As the sun rises over the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, the morning mist fades to unveil one of America's greatest hidden treasures, Blackberry Farm. Its 4,200 acres have been a mountain haven and tranquil escape for family, friends and guests for more than 70 years as it evolved into a luxurious resort of breathtaking scenery, gourmet cuisine and pleasurable pastimes.
In the 1930's, Florida and Dave Laiser were enthralled by the majesty of these mountains and, on a trip from Chicago to the Georgia coast, discovered the perfect setting for their dream home. In 1930, while selecting just the right location, Florida snagged her silk stockings in a thicket of blackberry bushes, and the name Blackberry Farm was born.
In 1976, the charm of Blackberry Farm captivated Kreis and Sandy Beall and inspired their own dream of sharing a magical property with good food and friends. Kreis made Blackberry the family's home and opened the beautiful property to the public as a six-room country inn. The Bealls' vision for Blackberry Farm became a reality and began to create a tradition of Southern hospitality, gourmet cuisine and cherished experiences. Through the years, Blackberry has welcomed guests from the far reaches of the globe as well as nearby neighbors, with the genuine Southern hospitality and personal attention that have become the estate's hallmark. Today, Proprietor Mary Celeste Beall continues and pushes the family's tradition of hospitality and service.
More than 40 years ago, Blackberry Farm was founded on the idea of creating a home with good friends, family and good food. Today, Blackberry continues to share its southern hospitality and a true sense of place with all that visit. Escape to the Smoky Mountains of East Tennessee and experience all that Blackberry Farm has to offer.