Worth getting out of bed for
Outdoor pursuits are Blackberry Farm's forté, and the Smoky Mountains are Tennessee's own adventure playground. The hotel can arrange hotel-air balloon excursions, horse riding trails, hiking, climbing, rafting, camping trips, caving, stargazing with a professional astronomer, Easy Rider-style Harley-Davidson biking, clay-pigeon shooting, and pretty much any other activity you can think of that involves mucking about in the forest. For those moments when pampering's preferable to pioneering, the Aveda spa, yoga classes and cooking lessons offer more demure diversions.
Since a stay at Blackberry Farm includes all meals (as well as the fact that the food is so unfalteringly delicious) it's unlikely that you'll need to venture elsewhere for sustenance.
August Cheesemakers from the region flock to the farm for the two-day Glorious Cheese festival, where you can sample fine cheeses from the hotel's own creamery, washed down with expertly selected wine. October Blackberry Farm celebrates the harvest with a series of special lunches and events, including horse-drawn carriage rides, live bluegrass concerts, and craft demonstrations.
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A private picnic lunch for two either beside the creek or in the Yallarhammer Pavilion