From the moment we heard about this top-rated inn located in the depths of Tennessee's Great Smoky Mountains, we could not get enough. Purchased by the Beall Family in 1975, Blackberry Farm started out as a 9 bedroom home where family and friends often gathered but it soon transformed into a family-run inn. Fully decorated by Kreis Beall, she turned an otherwise dilapidated barn into one of the top small hotels in the United States. As a working farm, this inn is also praised for their outstanding group of farmers and chefs, led by the Beall's son, Sam. Following the farm-to-table food movement, the chef can never be sure of each nights menu until he "walks through the garden, goes foraging, fishing or hunting; and cooks what is". The farm also offers a variety of events each month. Topics on music, the arts, family, health and culinary interests are all covered. This February, the farm hosts Oregon's top truffle experts to share their knowledge of cultivating and harvesting. Interested in learning more or taking a once in a lifetime vacation? Check out their website here.
Images: Beall + Thomas Photography