If you've driven through Sevierville on your way to the Smokies, then you might've noticed a big, white complex snuggled in the landscape, semi-hidden off of the main road. It is called The Apple Barn, and it is a popular, delicious stop for locals and tourists alike. If you like tasting yummy food and high-end wines, shopping for souvenirs, or taking memorable photos, then you will enjoy your time experiencing all there is to do at The Apple Barn.
There are two restaurants at The Apple Barn- Applewood Farmhouse Grill and Applewood Farmhouse Restaurant. Applewood Farmhouse Restaurant was the original place to grab a meal while visiting The Apple Barn. It was constructed within the property's original farmhouse in the 1980s, but it was too small to accommodate the crowds, so Applewood Farmhouse Grill was added in 1995. Both restaurants serve the same incredible, southern-style food, but the Applewood Farmhouse Grill has a slightly smaller menu. The best part of eating at The Apple Barn is that all of the meals are paired with complimentary mint juleps, apple fritters, and apple butter. These fritters are FAMOUS- you won't want to miss them!
After you eat, you'll want some dessert. It is easy to satisfy your sweet tooth at The Apple Barn! The Apple Valley Creamery serves up a rotating selection of ice cream in a cup, cone, milkshake, malt, or sundae. They also sell a variety of baked goods. The apple cinnamon bread and apple coffee cake are very popular, but if you're looking for wanting a break from apple, then there are plenty of cookies, brownies, and pastries to pick from. Want more options?The Candy Apple and Chocolate Factory offers candy apples, caramel apples, and a huge variety of scrumptious chocolates, taffies, and old-fashioned stick candies.
Thirsty? Check out the Cider Bar, where you can drink some of Tennessee's finest apple cider! I love pairing it with an apple cinnamon donut, but you can't go wrong ordering it alongside of one of their world-famous fried apple pies! If you want to make the trip a little bit more adult, then you should venture on over to the Apple Barn Winery! Instead of using grapes, they use apples picked on-site as the starting point for a wide variety of sweet, flavored wines. My favorite sweet wine that they offer is the apple-cherry, but they also make a solid merlot. Tastings are free with a valid 21+ ID.
End your trip by shopping at the general store. The barn that the store was located in was built in 1910, and it has become the iconic centerpiece of the property. There, you can purchase anything from home decor to pickled food. Here, you can grab some fresh cider or apple butter to take home with you!
Check out The Apple Barn next time you visit the Smokies!