Blackberry Mountain | Walland | Tennessee
Spanning 5,200 acres in the Great Smoky Mountains, with 2,800 acres dedicated to land conservation, Blackberry Mountain continues the legacy of sister property Blackberry Farm and the Beall family’s world-renowned hospitality as well as unwavering dedication and appreciation for the land. One of only four Relais & Châteaux resorts in the world to earn the designation before opening, Blackberry Mountain is an adventurous retreat for family, friends or business, offering modern-day luxuries in an unencumbered natural environment. Blackberry Mountain offers guests equal parts of Blackberry Farm’s renowned hospitality, with seasonal food and beverage menus designed to complement the property’s diverse offerings and panoramic views. From restorative treatments in the spa to outdoor exploration, Blackberry Mountain fosters wellness with its own adventurous spirit and style celebrating its home adjacent to one of America’s most beloved national parks. Transportation around Blackberry Mountain is provided exclusively by Lexus.
LODGE – Anchoring Blackberry Mountain is the Lodge, a 17,000 sq. ft. space that includes the main dining room, dining porch, private dining room, dining terrace, bar and screened-in porch lounge. Indoor and outdoor areas feature an inviting, earth-toned palette that reflects the sunsets of the Great Smoky Mountains.
DINING – Three Sisters restaurant and the adjacent Whippoorwill Lounge are located within the Lodge at Blackberry Mountain. Named after the local three-peaked view of the mountain on which the resort is located, Three Sisters draws inspiration from the local cultivation and preservation-driven mission of Blackberry Mountain under the direction of two executive chefs: Josh Feathers, an alum of Blackberry Farm since 2000, who oversees the breakfast and lunch menus, and executive chef Joey Edwards, an alum since 2013, who oversees the dinner menu. Designed to enhance the views and experience of Blackberry Mountain, the dining room opens to the surrounding mountains through large picture windows and a dining porch with modern, yet timeless decor and architecture.
Located at the top of Blackberry Mountain and built around a historic restored fire tower, the Firetower operates from sunrise to sunset and houses a 72-seat dining room and intimate 13-seat bar with stunning 360-degree views of the Great Smoky Mountains. Chef Joel Werner, who has been at Blackberry Farm since 2015, oversees the menus at the Firetower, including breakfast, lunch and snacks, bowls, pizza and mussels and weekend dinner. Werner’s menus feature light and flavorful dishes for guests that are exploring the Mountain or settling in with a good book. The meticulously designed space provides unobstructed views of the surrounding area, while balancing refined elegance and rustic charm. Additional dining amenities include picnics, live fire and trail-side cooking excursions led by chefs Edwards, Feathers and Werner. Blackberry Mountain’s beverage menu further reflects a connection to heritage with a focus on generationally sustainable wines and winemaking practices, a philosophy shared with Blackberry Farm.
Built around a custom-designed, subterranean wine cellar that features over 10,000 bottles, Three Sisters features a curated list from Vice President of Food & Beverage Andy Chabot, including some of Andy’s personal favorites, including small, family-run wineries that make world-class wine without undue manipulation. Blackberry Mountain also offers a house Pinot Noir, made in collaboration with Hirsch Vineyards. Rounding out the menus at Three Sisters and the Firetower are a selection of beers from Blackberry Farm Brewery, including the proprietary Mountain Lager and Goat Hill Kölsch, as well as artisanal, small-batch spirits.
Blackberry Mountain accommodations include six Watchman Cabins, 21 Stone Cottages and a variety of multi-bedroom Azalea Gap and Mountain Homes.
The Watchman Cabins (675 sq. ft.) – Are each located steps away from both the Firetower and the property’s 20’ outdoor heated soaking tub. These secluded accommodations feature walls of the historic Hitch Cabin, floor-to-ceiling windows, scenic outlook deck and wood-burning stoves.
The Stone Cottages (1,200-1,475 sq. ft.) – Offer grand views of the Great Smoky Mountains. Crafted with materials from the Mountain, design features include stacked stone archways, iron windows, reclaimed oak floors, white rough-sawn walls and lime washed oak ceilings. Each cottage features a private outdoor patio, wood-burning fireplace and a soaking tub.
The Azalea Gap Homes (two and three bedroom) – Introduce modern comfort with natural Great Smoky Mountain views in a completely private setting. The Azalea Gap Homes feature a main floor master bedroom, with one or two guest bedrooms and bunk room located on the second level. Other amenities include a full-size kitchen, dining room that accommodates eight, living room with stone wood-burning fireplace and all season screened porch with a second stone wood-burning fireplace.
The Mountain Homes (three, four and five bedroom) – Offer complete privacy complemented by natural surroundings and incredible views. Each Mountain Home evokes the ultimate in comfort, ambiance, and space, featuring dual master bedroom suites with deep soaker tubs and two guest bedrooms. A full-size kitchen, dining room that seats 10-12 guests, living room with stone wood-burning fireplace and all-season screened porch with a second stone wood-burning fireplace and a professional grill makes a Mountain Home the ideal group getaway space.
SPA – Located on Blackberry Mountain is Nest, an intimate spa and wellness retreat that thoughtfully incorporates the healing properties of nature with the help of Holistic Health Specialist Jill Beasley. Fostering self care that connects mind, body and spirit, Nest features eight treatment rooms, a tranquility lounge, sauna, steam showers, salon and an outdoor, year-round heated pool with scenic infinity edge. The approach and ingredients used at Nest are rooted in the land, whether it is exfoliating with Echinacea seeds, detoxifying with a clay wrap or rehydrating with walnut oil.
ACTIVITIES + WELLNESS – Blackberry Mountain’s outdoor and wellness offerings are rooted in nature, with an emphasis on combining movement, adventure, enriching experiences and deep relaxation. Outdoor offerings and activities include sunrise yoga, creek side meditation, forest bathing, endurance climbs, trail running, paddle boarding, rock climbing, bouldering, and mountain biking. Blackberry Mountain also offers regional fly fishing, horseback riding, and lake opportunities.
The Hub is Blackberry Mountain’s base camp for all of the property’s activities, from the learning kitchen to the linked miles of trails. An art studio allows guests to connect with their creative side and a gym with a half basketball court and indoor rock climbing wall round out the experience. Morning fitness and wellness classes hosted in the Hub are included in rate and range from alternative yoga and Pilates to indoor spin classes and HIIT.
- Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
- Bar / lounge
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