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Blackberry Mountain
1507 E Millers Cove Rd., Walland
Blackberry Farm’s sister resort, Blackberry Mountain, is the brand’s wellness-focused concept. And every aspect of the experience here is supportive of those ends. The culinary program (fantastic) is rooted in nourishing, farm-fresh meals. Activities center around mindfulness, from meditative watercolor and forest bathing to trail running and ropes courses. Guests stay in stony cottages, intimate treehouses, and multi-bedroom homes, which are clutch if you’re coming with friends. And the Joanna Czech–certified spa, the Nest, offers facials with cult-status skin care, like Biologique Recherche and Augustinus Bader.
The Nest at Blackberry Mountain
1507 E Millers Cove Rd., Walland
High up in the Great Smoky Mountains on 5,200 acres, Blackberry Mountain (the equally luxurious and rustic sister property to the Blackberry Farm resort) has incredible hiking, next-level fitness, relaxing sound baths, cozy fireside meditation, forest yoga, and more, but leave at least a day on your itinerary just for the gorgeous Nest spa. It’s the first ever Joanna Czech-certified spa in the U.S.—you can get Czech’s famous 80-minute Method facial which includes an incredible sculpting and lifting facial massage, exfoliation, extractions, and Czech’s serums, creams, and masks plus modalities like microcurrent, cryotherapy, radio frequency, and/or microneedling. Each facial finishes with rejuvenating LED light therapy and each esthetician is hands-on trained by Czech herself (Czech also does residencies)—amazing.
The Wellhouse at Blackberry Farm
1471 W. Millers Cove Rd., Walland
This airy spa is part of the sprawling, rustic heaven that is the 4,200-acre estate-resort Blackberry Farm in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains. Forest bathing (the very soothing therapy of being surrounded by nature), farm-fresh juices, and therapies designed to rejuvenate dull skin and mitigate the effects of daily stress and environmental pollution dominate the menu. Enzyme peels, microcurrent, intense hydration treatments, and stimulating massage using beautifully clean, nontoxic—profoundly effective—Tata Harper formulas are just a few of the luxuries in store for you here.
Blackberry Farm
1471 W. Millers Cove Rd., Walland
Buttermilk biscuits with a view. Equal parts luxury hotel, world-class kitchen, and working farm, this 4,200 acre foodie resort in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains is a slice of heaven for those hungry for rest, relaxation, good music, and, of course, incredible Southern cooking. Check their calendar before booking for events that may be of interest like truffle hunts, photography workshops, wellness weekends, and featured celeb chefs like Joanne Weir and Daniel Boulud.