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A Truly Luxurious Georgia Hideaway

Step into a breathtaking 3,300 acre playground just waiting to be explored during your stay! Barnsley Gardens Resort, the subject of legend, myths, love and loss has a reputation as one of the most unique, personalized, sporting and recreational resorts in the U.S. You're invited to stay, play, unwind and simply enjoy a respite from the usual. Accommodations at Barnsley Gardens Resort are located within 36 unique guest cottages inspired by the architecture of Andrew Jackson Downing. There are 90 guest rooms and suites to choose from, and depending on your needs, you can also reserve a whole cottage for yourself or your friends and family.

  • Wifi
  • Restaurant Onsite
  • Pets Allowed
  • Property Size 90 units
  • Conference Facility
  • Kids Allowed
  • Nearby City Adairsville
  • Nearby Water Lake Altoona
  • Open Dates All Year


The buzz about Barnsley Gardens Resorts golf course is all true; it remains one of the most sought-after courses to play in the Southeast. It holds more than striking views of mountain peaks and the best collections of par 3's in all of golf—the course boasts an artful design that pays homage to the resort's original vision. Jim Fazio designed the course to blend into the natural surroundings, personally selecting the 378 acres that the course occupies. Golfers might believe they are in Scotland for the first few holes, but the course then enters a hardwood forest. Strategic hazards and dramatic tee shots descending to soft greens below will leave you speechless. It's no wonder this course is one of the most award winning courses in the Southeast. Barnsley Gardens Resort was named as one of the Top 125 Golf Courses by Conde Nast. Conde Nast has named the Barnsley Gardens Resort golf course as the #2 Golf Course in the Southeast! • 2008 NGCOA Course of the Year • 4 ½ Star Rating, 2008-2009 edition of Golf Digest's "Best Places to Play" 2007 • Ranked #5 in Georgia by Golf Week (2007) • Top 20 in the State, Golf Digest


Barnsley Gardens Resort's gardeners are hard at work all year long to maintain the beauty of their grounds. Meander through 160-year-old gardens featuring hundreds of varieties of heirloom roses. Through the years, the estate has witnessed much history and intrigue, including the Civil War. Today, it emerges as an award-winning destination resort, welcoming guests into a uniquely historic landscape that still echoes with the vision of Godfrey Barnsley.


Barnsley is a boutique luxury resort with a focus on accommodating each guest’s desires or needs often anticipating needs before a guest even makes a request. Barnsley prides itself on personal service. Barnsley Gardens Resort is home to a real-life Fairy Godmother! From small touches like a rose petal covered bed to WOW moments like walking into a bedroom filled with balloons, their Fairy Godmother can add that special touch that makes your stay magical. As fairy godmother, Denise Webb occupies a unique place in the resort world. Her job is to spread joy and kindness… she brings a touch of magic to Barnsley Gardens Resort (Southern Living, October 2006).

Pet Friendly

Barnsley Gardens Resort does offer pet-friendly accommodations for those who prefer to travel with their four-legged companion. For more information regarding rates and restrictions, please contact the resort or visit Barnsley's website.


From the minute you enter their luxurious spa, the outside world is hushed, and you are free to focus on rejuvenation. Their magnificent spa menu is so tempting; you may need to choose more than one treatment! The Spa at Barnsley Gardens Resort has been designated by Conde Nast as one of the top 100 Resort Spas in the U.S. in 2010 & 2011. They invite you to come and see what makes their spa special and why their guests choose to Spa at Barnsley Gardens Resort. Spa products used in all treatments are all natural or organic.


Tucked away on the Resort's 3,300 acres, amid historic ruins and verdant lawns, your ceremony and reception will feel like a fairytale. A dedicated Wedding Coordinator will walk you through both the grounds and the planning process, introducing you to the web of magic that is cast over their corner of northern Georgia. This highly sought after and simply exquisite venue offers a unique setting ensuring an unforgettable experience of pure delight and enjoyment for your guests. Playing host to Historic Ruins and beautiful gardens makes this venue a stunning backdrop for weddings and receptions.

Cabins, Cottages, and Chalets

Accommodations at Barnsley Gardens Resort are located within 36 unique guest cottages inspired by the architecture of Andrew Jackson Downing.

  • Fitness Center
  • Swimming Pool
  • Horseback Riding
  • Hunting and Shooting
  • Shopping
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Fitness Programs
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Plan your next group event at Barnsley Gardens Resort.

For more information please call +1 (877) 773 - 2447 or Send Inquiry.

Nearest Airports

  • Lovell Field (CHA) / 52.1 miles
  • DeKalb Peachtree Airport (PDK) / 49.2 miles
  • Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) / 56.2 miles

* Not all airports listed here may be open to public use, or service commercial flights

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This property is ranked number 6 on Top Georgia Golf Courses. Read about it here.