The Inn at Barnsley Resort
Offering an additional 55 guest rooms and suites, the three-story Inn at Barnsley Resort complements the resort’s relaxed English-inspired village and cottage-style accommodations. Upon arrival, an octagonal rotunda creates a striking first impression before proceeding to the resort’s new guest registration area. Adjacent to the guest reception, the living room is a relaxed gathering area for guests to enjoy residential-style furnishings arranged in several groupings ideal for conversation. Throughout, stained and hand-scraped hardwood floors and exposed beams evoke the feeling of being an invited guest at a fine country estate. A grand staircase and impressive fireplace are focal points of this inviting space. The Inn also features one boutique retail option.
The architect and design teams looked to the works of noted British architect Edwin Lutyens, known for significant English country homes from the turn of the 20th century.
Each of the Inn’s 55 guest rooms and suites are thoughtfully designed for the luxury traveler. Spacious bedrooms range from 378 to 528 SF with a mix of king and double queen beds. On the third floor, guests delight in additional features such as dormer windows, sloped ceilings and window seats. Three unique suites range from 813 SF to the 1,650-SF Presidential Suite complete with an expansive master suite, living room, dining room, butler-pantry and spacious terrace.
Georgian Hall Conference Center
With more than 10,500 SF of indoor space and 8,350 SF available outdoors, the Georgian Hall Conference Center hosts corporate meetings, weddings and other special events in a picturesque location in the resort’s historic district.
The 5,000-SF Savannah Ballroom will host up to 500 guests for meetings or social gatherings. The Savannah Ballroom is divisible into two smaller event spaces, with 2,000 SF of pre-function space leading into the ballroom. The al fresco Savannah Terrace offers dedicated outdoor space for up to 215 at one end of the ballroom. Select design details planned for the Savannah Ballroom include vaulted ceilings with exposed, stained hand-scraped scissor trusses; painted millwork; dormer windows allowing ample natural light; and a monumental floor-to-ceiling brick fireplace.
Certain to be a frequently requested space, the 680-SF Augusta Room offers dramatic views of the rolling meadow and iconic 19th century manor house ruins visible in the distance. The meeting space features beautiful floor to ceiling painted millwork wall paneling and gorgeous window treatments. A unique option for intimate receptions and board meetings is the Oglethorpe Room, with a barrel-vaulted ceiling, brick detailing, terraced floors and private entrance. Additional indoor meeting and event space will include the 1,440-SF divisible Dalton Room with a dedicated pre-reception area.
Offering a uniquely Southern experience, a covered verandah is available for receptions and gatherings taking advantage of sweeping pastoral views. For larger outdoor events, the Estate Lawn is equipped with full lighting and sound capabilities for up to 300 for seated dining or 370 for receptions.
Georgian Hall’s exterior complements the existing Rice House restaurant which is located within in a 19th century farmhouse. Dormer windows, painted wood and an elongated porch will provide visual interest in keeping with the antebellum home. Guests attending events in the Georgian Hall will enter through an octagonal rotunda area featuring a domed ceiling and inset display cases showcasing artifacts from the region.