Houston to Rockport, Maine, is a long drive, so we make quite an adventure out of the trip by stopping here and there to explore new places. A daughter in Tennessee provided a very good excuse for meeting at Blackberry Farm in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains.
Blackberry Farm is one of those places that has been much written about, deservedly so as it is a spectacular location in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains where all thoughts of the outside world yield way to absolute delight. It is tranquility at its very best.
One of my favorite spots is the boathouse where you can just sit quietly on the deck, enjoy a picnic lunch
Taking a stroll through the property, there’s no telling what you might see. It could be sheep in the meadow or chickens and turkeys strutting around or geese taking their young ones for a first swim. Though the animals are an attraction, they also provide much of the foodstuffs that are served at the inn.
My favorite animal? I fell in love with Lagotto Romagnolos, otherwise known as truffle dogs, an Italian breed that was the first water dog. I would have loved to take one with me, but they are quite expensive.
the farm buildings
Yes, there is much to like at Blackberry Farm, and I am saving the rest for a later post.
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