Blackberry Farm

Friends of the Farm

12 Ways to Give this Season

Twelve seems to be a magic number around the holidays, but honestly we could come up with gift giving ideas to match anyone’s interest or passion. This season we are releasing 12 ways to Give, and posting the ideas on facebook, twitter and our Friends of the Farm site.  So if you are getting stumped with what to get your loved one or friend, take a look at these ideas and be the best “Santa” this holiday season!

For the Wine Lover
They seem to have every wine book imaginable, subscriptions to the A-list wine magazines, and more bottles than you can count.  This year give them something more – three days of total immersion into their favorite winery, varietal or just wine geeking all-around.  Check out the 2012 Blackberry Year and in particular gander through Hospice du Rhone and Wine Geek Weekend!

For the Sportsman
With trophy trout streams, float trips on the Clinch River, world-class sporting clay course and more, Blackberry Farm offers the perfect getaway for the sportsman on your list. You can even outfit them from our Gift and Fly Shops with all the appropriate apparel from Beretta, Purdey, and Orvis.

For the Gardener
Got a green thumb in your life? Go beyond the spade this year, get them a day of walking through Blackberry Farm’s Heirloom Garden with Master Gardener John Cokydenall, a spot at our annual summer Smoky Mountain Table or Biodynamique event where you will learn how to prepare your spring garden in the best way.

For the Cyclist
From country byways to intense climbs, East Tennessee offers some of the best routes East of the Mississippi when it comes to cycling, so place a trip to Blackberry Farm with private guide trips under the tree or sign up your cyclists for the Tour de Smokies and ride with cycling’s best coaches, riders and personalities.

For the Cook
Sure, you can put spatulas or a new microplane or check Chef Joseph Lenn’s Christmas List for stocking stuffers, but to really warm up your kitchen dwelling holiday sweetheart consider a day in the life of a chef, one of our daily cooking demonstrations or a spot at one of our cooking schools (both hands on and demonstration)…we also recommend the Blackberry Farm Cookbook

For the Active Adult
With miles and miles of trails, yoga classes, a fitness team, wellness camps, and of course, spa pampering, Blackberry Farm is the perfect holiday gift for the active adult in your life, so they can stay in shape and indulge, all at the same time!

For the Music Lover
You may already be over Christmas carols, but you’ll want to keep your favorite music enthusiast’s toes tapping long after the tree comes down.  Blackberry Farm offers a music series throughout the year that includes music legends like EmmyLou Harris to chart toppers like Clay Walker, Michelle Branch, and more!

For the Equestrian
Boots, spurs, helmets, saddles, they’ve got all the gear, now get them an equestrian experience like no other… Fox Hunting in the Smoky Mountains.  This experience is perfect for equestrians of varying abilities, and not only offers some of the most inspiring views in the area, but also gives new meaning to hunting ground.  Our equestrian program is so much more—learn to drive a carriage, or sign up your kiddo for the Blackberry Pony Club!

For the Romantic
Put that novel away, and whisk your lover into a romantic weekend of your own! From rose petal turndowns to couples massages, Blackberry Farm is overflowing with ways to raise the temperature and get everyone in the right mood for romance!

For the Spa Goer
If your elf hasn’t experienced the best little Farmhouse spa in the United Sates, then they haven’t received the close and personal care that our spa is known for.  As an Aveda Destination spa we offer a variety of services in a charming setting and surrounded by caring therapist.  From massages, facials, and body treatments who wouldn’t want to unwrap that sort of pampering!

For the Family Man
Your husband is busy, but he spends all of his free time with the family, so this year take him and the kids on a trip that makes memories for a lifetime. You can slip away to Blackberry Farm for an adventure with the family…climb mountains, swim lakes, gather eggs, dig up carrots, sharpen your aim and more!

For the Perfect Wife
She has been…well…perfect, right?  And for Christmas this year she wants something to tell her friends just how perfect you are…that’s where Blackberry Farm comes in.  Have her unwrap a Blackberry Farm Cookbook to find a gift certificate for a getaway to the farm!  She’ll not only be happy on Christmas morning, but also as you unlock the key to your cottage!