Blackberry Farm

Friends of the Farm

Adventure and Wellness Events

Expand your fitness options at Blackberry Farm while taking in the beauty of our iconic fields, forests and the foothills of the majestic Smoky Mountains. Join us in 2014 for our adventure and wellness event series! For more information or to make a reservation, call 800-557-8864 or email reservations@blackberryfarm.com

Tata Harper Opening Event, May 31, 2014
Tata Harper began her line as a way to provide an alternative to luxury beauty products that were laden with industrial synthetics and potentially toxic chemicals and to beauty brands that “greenwash” their customers with false claims. Blackberry Farm guests will be able to join her on May 31 for a seminar, a shop and mingle session and a gathering and tour.

Naturopathica Opening Event, June 7-8, 2014

Join Barbara Close founder of Naturopathica Holistic Health at the Wellhouse on June 7 and 8 for the Naturopathica opening event. The event will begin with a welcome reception and book signing. On June 8, Blackberry Farm guests will have an opportunity to receive a 30 minute facial, enjoy a Pure Skin Event and a gathering and tour with Barbara Close. 

 

Balanced Life & Body, July 6-9, 2014
Refresh your lifestyle with these unique retreats designed to help you find balance and restore your body. During this transformative experience, nutritionists and yoga teachers will come together to teach guests how to establish healthy habits that balance exercise, nutrition and indulgence for a sustainable, fulfilling life.

The Greatest Ride, August 10-13, 2014
Join us for what is sure to be an epic cycling adventure. Guests will begin at Blackberry Farm with an opening dinner shared with ride leaders retired Pro Cyclist George Hincapie and Blackberry Farm Proprietor Sam Beall. The next morning, guests will ride over 90 miles to Waynesville, NC, on the parkway and scenic roads, where they will stop at The Swag, a private mountaintop inn, for a great dinner and a night’s rest. The next morning, guests will depart on another 80-mile ride to Hotel Domestique (owned by Big George), a European-styled luxury hotel in Traveler’s Rest, SC. Here, guests will enjoy an incredible finale dinner in the hotel’s restaurant. This will be a very intimate experience, with a limit of only 10 riders. With over 10,000 feet of climbing each day, this event is for those who are avid riders only.

Tour de Smokies Fall, September 21-14, 2014

The only thing more satisfying than a beautiful day of cycling is celebrating that day with a remarkable dinner and wine. Join Blackberry—along with former pro and top cycling Coach Robbie Ventura and Tour de France Veterans George Hincapie and Christian Vande Velde—for a three-day cycling adventure through the winding Smoky Mountains. Each night, your ride will be finished off with incredible food and wine from Chef Lachlan Mackinnon-Patterson and Master Sommelier Bobby Stuckey. With routes ranging from 45–75 miles and up to 10,000 feet of climbing per day, this event is geared to the avid cyclist.

Balanced Life and Body, October 26-29, 2014

Refresh your lifestyle with these unique retreats designed to help you find balance and restore your body. During this transformative experience, nutritionists and yoga teachers will come together to teach guests how to establish healthy habits that balance exercise, nutrition and indulgence for a sustainable, fulfilling life. Visit blackberryfarm.com for further announcements on our Summer and Fall Balanced Life & Body events.

Blackberry Farm Bike Tour with Trek Travel, November 16-21, 2014
Blackberry Farm by bicycle with an exclusive five-day cycling getaway from Trek Travel, a world leader in luxury bicycle tours. Beautiful rides in the Great Smoky Mountains are punctuated by plenty of other Blackberry Farm adventures—like canoeing, kayaking, touring Blackberry’s brewery with the Brewmaster himself and exploring farm culture with our garden team. This luxurious getaway is completed with a private yoga lesson and one-hour spa session, a farm-to-table cooking demonstration and a remarkable wine-paired dinner. We think it might be one of the best ways to experience the best of Blackberry Farm and the Smoky Mountains. Call 866.464.8735 to speak to one of Trek’s trip consultants to reserve your stay!

Body and Soul, December 4-7, 2014

Just before the busyness of the holiday season sets in, slip away to Blackberry Farm for a transformative yoga retreat. Acclaimed Yoga Instructor Laura Bailey will lead guests in quiet, reflective and healing yoga sessions designed to restore balance to your body and mind while vegan and raw food Expert Jenifer Kuntz will coach you through adopting raw foods at home. The gentle comforts of Blackberry Farm and our new wellness center make a perfect setting for this renewal.