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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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