Every time we stay at a charming guest house, I come back home with visions of starting my own. I’d bake fresh bread for guests, I’d sew my own curtains and be warm and welcoming every day. Of course I have my husband to ground me and point out that I am far beyond a “people person”… and I can’t bake! But it’s still a silly dream of mine nonetheless. I guess it’s one of the reasons I fell in love with Blackberry Farm – a luxury hotel nestled on a pastoral Estate in the Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee. Turns out that owner Sandy Beall, after becoming a new mom, made Blackberry the family’s home and decided to open up their beautiful property to create a six-bedroom inn. Along with her husband Ian, the couple have implemented their vision of traditional Southern hospitality, gourmet cuisine and cherished experiences. From the looks of it, they have achieved just that… and more!
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