This 1,300-acre historical resort complex in north Georgia includes 33 individual guestroom cottages, a golf clubhouse, chapel, Bavarian-style beer garden, 5,000 SF spa, and a 7,000 SF function pavilion.
The resort contains more than fifty structures, including thirty-three individual guestroom cottages. It is designed in Victorian English tradition to reflect the spirit of the classic designs of 19th-century architect Andrew Jackson Downing. The cabins feature a variety of exterior designs and are situated along landscaped, pedestrian-friendly streets. Each provides from one to four guestrooms and is furnished with cozy elements including bay windows, heart pine floors, and fireplaces. Modern features such as data ports for computers are also provided. Guest vehicles are parked in driveways located behind the cottages.
Other facilities include a registration building with a parlor, great room, and billiards; a chapel; a Bavarian beer garden; a 5,000 SF spa; and a 7,000 SF function pavilion. The project team also restored and expanded the Rice House, a historic home that was moved to the site and renovated into a five-star gourmet restaurant. The facilities are situated amidst gardens, two village greens, and an open town square.
At the edge of the compound and facing the 18-hole signature golf course (designed by Jim Fazio) is the resort’s 10,000 SF golf clubhouse. This luxurious facility serves guests with the full-service Woodlands Grill, a pro shop, and locker areas. Another 10,000 SF were provided for golf cart storage. The clubhouse’s design reflects the traditional “country estate” style of the nearby cottages. Adjoining the clubhouse are additional recreational amenities, including clay tennis courts, an outdoor swimming pool, and a full-service European-style day spa.
Barnsley Inn & Golf Resort