Escape Isn’t Worlds Away

Barnsley Resort Adairsville, GA | Photo Credit: @kotuttle
Treat yourself at one of these Georgia resorts.  
Barnsley Resort: Adairsville, Georgia
This 3,000-acre resort in the north Georgia mountains is the perfect getaway for those with an active outdoor lifestyle. Inspired by nature and steeped in history, this retreat offers horseback riding, hiking, golf, and shooting. Need a little downtime? Stroll through the gardens and historic manor house ruins, or book an appointment at The Spa at Barnsley Resort, where therapists pair nature’s healing remedies in massage and body treatments, facials, and beauty services. Wind down and sample craft beers at the outdoor Beer Garden, and head off for a good night’s sleep. With a mix of hotel rooms and suites at the Inn, or cottages perfect for couples and multi-generational families, there are plenty of options to rest your head and get a much-needed change of scenery.
The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee: Greensboro, Georgia
If lakefront is more your style, escape to the luxury of The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds on Lake Oconee. This tranquil resort is an easy 90-minute drive from Atlanta, and is best known for its five championship golf courses and world-class spa. But, it also caters to families in a big way. From the Ritz Kids program – designed for kids ages five to 12 – to its “Very Important Kids” check-in, in-room camping, special children’s menu and even a kids’ meal plan, the Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee offers a variety of special services and amenities for its junior guests and their families. And, for the kid in all of us, enjoy nightly s'mores by the fire. From lake view hotel rooms to multi-bedroom cottages, there’s a variety of places to stay, perfect for families of all sizes to find their own space.
The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort: St. Simons Island, Georgia
Need the respite of ocean air or a walk on the beach? Royal treatment awaits at the luxurious King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort on St. Simons Island, part of Georgia’s Golden Isles. Indulge in all this beachside resort has to offer: three swimming pools with impressive views of the Atlantic Ocean; an award-winning golf course set among maritime forest and salt marshes, overlooked by a comfortable clubhouse; two outdoor Har-Tru tennis courts; and The Royal Treatment Cottage, focusing exclusively on massage therapies. Dine on-property at ECHO, the island’s only oceanfront restaurant serving handcrafted cocktails and seasonal favorites like shrimp and grits. Enjoy plush accommodations ranging from rooms with a sense of history to those with sensational ocean vistas, or relax with the family in the resort’s two- and three-bedroom beach villas – each with its own pool – or seven guest homes.       

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