by Andrea Doyle | February 08, 2018
Tucked away approximately 60 miles outside of Atlanta is the Barnsley Resort in Adairsville, GA. The property has two debuts slated for March 1: The Inn at Barnsley Resort and an all-new Georgian Hall. The expansion adds 55 new rooms and more than 9,000 square feet of indoor meeting space, bringing the total room count to 150 and collective indoor event space to 16,000 square feet.

Atlanta-based design and planning firm Cooper Carry was contracted as the architect for the Inn at Barnsley Resort, Georgian Hall, and the landscape design. Atlanta's Kent Interior Design was tapped for conceptualizing and implementing the interior design. 

Inspired by Andrew Downing's Italianate and gothic revival style, the Inn at Barnsley Resort is reminiscent of an English country home from the turn of the 20th century. Designed to complement the resort's existing English-inspired village, the new building features an expansive living room gathering area with a grand staircase and fireplace.

The new rooms, ranging from 378 to 528 square feet, have unique features: dormer windows, hand-scraped wood floors with a mahogany finish, exposed beams, and sloped ceilings. Among them is a one-bedroom executive suite and the queen's suite, which features a large living area with a dining room, butler-kitchen, powder room, and an expansive terrace that overlooks the resort grounds.

Georgian Hall sits adjacent to the existing Rice House restaurant, situated within a 19th century farmhouse. The meeting and event spaces located in Georgian Hall are: The Savannah Ballroom, the Savannah Terrace, the Georgian Veranda, Dalton Room, and the Estate Lawn.

The Savannah Ballroom will offer 4,700 square feet of space and accommodate up to 500 guests in a theater set-up and 380 seated banquet-style. The room flows out onto the Savannah Terrace, with outdoor space for up to 215 guests. The Georgian Veranda, an expansive southern style porch, which extends the entire length of Georgian Hall with numerous double doors that fully swing open, offering a covered outdoor space for receptions and gatherings. The Dalton Room features its own pre-reception area. The Estate Lawn comes equipped with full lighting and sound capabilities, and outdoor porches and terraces, and expansive views of the meadows and the 19th century Manor House Ruins. 

Recreational choices on the 3,000-acre resort include a Jim Fazio-designed golf course, 26-station sporting clays course, bird hunting at SpringBank Plantation, and horseback riding. Ruins from the original manor, built by Godfrey Barnsley for his wife, Julia, tower over the resort's not-to-miss gardens. Authentic, locally sourced cuisine and a boutique spa add to the offerings.