HOTEL of the month

Blackberry Farm

November 2016

Founded in 1976 by the Beall family, Blackberry Farm is a country estate surrounded by 4,200 acres of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park forest with uninterrupted views by any visible structures. Guests are welcome to explore the grounds, hike the trails, visit the heirloom gardens and more.

HOTEL INFORMATION

ADDRESS:

1471 West Millers Cove Road, Walland, Tennessee 37886

TELEPHONE: 865 984 8166

WEBSITE: www.blackberryfarm.com

" A beautifully made bed is the most important element.  It sets the tone of the entire experience. "

Brian Lee

General Manager

Mr. Brian Lee

General Manager

the INTERVIEW

We had the exclusive opportunity to sit down with Mr. Brian Lee, General Manager at the Blackberry Farm.

What was your design inspiration for Blackberry Farm?

Founded in 1976 by the Beall family, Blackberry Farm is a country estate that has been inspired by the natural surroundings of our area.

What is unique about your property?

Surrounded by 4,200 acres, our property borders the Great Smokey Mountains National Park and views are uninterrupted by any visible structures. Guests are welcome to explore the grounds, hike our trails, visit the heirloom gardens and more.

What was important about having Frette in your property?

We want our guests to have the best “sleep experience” and the Blackberry bed is at the heart of that.  We carefully selected the best elements to create a feeling of luxury and comfort. Frette is an important part of that.

How does the Frette product add to the design of the hotel?

Frette complements the design of our guest rooms by providing the highest possible quality for bedding.

What are the most important decorative elements in your home?

The WOW factor of the bed. A beautifully made bed is the most important element.  It sets the tone of the entire experience.

What are your three most important elements when designing a bedroom/room?

It must be thoughtful, personalized and have a feeling of being restful.

What does it feel like to wrap yourself in Frette?

Frette creates an unexpected moment of WOW - well-tailored, high-living, and extraordinary.

How do you define luxury?

I believe luxury is defined by how special you make someone feel and the art of hospitality. This occurs when you create the perfect setting for your guests to enjoy the finer things in life.

If you only have 72 hours in London what would you recommend doing or seeing?

Eat well, rest well and allow yourself to enjoy exploring outside.  From horseback riding to sporting clays, fly fishing to wake surfing, Blackberry Farm offers an adventure for everyone.

What’s your favorite restaurant at Blackberry Farm?

The James Beard Award Winning The Barn at Blackberry Farm is a true taste of Foothills Cuisine. The team of artisans from chefs to gardeners create seasonal menus to share the best of our working farm.

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