Our trip to Blackberry Farm was a total disappointment. This is not a destination for a gourmand or serious cook. The food is heavy, over salted and overcooked. The cooking class is basic and oversimplified. For example,I "learned" how to make a bacon, lettuce and tomato salad with yogurt dressing - which is something I made in college. The accommodations are nicely furnished, but the water pressure is so poor that it is impossible to take a decent shower. It took 30 minutes to fill the bath 1/2 way. The wood burning fireplace is not adequately vented, so that the smell of smoke remains in the room for days,
There is a 19% service fee added to the total amount of the bill. This is ridiculous, as the service was poor. Check-in took a very long time, even though they were not busy. We were locked out of our cottage by the maid on a cold night. Room service for breakfast took over an hour, and the meal was barely warm. The hotel was advised well in advance of our stay of my dietary restrictions. Instead of substituting, the restaurant simply omitted and served me next to nothing.
This is a rural location, so there is very little to do, unless you add to the already substantial bill for basic activities such as horseback riding,
The website way oversells this destination.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- One of America's most celebrated intimate luxury hotels beckons discerning guests who aspire to escape modern-day frenzy and slip into a Blackberry state of mind. Situated on a pastoral 4,200-acre estate in the Great Smoky Mountains, Blackberry will show you the many reasons why it is one of the top rated properties in the world ... more less
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Ebookers and World Independent Hotel Promotion so you can book your Blackberry Farm reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- Blackberry Farm Tennessee/Walland
- Blackberry Farm Hotel Walland
- Blackberry Farm Tn
- Blackberry Farm Walland
- Blackberry Farm Inn