Families looking for a place to get away from the hustle and bustle of Atlanta don't have to go far! Just trek about an hour north of Atlanta (or an hour south of Chattanooga) for a visit to the luxury family resort at Barnsley Resort. Set amid 3,300 scenic acres, Barnsley Resort offers the pleasures and pursuits of a fine Southern estate like exceptional food, fine golf, upscale spa, excellent horseback riding, nature exploration, and even a sporting club. Time seems to have stood still at Barnsley Resort, from the delightful cottages arranged in the style of a European village, to the high-end furnishings like a claw-foot soaking bathtub. There is no other place like this resort.
Bring the family to Barnsley Resort to remind them what playing outside feels like. Take the little ones to the pool and the playground. Let older kids borrow the complimentary lawn games and expose them to croquet or bocce ball. Barnsley Resort has a ton of activities just waiting to be discovered. Go golfing, play sand volleyball, throw some horse shoes, go fishing, even sign up to paint a horse (yes, actually putting paint on the side of a horse!). There is something for everyone here. And if doing nothing sounds good, there are rocking chairs and porch swings and shaded benches just waiting for someone to use them.
Barnsley Resort is a truly unique way to spend a family vacation. It offers the fun of summer camp activities, but in a refined and luxurious setting. They now even offer the Explorers Club, a supervised summer camp offering for kids 5-12 to showcase their craft, water, and sporting activities.
Disclosure: I received complimentary accomodations, food, and activities to review this property. All opinions are my own.