I've had the pleasure of experiencing a weekend staycation at the luxurious Blackberry Farm. This gorgeous property is tucked away from the main artery leading to the Smoky Mountains, down the country roads and around the corner. There's no denying that this gorgeous place is everything the magazines write home about.
The food is a perfect blend of buttery smoothness and a little crunch. All fresh from the garden and locally sourced. I had a great time down by their garden talking with the master gardener. Anywhere you go for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, it's a foodies paradise. The first night's course in the Barn was superb but my favorite part of the meal was dessert—Georgia Olive Oil Ice Cream with Blackberry sorbet drizzled with olive oil and sprinkled with pistachios and an olive oil powder. Never thought I'd like olive oil ice cream but I must say it was one of the most amazing and memorable desserts I've ever had.
The next day I booked a reservation at the spay for a Smoky Mountain Skin Glow. It was a fig tree + bamboo body scrub followed by a sauna treatment, a short shower, a then a full body massage. Needless to say, I melted.
One thing's for sure here — You won't feel like you're in Tennessee anymore.