For the first time in 40 years, US wellness resort Blackberry Farm has put its name to another property. Blackberry Mountain sits in 5,200 acres (1,012 hectares) near the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee.
Wellness underpins everything at the resort “creating moments as epic and invigorating as the views that surround our guests”. And its approach to fitness, nutrition, mindfulness and self-care is rooted in nature.
Given the setting, outdoor adventure is a focal point – whether that’s treeline aerial yoga, creekside meditation or a mindful nature walk.
Nest, the subterranean spa with eight treatment rooms, offers therapies to balance the mind, body and spirit such as forest bathing, sound immersion, a herbal poultice massage or red clay wrap. A tranquility lounge, sauna, steam showers and outdoor infinity pool with scenic views further aid relaxation.
Meanwhile, holistic approaches include ‘a classroom’ session where guests can learn about any type of treatment or health condition of their choosing in depth; or a ‘nervous system reset’ combining anything from craniosacral therapy and tuning forks to myofascial release and tui na.
The property opens with six traditional style cabins, 13 cottages and multi-bedroom homes.