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“Personalized Pampering”
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Barnsley Resort
Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in Adairsville
Certificate of Excellence
Atlanta, Georgia
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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“Personalized Pampering”
Reviewed 25 August 2011

We first visited this property during its first few weeks of opening, and it quickly became a favorite regular getaway spot. I can't say enough good things about it. Yes it's expensive, but where else can you get your own private luxury cabin, or a cottage with several different adjoining private accommodations and a wonderful, comfortable, cozy and luxurious common room? This is a fabulous spot for a romantic couple's getaway, or for a group of couples. This is not your typical resort - it is designed to give the feel of a small, intimate village wherein you have your own personal and private "home."

The golf is great (very hilly and quite challenging), the property is gorgeous and the staff will bend over backwards to make you happy. For example, my girlfriends and I were relaxing in the pool while the guys played golf and we decided we wanted margaritas. At the time (this was back in the resort's early days) they didn't offer drinks at the pool. The spa staff contacted the restaurant, and one of the chefs actually went home, got his blender, made us drinks and had them delivered to us at the pool. We also had some strange "comfort" requests during some of our visits (sorry, I can't remember exactly what they were now), but they made it happen! No matter what you want, they will ensure your every desire is satisfied.

There's nothing like sitting on your private porch sipping a glass of wine in the evening as you watch the sunset and all the birds, or welcoming a new day with a cup of coffee or hot tea in your rocking chair in the fresh air. And I challenge you to find a more gorgeous place to view fall's splendor. Every cottage has its own fireplace, and is stocked with interesting reading selections and board games. Each cottage also features a large claw-footed tub (my personal favorite part!!) as well as a spacious shower for those of you who aren't "tub-dwellers."

The spa is nice (although I must admit it's not the best we've ever been to). This is a small, intimate property so I don't think they adequately anticipated the demand for spa services, and given its remote location there may be a challenge finding qualified staff. Again, it's been a while since we've been there, so I expect they have resolved this issue. The best part of the spa is the whirlpool, which has an expansive view of the golf course. When you're relaxing in that room you KNOW you're in paradise.

The dining is good, but has been disappointing at times. At the Woodlands Grill you can sit outside and enjoy the beauty of the golf course. It's my favorite place to have breakfast. The Rice House Restaurant is good, but can present challenges for a vegetarian. If you give them enough advance notice they can (try to) work with you. The Beer Garden is lots of fun. There's nothing like hanging around with the other guests, drinking interesting beers, and listening to the occasional small ensemble complete with tubas! The fire pit also adds a neat touch, depending on the season of course.

There is not much to do outside the property, but you really don't need to leave. There is some fascinating history here, and I highly recommend taking the tours they offer.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled as a couple
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St. Augustinene, Florida, USA
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Reviewed 4 August 2011

Everything about Barnsley Gardens was great. The accommodations, the helpful and attentive staff, and the amenities were all first class. The gardens were beautiful.

  • Stayed July 2011
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Augusta
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Reviewed 30 July 2011

Stayed here for the Georgia Open. Suite is very nice, spacious. Golf course is a very good course, well maintained. Food is excellent. Relaxing atmosphere.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed 28 July 2011

We have been to Barnsley several times over the years and each experience has been wonderful. The rooms are very nice - big claw foot bathtub, huge shower - exceptional service. I enjoyed the spa services at Barnsley and highly recommend trying them and the products - fell in love with the lotion. The staff at Barnsley no matter what part of the property you are on are very very accommodating. They go the extra mile to make sure your visit is of the first quality. Large spacious guest rooms. Lovely cottages and manicured tree lined areas make this just a very peaceful setting. Also, we ate in the Grill for dinner. Food exceptional especially the fried lobster tails. The service first class - very friendly and make you feel very comfortable. Love this place and would recommend it highly for couples or families. Weddings are very popular there too.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed 27 June 2011

Gotta love the dive-in theatre every saturday night. The ruin looks absolutely beautiful during sunset, very picturesque. Didn't try all the activities they offer, but they look fun. The golf course is in perfect shape, they take really good care of the greens. The staffs there are extremely helpful and friendly. The rooms are very big and clean, nice cozy feeling for the suites. The beds are comfortable and bathrooms are huge!

There is only 1 convenience store that's within 2 mile radius of the resort, so if you need to buy anything from it, make sure you go there before 6:00pm. If you looking for any food other than the ones provided by the resort (which can be quite pricey for dinner), drive 30-40min to Rome, decent restaurant in downtown area there.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled on business
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed 27 June 2011

We attended an event at Barnsley Gardens and just felt a review was in order. The staff was most helpful and attentive, going above and beyond accomodate all guests at the event. The food was great as well.
Our cottage was very clean and well appointed. The grounds were very well maintained. The location was so nice - just about an hour outside of atlanta, but it seemed like a world away. Everyone enjoyed themselves, and we look forward to doing it again.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with friends
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Calgary, Canada
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Reviewed 28 October 2010

I was lucky enough to be taken to Barnsley along with a group of work colleagues. Granted, it was a LOT of fun to be there with such a big group, but I think it could be great for just a couple as well. The individual cabins are well-kept but still rustic and traditional.

Barnsley is romantic and peaceful, with beautiful scenery and great service. The grounds are fun to explore, or if you're looking for more excitement there are many activities including canoeing/fishing, horseback riding, the spa, etc. And you can't leave without visiting "the ruins" after dark, where you can have a fire in one of the old fireplaces and hunt for ghosts. Be sure to bring your marshmallows!

The Woodland restaurant was quite good, although we ate there for two dinners and two breakfasts in a row so I was getting a little tired of it - there are not many other places in the area to go to, however. If you're travelling out this way, be sure to bring snacks, drinks, etc with you so you'll have everything you need to relax for a few days!

Stayed October 2010, travelled on business
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Property: Barnsley Resort
Address: 597 Barnsley Gardens Rd NW, Adairsville, GA 30103-5712
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Region: United States > Georgia > Adairsville
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in Adairsville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Barnsley Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 90
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Just 60 miles north of Atlanta, Barnsley Resort welcomes guests into a storybook setting enhanced by genuine Southern hospitality. Encompassing 3,300 acres, the historic Barnsley Gardens offers a unique experience. Accommodations at Barnsley Resort are located within 36 unique guest cottages inspired by the architecture of Andrew Jackson Downing. There are 90 guest rooms and suites, or you may also reserve an entire cottage. Whether looking for a relaxing getaway weekend, strategic meeting or an elegant wedding, guests will discover a retreat of privacy and perfection. Amenities include regionally inspired dining, a boutique spa, and exciting recreational choices such as world-class golf,horseback riding, hiking, biking, paintball, tennis, barnyard visits and more. SpringBank Sporting Club offers a 26 station sporting clays course and upland bird hunting at SpringBank Plantation. Guests may also visit the iconic 19th century manor house ruins and historic gardens of the original Barnsley home. ... more   less 
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