I Want To Go To There: Blackberry Farm

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This began as a post about Elle Decor’s brilliant new website (check it out- even though I didn’t make the cut for their “Blogs We Love” section- humph!) I was cruising about, looking at all the great images and resources when I came upon an image of Blackberry Farm in Tennessee.  I’ve seen this place before a few times in various publications and sites and have always admired the ubiquitous image of a serene row of rocking chairs overlooking a misty valley and thought “Yep, I could totally throw back some vino right there”. The design of the interiors is just as enticing as the exterior imagery though- and that may be what finally gets me down to Tennessee, a place I’ve never thought twice about visiting, truthfully.

Over the weekend though I was chatting with my family about dream jobs and designing and running a B&B/ inn came up.  I totally fantasize about that- and I’d do what Blackberry does so well which is decorate each room uniquely in a different style.  The beauty of small inns is that you have the freedom to do that and I think it would be buckets of fun for me creatively and for guests.  You can take so much inspiration for your own home from viewing places like this!  I’d have an absolute BALL getting to implement all the ideas that keep me up at night! I know running a property and business like that is more than just sunshine and hugs and baking muffins, but I’d like to think I’d be an excellent designer/ cruise director/ yoga teacher/breakfast maker. Anyways, sorry for the digression- without further ado the heart-stoppingly gorgeous images of Blackberry Farm!

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If you decide “Hey, this place pretty much rocks and I think I’d like to live here”- you can! Blackberry Farm Living is their new cottage/home community where you can plunk down permanent roots!

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And just to round out the perfection that is this award winning bit of heaven- their online shop where you can buy goods from the farm itself or perhaps their exclusive china that is a charming mix of sleek and country….

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So, when are we leaving?

 images via Blackberry Farm and Mr. & Mrs. Smith



25 comments

  1. you HAVE to go. my parents’ company has their board meeting their every year and it is even better than the pictures. plus the food is over-the-top delicious!

  2. Thanks for sharing your little dream with us! Your posts are not only beautiful, but often inspiring. I love hearing of others’ “dream jobs” (makes me feel better about imagining myself as something other than a corporate attorney, hehe).

  3. Isn’t it STUNNING, My aunt and uncle had their 25 wedding anniversary at Blackberry Farms and it was unreal. So misty and magical. Tennessee is really pretty rad though, you should visit. Nashville is Amazing and Memphis is worth the visit if only to visit Graceland. SEriously, as a designer you would DIE it is hillarious

  4. WOW! How beautiful. This looks like it would be the perfect place to have a relaxing yet fabulous vacation. I’m so looking into this!

  5. This was on my list of possible places to celebrate my 40th. I am aiming to go next fall instead. It looks fabulous and is on my “must go” list, too!

  6. I did a post on Blackberry Farm in my Jet Set series last year and have been dying to visit ever since. I’d like the black and white room with the greek key, please!

    The ELLE DECOR website is so much better now. Don’t worry. I didn’t make the cut, either. :(

  7. Dara Caponigro named today as editor-in-chief of VERANDA. Does this mean we have to start subscribing to Veranda now?

  8. I’ve been a follower of yours for a long time but had to comment on this one. I enjoyed the pictures (per usual) but I especially loved the 30 Rock reference in the title. HA!!!

  9. I LOVE Blackberry Farm! I would die to get married there (one day) – but they only do like 2 weddings a year. I guess I’ll have to settle for a visit. I know folks who have visited in all seasons and everyone comes back exclaiming over the loveliness!!

  10. Tennessee is a lovely state, and Blackberry Farm is a shining example of the state’s beauty and hospitality. It’s sad I live only three hours away in Nashville but haven’t had the chance to visit. I have several friends who have been and say it’s extraordinary. One day (when I save up a little) . . . sigh.

  11. I am fortunate to have been born in and lived my whole life in the beautiful state of Tennessee. Blackberry Farm is very nearby. I have never been as we locals sometimes forget the treasures in our backyard, but it is on my list of things I must do. (By the way, we East Tennesseans think our section of the state is the prettiest!)

  12. Having Blackberry Farm in my home state of Tennessee certainly makes a girl proud.
    The food, the design, the landscape all blend together to make a magical place.
    It is worth a trip from near and far!

  13. Great pictures and blog post..except I hated to see the comment about Tennessee being a place “you’d never think twice about visiting”…You really do not know what you are missing~

  14. Erin,

    I just wanted to let you know I’ve included this post in my weekly Cups of Tea. This would be a vacation spot many of my readers would love to go to. I have also included a post that you shared months ago (Jan 1) as inspiration.
    So stop on by if you have time. It will post tomorrow (April 11th).
    I must say, I do enjoy your blog and your honest voice. It is genuine and consistent which is a treat.

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