When Sam Beall’s parents, Kreis and Sandy Beall, founder of the Ruby Tuesday casual-dining chain, bought Blackberry Farm in 1976, they were simply looking for a family home. But the nine-room house in Walland, Tenn., proved to be a great spot for hosting friends and business associates. So with the family’s penchant for entertaining and the picturesque location at the foothills of the Smoky Mountains in eastern Tennessee, the home gradually morphed into a simple little bed ...

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