At Blackberry Farm, relax and revitalize your spirit with pursuits worthy of a Blackberry state of mind. A select suite of leisurely pastimes benefits from our Great Smoky Mountains locale while reminding guests that the good life is mere steps off the beaten path.
Laze away the hours bird watching by day or star gazing by night. Satisfy your natural curiosity on a wildflower hike, carriage ride or car tour. For the more athletic, tennis, swimming and golf are available in our own backyard. Whatever you choose, leisure at Blackberry Farm is as spirited or tame as your mood.
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Eastern Tennessee is graced with dramatic byways and roads that meander through the mountains, and guests of Blackberry can experience driving tours in luxury. When planning a trip into the Great Smokies or even a quick jaunt into town, reserve the Lexus IS C 350, a hartop convertible, the Lexus GS 350h, the luxury mid-size hybrid sedan, or the Lexus LS600h, the top of the line hybrid Lexus sedan that encompasses all that is Lexus.
We invite you to relax and revitalize your spirit with pursuits worthy of a Blackberry state of mind. A select suite of leisurely pastimes benefits from our Great Smoky Mountains locale while reminding guests that the good life is mere steps off the beaten path.
Laze away the hours bird-watching by day or stargazing by night. Satisfy your natural curiosity on a carriage ride infused with local history, or sing your favorite tunes on an evening hayride. For the more athletic, tennis, swimming and golf are available in our own backyard. Whatever you choose, leisure at Blackberry Farm is as spirited or tame as your mood.
To reserve a test-drive vehicle during your stay, please contact our Concierge at 865-380-2086.
The following vehicles are available for a test-drive: Lexus IS C 350, Lexus GS 350, and Lexus LS600h
Recreational Carriage Driving Instructions
Introduction to harness, hitching, safe driving techniques; includes a drive around the farm. One-Two guests/Allow up to two hours.
Clip-clop down a shady lane and amble through the countryside. Slow your pace of life. Experience scenic vistas and pure mountain streams from the cozy comfort of a horse-drawn carriage. If you are interested, your driver is well-versed in Blackberry history and local lore. Hoofbeats create a rhythm for a beautiful Blackberry memory. Rides by appointment only. Plan on hour or more.
Our outdoor pool is surrounded by spectacular views of the Great Smoky Mountains and the lawns and meadows of the estate. After an invigorating swim, you can relax in a comfortable chaise lounge or enjoy a snack at a table with a sun umbrella.
The activity room is a multi-purpose room used for lectures and events and includes:
Two TRX suspension stations
Boot camp, stretch, foam rolling classes
Tucked in the hillside just below the Main House and Guesthouse are four hard courts. You’ll always find fresh towels and mountain spring water at courtside, and equipment is available with an advance request. A tennis instructor or hitting partner can be reserved as well.
A leisurely pace is fitting for the tranquil grounds of Blackberry Farm. Guests
can rent electric carts by the hour or day for touring our many paved paths.
Based on availability
Rent a Harley-Davidson and enjoy the scenic back roads of East Tennessee and onto the Dragon's Tail in North Carolina. With the power of the Harley-Davidson motorcycles you can travel to some of the most scenic and legendary biking routes in the world. The renowned Dragon's Tail has over 300 hairpin curves winding through the mountains.
Swing the day away on the nearby greens. Three 18-hole courses are located within 30 minutes of Blackberry Farm, and reservations are made in advance for tee times. Our staff will arrange transportation and other amenities to suit your individual or group preferences.
The Fitness Room
Our new fitness room which is located in the Wellhouse includes new cardio equipment giving our guests access to:
One upright bike
One recumbent bike
Dual adjustable pulley console