dreams in the photos.


the farmer's wife - September 26, 2012 - 3:04 pm

I really like the blue cabinets with the natural wood backsplash. This whole place looks inspirational.
Julianna – I thought that kitchen was pretty neat too. Thank you for coming by to visit here today!

Garden, Home and Party - September 26, 2012 - 3:03 pm

This place looks amazing. I surprised the cottages are furnished with what looks like a gourmet kitchen. Do you suppose people come and stay for long periods of time? Such a beautiful post.
Karen – My thinking on the kitchen is this (and could be wrong of course!)..There are a number of big food events held there annually – Taste of the South, Garden and Gun magazine’s “Secret Society Weekend” among others. So I’m thinking that many of the people who visit are in the food industry and probably expect a kitchen like that. Just my theory…Anyway, I am happy that you liked the photos of the place! It is a beautiful spot.

Stephanie - September 26, 2012 - 10:34 am

Oh wow!! Thanks so much for sharing this. This place looks absolutely amazing. I’m hopefully going to be taking a trip to Gatlinburg in the next couple of months. This place isn’t far from there so I’m going to put it in on my list of places to visit.
Stephanie – You lucky girl! Gatlinburg is a fun little place. Our youth group used to go there every fall for retreats. I hope you do get to visit Blackberry Farm. Let me know what you think of it if you get to go please. I would love a “first hand” review!

Stacey - September 26, 2012 - 9:21 am

I’ve spent time drooling over their website too. Wouldn’t it be heavenly to have a few days there with your husband….and no kids? 🙂
Stacey- It would be heavenly to get away! I NEED a break badly, and that would be the perfect place for it. It is not usually a place for kids – except at major holidays, but both of my sons are in their twenties and both are “foodies”. They would appreciate the cuisine (and all the outdoor activities) offered there. So glad you love Blackberry Farm too!

House Crazy Sarah - September 25, 2012 - 11:16 pm

well the whole place is just gorgeous. But I did a double take with some of the (faux?) wood panelling in the first couple of bedroom pics. When did that stuff come back into fashion? I must be out of the loop!
Sarah – I kept looking at that first one too, trying to decide exactly what was on the walls and ceiling. Maybe it’s the photography, but it did not look like real wood to me either. I don’t think you are out of the loop! There seems to be a distinct difference in style in the newly decorated rooms (that being one) and the ones in the cottages, isn’t there? I’ll take a room with painted plank walls any day.:)

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