Our destination was Blackberry Farm, nestled in semi-rural Tennessee and not too far from the beautiful Smoky Mountain National Park. Perhaps it was our own less-than-urban upbringing that led us to picture a rustic property surrounded by bovine and their accompanying cow patties.
How wrong we were.
Turns out Blackberry Farm is one shwanky place, serving as home to about 60 guest suites and thousands of acres of rolling, forested hills and lush pastures. It was also the location where Mercedes-Benz chose to introduce us to the 2011 E-Class Cabriolet, a car that would ultimately disprove at least a few of the misconceptions we had regarding the all-season comfort and driving enjoyment offered by this non-AMG model.
Sales of the 2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet start May 10, 2010.
Photos courtesy of Mercedes-Benz.