Barnsley Resort in Adairsville, Georgia – Christmas in July and a recipe for the Louisville Metro Cocktail

In addition to the history lesson and and storybook endings, Barnsley Resort offers its guests many other activities to choose from.  The Orvis Spring Bank Sporting Club can plan your outdoor adventures ranging from hunting or fishing expeditions to hiking and horseback riding.  Spring Bank is also home to the Caesar Guerini Wings & Clays Shooting School, staffed by certified instructors.  The shooting course and instruction is ideal for beginner to expert.

Spring Bank

Spring Bank Sporting Club


The sporting club has everything for fishing


Going skeet shooting?

Skeet shooting

On the skeet shooting course

There is an 18-hole championship golf course designed by Jim Fazio and an award-winning spa and pool for those seeking a bit of relaxation.  Of course, the property’s 3,300 acres are made for long walks and romantic escapes, particularly by the ruins of the original manor house and by the lake.  The lake is the ideal spot for a picnic lunch and is fairytale-like with the views of the swans gracefully floating along the shoreline.

View of the golf course from Woodlands

View of the golf course from The Woodlands Grill

Walking trails behind the manor house ruins

Walking trails behind the manor house ruins

Swan Lake

Swan Lake

There's something mystical about the lake

There’s something almost mystical about the lake

Take a walk around the property

Winding staircases and paths will take you to unexpected places

Individual guest cottages and the grounds are laid out in the formal Downing style to resemble a 19th century village combining European Country and American Victorian style.  As you walk the streets of the “village,” you will find the private cottages interspersed with a chapel and other buildings for special events.  Decorated for Christmastime, what could be better than a visit from The Fairy Godmother?  Temperatures in the Southeast offer year-round opportunity for outdoor activities and tours of the property.

Individual guest cottages

Individual guest cottages

The Chef's Garden

The Chef’s Garden

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