Light Up the Holidays at Barnsley Resort for a Festive December Getaway

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More Than One Million Lights Adorn the Iconic 1800s Manor House Ruins Throughout the Season

Enjoy a peaceful evening by the fire pit for the holidays.

Barnsley Resort is offering a number of festive events and activities, making it a premier destination this holiday season.

With the holidays just around the corner, Barnsley Resort – just 60 miles north of Atlanta – continues a new Southern tradition with the second-annual lighting of the historic 1800s manor house ruins and surrounding gardens, available for guests and visitors to enjoy from November 27, 2013 - January 6, 2014. More than one million lights and festive décor in the ruins and English-style village welcome resort guests throughout the season, making it a premiere holiday getaway destination. To take advantage of this special experience, the Light Up the Holidays promotion is available for overnight stays from November 30 - December 30, 2013 and includes luxurious cottage accommodations, a keepsake Barnsley Resort ornament, and $50 resort credit. Rates start from $259 per night for weeknights (Sunday through Thursday), and $279 on weekends (Friday and Saturday). To make a reservation, visit or call 877-773-2447.

Holiday-Themed Events and Celebrations
This family-friendly destination is sure to create lasting memories for adults and children alike with a number of special events, holiday celebrations, and seasonal activities. Festive classes and workshops are added to an already-impressive repertoire of activities during the holidays at Barnsley Resort. Along with the extravagant lighting of the gardens and ruins, Santa encounters for the kids, wreath-making classes, a “Gingerbread Workshop” (hosted by the resort’s famed Fairy Godmother), elaborate holiday dining presentations for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, marshmallow toasting and making s’mores at numerous fire pits, and additional celebrations make guests’ days merry and bright. For specific dates and times of events, visit the online calendar.

A Gift for all Seasons
The yuletide season brings gift giving, and a Barnsley Resort experience would be the perfect present. Gift certificates can be purchased for unforgettable getaways; amazing activities such as pampering spa treatments, a round of golf on the award-winning Fazio-designed championship course, sporting clays instruction, or horseback riding; or gourmet dining at any of Barnsley Resort’s onsite restaurants.

About Barnsley Resort:
In the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, just 60 miles north of Atlanta, Barnsley Resort welcomes guests into a storybook romantic setting of incomparable service. Encompassing 3,300 acres, the historic grounds offer a unique getaway experience. Originally built as an opulent estate in the 19th century, the grounds have been transformed into a world-class resort. All guests are lodged in private rooms, suites or cottages, all luxuriously appointed with a mix of old-world charm and modern convenience. Whether looking for a relaxing weekend, strategic meeting or an elegant wedding, guests will discover a retreat of privacy and perfection. Amenities include gourmet dining, immaculate gardens, historic ruins, a European-style spa, and exciting recreational choices such as world-class golf, wing-shooting and hunting at SpringBank Plantation – Georgia’s most unique hunting preserve, and horseback riding along scenic trails. Barnsley Resort is also an inaugural member of the Southern Living Hotel Collection, a prestigious group of independent four-and five-star level properties spanning 18 Southern states.

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