Travel magazine names Blackberry Farm tops in service
From Staff Reports
Blackberry Farm in Walland has been recognized by Travel + Leisure for its outstanding service as the number one resort in the U.S. and Canada in the 2012 World’s Best Service Awards.
Blackberry Farm also ranks as the number seven resort in the world for exceptional service, and is the only resort in North America to place within the T+L list of top 10 resort, inns, and lodges for service overall which is featured in the June 2012 issue and on http://TravelandLeisure.com now.
“At Blackberry Farm, we want to ensure that all of our visitors’ expectations are surpassed,” Blackberry Farm Proprietor Sam Beall said in a news release. “Exceptional service and attention to detail is something that we not only pride ourselves on, but it is a way of life on the farm.
“The personalized experience that we offer our guests contributes to what Blackberry Farm is all about, and we are very honored to be recognized by Travel + Leisure’s readers as the number one resort in North America for service. ”
Earlier this year the property was listed in the Travel + Leisure’s 500 World’s Best Hotels 2012, and also included as a platinum member of Condé Nast Traveler’s 2012 Gold List.
In 2011, Blackberry Farm was crowned the number one resort in North America in Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best awards, while Andrew Harper named Blackberry Farm the number two resort in the 2011 U.S. Hideaway Report’s Readers Survey Awards. Fodor’s also chose Blackberry Farm as one of the “Luxurious Retreats” in the 2011 Hotel Awards.
Blackberry Farm is an elegant, 62-room Relais & Chateaux resort providing world-class luxury and adventure in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains of Eastern Tennessee. The resort is also home to a celebrated culinary program that pays homage to locally grown and sourced ingredients by providing true farm-to-table cuisine. The culinary heart of Blackberry Farm is further strengthened by a dedicated team of gardeners and artisans who not only understand the land and the plants and animals that live on it, but who are passionate about sharing the importance of these elements with the resort’s guests.
Activities at Blackberry Farm include kayaking, tennis, horseback riding, hiking, swimming, sporting clays, yoga, cycling, and mountain biking. Blackberry Farm offers flexible meeting space and private dining options, an Aveda-Destination Spa and annual music, culinary, enrichment and adventure events that are held various times throughout the year.