The highlight of my trip to Knoxville was an incredible dinner at Blackberry Farm in Walland Tennessee. This is a wonderful resort located in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains and a 25 minute drive from Knoxville. Located on 4,200 acres, it is one of the most acclaimed luxury, resorts in the United States and makes the top lists annually.
The dining rooms are elegant as are the rooms. They also recently opened a Spa and Wellness Center on the property.
It is known for its exceptional farm-to-table cuisine with most items grown and produced on the property. Executive Chef Joseph Lenn received the James Beard Foundation Award for Best Chef Southeast in 2013. It won for best wine program again in 2014. Bon Appetit listed it as the #1 Hotel for Food Lovers in America in 2013.
They make their own sausages and cheese and have their own brewery on site where they make their Pale Ale and other Belgian-style beers.
I can’t wait to go back and stay!!!