Blackberry Farm, a luxury resort situated on a pastoral 4,200-acre estate in the Great Smoky Mountains, is one of the most celebrated small luxury resorts in the world. Attention to every detail, impeccable service and outstanding cuisine have earned recognition from Relais & Chateaux (member since 1994), Bon Appetit (#1 Hotel for Food Lovers in America), Travel + Leisure (#1 in Service in the U.S.), and Andrew Harper (#2 U.S. Hideaway and #2 U.S. Food & Wine Resort). Escape to the Smoky Mountains of East Tennessee and experience all that Blackberry Farm has to offer.
Elkmont provides families and groups traveling together the most space and sleeping capacity of Blackberry Farm’s accommodation options. With four bedrooms and four bathrooms, Elkmont can accommodate up to six adults and eight children. This Tennessee mountain house was professionally designed by Blackberry Farm Design in 2010 to incorporate regional Smoky Mountain décor with beautiful oak hardwood floors, wood and sisal carpets, painted wood walls, stone fireplaces and much more.
The kitchen and dining room:
Perfect for guest chefs or families to make meals together, this full service kitchen has bright corner windows, stainless and custom front appliances, custom built cabinetry and a natural stone countertop. The dining room accommodates up to 8 guests with a casual yet elegant feel. The room features an oval dining table, custom made ladder back chairs, a rustic antique iron chandelier and custom embroidered draperies. A custom wine cabinet features separate built-in cooling units for wine and cold-temperature beverages along with glass storage and a serving platform.
The living room:
With a not-to-miss view, the living room has large custom-made iron windows that were hand forged by a local craftsman. The living room includes a mix of furniture with revitalized antiques, corduroy sofas to recline, and pops of colors through art and accessories that emphasize the southern surroundings. The natural stone fireplace, with a reclaimed timber mantel, anchors one side of the room. The living room also features a world-class Monitor Audio 5.1 surround system and large-screen TV, hidden within a custom-designed cabinet. Guests can enjoy the system using the house’s extensive collection of Blu-ray movies and bluegrass recordings or their own personal mobile music device.
The screened porch:
Overlooking the beautiful Smoky Mountains, this Tennessee mountain home's most coveted space is the screened porch. With the same attention to detail as the rest of the home, the screened porch has an antique dining table and chairs, a stone fireplace, and a television that is hidden behind antique shutters. Relax on this porch in the custom swing bed, hung with hefty ropes and great for napping or reading.
The master suite:
The master suite has a unique iron bed with Tempurpedic mattresses and feather toppers, a gracious walk-in closet, and subtle plaid drapery framing the mountain view. The spacious master bathroom has a double vanity and full wall mirror, natural stone and slab shower, water closet and freestanding pedestal tub. The sofa has a pull out bed for guests traveling with children.
The upstairs bedrooms and bathrooms:
Each guest room has been carefully crafted with guests in mind. Tasteful features include soft wool carpets, log and upholstered king beds, touches of leather and iron, and accents from antique kilim rugs and one-of-a-kind pieces of art. In the bathrooms, guests will find Tennessee marble tile and slabs in the showers, iron vanities, and touches of barnwood. The third upstairs bedroom was designed for kids; it includes two twin-size dormer beds, two more roll-out trundle beds, and room to play or watch TV.
The laundry and half bath:
The half bath includes a custom iron and concrete vanity and a fourth shower. This room also includes a hidden, high-end stacked washer and dryer for guest use.
Reservations for Elkmont Cottage are made directly through Blackberry Farm and include access to all resort amenities. Foremost among these are three meals per day in Blackberry’s Relais Gourmand and James Beard award-winning restaurants. Optional resort activities include the working farmstead, top-rated spa, hiking, horseback riding, Orvis-endorsed fly-fishing (Orvis Lodge of the Year in 2003 and 2004), archery, shotgun sports, cycling, tennis, and the seasonal Camp Blackberry for children. Visit Blackberry Farm’s website for a complete list of activities and events throughout the year.