Absolutely incredible! Hospitality is spot on the food is amazing as well as the bourbon selection. If you ever have the opportunity to be a quest here don't hesitate. I will definitely be back!
My wife and came here this past June. Nothing short of expectations across the board. Period. Above and beyond experiences, everything from fly fishing Hesse Creek, the spa and dining. Service and staff was exceptional in every aspect. Really, too many superlatives and positive details to be written here. Highly recommend. My wife and I plan on making a autumn visit next time around.
Blackberry Farm was such a pleasant surprise for my birthday weekend. Such incredible service and delicious food. We arrived on a Friday afternoon and stayed until Sunday morning. I wish I could write about everything I ate here, but part of me feels like most of their dishes are hardly ever repeated since it's all farm to table fare. I don't think other Yelpers will be able to order or eat the same things I had on my weekend here. My boyfriend and I ate dinner at The Barn each night and we did partake in breakfast, lunch and brunch at the main house. Service and everything really did feel luxurious that this almost felt like a once-in-a-lifetime experience. When dining at The Barn, there's a choice of going with their 5-6 course tasting menus or with their regular 3-course menus. After perusing the menus, we decided we liked the 3-course menus best since it would allow us to try more different items offered at Blackberry Farm. Their pates are never disappointing. In fact, I'd say those were some of the best appetizers we had. I don't think we were too impressed with their handmade pastas, but everything else is good. Off the top of my head, I think about a trout salad we had, or the milk chocolate panna cotta, or even their version of Peking Duck which is a deconstructed version of the famed Chinese dish. Dare I talk about a particular mushroom spread they had their for bread? There was a grainy mushroom spread that was delicious and creamy on their speck rolls. When we asked the waiter if it was available for purchase, he said we could get it in the gift shop. We're a little sad we couldn't find the exact spread. The room we stayed in was very comfortable. The bed was firm, high-cotton thread count sheets were comfortable, and the room was warm and insulated noise well that we hardly heard other guests. Our bathroom was spacious and we fell in love with the heated tile floors - it's perfect in the winter months. If I had to complain, it would be the occasional ladybug. Or the tiniest amount of dust or cobwebs here and there. Otherwise, I'm impressed with how efficiently everything is run at the farm down to their impeccable service. I wish I could have done some of the activities available, but they were a bit too expensive in my opinion. The one thing my boyfriend and I were able to do was golf-cart around the farm to see the different parts from the farm animals, vegetable garden, to the Yallarhammer Pavillion. I would love to come back to enjoy more of the food or perhaps do more hiking when there's less rain in the winter. I can't think of any better time to indulge in such a place with a loved one (or even a luxurious group trip) than going to Blackberry Farm. This was truly a treat and I felt absolutely pampered which I thought was not possible in such a rural setting.
Wow! This place is definitely out in the middle of nowhere, but if you are wandering around the backwoods, definitely make it a point to go here. 4 miles south of Blount Memorial, then left, 3 miles off 321 on Ellejoy Road. It's worth the trip! When you drive up, you wonder if there's a restaurant there, but there is! Don't by shy, these folks are very friendly and welcome you in! The atmosphere is definitely rustic. The barn itself is litterally wood logs all around with a tin roof. The inside is decorated very warm and cozy with lamps, rugs, blankets and all sorts of fun decor. The staff are very friendly. Many Christian sayings hung around the restaurant and Christian Music playing in the background. The restaurant has a dozen various sized tables around and we heard there's standing room only some nights. All the food is homemade. I would recommend the Chicken Fried Steak, Mashed Potatoes and Green Beans. The Peach Cobbler was made like a dumpling-style cobbler and was great with Ice Cream. Sodas are not refillable, but the iced tea, coffee, and water are. Sodas are in a can. They serve drinks in frosted Mason Jars. Again, don't be intimidated by the rustic look. There is a wonderful restaurant inside! Parking is on a round-about gravel / paved driveway and the path to the restaurant is loose bricks, so watch your step. There is a very friendly old dog to greet you at the front. Go visit them at therusticbarnrestaurant.â€¦ Visit them on Facebook at facebook.com/pages/Wallaâ€¦
Hamburger to die for and a grilled cheese that is old fashioned and wonderful. Deli is exceptionally clean and eating area is frequented by locals that are so kind and have the best stories. Items in the store are wickedly overpriced but u would spend the difference in gas money going into town. Great local produce.