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Recreation

Pristine Wilderness Your North Georgia Adventure Beckons

Set in 3000-acres of pristine wilderness, here you’ll find the freedom to have a true North Georgia experience. Watch the morning sun light up the surrounding foothills while on horseback, hike through the woodlands, bike the nature trails or take a slow, relaxing boat ride on the lake. With an array of activities for nature lovers, history buffs, shooting enthusiasts, golfers and more, guests are free to pursue their passions in a multitude of ways or while away lazy days on the porch or by the pool.

Please visit our Calendar of Events to see more activities, workshops, events and programs planned at our North Georgia resort.

We highly recommend calling to make your activity reservations before your arrival to ensure you have the times and selection you prefer to maximize your stay with us. For more information, please call 770.773.7480.

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Discover Barnsley Resort’s natural beauty and fascinating history with a guided horseback ride led by an experienced trail guide. Younger guests are introduced to horses via an interactive experience sure to create memories to last a lifetime.

  • Guided History on Horseback Trail Rides

    Enjoy one of our most popular experiences and explore the resort's historic past and natural surroundings from the back of your horse, led by one of our qualified trail guides.

    60-minute experience - $80 per person

    Riders are paired with other guests for a group ride. For ages 11 and up. Weight restrictions apply. Ride times vary by season.

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    Reservations required and recommended prior to arrival. Please call 770.773.2457

  • Animal Canvases

    This wonderful interactive experience with our farm animals allows younger children to gently apply non-toxic paints to a gentle horse. For our youngest guests, our friendly goats are also available for painting. Available for guests age 3 - 10.

    45 minutes - $40 per child

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Reservations required and recommended prior to arrival. Please call 770.773.2457.

Introduction to ArcheryOpen +

The newest experience at Barnsley Resort, the Introduction to Archery program combines traditional skills with modern recurve bows. This is a fun activity for the entire family to try a new outdoor sport together. The first step on the way to becoming a master archer, trained instructors provide all of the safety, technique and fun packed into a one-hour class in the outdoor setting of the Barnsley Farm.

Participants must be at least 8 years old. Participants under 18 should be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

$80 per adult
$40 per child (8-15)

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High Adventure UTV Trail Riding ExperienceOpen +

$375 for up to 2 riders per vehicle
$100 each for additional riders in the same vehicle
$50 each for additional children ages 6-12
Two-hour trail ride
Up to 4 guests per vehicle; 18 guests maximum

The High Adventure UTV Trail Riding Experience allows guests to travel through 15 miles of Appalachian Mountain foothills across 3,000 acres at the Beretta Shooting Grounds by High Adventure Company at Barnsley Resort. A qualified wilderness guide leads guests on state-of-the-art Yamaha utility vehicles (UTV) through some of the most pristine wildlife habitat in the region. The intensely managed upland habitat has encouraged an array of wildlife to call the property home. Rolling hills meet open meadows with expansive overlooks offering breath-taking views. Trail options provide excitement for thrill seekers, traversing over steep hills, ruts, and mud, or offer a relaxing cruise along smooth paths winding through the property. The High Adventure UTV Trail Riding Experience is the best way to see Georgia’s natural beauty. Guests should definitely bring cameras to commemorate the experience, with scheduled stops taking advantage of prime North Georgia views.

  • Minimum age to drive is 16 years of age with a valid driver’s license. Advanced terrain may require a driver 18 years or older.
  • Riders meet at the Beretta Shooting Grounds at their scheduled time
  • Resort casual outdoor attire is recommended. Closed toe shoe or boots required. (Be prepared to get muddy!)
  • A mandatory safety briefing and lesson for all participants takes place immediately before the ride. Helmets and eye protection are provided and required for drivers and passengers.
  • Price includes refreshments and excludes 7% sales tax

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Barnsley FarmOpen +

Located below the historic ruins, our younger guests delight in fun animal encounters with miniature horses, donkeys, goats at our new Barnsley Farm. 

Open daily | 8:30am - 4:30pm

Complimentary for resort guests and members and included with Manor House Ruins and museum admission.

Hiking & BikingOpen +

Hiking & Guided Walks

Barnsley Resort's rolling landscape is ideal to explore on foot or by bike. If strolling or cruising is your speed, multiple trails wind along peaceful ponds, over wooden bridges and walkways, and even along the golf course.

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Activities on the WaterOpen +

A picturesque 10-acre lake on property is a peaceful setting for an afternoon with the family at the fishing hole in search of the big one in a our well-stocked pond or exploring on a canoe. Complimentary fishing poles provided to guests for catch and release fishing.

Disc GolfOpen +

Popular with guests of all ages, an eighteen-hole disc golf course meanders through our historic gardens and meadows, offering a fun and active way to enjoy the grounds.

$20 per person.

Complimentary for resort guests.

Rome Tennis CenterOpen +

While we do not offer tennis courts at the resort, we highly recommend the Rome Tennis Center – the nation’s largest hard court facility. The 60-court Rome Tennis Center at Berry College, located on a-30 acre site, is comprised of USTA standard, asphalt tennis courts and includes six NCAA regulation courts, three center courts for tournament and collegiate play, and one exhibition court. All courts have lighting and access to shade structures.

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Manor House Ruins & GardenOpen +

The Manor House Ruins, called Woodlands, are the remnants of the original 19th century Italianate villa built by Godfrey Barnsley for his wife Julia. From the first approach on Manor House Lane, a classic boxwood parterre garden leading up to the once grand manor home greets guests. 

Manor House Ruins & Gardens Hours
9 am - 5 pm

Please note that access to the Manor House Ruins & Gardens may be limited on weekends and holidays due to private events. Unfortunately, due to Covid-19 policies access is limited on weekends and some holidays for visitors who are not staying overnight at the resort. It is always recommended to call in advance to confirm availability for the date you wish to visit. 

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Garden Admission
Complimentary for Overnight Resort Guests and Members
Adults $15
Children (6-12): $10
Children Under 6: Complimentary

Guided Resort Tours

Take a walking tour of Barnsley Resort led by one of our knowledgeable guides. Tours encompass the historic Manor House Ruins, gardens and resort village
Adults: $25 per person
Children (6-12): $15 per person
Children Under 6: Complimentary
Includes Garden Admission

For more information, please call the Outpost Experience Center at 770.773.2457.

Please note: The Museum is closed temporarily.

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