Barnsley Resort Inn and Conference Center
The first major expansion for the 3,300-acre getaway, Cooper Carry designed a 55 room addition and a 19,000 square foot special events facility. Designed to complement the resort’s existing English-inspired village and merge into its relaxed Southern resort setting, both The Inn at Barnsley Resort and Georgian Hall provide modern amenities while fitting seamlessly into the overall resort.
Adding a total of 55 guestrooms and suites, the Inn creates a new arrival point for the resort, welcoming guests with a central registration desk which opens into an expansive Living Room gathering area that features a grand staircase. The adjacent library creates a more intimate space, with a brick fireplace and surrounding bookshelves as the main focal point. The Guestroom levels continue the established architectural language, with unique features such as dormer windows, hand-scraped wood floors, exposed beams and sloped ceilings. Bathrooms feature double sinks and oversized showers with oil rubbed bronze fixtures. Among the new rooms is a one-bedroom Executive Suite as well as the Queen’s Suite, with its expansive terrace that overlooks the resort grounds.
At the far end of the resort, and designed to be the culmination of the primary central lawn, Georgian Hall creates new indoor and outdoor space to host corporate meetings, weddings and other special events in a picture-perfect location. It sits adjacent to and is built to complement the existing Rice House restaurant, which is located within a 19th century farmhouse. The Hall features soaring vaulted ceilings with exposed rafters, stained hand-scraped scissor trusses, painted millwork, dormer windows, and a grand floor-to-ceiling fireplace. The room flows out on to a large, slate-paved Terrace, which offers outdoor space that has expansive views of the meadows and the 19th century Manor House Ruins. An expansive porch extends the entire length of Georgian Hall, with numerous double doors that fully swing open, offering a covered outdoor space for receptions and gatherings that seamlessly blends the interior with the exterior.