Barnsley Resort’s is located 60 miles from Atlanta where it enjoys temperatures averaging in the low 80s. Barnsley Resort’s history dates back to before the Civil War, though at that time is was the property of an Englishman by the name of Godfrey Barnsley, who married a Southern belle from Savannah. He built her a 16-bedroom manor.
Today, guests know the original manor as the Woodlands, and along with that original manor, the resort offers guests all the pleasures and pursuits of a fine Southern estate.
The Barnsley Resort has a selection of cottages perfect for business groups, family gatherings and weddings. Cottages are unique with each offering its own special personality and spacious living areas.
For instance, the Wheaton Cottage features a cozy two-bedroom layout with period-inspired bathrooms furnished with claw-foot tubs. The larger Godfrey Cottage offers a lot more room with a great room equipped with a fireplace, a roomy dining area complete with a wet bar, and seven bedrooms. For those who want to experience a rustic get away, there’s also an authentic log cabin which was constructed in the 1800s.
For a complete list of all the cottages available, visit the Barnsley Resort’s official website to choose your perfect escape. Along with the cottages, the resort has 62 smaller guest rooms and suites, too.
Things to Do
Barnsley Resort offers a remote feel and makes a perfect destinations for those who want to get away from it all. Guests enjoy exceptional cuisine, a Fazio-designed championship golf course, horseback riding, ponds and a 10-acre lake for fishing, 12 miles of hiking and biking trials, and canoe and kayak rentals are available.
For those who like to shoot, the resort’s 1,800-acre Springbank Plantation offers guest a 12-station clay-shooting course. For those looking for a more traditional workout, the resort also offers tennis and features a fitness center.
Staying at Barnsley Resort is like stepping into a magical place where time stands still. Plan to watch the sun set in the centrally-located Beer Garden, or enjoy one of the property’s wood-burning fire pits as you kick back and relax.
Dining options range from casual to a more formal fare at the Rice House with its historic structure and exterior walls still bearing bullet holes from the Civil War.
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