“The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous man runs into it and is safe”
Last Tuesday, Butch and I celebrated our 43rd wedding anniversary. Yes, so hard to believe…we still feel so young! We planned a weekend get-away and traveled an hour and a half from home to Barnsley Resort, a beautiful destination that is part of the Southern Living Hotel Collection! As always when planning a trip, I researched. I discovered that Barnsley Resort offers some of our favorites: exceptional cuisine, relaxing spa, natural setting, and so much more. But what piqued my interest was the history of the man for whom the estate is named. Behind Barnsley Resort’s storybook setting is a true love story! The original manor, called Woodlands, was an estate built by a man-Godfrey Barnsley-for the love of his life, his wife Julia. The Italianate villa’s construction was begun in the 1840’s. Today there are only the ruins that remain of the storied mansion! History coupled with world-class amenities made for a perfect weekend!
Our Arbor Cottage for the weekend had every imaginable amenity!READ MORE