Tennessee's secluded Blackberry Farm is located on a 4,200-acre pastoral estate in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. The Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star hotel, at 1471 W. Millers Cove Road in Walland, is about 45 minutes away from Knoxville proper. However, the hotel is only a 25-minute drive from Knoxville’s McGhee Tyson Airport, so you won't have to wait long after landing to relax and settle into your vacation at this lovely rural resort.
Blackberry Farm began as a couple’s dream home in the 1930s — it got its name when one of the owners snagged her stocking on a blackberry bush — and was converted to an inn in 1976. Aside from its idyllic countryside setting, the hotel is also known for its excellent Four-Star restaurant, The Barn at Blackberry Farm.