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No. 3 Blackberry Farm, Walland, TN
About 25 minutes from Knoxville, Blackberry is the ne plus ultra in rural luxury, with renowned cuisine and a cooking school set on a farmstead in the Great Smoky Mountains. The 62 rooms—spread throughout the main house, three guesthouses, and 20 cottages—are done in a plush Anglo-American idiom, complete with fringed swags and decorative pillows in fancy fabrics. Regulation rockers are positioned onto the front lawn for the day’s Big Moment: sundown with tumblers of 20-year-old Hirsch bourbon.