Barnsley Resort4.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
We were vendors at a recent wedding at Barnsley. The grounds were so peaceful and beautiful. The Ruins provided a particularly interesting historic aspect to the day's events, which I love. Melissa, the wedding coordinator, was fantastic to work with - kind, cool and calm through the whole process! :) It is hard to believe this facility is such a short drive from Atlanta. I would highly recommend it for weddings, corporate events and private party celebrations...or even just a day trip - you won't be disappointed! Thank you Barnsley staff and event team!
This place is so beautiful and peaceful, you would want to stay there forever. Activities range from canoeing to horseback riding to golfing, etc. There are three restaurants, the food is delicious. During Christmas they bring Santa Claus and real reindeers for pictures. A lot of people choose this place for wedding celebrations because the scenary is just breathtaking.
We were anxious to get back to Barnsley and visit with some friends to whom we introduced it a few years. We came away with a few things, pro and con. Pro; As always the staff was fabulous!; we found the food to be much improved, both at the Rice House and at Woodlands, and the wine list continues to get better with good selections in various price ranges without trying to be over impressive; we were happy to see that efforts are being made to spruce up the cottages with brighter interior paint colors, etc. As stated before, it was beginning to get a bit worn out. The Cons; have to agree with others that the pricing is very nit picky and not always a good value; and housekeeping continues to be an issue, once you get them to come clean your room; and perhaps most annoying, the property may be the only hotel of any "class", resort or otherwise, that serves room service food in plastic containers! Ugly to look at, totally tasteless and ruins the dining experience. We were told that this was something that was tried to be "ecologically in step", but that it had not worked and was being eliminated. We hope so, because it is not fair to even attempt to call yourself a "resort" if all of your room service meals, including an expensive dinner entree, come in plastic. We wish our weather had been better because we really like to walk the property with our pup (who is always made most welcome, even though she misses the Fairy Godmother), but we made up for it by relaxing in front of the cozy fire. And lastly, we are delighted to see that the overall service has not been compromised by the addition of the Inn rooms, although we agree, it is likely only a matter of time before more food/beverage service is provided on sight for the wine guests. Bottom line - we will go back and don't mind telling others to give it a try.
We just returned from a 4 night stay at the resort. The grounds and staff were wonderful. We loved chatting with the gentlemen at the gate! The food was not good and very expensive when the mandatory 20% is added in. Also, a server told us they didn’t get the 20%, so we tipped an additional 20%. I ordered a grilled cheese from the Grill, which was 2 toasted pieces of white bread, with processed cheese. It was terrible and they didn’t charge us for it. I would recommend going to Rome for meals, which is about 15 min. away, We were forced to after several bad meals. We were very disappointed in the quality of the food. We did not get housekeeping the whole time we were there. They could never seem to get to our room all day while we were out. They did leave towels. The rooms were not clean upon arrival. Lots of dust and they need a deep clean by the staff. This was our first and last visit to the resort. I hope they can get their act together because it is a lovely resort.
3.5 stars - I would never choose this place, but I could see it as a nice getaway for those that like to relax on vacation or have a business meeting without distractions. The room is cozy with a real fireplace, old style bathtub and comfy bed. The grounds are vast and would be more fun in nicer weather (December is not the greatest month to go). Access is easier from Chattanooga than Atlanta, but you cannot get a Lyft or Uber once you are at the resort.
Wrapping up a stay for a wedding and sad to say Barnsley is going downhill. Have been here several times before (under previous ownership) and was always impressed—a neat five star experience. Now—looks they are struggling. Lots of deferred maintenance going on—cabin stoops, sidewalks, felt on the pool table, etc. Also, the resort now nickel and dimes you for everything. Cup of coffee is $5.00. Mandatory 20% service charge on everything (even if paying for a Diet Coke). Golf course was in pretty bad shape—things looked worn and in need of refurbishment. The new inn—nice rooms. The inn itself has no place to get coffee (there is a coffee maker in the room), drink or food. Have to walk to another location on the property to get anything. And BTW—the inn sits right beside the road — exposing one to trucks, etc. riding by. Breaks the “cozy escape from the world” vibe the original parts of the resort had created. Could hear the next room’s TV. Sad—as this was a gracious, luxurious and good escape. Still is, but not at the level it’s brand is based on. A sha
I must admit that wants on the property you really don't need to leave.... all the staff provides very good education to where everything is on the property!! Although you really don't have kitchens to cook at in your unit you definitely will visit what I call the Country Club ... the food is amazing... more than anything is a true artist I enjoyed photographing on the property! Thank you guys for making my stay enjoyable I'm making me feel at home while I worked!
We recently stayed at Barnsley Resort for a quiet get away. We stayed for a week, and thoroughly enjoyed the peace and quiet of this resort. It is in a beautiful setting and close to Civil War and Cherokee Trail of Tears historical parks. We visited those places and were within less than an hour drive. The golf course is beautiful and extremely well kept. We also enjoyed their beautiful spa. There are 2 restaurants at the resort, both with wonderful southern food. There is also a beer garden with barbecue and fire pits at night. If you are looking for a wonderful getaway, this is it. By the way, the nicest people brought us a bottle of wine each day and complimentary snacks. We are planning to go back.
My family of about a dozen+ came to celebrate a marker birthday with me at Barnsley. We stayed about four nights and had a wonderful time together. I give the resort two stars to alert you to the fact that the rooms had a years worth of dust behind the headboards, cobwebs with spiders in some corners, and porch furniture that was unsittable. The place was attractive, but filthy. This wasn't yesterday, but unless the hotel has increased and improved their housekeeping staff, I wouldn't recommend it. Find another family friendly "resort" to have your fun.
Lovely resort with some great amenities and a good looking golf course. The cottage I stayed in was very well appointed. Very disappointed with the quality of the food on two separate evening meals. Had the food been better I would have given 5 stars.
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Free parking
- Onsite dining
Barnsley Resort places you 7.4 mi (11.9 km) from Adairsville Rail Depot Age of Steam Museum. This 90-room, 4-star resort has a golf course, a full-service spa, and a restaurant.
This resort serves as home to a bar, along with a restaurant that specializes in American cuisine. Satisfy your hunger from the comfort of your room with room service. Start each morning off right with full breakfast served for a fee.
A flat-screen TV comes with satellite channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Beds sport premium bedding and the bathroom offers a hair dryer and designer toiletries. Other standard amenities include a refrigerator, a coffee maker, and free local calls.
Guests of Barnsley Resort have access to a golf course, a full-service spa, and an outdoor pool. A stay here includes free parking. The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help with concierge services, and answer any questions about the accommodations. Other amenities at this spa resort include a fitness center, a spa tub, and a sauna.
Reviews from Trip Advisor
90.0% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 503 reviews