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Barnsley Resort

4.0 out of 5.0

Barnsley Resort

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

My wife booked a night away from Atlanta and the kids to celebrate my birthday as a surprise. The weather was cold and damp, but the fires were lit around the property and the general feel of a Colonial Williamsburg was great. The room was very comfortable and dinner at Rice House was very tasty. After dinner we took a stroll over the original Italianate ruins of the original manor, which suffered a fire a hundred years ago. The brick walls remain and it was still lit from the Christmas holidays. It was stunning. The next morning after breakfast we took a nice walk around the property. The trails were soggy and we were the only guests out that morning, but the solitude was nice. We finished off the walk with a daylight trip back to the ruins and the museum next door. All in all we had a wonderful getaway, and I would highly recommend it again. The grounds and facilities were great, and the staff very friendly.

Beautiful large property with lots of outdoor space and activities. The buildings seem to be new and in great condition. Our room in the main lodge was wonderful. Loved being in the building. Good service, so many outdoor activities. Beautiful conditions everywhere. The only downside is the prices seem high enough at times to approach the "gouge" level. For example, one (measured) shot of bourbon was $14. The next morning, even though there are the obligatory K-cup machines in the rooms, I walked to the lobby for coffee. None there. I had to walk to another building, and the small coffee in a paper cup was $5! I had to pay another $5 for a biscuit with my omelet (hard to believe it was not included) By the way, the home fries with the omelet were ice cold. So much for the $49 breakfast for two with mandatory tip.

We have been visiting Barnsley Gardens frequently since 2014. We have spent every New Years here since that time. We use to have great service and a great time each time but something has changed and I agree with the last poor reviews. We gave them a second chance after they charged us for a buffet we never had because we showed but they were more than 30 minutes late for setup and we had to check out and leave so we couldn't wait any longer. Then for New Years, we had a large group and called and confirmed the reservation twice and then received horrible rude customer service when they stated they lost our reservation once we got there and a whole hour long episode happened that could have been avoided. I also concur on having non qualified people in roles that shouldn't be in for hospitality as they work like they are getting 20% tip no matter the customer service. There are a few persons who are great at the resort but they are far and few. I don't mind the 20% tip included as long as it is worth 20%. We will not be back as we have been burned twice with only management calling and stating they will do better in the future. You pay too much for what you get. We also had ants in our room and I agree the cabins need some general maintenance. And the wifi was awful on the whole resort as nothing could connect the whole time we were there.

My husband and I were regulars at Barnsley until our last visit became our last. Let me start with the positives: the service is impeccable, from every server,employee, to grounds crew, they are polite and always know your name. The golf course itself is 5 stars. One of our favorite Resort courses and is one of the reasons we returned so many times. The grill and rice house both serve consistent food and we love the view at the grill especially for breakfast. The grounds always felt empty and private and the s’mores and fire pits were great. The pool and the spa were both nice and the massages are consistent. Now here is when we decided to take our business elsewhere: they have recently opened a hotel on the property. This made us nervous because the appeal is the service and seclusion. When we went it was so loud up until 3 am when a couple of drunk girls banged on our window one night and then passed out on our doorstep another. I didn’t realize we were at spring break at Panama City. The pool was suddenly packed with people screaming and acting ridiculously. The icing on the cake was that our room was filthy! It was like it wasn’t ever cleaned. We are not big complainers but I mentioned it and came back after playing 18 to find that it had been cleaned but there was still dirt, bugs, and for some reason children’s toys lying around. The management did comp one night of our 5 night stay because they said we always come and spend a lot of money which was unexpected and nice but it didn’t erase the bad taste in our mouths. We loved Barnsley and are so sad to see it has gone corporate.

Have stayed here more than a dozen times over the last several years when visiting nearby family. Each year the level of service has declined, while the prices have increased. I don't mind spending a lot of money for a relaxing time with my family as long as I feel that I'm getting what I am paying for. Barnsley simply isn't worth the money for me. It seems that half the resort is often closed off for private events and weddings, and they have young kids working in hospitality positions that they clearly aren't qualified for nor trained properly for. The food options are almost as limited as the shopping options. All of this would still be OK if the level of service wasn't so poor. This place simply isn't worth the extra money when compared to even 4 and 5 star places.

My husband and I recently visited the resort for a getaway weekend, and we greatly enjoyed it. The Inn was gorgeous, and so were the grounds. My favorite part was the horseback riding, such an amazing experience! The only let down was the manor, and museum were closed to due a private event. Other than that we had a great time!

We've stayed here in both a cottage and in the main inn. The cottages are delightful and definitely worth the extra fee. Both the inn and the cottages are well-appointed yet cozy. We really enjoyed the skeet shooting course, and the golf course here is beautiful. The resort amenities are obviously great, but what really makes the resort is the outstanding people. From the front desk staff, to the waitstaff and bartenders, to even the gentleman running the barn- every person is so friendly and helpful. We've gone here on two couples weekends and plan to bring our kids here next time.

Great place for couples. Awesome shooting sports. Golf course was perfect and very challenging. Beer garden was nice with trendy beers, not my kind of beer though. Great location for any event - everything is close together - though it is a large resort. Pricey place, but worth it. Fire pits, smores, park like setting - A great place for a weekend get away. BTW, you can stay in the hotel, or in the house rooms - you can even get an entire house. We stayed in a house with 4 independent suite rooms that shared a common family room - very nice for a group.

I spent 3 days there for business and it’s a really nice place. The staff will do absolutely anything you ask. It’s a low key resort. If you’re looking for some place to get away and enjoy some piece and quiet, this is the place to go. If you’re looking for a place that’s in the middle of all the happenings of a metro area, this ain’t the place for you.

Barnsley Gardens was the perfect place to celebrate my Husband's 80th Birthday. The cottages for all of our children were lovely. Our Birthday celebration at the Woodlands Grille was over the top both delicious and the staff was amazing. Dinner at the Rice House was also wonderful. Activities were plentiful with golf, horseback riding, fishing, and spa activities. The lecture at the Museum was so informative and surrounded by lovely gardens. The Inn is newly remodeled and lovely. A wonderful week end!

597 Barnsley Gardens Road Adairsville GA

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Spa

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. Allatoona Lake is also 21.5 mi (34.7 km) from this Adairsville resort.


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 fireplace, a refrigerator, and a coffee maker.

Property features

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.

Room options

Cottage Room, 2 Queen Beds

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

1 Bdrm Arbor Cottage Suite, 1 King Bed & Sleeper Sofa

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Inn Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Inn Room, 2 Queen Beds, Accessible

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

90.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 492 reviews