For Thanksgiving we planned to go to Blackberry Farm in Tennessee.
On our way, we stopped to visit my friend, Christine, in Asheville, North Carolina.
It is truly one of the most beautiful places to visit. The trees are all different colors, the mountains are spectacular and the town is adorable.
We ate at a fantastic restaurant, The Admiral. It looks kinda like a dive bar, but the food is fantastic. HIghly recommend. (Absolutely need reservations.)
We went straight from Asheville to Blackberry Farm.
Let me just tell you that this resort is like none other. It was like walking into a perfect storybook experience.
The setting is magnificent. Rolling hills in front of mountains with autumn trees everywhere. A small lake with a boathouse and a help yourself canoe.
A river for fly fishing runs through the property. There are gorgeous horses with acres to roam within miles of white pasture fencing.
I can’t even begin to explain the experience in enough detail to show you how it was.
They had a live band with a banjo playing while we ate a lunch of peanut soup, salad, and turkey on wooden Restoration Hardware picnic tables.
We had Thanksgiving in a beautiful barn lit with candlelight.
Christian drove a golf cart all over the property like it was his own car.
They have Lexus cars you can borrow to take a drive.
We went skeet shooting, hiking, fly fishing and to the spa.
It was a once in a lifetime experience. I kept asking my mom if we were inside a storybook. Idyllic. Charming. Gorgeous. Fun!
Go there! I found out about it from the book, 1000 Places to Go Before You Die. They weren’t kidding.