Fido-loving foodies need to add Blackberry Farm to their bucket lists. This 4,200-acre culinary estate just outside of Great Smoky Mountains National Park is famous for its James Beard Award-winning restaurant, heirloom garden, brewery and scenic location. Your canine companion will be welcomed with house-made dog biscuits, ceramic food and water bowls, special towels for muddy paws, and balls for a game of fetch, all waiting for him in the room. Crates and dog beds are also available by request.
Days start with a hearty breakfast of biscuits and gravy and farm-fresh eggs. After, you and your pup can stroll the estate grounds, but if you’d like to teach your dog a few new tricks, call the front desk to book an appointment with Jim Sanford. The resident truffle dog trainer can share his dog-training tips, help solve common canine behavior problems and introduce you to Blackberry Farm’s Lagotto Romagnolo truffle dogs. Fido can also participate in self-guided hikes, geocaching, garden tours, and paddle sports (don’t forget to bring a doggy life jacket!). You and can your pup can even take a Lexus out for a test drive. Request boxed lunches and find an idyllic spot to picnic with your pup. At the end of the day, enjoy a gourmet Appalachian farm-to-table dinner at an outdoor table with sunset views and your best friend by your side.
Blackberry Farm accepts dogs for an additional $250 fee per stay. All-inclusive nightly rates start at $845. Alcohol isn’t included in the price tag, but lodging, three meals daily and some activities are.