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Plan the Perfect Summer Escape at Barnsley Resort

May 29, 2024

If you are looking for a summer getaway, Barnsley Resort is the perfect destination. Just a short drive from Atlanta and Chattanooga, our luxury retreat offers relaxation, adventure, and fun in the sun.

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New In The Spa: Barnsley Tea-LC Body Treatment

April 29, 2024

Indulge in a sensory journey at The Spa at Barnsley Resort with our exclusive Barnsley Tea-LC Body Treatment, a luxurious spa experience that intertwines relaxation and rejuvenation.

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Family Friendly Easter Vacation

March 01, 2024

Barnsley Resort invites you to embrace the joy of spring and Easter surrounded by the beauty of Georgia's landscape. This March, as flowers bloom and the scenery transforms into lush beauty, Easter celebrations await the whole family.

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Love Is In The Air

February 20, 2024

February is synonymous with love, and what better way to celebrate romance than with a romantic getaway? Embrace the enchanting atmosphere of the season by booking a stay at Barnsley Resort.

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Experience The Estate Cottages

January 22, 2024

Nestled amidst the tranquil landscape of Barnsley Resort lies a haven of comfort and charm - the Estate Cottages. These multi-bedroom accommodations redefine luxury with their expansive interiors and thoughtful amenities.

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Discover the Perfect Off-Site Meeting Destination

September 19, 2023

Barnsley Resort is the perfect destination for hosting an off-site meeting or retreat that seamlessly blends work and relaxation. The resort offers a tranquil and picturesque setting that inspires creativity and collaboration.

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Quail Hunting At Its Finest

October 19, 2023

If you are a guest at Barnsley Resort and you're a fan of wing shooting, you're in for a treat! Just a stone's throw away from our picturesque property, you'll find the Beretta Shooting Grounds by High Adventure Company. This sister property boasts an impressive 3,000 acres of meticulously managed habitat, making it a prime destination for Georgia quail hunting enthusiasts.

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Discover Barnsley Resort’s Signature Merchandise Collection: Now Available Online

November 20, 2023

At Barnsley Resort, the curated collection of signature merchandise and logo items is a treasure trove waiting to be explored. Whether you're visiting our North Georgia retreat or simply looking to shop from the comfort of home, these items are designed to capture the essence of our special property.

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Holiday Magic At Barnsley Resort

December 19, 2023

The holiday season is upon us, and there's no better place to immerse yourself in the festive spirit than Barnsley Resort. With more than one million dazzling lights and charming decorations adorning the historic manor house ruins and English-inspired village, it's a holiday wonderland that’s truly magical.

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Dog Days of Summer: Plan a Pet-Friendly Vacation with Your Furry Friend

July 26, 2023

Luxury vacations aren’t just for people. At Barnsley Resort we believe in sharing the love with our four-legged friends, too. So why not plan a memorable vacation this August, celebrating National Dog Month in style at our pet-friendly Georgia resort?

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Celebrate Father's Day and July 4th in Style at Barnsley Resort

June 06, 2023

Looking for the perfect way to celebrate Father's Day and the July 4th weekend? Look no further than Barnsley Resort in Georgia! This picturesque destination offers a variety of exciting events and activities that will make this special time with your family truly unforgettable.

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The Ultimate Summer Family Getaway

May 19, 2023

If you're looking for a family-friendly vacation this summer, look no further than Barnsley Resort. Our luxury resort near Atlanta is the perfect destination for those looking to relax, unwind, and have some fun in the sun.

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Southern Elegance for Wedded Bliss

February 06, 2023

Hailed as “one of the South’s best wedding venues” by Southern Living magazine, Barnsley Resort exudes unparalleled elegance across 3000 acres of pristine North Georgia countryside and several unique Georgia wedding venues guaranteed to make your special day or weekend one unlike any you or your guests have ever experienced. 

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Finding the Perfect Gift at Barnsley Resort

December 21, 2022

As leaders in hospitality, we can confirm that it is indeed better to give than to receive. That said, we admit it can be hard to know what to get for every person on your list, and that’s why we’re pleased to offer three outstanding retail options at our resort.

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Barnsley’s New Boardroom at the Inn

October 10, 2022

As North Georgia’s premiere luxury resort, Barnsley is not only an ideal vacation spot, it’s also the perfect location for your next corporate retreat, with over 16,000 square feet of indoor meeting space to accommodate conferences, workshops, and team-building activities of all sizes.

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A Weekend of Swine & Wine

September 26, 2022

From his win as Best Young Sommelier of the Pacific Region in the early 2000s, to his illustrious career as Director of Wine for Sea Island Resorts and Greenbrier Resort and President of Heathen Wine & Wine Tours, Heath Porter has demonstrated an unparalleled penchant for wine selection, blending, and education.

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The Thrill of the Hunt at Beretta Shooting Grounds by High Adventure Company

August 16, 2022

Encompassing 3000 breathtaking acres of historic Southern estate, Barnsley continually strives to bring our guests the very finest in outdoor sporting adventures.

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Exclusive Luxury Brands at Barnsley’s Outpost Experience Center

July 11, 2022

As North Georgia’s premier luxury resort, Barnsley is a top choice for travelers who love the splendor of nature and the thrill of outdoor adventure, including golfing, clay shooting, hunting, horseback riding, biking, boating, and more.

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The Barnsley Bourbon Experience: Savoring a Uniquely American Spirit

June 13, 2022

Though it shares a name with one of the most famed French royal dynasties, bourbon, a variety of corn-based whiskey, is actually named for Bourbon County, Kentucky, where dozens (perhaps even hundreds) of farmers had begun distilling the spirit by the end of the 18th century.

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Rainy Day Delights at Barnsley Resort

May 06, 2022

Sunny days are always a delight here in North Georgia, where the sylvan southern landscape offers ample opportunity for outdoor fun. For guests of Barnsley Resort, rainy days are just as gratifying, whether you prefer to relax indoors or venture out to explore.

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Barnsley’s Signature Membership Packages: Elite Golfing and So Much More

April 08, 2022

The beautiful North Georgia countryside is in full bloom, and we can’t wait to welcome you to another season of invigorating springtime activities at Barnsley Resort.

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Stay Warm with this delicious hot chocolate recipe

February 02, 2022

Combat the frosty temperatures with a delicious cup of Winter Warm Hot Chocolate topped with Amaretto Whipped Cream! Read more for the recipe. 

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Here’s to a Happy, Healthy 2022

January 08, 2022

You did it. You made it through the rush of the holidays and into the new year. Now is the time to focus on yourself.

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Quail Hunting at Beretta Shooting Grounds

December 08, 2021

With over 3,000 acres of pristine North Georgia countryside and the conviction that only the best will do for our guests, Barnsley Resort has partnered with High Adventure Company and Beretta to bring you a world-class quail hunting experience.

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Join in the Holiday Cheer at Barnsley Resort

November 08, 2021

With the holidays almost here, we are so excited to welcome you to celebrate with us at Barnsley Resort.

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Swine & Wine: The Barnsley Experience

October 15, 2021

Prepare for a weekend of sumptuous wines, mouthwatering pork dishes, and more, all at Swine & Wine Weekend at Barnsley Resort. 

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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.