Barnsley Resort has announced that it became a member of the Southern Living Hotel Collection, a prestigious group of independent four-and five-star level properties spanning 18 Southern states. This elite group of hotels, resorts and inns offers the “best in authentic Southern hospitality”.
A new website features all of the properties in the collection and highlights why they were chosen. For the invitation-only Southern Living Hotel Collection, editors sought hotels that provide a memorable experience through impeccable service, outstanding cuisine, high-quality facilities and the finest amenities. Barnsley Resort is one of only two Georgia destinations and joins iconic properties such as Blackberry Farm, The Inn at Palmetto Bluff, and The Grove Park Inn.
The collection launched with 15 hotels, but the brand will continue to select additional properties over the coming years until the list reaches up to 100 locations across the South. The long-term vision is to further bring the Southern Living brand to life with hotel collaborations for approved recipes on the menus and branded classes and events.
Located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains just 60 miles north of Atlanta, Barnsley Resort welcomes guests into a storybook romantic setting. Encompassing 3,300 acres, the historic grounds offer a unique getaway experience. Originally built as an opulent estate in the 19th century, the grounds have been transformed into a world-class resort. Guest accommodations are private rooms, suites or cottages, all luxuriously appointed with a mix of old-world charm and modern convenience. Amenities include gourmet dining, gardens, historic ruins, a European-style spa, and recreational choices such as world-class golf and horseback riding along scenic trails. SpringBank Plantation, Georgia’s most unique hunting preserve, offers sporting clays, fly fishing instruction and seasonal wing-shooting and hunting.