Blackberry Farm

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Leisure

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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Lexus

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

Carriage Rides

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.

Carriage Rides

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.

Additional Activities

Swimming

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.

Activity Room

The activity room is a multi-purpose room used for lectures and events and includes:
Two TRX suspension stations
Kettle bells
Versa balls
Medicine balls
Varied bands
Jump ropes
Boot camp, stretch, foam rolling classes
Personal Training

Tennis

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.

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Guest Carts

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

Touring

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.

Golf

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:
Two treadmills
Two ellipticals
One upright bike
One recumbent bike
Dual adjustable pulley console
Dumbbells

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