Blackberry Farm

Wellhouse

Wellness Updates

Reach Your Wellness Goals in 2016
January 5, 2016

Whether you are a pro or a beginner, Blackberry Farm’s 2016 line up of Wellness events is sure to get you moving toward accomplishing your goals! From introductory events with our Wellness Enrichment Series to well-rounded Balanced Life and Body events all the way to high-energy events with our Intensive Series, all levels of wellness are offered with 9 Wellness and 4 Cycling events in 2016. Start your year off well and join us in 2016!

Blackberry Farm Featured on the TODAY Show
July 1, 2015

Director of Food and Beverage, Andy Chabot appeared on the 10am hour with Kathie Lee and Hoda on June 30 to discuss food and beverage pairings for summer celebrations! Click here to see Andy’s segment and recommendations! On July 1, many Blackberry Farm products, including the Classic Saison Beer, were also featured on the TODAY Show’s made in America segment. Watch the segment here and then shop the featured products!

 

Wellhouse Featured in PULSE Magazine
January 1, 2015
Blackberry Farm’s own wellness director Amanda Anderson speaks about an average day in the Wellhouse.  “When the day is busy, the team is happy and the guests are thrilled.”  No matter what the daily challenges bring, Anderson and her team are well equipped to serve guests in the brand new facility.
American Spa Reviews Wellhouse
November 26, 2014
Blackberry Farm was recently featured in American Spa!  Check out the feature entitled “Rustic Retreat.”
State-of-the-Art Wellhouse Offers Even More Amenities
June 25, 2014
Interested in the health conscious, luxurious lifestyle? Read more about The Wellhouse in Robb Report’s article. 
Blackberry Farm is REAL Certified
May 13, 2014
Through a partnership between the Tennessee Department of Health and the United States Healthful Food Council (USHFC), Eat REAL™ Tennessee has announced the first Tennessee food service establishments to achieve REAL Certification. The Barn and Main House at Blackberry Farm are the first two restaurants in East Tennessee to be certified. REAL stands for Responsible Epicurean and Agricultural Leadership (REAL) and is a nationwide program that helps combat diet-related disease by recognizing foodservice operators committed to holistic nutrition and environmental stewardship.   
5 questions with Tata Harper
May 7, 2014

We asked Tata Harper five questions to learn more about her and her products. See what she had to say! Tata will be at Blackberry Farm in June for the opening of the Wellhouse.

What ingredient could you (or your products) not live without?
There isn't one main ingredient that our entire line shares, but one thing that's in most of the products is a blend of botanical extracts that we make here in Vermont, with ingredients all grown on our farm. It's a blend that tackles all the signs of aging and overall health for the skin, and includes arnica (for inflammation), calendula (for soothing), meadowsweet (for cellular turnover), borage (for nutrition), and lemonbalm (for skin regeneration). I love it for my own skin because I know that it's concentrated and fresh, and delivers a wide range of benefits, and it's a special part of the product line because it's completely local.

Find out if she could only have 5 products in your bag.. What would they be and more!

Meet our new Wellness Director
May 5, 2014
Having held positions at Red Door Spas, The Ritz-Carlton in Miami, and Golden Door at the Boulders Resort among others, coming to open Blackberry Farm’s Wellhouse was a perfect fit for Amanda.
Barbara Close, the founder and CEO of Naturopathica is coming to Blackberry!
June 7 - 8
Barbara Close, the founder and CEO of Naturopathica, will share her unique perspective on the latest scientific advances in skincare and her passion for healthy skin during this informative session. Call the Reservations Team for details.
Tata Harper to visit Blackberry for a special event
May 31 - June 1
Wellness and skincare expert Tata Harper will make the journey from her farm in Vermont to our farm in Tennessee for a special event. Join us as Tata shares her philosophy and wisdom on body and skin. Call our Reservations Team to learn more about Tata’s visit and exclusive offerings on all Healthy Living Stays booked by April 1st.
February 10 Update
February 10, 2014
Our team is hard at work on The Wellhouse.
 
On the outside of the structure, our team is working on the pool deck where peacock pavers are being installed. Stonework and the exterior is nearly complete.
 
Inside The Wellhouse, the stucco is being completed, hardwood floors are being installed and preparing to be finished, the cabinets are going in, tile in the baths and steam rooms is being completed, and the beams and barn wood are complete. In addition, the structural steel for the staircase is being designed. 
December 6 Update
December 6, 2013
Things are moving along at our new spa and wellness center. Right now, we are working with our new spa coordinator and getting her input on the design. We have made some upgrades on the interior including the addition of steam in a wrap room shower. Currently, the stucco is going up inside as well as the masonry,trim and siding outside.  
 
October 21 Update
October 21, 2013
We are starting to see a lot of exterior work being completed.  The roof is partially complete and the windows are mostly in.  Siding, doors and stone to follow soon. The ‘guts’ of the inside are getting completed and soon they will start applying the finishes.      
 
September 3 Update
September 3, 2013
During the next two weeks we will be continuing the framing of the second floor which includes decking, sheeting, and next set of trusses.  We are also working on finalizing the pool design.
August 16 Update
August 16, 2013
August 6 Update
August 6, 2013
The first floor slab is poured! Wood framing of building will happen over the next 30-45 days.
July 30 Update
July 30, 2013
After all the rain in June we are still on schedule!  This week we will complete the first floor deck and pour the first floor slab.  Over the next two weeks the remaining steel columns which support the second floor will be placed.
July 22 Update
July 22, 2013
The basement walls are finished and they are preparing to pour the basement slab this week.
June 17 Update
June 17, 2013
Still working on the foundation, and mostly on time even due to all the rain in East Tennessee.  Next will be the deck and 1st floor slab.
June 6 Update
June 6, 2013
Foundation work has started.  The construction crews are busy with the foundation steel and pouring the foundation for the next two weeks.
May 24 Update
May 24, 2013
Check out this rendering of the new spa!
May 13 Update
May 13, 2013
The spa building crews continued their work this week on septic and utilities. At the end of this week, they will start the foundation!
May 6 Update
May 6, 2013
Our spa building crews continued their work this week on site grading and utilities. Once these items are wrapped up, the team will move on to the foundations, which should begin in a few weeks!
Spa Construction Update
March 25, 2013

For more than 35 years, Blackberry Farm has worked to improved the guest experience through programming, building new facilities, and improving service standards. On April 1st, we embark on a project to create a new spa experience for our guests. Located just above the lower tennis courts, the new building will be the home of not only a new signature spa experience, but also the heartbeat of our wellness and fitness programs. The beginning of the process is exciting as we work on an exploratory effort to find out if we can install a geothermal system. If found, the spa will be heated and cooled in one of the most environmentally sustainable ways.

Over the first month, the project will mostly be focused on preparing the site, including preparing the foundation.

Stay tuned to this section of our website to see the progress on the next chapter of Blackberry Farm.

New Year, New You!
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