Mary Celeste Beall


Mary Celeste Beall is the Proprietor of the acclaimed resort hotel Blackberry Farm in the Tennessee Foothills. For more than a decade, Beall has lived and worked on the family-owned property. She and her late husband Sam are credited with transforming the space into a renowned food, wine and wellness destination. Prior to moving to the farm, Mary Celeste earned degrees in business and accounting, and worked as an associate with PricewaterhouseCoopers in San Francisco. She resides on the property with her five children, in the family home she and Sam built within Blackberry’s working farm.

Over the years, Blackberry Farm has garnered industry praise, including three James Beard Awards for Best Chef—Southeast, Outstanding Wine Program and Outstanding Service, and was named Bon Appetit’s No. 1 Hotel for Food Lovers. Blackberry Farm continues to be named among the top small hotels in the world by publications ranging from Conde Nast Traveler to Travel + Leisure.

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