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Only the Best at Barnsley

September 08, 2021

At Barnsley Resort, we’re immensely proud of our long and storied history of providing guests with the ultimate experience in luxury and rustic Southern charm during their stay at the 3,000-acre property halfway between Atlanta, Georgia and Chattanooga, Tennessee.

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Only the Best at Barnsley

September 08, 2021

Today, we’re even prouder to know that our guests agree, as evidenced by the popular vote results of USAToday’s 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards. We are honored to announce that Barnsley Resort was awarded the #9 Best Luxury Hotel, #9 Best Destination Resort, and #4 Best Pet-Friendly Resort among many other iconic properties across the USA.

Encompassing 3,000 square feet of historic Southern estate, Barnsley Resort connects guests with a luxury experience in the great outdoors—from horseback riding, golf and shooting to a deluxe spa and fine dining.

Our commitment to making stays as comfortable as possible extends to four-legged guests, too. The Cottage Suites and Arbor Cottages come equipped with pet beds, bowls, bottled water and treats—making every visit to Barnsley a paw-fect one.

A Wedding Fit for a Fairytale at Barnsley

August 23, 2021

With lush gardens, historic architecture and picturesque backdrops, it’s no surprise that weddings at Barnsley feel like they’re taken straight out of a storybook. 

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A Wedding Fit for a Fairytale at Barnsley

August 23, 2021

It’s in the fabric of who we are—from our very origins as a gift of love to the stately elegance we’ve carried into today.

As "One of the South’s Best Wedding Venues" according to Southern Living, we’re in the business of making your special day as magical as it can possibly be. Each of our wedding packages are tailored to make your event seamless—our experienced team takes care of planning your dream wedding, so that you can enjoy watching those dreams come true.

From the historic charm of the Manor House Ruins that overlook Julia Barnsley’s fountain to the refined Georgian Hall with a view of the Estate Lawn, your venue will set the stage for the special gathering, guaranteeing a celebration of love remembered by all.

Couples that say "I Do" at Barnsley also take part in the special Southern tradition of "Burying the Bourbon"—both to keep the rain away and to toast to a long and happy marriage ahead.

If you're ready to say yes to forever, get started on making your wedding dreams a reality today!

What Makes Barnsley Resort the Perfect Summer Escape?

July 23, 2021

Recently, Barnsley Resort was dubbed the "perfect weekend getaway" in an article published by WSB-TV Atlanta. We are incredibly honored to receive the recognition, and we look forward to showing more guests an unforgettable experience in Northwest Georgia.

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What Makes Barnsley Resort the Perfect Summer Escape?

July 23, 2021

Recently, Barnsley Resort was dubbed the "perfect weekend getaway" in an article published by WSB-TV Atlanta. We are incredibly honored to receive the recognition, and we look forward to showing more guests an unforgettable experience in Northwest Georgia. With summer in full swing, spend your next weekend getaway at Barnsley Resort and choose from an outstanding collection of unique outdoor activities during your stay.


Riflery

Enjoy a safe and engaging introduction to target rifle shooting! Adults can shoot at a range of paper and spinner targets with GAMO gas piston air rifles, while our younger guests can try out the classic Daisy Red Ryder and sharpen their shooting skills.


Horseback Riding

Barnsley Resort offers a wide array of memorable horseback riding experiences, which are perfect for the warm summer months. Mosey along and explore the exceptional scenery around our property with guided tours and lessons in horsemanship.


Archery

Get your bow and arrow at the ready! Archery offers a fun outdoor activity for the whole family to enjoy, and Barnsley Resort offers a special one-hour class for participants of 8 years or older. Reserve your session and jump into some friendly competition when you set your sight on the bullseye.

An All-American Fourth of July Celebration

June 23, 2021

Get ready for a jam-packed weekend of family-friendly activities and summer fun at Barnsley Resort! From a fireside concert and an outdoor barbecue to a fireworks show and patriotic bike parade, plan your visit for an exciting array of weekend events and activities through Independence Day.

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An All-American Fourth of July Celebration

June 23, 2021

Get ready for a jam-packed weekend of family-friendly activities and summer fun at Barnsley Resort! From a fireside concert and an outdoor barbecue to a fireworks show and patriotic bike parade, plan your visit for an exciting array of weekend events and activities through Independence Day.


Friday, July 2nd


Family Bingo & DJ Party - 9:00 pm

At $20 per person, kickstart the 4th of July weekend with some friendly competition! This bingo event includes a live DJ and the chance to win special resort prizes.

Saturday, July 3rd


Family Flag Painting - 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Create the perfect American flag-inspired keepsake for your own home! At $45 per flag, visit the Outpost Lawn and paint a recycled pallet to perfection for your porch, pool deck, or outdoor patio.


Fireside Concert With J. Scott Thompson - 3:00 - 7:00 pm

Sit by the fire in the resort’s Beer Garden and groove to the crafted country and soul of local musician J. Scott Thompson.


Family Fish Fry - 6:00 - 9:00 pm

Celebrate the special weekend with a fish fry for the whole family at the Manor House Ruins and Pavilion. This event is $70 per adult and $35 per child (ages 6-11).

Sunday, July 4th


Family Bike Parade - 9:00 am

Start your holiday with the ultimate Fourth of July family fun! Bring your bike, wagon, or stroller to the Outpost Experience Center and decorate your ride in red, white, and blue. Then, join in the patriotic parade around the center of the resort village, beginning at 9 am!


All-American Cookout & Fireworks Display - 5:30 - 10:00 pm

Enjoy a classic American cookout-inspired menu alongside lawn games and live music from 5:30 to 8:30 in the resort village. The cookout is $58 per adult and $29 per child (ages 6 - 12), while kids 5 and under eat free. After the cookout, head to the picturesque Fazio Golf Course for a fireworks display beginning at 9:30. With ample lawn seating, we invite you to bring your own blanket or purchase a Barnsley Resort blanket to bring home.


July 4th Fireworks - Parking & Property Pass

At $50 per person (plus tax), A Parking & Property Pass is available for off-property visitors (non-overnight resort guests or members) to enjoy the fireworks for this evening only. This includes access to view the fireworks over the Fazio Course only. Access begins at 8 pm, while fireworks are expected to start between 9:30 and 10 pm.

Learn to Cook With a Fire Kettle

May 24, 2021

Immerse yourself in the charm of true fireside cooking at Barnsley Resort. With intimate outdoor cooking classes in the Meditation Garden, you can learn about the grilling and preparation of one-of-a-kind recipes over the open flame of a Sea Island Forge fire kettle.

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Learn to Cook With a Fire Kettle

May 24, 2021

Immerse yourself in the charm of true fireside cooking at Barnsley Resort. With intimate outdoor cooking classes in the Meditation Garden, you can learn about the grilling and preparation of one-of-a-kind recipes over the open flame of a Sea Island Forge fire kettle.

In addition to grilled fruits, salads, smoked meats, entrees, and desserts, enjoy a wine pairing or crafted cocktail with the unique meals you learn to cook outside. Plus, if you sign up for one of our fire kettle cooking classes, you’ll also receive a copy of the recipes you made to bring home with you and enjoy after your stay at Barnsley Resort.

Every month, you can count on our culinary team to showcase a delectable new menu with the rustic and flavorful techniques of a fire kettle. Whether you just want to try out one class or you’d like to sign up for the full series, we encourage you to see what this unique outdoor cooking experience is all about!

Hop Into Easter Events at Barnsley Resort

March 29, 2021

Easter weekend is just a few days away, and Barnsley Resort is getting into the spirit with a jam-packed schedule of events, beginning this Friday. Check out all the excitement of Easter celebrations and springtime entertainment with brunches, birdhouse painting, egg hunts, and more!

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Hop Into Easter Events at Barnsley Resort

March 29, 2021

Easter weekend is just a few days away, and Barnsley Resort is getting into the spirit with a jam-packed schedule of events, beginning this Friday. Check out all the excitement of Easter celebrations and springtime entertainment with brunches, birdhouse painting, egg hunts, and more!

Friday, April 2nd

Family Fish Fry - 6:00 - 9:00 pm
Begin Easter weekend with a fish fry for the whole family at the Manor House Ruins and Pavilion. This event is $67 per adult and $27 per child (ages 6-11).

Family Bingo & DJ Party - 9:00 pm
At $20 per person, this family-friendly bingo competition includes resort prizes throughout the evening and a DJ supplying the perfect tunes.

Family Birdhouse Painting - 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Bring the kids to the Outpost Lawn for the ultimate springtime art project. Decorate a wooden birdhouse to perfection for a great addition to your home garden! Birdhouses can be purchased for $35, excluding tax and service charges.

Saturday, April 3rd

Breakfast With the Bunny - 9:00 - 10:30 am
Bring the whole family along and savor breakfast favorites for all ages while the Easter Bunny hops about, visiting guests and offering photo opportunities! This breakfast is available at $30 per adult, $20 per child (ages 6 - 11), and complimentary for children 5 and under.

Staghorn Fern Wall Mount Workshop - 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Bring your walls to life with award-winning designer Christy Griner Hulsey. As part of this workshop, learn about the use of flowers and plants as a medium in bespoke arrangements for weddings and more.

Fireside Concert With Chloe Litten - 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Relax by the fire in the resort’s Beer Garden and enjoy an intimate concert with local musician Chloe Litten.

Birds of Prey Demonstration - 8:00 pm
With this interactive encounter priced at $15 per person, you’ll come face-to-face with majestic North Georgia birds of prey, including owls and red-tailed hawks.

Sunday, April 4th (Easter Sunday)

Easter Sunrise Service - 7:00 am
Gather early on Easter Sunday morning for a non-denominational sunrise service for resort guests and members.

Easter Egg Hunt - 10:00 am
Join us on the Estate Lawn and Georgian Hall Meadow for the Easter Bunny’s annual Easter Egg Hunt! This friendly holiday competition is complimentary for children 12 and under, overnight resort guests, members, Easter Brunch Buffet guests only.

Easter Brunch - 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Enjoy a delectable Easter brunch buffet from Executive Chef Nicolas Lebas with signature holiday favorites and desserts. Our Easter Brunch is offered at $75 per adult, $36 per child (ages 6 – 11), and complimentary for children 5 and under.

Family Fun Awaits You at Barnsley Resort

February 25, 2021

As spring break vacations and warmer days approach us in Georgia, we look forward to welcoming you and your loved ones to experience the comfortable accommodations and outdoor adventures offered at Barnsley Resort. Bring your trip to the next level and make lasting memories with our special Family Fun Package.

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Family Fun Awaits You at Barnsley Resort

February 25, 2021

As spring break vacations and warmer days approach us in Georgia, we look forward to welcoming you and your loved ones to experience the comfortable accommodations and outdoor adventures offered at Barnsley Resort. Bring your trip to the next level and make lasting memories with our special Family Fun Package.

As part of this package, you and your family can enjoy overnight accommodations, daily breakfast for two at Woodlands Grill, and a special welcome amenity bundle with a Barnsley Resort canvas tote bag and a Family Adventure Journal. In addition, you’ll receive a $200 activity credit to use towards memorable countryside adventures, including archery, horseback riding, and clay pigeon shooting.

Each of the activities offered at Barnsley Resort is easily accessible to beginners, with a helping hand guiding you every step of the way. From axe throwing and biking to horsemanship, both kids and parents can experience the true charm of northern Georgia in a safely supervised way. Make your reservation with the Family Fun Package and discover the best of springtime at Barnsley Resort!

Barnsley's Southern-Fried Quail Gets a French Twist

January 15, 2021

A new year brings about the inspiration to try new things, and that’s exactly what our executive chef, Nicolas Lebas, did when Barnsley Resort guests kept bringing in quail, fresh from the hunt, at on-site Beretta Shooting Grounds. With gastronomic flair, he transformed the common game into a Southern-fried feast with a bit of French flair—Southern-fried quail with an apple slaw stuffing and a red bell pepper glaze.

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Barnsley's Southern-Fried Quail Gets a French Twist

January 15, 2021

First, Lebas preps his meal by creating a fresh apple slaw and a sweet glaze made with roasted red bell pepper and sorghum syrup.
Once the quail has been rinsed and dried, he stuffs it with cold apple slaw and wraps it in plastic wrap like a sausage. Using a sous-vide technique from his French motherland, he cooks the bird at 150°F for two hours then sets it in ice water. (You can similarly steam or poach the quail using the same plastic wrap method if you do not possess a sous-vide circulator.)
Once cool, the quail is unwrapped from the plastic, submerged in buttermilk, tossed in a cornflake flour, then fried in canola oil at 350°F until golden brown and finished in the oven by baking at 350°F for 8 minutes.
Finally, Lebas skillfully presents his creation with a generous drizzle of red bell pepper glaze on the plate, cuts the fried quail in half, and garnishes it with a fennel frond salad.

You can read the full recipe at Garden & Gun and bring the taste of Barnsley to your own table! And if you're planning on staying with us soon, make a reservation for an elevated wingshooting experience at our Beretta Shooting Grounds.

Add Active Adventure to Your Barnsley Holiday

December 18, 2020

As 2020 comes to a close and the season of giving and gathering rolls in, we’re looking to the new year with a whole lot of optimism and anticipation. Here at Barnsley Resort, we’re proud to offer plenty of outdoor activities that encourage the whole family to gather and get in on some authentic North Georgia fun, and with our two newest activities—archery and axe throwing—you can pick up a new skill to take into the new year with you!

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Add Active Adventure to Your Barnsley Holiday

December 18, 2020

Introduction to Archery
Our one-hour Introduction to Archery program combines traditional skills with modern recurve bows. As the first step to becoming a master archer, you’ll learn beginner techniques and safety with a trained instructor while enjoying the scenic outdoor setting of the Barnsley Farm. The program begins for youth ages 8 and up.

Introduction to Axe Throwing
Axe throwing is one of the fastest-growing recreational activities today! In this 45-minute class, learn the safety, technique, and fun of axe throwing at our outdoor venue at the Barnsley Farm. The program begins for youth ages 8 and up.

If traditional recreational pastimes are more your speed, we invite you to explore our 3,000 acres of Georgia countryside, tailor-made for meandering on horseback, hiking, biking, fishing, golf, and more. Whichever way you choose to spend your time here, we hope you have a safe and happy holiday season!

Holiday Excitement & Cheer!

November 09, 2020

We're excited about this holiday season, in case you haven't noticed our calendar of upcoming events. In an effort to restore a sense of normalcy, while providing guests a safe and healthy environment, Barnsley Resort organized a schedule of concerts and fun activities for the entire family. From November to January, there's plenty of fun and entertaining events taking place in North Georgia.

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Holiday Excitement & Cheer!

November 09, 2020

Fireside concerts at the Beer Garden are your chance to sit back, relax, and enjoy an intimate performance by a talented local musician. On November 14th, come out to enjoy the musical prowess of J. Scott Thompson.

November 25th, celebrate the start of the holiday season with the annual Lighting of the Ruins and resort village. The night will feature festive holiday entertainment, refreshments, and holiday decor before a countdown to the official lighting. It's a beautiful and fun-filled family event starting at 6:15 p.m.

For more on our upcoming events, check out our detailed calendar, and start planning your family getaway at Barnsley Resort.

The Right Time for Porch Thyme

September 10, 2020

We all know that sweet tea is the official drink of the South. Some like it sweeter than others, but either way we all have our own recipe. 

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The Right Time for Porch Thyme

September 10, 2020

"We all know that sweet tea is the official drink of the South. Some like it sweeter than others, but either way we all have our own recipe. After a long day, there’s nothing better than spicing things up a bit with a spiked sweet tea. In our version, we thought about sitting on a front porch after a summer day in the South with a refreshing drink in hand. The bourbon we selected is Bib & Tucker which is distilled in Colombia, TN. We wanted to choose a bourbon a little further south than the traditional Kentucky bourbons. Bib & Tucker has all of the traditional bourbon notes, with a unique chestnut finish. Next, we selected nectarine as we wanted to stick to our Georgia roots. The nectarine was a nice change of pace from our traditional Georgia peach but still keeps it in the stone fruit family. For the garnish, we decided to take a non-traditional route, adding a pancetta lardon with a cube of nectarine. The pancetta ignites the palate with salty and savory notes that work well with the sweetness of the tea. Lastly, the thyme adds an herbal yet refreshing hint of mint to harmonize all of the flavors, creating a remarkably refreshing "spiked tea" that anyone could enjoy on a hot summer day in the South."


Follow Barnsley Resort’s Lead Bartenders, Blake Black and Bryan Walls recipe for their signature Porch Thyme cocktail to try this sweet and spicy little drink for yourself:

Porch Thyme

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 oz Bib & Tucker bourbon
  • .25 oz lime juice
  • .25 oz simple syrup
  • 2 sprigs of thyme
  • 2 slices of nectarines
  • 2 small pancetta lardons
  • Sweet tea topper

Directions:

  • Muddle fresh thyme and nectarines
  • Add ice, lime juice, Bib & Tucker bourbon
  • Shake
  • Strain over ice
  • Top with sweet tea and stir
  • Garnish with thyme and nectarine
  • Sip slowly & enjoy!

A Refreshing Summer Recipe from Chef Nicolas Lebas

June 01, 2020

There’s nothing quite like fresh farm-to-table fare at the height of the summer months. Homegrown vegetables and herbs create a special depth of flavor that makes all the difference. With that said, Executive Chef Nicolas Lebas has the perfect recipe for anyone growing fresh tomatoes, or simply searching for a cooling summer dish: fresh tomato gazpacho.

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A Refreshing Summer Recipe from Chef Nicolas Lebas

June 01, 2020

There’s nothing quite like fresh farm-to-table fare at the height of the summer months. Homegrown vegetables and herbs create a special depth of flavor that makes all the difference. With that said, Executive Chef Nicolas Lebas has the perfect recipe for anyone growing fresh tomatoes, or simply searching for a cooling summer dish: fresh tomato gazpacho.

Featured recently in the Chattanooga Times Free Press, the base of this dish is sweet pickled tomatoes. They are boiled, cooled, and mixed with a combination of plum tomatoes, cucumbers, red pepper, red onion, basil, vinegar, salt, pepper, sugar, tomato juice, and extra virgin olive oil. Once properly infused overnight, these ingredients are blended together and chilled to create a savory and satisfying cold summer soup. Once it’s ready, the gazpacho is best served in deep bowls with a swirl of olive oil drizzled on top. For the ultimate garnish, finish it off with fresh English peas, toasted pine nuts, basil cress, pea shoots, and edible flowers.

For the full recipe, click here.

Back To Bliss At Barnsley Resort

May 04, 2020

At Barnsley Resort, we’re fortunate to have more than 3,000 acres of Georgia countryside that is tailor-made for meandering on horseback, hiking, biking, fishing, golf, and other recreational pastimes. Around there, social distancing happens naturally. Safety, though, is another story.

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Back To Bliss At Barnsley Resort

May 04, 2020

At Barnsley Resort, we’re fortunate to have more than 3,000 acres of Georgia countryside that is tailor-made for meandering on horseback, hiking, biking, fishing, golf, and other recreational pastimes. Around there, social distancing happens naturally. Safety, though, is another story.

During our temporary closure, the Barnley Resort team worked diligently to prepare and implement a comprehensive new Health & Sanitation Plan based on guidance from the CDC, State of Georgia, American Hotel & Lodging Association, and other organizations that are working to ensure that travel resumes safely as we open to guests again starting June 12, 2020.

Tips from Our Spa Team

April 01, 2020

If you’re staying safe and sanitizing often, you may begin to notice that frequent hand-washing can strip your skin of its natural oils, leaving your hands dry, flaky, and itchy, but don’t worry—the Barnsley spa team has some special tips and tricks to help you stay safe, clean, AND soft.

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Tips from Our Spa Team

April 01, 2020

If you’re staying safe and sanitizing often, you may begin to notice that frequent hand washing can strip your skin of its natural oils, leaving your hands dry, flaky, and itchy, but don’t worry—the Barnsley Resort spa team has some special tips and tricks to help you stay safe, clean, AND soft.

Nail Oil Soak
We recommend trying a nail oil soak to moisturize and repair your delicate cuticles. Cuticle oil is preferred, but any oil you have at home will do. Simply massage a generous amount into your cuticles and leave it to soak for at least one hour.

Treatment for Dry Hands
Give your hands some much-needed TLC with our simple homemade scrub recipe. Simply mix two teaspoons of sugar with one teaspoon of oil and massage the scrub into your hands, wrists, and nails. Then, apply some cream, cover your hands with a clean pair of socks, and head to bed.

Hand Washing
Hot water and strong soap can dry out your hands, but it’s still possible to stay sanitary while keeping your skin soft. Always use lukewarm water and keep a hand cream or lotion by the sink to apply after every wash. Drinking water can also help you moisturize from the inside out!

Atlanta Eats Indulges in 48 Exquisite Hours of Food, Drink, and More at Barnsley Resort

March 02, 2020

Each week on the popular PeachtreeTV program Atlanta Eats, hosts Steak Shapiro and Mara Davis introduce the viewers of Greater Atlanta to the very best on the Georgia culinary scene.

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Atlanta Eats Indulges in 48 Exquisite Hours of Food, Drink, and More at Barnsley Resort

March 02, 2020

Each week on the popular PeachtreeTV program Atlanta Eats, hosts Steak Shapiro and Mara Davis introduce the viewers of Greater Atlanta to the very best on the Georgia culinary scene. Recently, the Atlanta Eats team came to Barnsley Resort to see just what we have to offer in the way of food, drink, and entertainment, and we could not be more proud to read their review. From the down-home Southern brunch favorites like biscuits & gravy or buttermilk pancakes at Woodlands Grill, to the gourmet garden-to-table dinner fare and craft cocktails of Rice House, to the finger-licking BBQ and craft brews on tap at our outdoor Beer Garden, the folks at Atlanta Eats couldn’t get enough of Barnsley’s impeccable culinary craft and quintessential southern hospitality. Don’t take our word for it, though. Have a look at the full article, “How to Spend the Perfect 48 Hours at Barnsley Resort.” We hope to see you very soon at Barnsley resort, where there’s always another spot at the table.

 

Unforgettable Meetings and Group Experiences at Barnsley Resort

February 03, 2020

With over 3000 acres of pristine North Georgia countryside and 16,000-square-feet of indoor meeting space, Barnsley Resort is the ideal location for your next group meeting or event.

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Unforgettable Meetings and Group Experiences at Barnsley Resort

February 03, 2020

With over 3000 acres of pristine North Georgia countryside and 16,000-square-feet of indoor meeting space, Barnsley Resort is the ideal location for your next group meeting or event. Looking to hold a conference or company team-building retreat? The recently debuted Savannah Ballroom is our most spacious indoor venue to date, seating up to 360 guests for a meal or 480 for a presentation, with more intimate rooms available across our resort for smaller break-out sessions or events. Specialized group and team-building activities cover an impressive range, including adventures in golfing, fishing, clay shooting, horseback riding, scavenger hunting, a variety of team sports, cooking, video gaming, and much, much more. Our expert staff are eager to tailor a unique roster of activities and services suited to your group’s specific needs. From the state-of-the-art audiovisual equipment to creative catering services, to accommodations in our luxurious Inn or multi-bedroom Estate Cottages, Barnsley has what it takes to make your next conference or corporate getaway the best you’ve ever experienced.

A Happy, Healthy, and Invigorating New Year at Barnsley Resort

January 06, 2020

A new year has begun, and at Barnsley Resort, we’d like to invite you to join us for an elite North Georgia vacation as we set an even higher standard of luxury in this promising new decade.

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A Happy, Healthy, and Invigorating New Year at Barnsley Resort

January 06, 2020

A new year has begun, and at Barnsley Resort, we’d like to invite you to join us for an elite North Georgia vacation as we set an even higher standard of luxury in this promising new decade. Now through March 31, 2020, you can take advantage of our Relax & Renew Spa Special, designed to help you kick-back, renew, and recharge after the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. This special includes overnight accommodations and a $50 credit toward services at our award-winning spa. Book any 50- or 80-minute facial, massage, or body treatment, and you’ll also receive a complimentary foot scrub enhancement to refresh and rejuvenate aching feet. Workout like a pro in our state-of-the-art Fitness Center with the latest cardiovascular and strength-training equipment on the market, or get outside and reconnect with nature as you traverse miles and miles of scenic hiking trails, including our one-of-kind 1.8-mile, 20-station Fit Trail. Here at Barnsley, we firmly believe that the finest fitness plans begin with a breath of fresh North Georgia air.

Quail Season Begins with John Burrell’s High Adventure Company & the Beretta Shooting Grounds

December 02, 2019

For over a quarter-century, John Burrell’s High Adventure Company has pioneered elite hunting expeditions across multiple continents, from Argentina to South Africa to South Dakota. 

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Quail Season Begins with John Burrell’s High Adventure Company & the Beretta Shooting Grounds

December 02, 2019

For over a quarter-century, John Burrell’s High Adventure Company has pioneered elite hunting expeditions across multiple continents, from Argentina to South Africa to South Dakota. Italian firearms manufacturer Fabbrica d’Armi Pietro Beretta is one of the most exclusive makers of sporting arms in the world. At Barnsley Resort, we’re thrilled to partner with both John Burrell and Beretta to bring you a shooting experience that’s second to none. The Beretta Shooting Grounds at Barnsley provides guests with 3000 acres of pristine woodland hunting terrain. Shooting enthusiasts will be especially excited to learn that quail season has just started, and the Beretta Shooting Grounds offer two outstanding quail hunting options from John Burrell’s High Adventure Company, a half-day hunt, and a full-day hunt, which yield approximately 10 and 20 quails per hunter, respectively. Join us and see for yourself why Vincent Hancock, two-time Olympic gold winner in skeet shooting, calls the Beretta Shooting Grounds a “secluded paradise” that “may just be my new favorite place to visit.”

Barnsley Resort Wins Coveted Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Award

November 04, 2019

As we kick off the holiday season here at Barnsley Resort, we want to express our extreme gratitude for a gift that you, our valued guests, have bestowed on us. This year over 600,000 elite travelers cast votes for the prestigious Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards.

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Barnsley Resort Wins Coveted Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Award

November 04, 2019

As we kick off the holiday season here at Barnsley Resort, we want to express our extreme gratitude for a gift that you, our valued guests, have bestowed on us. This year over 600,000 elite travelers cast votes for the prestigious Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards. Because of your many enthusiastic endorsements, Barnsley has rocketed from No. 15 to No. 8 on the list of the Top 20 Resorts in the South. “Condé Nast Traveler readers are among the most discerning of travelers, and we are humbled to be a continuous recipient of this prestigious accolade,” said David Friederich, President of Barnsley Resort. Since 2018, Barnsley has added many outstanding accommodations and amenities to our bucolic North Georgia resort, including a new 55-room Inn and Georgian Hall, perfect for corporate meetings, unforgettable weddings, and other special events. Guests will also be excited to learn that enhancements are currently underway all across our resort—at our acclaimed Golf School, the elevated Beretta Shooting Grounds, our award-winning spa, and elsewhere—meaning your next stay with us is guaranteed to be even more relaxing, refreshing, and exhilarating than the last! 

Light Up the Holidays at Barnsley Resort

October 07, 2019

Every year starting in November, the Barnsley Resort transforms into a holiday wonderland as our cozy English village and stately manor house are bedecked with over one million dazzling lights. 

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Light Up the Holidays at Barnsley Resort

October 07, 2019

Every year starting in November, the Barnsley Resort transforms into a holiday wonderland as our cozy English village and stately manor house are bedecked with over one million dazzling lights. In addition to the breathtaking seasonal décor, Barnsley's Light Up the Holidays promotion, available November 27 through December 30, provides spacious cottage accommodations, a limited-edition Barnsley keepsake ornament, and a fifty-dollar resort credit, which can be used for gourmet dining, lavish spa treatments, and a wide array of outdoor activities. Special holiday adventures planned for the coming months include our annual autumnal hayride, artisanal wreath-making, cookie decorating, barnyard games, a scavenger hunt, an exquisite Christmas Day feast, and much more. At Barnsley, we love the togetherness and good cheer the holiday season brings. As you and your family decide how to celebrate this year, we hope you’ll consider joining us for a fun and festive stay here at North Georgia’s premier luxury resort.

The Friendly Animals of Barnsley Farm

September 02, 2019

Life slows down for guests at Barnsley Resort, even more so when sharing in a simple taste of life on the Barnsley Farm. In addition for being the location to saddle up for a guided horseback ride, our farm and barn area feature a variety of four-legged friends, including donkeys, goats, miniature horses, Jersey calves and other gentle creatures. 

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The Friendly Animals of Barnsley Farm

September 02, 2019

Life slows down for guests at Barnsley Resort, even more so when sharing in a simple taste of life on the Barnsley Farm. In addition for being the location to saddle up for a guided horseback ride, our farm and barn area feature a variety of four-legged friends, including donkeys, goats, miniature horses, Jersey calves and other gentle creatures. Kids are especially fond of Barnsley Farm, where the expert staff is eager to provide a safe, entertaining, and educational experience for everyone. Saunter down to the farm any day between 9 and 9:45 A.M. to participate in the morning feeding. Then take a moment to check out the Chef’s Garden, where we cultivate many of the delicious ingredients that eventually make their way onto your plate at the Rice House. On Friday afternoons between 4 and 5:30 P.M., head over to Barnsley Beer Garden, where you’ll get a friendly nuzzle from the visiting animals along with a complimentary Beer Garden Margarita or Lavender Lemonade. 

Golfing at Barnsley

August 05, 2019

Named the number 1 golf course in Georgia—and number 21 in the entire country—by Golf Advisor, Barnsley Resort’s Jim Fazio-designed course offers golfing enthusiasts nearly 400 acres of pristine playing green amid gorgeous lakes, gardens, and woodlands.

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Golfing at Barnsley

August 05, 2019

Named the number 1 golf course in Georgia—and number 21 in the entire country—by Golf Advisor, Barnsley Resort’s Jim Fazio-designed course offers golfing enthusiasts nearly 400 acres of pristine playing green amid gorgeous lakes, gardens, and woodlands. Players often remark on the outstanding collection of par 3s, with one golf pro quipping simply that our course confers a “beautiful challenge” (we couldn’t have said it better). Strategic elevation changes ensure the course both poses an invigorating game for seasoned golfers and blends seamlessly into the breathtaking countryside, making every outing a unique opportunity to commune with nature. Interested in taking your skills to the next level? If you’re looking to improve your swing, consider taking private lessons with one of our professional golf instructors, or schedule a club fitting. The course is also available for tournaments. And don't forget, members enjoy additional perks, including unlimited golf with cart, unlimited use of our practice facility, special guest rates, 30-day advance tee times, and much more. For full details on all the advantages of becoming a member, contact our Membership Coordinator at 770.773.7480.

Barnsley’s Fairytale Villa

July 01, 2019

An oasis of Southern splendor, Barnsley Resort is the perfect getaway destination for the elite traveler who loves a mix of the rustic and the refined. 

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Barnsley’s Fairytale Villa

July 01, 2019

An oasis of Southern splendor, Barnsley Resort is the perfect getaway destination for the elite traveler who loves a mix of the rustic and the refined. Not only will you have the opportunity to indulge in the region’s finest horseback riding, golfing, shooting, and hiking, you’ll also be invited to tour the remnants of the regal 19th-century manor house that Godfrey Barnsley built for his beloved wife Julia. The Manor House Ruins (originally known as Woodlands) is an Italianate villa that seems lifted right out of a fairytale. Lush greenery grows along the exterior and interior villa walls (the roof was completely removed by a tornado in 1906) and the Barnsley Museum, situated in the home’s once bustling kitchen wing, presents guests with a fascinating combination of Barnsley Family memorabilia and other historical artifacts. The Manor House Ruins and Museum are open almost every day from 9 A.M. to 5 P.M. Guests of the resort enjoy complimentary admission.

Barnsley’s Spectacular Independence Day Weekend Special

June 03, 2019

It was a hot, muggy summer’s day in Philadelphia when representatives of the Second Continental Congress approved the document that would officially declare the birth of a new nation. Now, almost two-and-a-half centuries later, Barnsley Resort invites you to celebrate this Declaration of Independence with us as we also continue to celebrate our own 20th year as North Georgia’s most elite travel destination. 

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Barnsley’s Spectacular Independence Day Weekend Special

June 03, 2019

It was a hot, muggy summer’s day in Philadelphia when representatives of the Second Continental Congress approved the document that would officially declare the birth of a new nation. Now, almost two-and-a-half centuries later, Barnsley Resort invites you to celebrate this Declaration of Independence with us as we also continue to celebrate our own 20th year as North Georgia’s most elite travel destination. From July 4 – 7, Barnsley will host an Independence Day Weekend with exciting events and fun activities for the whole family. Festivities begin at 9:15 P.M. on Thursday, July 4, with a scintillating sparkler salute, followed by the screening of a patriotic film favorite under the stars. Complimentary popcorn, candy, and lawn chairs will be provided. After a good night’s rest in your luxurious Barnsley accommodations, you’ll have the opportunity to learn the basics of canoeing and kayaking from friendly, expert staff on our tranquil 10-acre lake. Then it’s off to the Beer Garden for lunch and bicycle decorating to prepare for the Independence Day bicycle parade through Barnsley Village. (Though a limited number of resort bicycles will be available, guests are encouraged to bring their own if possible.) Dinner for the evening will consist of a classic American barbecue buffet accompanied by live musical entertainment and culminating in a spectacular fireworks show. For more details on Barnsley’s Independence Day Weekend Special, check out the official special offers page here.

A Family-Friendly Summer at Barnsley Resort

May 06, 2019

As the days grow longer and warmer, and the end of the school year approaches, families across the South are pondering that all-important summertime question: Where shall we travel? Barnsley Resort is the quintessential family summer vacation spot for so many reasons.

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A Family-Friendly Summer at Barnsley Resort

May 06, 2019

As the days grow longer and warmer, and the end of the school year approaches, families across the South are pondering that all-important summertime question: Where shall we travel? Barnsley Resort is the quintessential family summer vacation spot for so many reasons. At our vast North Georgia resort, kids love to romp through the garden maze, and your teens will be thrilled to try their hand at disc golf, paintball, clay shooting, and horseback riding. For family-friendly lawn games, we have croquet, horseshoes, and ladder ball, plus our dedicated bocce ball courts. Activities on the water include kayaking, canoeing, and fishing, or opt to beat the heat with a refreshing dip in the pool that overlooks our world-class golf course. If you’re a golf enthusiast eager to refine your skills, we’d be happy to pair you with one of our professional instructors for a personalized lesson out on the green. Then, in the evenings, the whole family can gather together to roast s'mores over the fire pit (all s’mores supplies, including sticks, are provided each night of your stay). Barnsley also offers a variety of specialty travel packages to cater to guests’ particular interests. For especially active families, we recommend the Freedom to Explore, Aim High, and Stay & Play Packages. New parents and parents-to-be should check out our Oh Baby! Package, which includes luxurious accommodations, complimentary breakfast for two at Woodlands Grill, a $150 spa credit, and some very special gifts to help you care for the newest traveler in your family.

Celebrate Mom’s Special Day at Barnsley Resort

April 01, 2019

From May 1st through the 24th, you can treat mom to an unforgettable getaway with our Mother’s Day Special. This limited-time package promises not only a reduced nightly room rate, but also a $50 activity credit for each night booked. 

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Celebrate Mom’s Special Day at Barnsley Resort

April 01, 2019

From May 1st through the 24th, you can treat mom to an unforgettable getaway with our Mother’s Day Special. This limited-time package promises not only a reduced nightly room rate, but also a $50 activity credit for each night booked. What kinds of activities, you ask? At Barnsley, we have something to suit every taste. Take a peaceful stroll through pristine woodlands on our extensive nature trails, or power your way along the more challenging hiking paths. Explore the stately Barnsley Manor House Ruins during a trail ride on one of our horses; enjoy a scenic canoe ride on the lake; treat mom to lessons at the Golf School or one-on-one instruction at the Beretta Shooting Grounds by High Adventure Company; or opt for the ultimate indulgence, a day at our acclaimed spa. The newly redesigned Spa at Barnsley Resort features ten tranquil treatment rooms and a spacious co-ed lounge. There are also separate lounge areas for men and women, each equipped with steam room, sauna, and lockers. Whether you’re in the mood for a massage, facial, body treatment, beauty services, or some combination of all of these, our expert wellness professionals are eager to customize a spa day suited to your unique needs. As an added bonus, every Mother’s Day package includes a special spa gift just for mom.

Savory Southern Eats at the Beer Garden

March 04, 2019

As winter gives way to spring this month, we can hardly wait to take advantage of all the wonderful outdoor activities here at Barnsley Resort and beyond.

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Savory Southern Eats at the Beer Garden

March 04, 2019

As winter gives way to spring this month, we can hardly wait to take advantage of all the wonderful outdoor activities here at Barnsley Resort and beyond. One of our favorite spots to relax on a warm spring evening, Barnsley’s Beer Garden offers guests the opportunity to enjoy delicious Southern cuisine amid the natural bucolic splendor that makes our resort Georgia’s premier vacation destination for elite travelers. Kick back with friends or family and share delicious snacks of pimento cheese, pickled okra, or boiled peanuts. If you’re looking for even heartier fare, try our southern smoked brisket sandwich, catfish po’boy, or the mouth-watering pulled pork plate. Of course, there are also over 30 craft beers on tap to quench your thirst, not to mention our famous margaritas perfect for sipping under the twinkling lights strung from tree to tree at this magical outdoor oasis.

Cultivating a Little Georgia Romance

February 04, 2019

The name Georgia derives from the ancient Greek noun meaning “farmer” and the verb meaning “to plow, till, cultivate.” With more than 3000 bucolic acres at our pristine Southern estate, Barnsley Resort is committed to cultivating the harmonious and bountiful relationship to nature our great state’s name implies.

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Cultivating a Little Georgia Romance

February 04, 2019

The name Georgia derives from the ancient Greek noun meaning “farmer” and the verb meaning “to plow, till, cultivate.” With more than 3000 bucolic acres at our pristine Southern estate, Barnsley Resort is committed to cultivating the harmonious and bountiful relationship to nature our great state’s name implies. If you’re looking for the perfect place to cultivate and celebrate that special bond with the one you love, few places can boast both the quality and range of Barnsley’s rustic splendor, from golfing, to horseback riding, to clay shooting, to hiking, from the award-winning cuisine served in the intimate space of Woodlands Grill, to the profoundly relaxing and rejuvenating wellness services at the Barnsley Spa. With our limited-time Valentine’s Day Weekend Package, you and your significant other will luxuriate for two nights on our country estate. The package includes breakfast for two each morning at Woodlands Grill, one romantic dinner at Woodlands, and another four-course feast at the Rice House. Imagine your beloved’s surprise when a sweetheart gift of chocolate truffles appears in your suite. You’ll also receive a $300 resort credit to be applied toward exciting outdoor activities and spa treatments for both individuals and couples.

Super Escape Big Game Weekend

January 29, 2019

The big game is headed to Atlanta this weekend, sure to fill the streets and city with excitement and crowds. 

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Super Escape Big Game Weekend

January 29, 2019

The big game is headed to Atlanta this weekend, sure to fill the streets and city with excitement and crowds. However, for local Atlantans who would rather sidestep the hustle and bustle, Barnsley Resort invites them to make the 3,000 acre property their headquarters for a relaxing weekend escape, just one hour northwest of the city. The limited-time Super Escape Package includes overnight accommodations, breakfast for two in Woodlands Grill, two Barnsley Resort logo tumblers, and a $100 resort credit to use for any resort activities, such as golf, clay shooting, horseback riding, spa and more. For a little bit of football fun, on Saturday February 2 at 2pm, the resort will host its Barnsley Barnyard Bowl, where the resort's cows, goats and other barnyard animals will be decked-out in their favorite football gear for their own fun game - guaranteed to make for an Instagram-worthy photo op and laughs no matter who wins. The Super Escape Package is valid for travel from Sunday, January 27 through Monday, February 4, 2019.

Relax and Renew this New Year at Barnsley Resort

January 07, 2019

As thrilling and festive as the holiday season is, the seemingly non-stop activity of Thanksgiving through New Years Day can really start to take its toll.

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Relax and Renew this New Year at Barnsley Resort

January 07, 2019

As thrilling and festive as the holiday season is, the seemingly non-stop activity of Thanksgiving through New Years Day can really start to take its toll. If you’re anything like us, you're ready for a little self-care, and that’s why we’ve put together the Relax and Renew Spa Special just for you. This limited-time offer includes overnight accommodations at our elegant Southern estate, a 50-dollar credit toward Spa services, and Barnsley’s new gLove foot treatment enhancement with any 50- or 80-minute body treatment. The one-of-a-kind body treatments available at The Spa at Barnsley include the Garden of Youth, with full-body exfoliation, plant-infused mask, and rejuvenating Pear and Green Apple Massage Soufflé; Blueberry Bliss, with exfoliating sugar scrub and detoxifying body wrap; and Herbal Cellulite Treatment, with revitalizing dry brush, soy sugar scrub, and cold stone sinus massage. Choose from these and many other elite services as part of your Relax and Renew Spa Special at Barnsley Resort.

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