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Blackberry Farm: This Working Farm is One of Tennessee's Dreamiest Getaways

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In the heart of the Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee is the picturesque farmstead of Blackberry Farm. The 4,200-acre estate has become not only a popular vacation destination over the years, but also a renowned wedding venue with one of the most beautiful backdrops you've ever seen. 

Back in the '30s, a couple named Dave and Florida Lasier journeyed down South from Chicago to find the perfect place to build a new home. Enchanted by the Smokies of East Tennessee, they stopped to explore what is now known as Blackberry Farm. It earned its name when Mrs. Lasier tore her stocking on wild blackberry bramble. It's been Blackberry Farm ever since. In the '70s, Kreis and Sandy Beall discovered the area and felt it should be shared with the world. Mary Celeste Beall is the current proprietor and continues her family's legacy of incredible guest service.

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These days the area is home to a working farm that features a Farmstead shop full of produce from the farm, in addition to home and wellness items. 

The incredible farm-to-table Foothills Cuisine onsite pays homage to the property's Appalachian roots with world-renowned chefs leading the various onsite restaurants -- The Barn, The Main House and The Dogwood. Andy Chabot is the resident sommelier and he's brought additional notoriety to their cuisine and wine cellar. You'll get a world-class experience right in the heart of Tennessee.

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Beall + Thomas Photography
Beall + Thomas Photography

As a getaway spot, the farm on the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains is incomparable. Choose between the historic or estate rooms, a cottage suite, the hill cottages, the farmstead cottage, or reserve your own private 3-5 bedroom guest house. There are countless activities to keep you busy no matter the time of year. Go fly fishing on Hesse Creek, horseback riding, hiking, paddle boarding, play paintball, or even test out your archery skills. There is plenty of fun to keep the whole family occupied.

The Wellhouse onsite spa has to be on your list after check-in. Check on pricing with the concierge and get one of the most relaxing treatments you can imagine in this tranquil setting. The farm recently opened the Blackberry Mountain resort in Walland, TN as well. Regardless of what you're looking for, there's an experience for everyone. 

In addition to hosting weddings, the farm also hosts events throughout the year. Be sure to check the events page at BlackberryFarm.com. From holiday celebrations on New Years and Halloween to hosting incredible musical acts like Emmylou Harris and Little Big Town, you don't want to miss out.

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Blackberry Farm: This Working Farm is One of Tennessee's Dreamiest Getaways