Barnsley Resort Inn and Conference Center

Adairsville, GA

Cooper Carry collaborated with Barnsley Resort to design a significant expansion for the independently operated, 3,300-acre destination. The expansion includes two new facilities: a three-story inn and a 19,000-square-foot special events facility called Georgian Hall. The architectural design complements the resort’s existing English-inspired village and fits seamlessly into the relaxed resort setting, while providing modern amenities.

The Inn at Barnsley Resort serves as a new arrival point, welcoming guests with a central registration desk that opens into an expansive living room gathering area with a grand staircase. The adjacent library creates a more intimate space with a brick fireplace and surrounding bookshelves as the main focal point. The 55 guest rooms and suites continue the established architectural language with unique features such as dormer windows, hand-scraped wood floors, exposed beams, and sloped ceilings.

Georgian Hall is situated at the far end of the resort and creates new indoor and outdoor spaces in a picturesque location for hosting corporate meetings, weddings, and other special events. It sits adjacent to and is built to complement the existing Rice House restaurant, located within a 19th-century farmhouse. Georgian Hall features soaring vaulted ceilings with exposed rafters, hand-scraped scissor trusses, painted millwork, dormer windows, and a grand floor-to-ceiling fireplace. The interior spaces flow outside to a large, slate-paved terrace, offering outdoor space with expansive views of the meadows and the 19th-century Manor House Ruins.

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project scope

Three-Story, 55-Key Inn and a 19,000 SF Special Events Facility


Barnsley Resort


  • 2018 ENR Southeast, Best Project Awards, Award of Merit