The SpaceBlackberry Blossom Inn & Farm has a gorgeous view of the Unaka Mts. The luxurious Rhododendron Suite has the privacy you want and the access you are searching for local events, festivals and adventure.
The suite has in-room Keurig coffee maker, mini fridge, microwave, toaster, small crock pot, sink, utensils, dish ware, wine glasses, ice, ice bucket, bathroom amenities; soap, shampoo, lotion, hairdryer, and other essentials you may have forgotten.
We provide a small welcome basket of snacks, water, a glass of wine, cheese & crackers and a small Continental breakfast. Should you require a more substantial breakfast, we recommend Limestone Cove Market 2 miles down the road which has a grill and are really nice folks. If you prefer no alcohol in your room, just let us know and we'll substitute something else refreshing. We provide a coffee pod for Keurig maker per guest as part of the Continental breakfast, please feel free to bring additional pods if you drink coffee throughout the day, or it is always available for sale at the camp store.
Linens are high end sheets, pillows and plush towels. Extra blankets and pillows are located in the closet. Flat screen TV is in the main bedroom and has Netflix & Hulu; but currently with limited service. We are working on improving the service reception for both WiFi and TV reception, but you may experience glitches due to the remote location of the Inn. Please also note that cell phone reception is very sketchy due to the remote location and some service providers may not get cell service.
Our space is naturally air conditioned by the cool mountain air and a fan. A quartz heater for each room is in the suite to ward off the chill of cool mornings.
Firefly shows start in June, so enjoy the cool evenings as the sun sets and relax into the peaceful mountain pace.
We are a perfect choice for families visiting children at ETSU or Milligan College. Sometimes it's nice to pluck your child out of the high stress environment of school and give them a peaceful rest. We also cater to business travelers, overflow for family gatherings and vacationers. Even if you are just passing through on your way to somewhere else, give yourself a respite at Blackberry Blossom Inn to recharge for the rest of your travels. Guest AccessThe Rhododendron Suite has private outdoor entrances but is connected to the rest of the Inn. The 100 acres of Appalachian Forest has hiking trails, fishing pond, camp store, blackberry u-pick (in season) and other wonderful amenities.
Guests have access to campground fire pits for cooking or sitting around the fire for s'mores or enjoying a crackling fire. Firewood is available at the camp store for purchase and cast iron cookware & camping dish ware may be used by guests free of charge.
We may be available to give information or wood walks to show medicinal plants, rare wild flowers and a historic grave site with a story. We also have a resource library on local flora & fauna and maps of property hiking trails. The property has an interesting history. Come share this local treasure.
Therapeutic Massage appointments may be made for in-room treatment or in the farm treatment room. These must be made in advance. Interaction with GuestsWe let the guests decide how much interaction they prefer. We respect your privacy but are available if you wish . We're always here for safety issues and emergencies, but also to answer questions and attend to requests or issues that arise. The NeighborhoodBlackberry Blossom Inn & Farm is nestled into the mountains of the Limestone Cove community. The property is quiet, private and peaceful. There are several creeks and hiking trails on the property, and a fully stocked fishing pond.
Our neighbors are wonderful friendly folks who wave to all as you pass them on the narrow winding road to the farm. Go slow, you never know what is lazing in the sun as you make your way up into the cove. We frequently encounter turkey, chickens, ducks, peacocks, dogs, and an occasional cow who has nudged under the fence. Getting AroundBecause of the rural location of the Inn, no public transit until Johnson City.
Car rentals are available at Tri-Cities airport, 45 min. away.
The Appalachian Trail, Iron Gap, is 6 miles.
White water rafting on the Nolichucky in Erwin, Roan Mt. State Park, & Johnson City (ETSU and Milligan College) are all 20 min.
Asheville, Jonesborough, Bristol Motor Speedway & Wolf Laurel Ski are 40 min.
Ski slopes at Banner Elk and Sugar Mountain are 60 min.
Boone & Blowing Rock are approx. 70 min.
Access to the Blue Ridge Parkway in Linville, NC is 50 min. It may also be accessed in Asheville.
Day trips to Dollywood in Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park are a 2 hour drive. Don't miss Cherokee, NC, on the other side of The Great Smokies, a wonderful Native American museum, seasonal outdoor drama and Native Village reenacting this great tribes history.
We highly recommend online local blog Appalchiantreks written by Mark Peacock for excellent information on the surrounding area. Check it out! Other Things to NoteWe are laid back but pay extra attention to details. Please feel free to note any additional needs you may have to make your stay with us as comfortable and accommodating as possible. We have both feather and non feather pillows in the room for you to choose from.
Campfire and cooking fire pits are available for suite guest use. They include cooking grate. Firewood may be purchased at the camp store. We have cooking kits with fire pit cookware available for guests use.