Blackberry Farm

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Family & Children

Holidays and summer vacations have always conjured fond memories of childhood, when our family set out on an adventure away from home. Whether it was a trip to our grandparents’ house in the country or a camping trip in the Smoky Mountains, we always came to a new realization of how important our family was and just how precious this time was together. Family time at Blackberry Farm offers a unique opportunity to experience adventures that will create memories to last a lifetime. Take time for mother-and-daughter pampering at the Spa; pass on your father’s or grandfather’s tradition of casting that perfect fly across the pristine waters of Hesse Creek. Embark on a hike along the Trunk Branch Trail with your family clan, horseback ride across mountain trails and pastoral meadows, or simply picnic in a field far away from schedules and daily routines.


Adventure Series

Appreciation through ConnectionFrom trails to gardens and streams to mountains, join us in a unique opportunity to connect to a place and time, as we discover and explore together. The Adventure Series takes guests of all ages into the great outdoors, for challenging and enriching activities on property and in the nearby Smoky Mountain region. Programs are based on Adventure Quests, Mountain Discovery and Farmstead Life, and targeted toward ages 10 and up.

Download the Adventure Series PDF for more information & additional images.

Adventure Series Rates - Per Family (four people)

  • $125 Individual 90-minute activities
  • $250 Half Day
  • $500 Full Day
  • $25 Each additional person 90 minutes
  • $50 Each additional person half-day
  • $100 Each additional person full-day

Supplemental fees may apply. Advance registration is required.


Mountain Discovery

Mountain Discovery activities are all about learning to exist in the mountain environment. From plant and wildlife ID to learning about wild edibles and managing wildlife encounters, these activities are all about being comfortable and safe in the outdoors in order to get the most out of it. Classes also include basic principals such as "Leave No Trace" ethics and basic wilderness survival.


Farmstead Life

Life on the Farm helps to teach a family what a working farm is all about. Lessons are based around specific areas of Blackberry including the garden, livestock, and farm production areas. Families have the opportunity to learn about successful gardening or beekeeping or learn basic elements of proper livestock care such as the need for pasture rotation and free range foraging.


Adventure Quests

Adventure Quests are activities for those wanting to get out of thier comfort zone and have the expertise of a guide to help them understand a new way of enjoying the outdoors. From paddling clinics to an introduction to rope skills and rock climbing, families learn what to think about when venturing out into the wilderness of and natural resources of East Tennessee. These activities not only give the families an opportunity to "play", but also help teach the skills necessary to do it safely and correctly.


Camp Blackberry

Appreciation through Exploration Camp Blackberry is a place that kids can be kids allowing parents time for each other. We offer time for creativity, learning, and exploration. There are so many options at Blackberry Farm from catching crawdads in the creek to cooking up a culinary creation at the garden. Scavenger hunts, putting on a play, rock climbing, creating a one of a kind souvenir, “dinner and a movie,” canoeing, gathering eggs from the chicken houses, or picking vegetable here it is simply an authentic adventure.


Download the Camp Blackberry 2012 PDF for more information & additional images.


Daily Camp Blackberry Themes

  • Monday - Garden Day
  • Tuesday - Outdoor Adventure Day
  • Wednesday - Wellness Day
  • Thursday - Culinary Day
  • Friday - Farm Animal Day
  • Saturday - Artisan Day
  • Sunday - National Park Day

Blackberry Camp Rates

  • Camp - Children ages 4 and up
  • Adventure Camp - Children ages 8 and up (During special times throughout the year)
  • Camp costs are included in the daily child surcharge of $250 per child and within the family room rate when purchasing a room for the child.
  • Private sitting service is available with advanced notice for $25 per hour for children the age of 4 and under. Advance registration is required.

Morning Sessions: 9 a.m. to 12 noon (Lunch is available with advanced notice)
Afternoon Sessions: 1 to 5 p.m.
Evening Camp Blackberry “Dinner and a Movie” session: 6 to 10 p.m.
*Daily schedule subject to change.


Sitting Services

Sitting services are available with an hourly charge of $25 per sitter. Parents must remain on Blackberry Farm property while their child is in this care.

Policies


Children

Children of any age are welcome throughout the year. Nightly Charges for Children: Children under 4 years of age may stay in their parents’ room free of charge. Charges for children 4 years of age and older staying in their parents’ room will be $250 per child, per night, plus tax and service charge. . is standard room charge covers meals, pantry snacks, sodas and Camp Blackberry. For more information regarding the months of Camp Blackberry, please contact our Reservations team.


Dining

All meals are special events at Blackberry Farm, and our Culinary Team takes great pride in using only the fi nest ingredients to create memorable cuisine. Breakfast, brunch and lunch are enjoyed in the dining room. Lunch at Blackberry Farm is a casual affair and is available from 12 to 2 p.m. daily. Dinner is enjoyed by reservation in the Barn. However, to preserve a consistent atmosphere for all diners, children under the age of 10 are allowed in the Barn only at 6 p.m. reservation times.


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