The Inn at Blackberry Farm: A World Class Smoky Mountain Luxury Resort Blackberry Farm

Kreis Beall

Kreis Beall was 23 years old and had one child and another on the way in 1976 when she and her husband Sandy purchased Blackberry Farm as their family home. Incapable of suppressing either her southern hospitality or her design sense, Kreis has, in the subsequent years, transformed the nine-bedroom farmhouse into a Relais & Chateaux estate and restaurant. She has also minted Blackberry Farm's acclaimed high country style and created a design studio whose work has been featured in Southern Accents, Southern Living, Bon Appetit, Town & Country and Travel & Leisure, and on HGTV and PBS.

After retiring as general manager of the inn, she returned to her first love, photography, and created a studio that specializes in lifestyle work.

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