Blackberry Farm

Friends of the Farm

Winter Newsletter

Every year, I wonder if life at Blackberry could possibly get any more exciting. And yet, every year it does—especially this year, our 40th anniversary. When my family opened our doors to guests in 1976, we knew we wanted to share this special place, but who could have imagined it would come to life like this? From bed and breakfast to world-renowned resort to working farmstead to multiple James Beard Awards to nationally-recognized wellness center—our story just keeps unfolding.

One thing I know for sure: this journey wouldn’t be the same without our guests over the years. You have shared in so many memorable Blackberry ‘moments’ with us—be it a rare bottle of wine over dinner in The Barn, a morning in the rocking chair watching the sun melt away the mountain fog or a family splash-fest on a paddleboarding adventure at the lake. The simple joy of these small moments is a big part of what makes our farm so special. As our team celebrates our 40th anniversary all year long, we’ll be creating, savoring and sharing many, many more of these moments with you. Look for them in future newsletters—and join us on the farm to enjoy some of your own!

It’s fitting that in a year this big we’ll be unveiling some important new developments, including our yet-to-be-named Event Center. Personally, I can’t wait to see how this beautiful space makes your Blackberry experience even better—whether you plan inspiring corporate meetings with us, celebrate your dream wedding here or simply experience a concert in a setting you’ll never forget. In the spirit of making your Blackberry stay better, we are also introducing the all-new Camp Blackberry for kids. When you visit this Summer, your children will find an incredible new Camp Blackberry building with plenty of fresh adventures and activities!

And because for me (and for so many of you) the best Blackberry moments involve something our artisans have crafted, I feel thrilled to share that our artisans brought home five Good Food Awards this Winter. If you haven’t tasted the 2016 winners yet, I hope you’ll do so the next time you’re here—or in your own home if you can get your hands on them before we run out! It looks to be a happy, nostalgic and exciting year at Blackberry Farm. I can’t wait for you to experience it with us.

Check out the entire Winter Newsletter!

Sam Beall, Proprietor