- Written by Cynthia Calvert
“Pull!” Then the crack, crack, crack of a shotgun. A trip to the Barnsley Resort in Adairsville, Ga., just an hour north of Atlanta, must include an adventure with clay and wingshooting at the Beretta Shooting Grounds by High Adventure Company.
- Written by Community Reports
Georgia’s award-winning has partnered with the iconic Beretta brand and John Burrell’s High Adventure Company, America’s leading provider of high-end sporting adventures, to develop the Beretta Shooting Grounds and elevate the shooting experience at Barnsley’s 3,000 acres of historic Southern estate.
Effective January 1, 2019, the Beretta Shooting Grounds by High Adventure Company at Barnsley Resort creates a world-class upland bird hunting and clays shooting experience, specializing in both wingshooting and sporting clays. Through the resort’s new partnership with Beretta, one of the finest firearm manufacturers in the world, guests can now sample the precision and craftsmanship of new Beretta shotguns under the guidance of an expert team.
High Adventure Company's President and Certified Wildlife Biologist John Burrell, alongside BJ Moore, newly appointed shooting grounds land manager, reviewed, planned and oversaw a complete overhaul of the shooting grounds that included doubling the huntable acreage, and worked with a High Adventure Company appointed landscape architect to redesign the clubhouse grounds. Additionally, the clubhouse received a refreshed interior design, new covered pavilion for outdoor living space, and new four-wheel drive UTV vehicles, bringing the grounds up to High Adventure Company and Barnsley Resort’s premium standards. The dog kennels have been modernized, and new pointing, flushing and retrieving dogs have been added for an unparalleled hunt, which include English Pointers and Setters, English Cocker Spaniels and Boykin Spaniel breeds. High Adventure Company also introduced new world-class guides to the staff, building on Barnsley Resort’s commitment to providing memorable, expert-crafted experiences.
For sporting clays, all 28 stations on the two clays courses and five-stand have been updated with new, state-of-the-art Promatic machines, and wireless card counting systems for an upgraded shooting experience.
“Some of the best upland hunting in the world is closer than you think. In fact, for Atlanta, it’s practically in their backyard, just an hour away at Barnsley Resort,” says High Adventure Company President and CEO John Burrell. “As someone who has traveled the globe in search of memorable experiences, I can honestly say that the Beretta Shooting Grounds by High Adventure Company at Barnsley Resort is a largely undiscovered gem.”
“This partnership is an impressive and transformative move for Barnsley Resort,” said Shawn Jervis, General Manager. “This not only elevates the shooting experience for our current guests, but it puts Barnsley Resort among the very best hunting destinations globally, and complements the resort’s existing luxury offerings, including the new 55-room Inn and Georgian Hall.”
In addition to its fine dining options and various outdoor activities, Barnsley Resort recently unveiled its newly designed spa and state-of-the-art Golf School, rounding out the full range of amenities befitting a luxury property.
Having long been entrusted with some of the most unique environments in the world, High Adventure Company is renowned for signature properties, which include Cheyenne Ridge, South Dakota; Lanai, Hawaii; and Tipiluke, Patagonia. “Beretta Shooting Grounds by High Adventure Company at Barnsley Resort will soon take its rightful place in this list of world-class hunting destinations,” said Burrell.
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ELKHART LAKE, Wis. (Dec. 21, 2018) – The Osthoff Resort in Elkhart Lake, Wis. received an early Christmas present today and it couldn’t be any sweeter or any more appropriate. The resort’s Old World Christmas Market was voted the in the latest Readers’ Choice Awards from USA TODAY and 10Best. The award selection starts with a list of 20 nominees as determined by editors from USA TODAY, editors from 10Best.com, expert travel contributors, and other partner media sources. Then the contest was opened to readers for a voting period of four weeks. The Osthoff bested holiday markets in Philadelphia, Denver, New York City and Chicago among others to capture the top spot. For more on The Osthoff and to reserve a suite for Christmas or New Year’s Eve, visit .
This year’s holiday market was the resort’s 21st, with vendors and visitors from all the world making it an annual tradition to attend the market, patterned after the Christkindlesmarkts in Germany. While other markets are open-air, shoppers to The Osthoff’s version immediately warm to the idea of being inside a heated tent the size of a football field. The tent is decked out with traditional wooden booths, fresh pine trees, garlands of twinkling white lights and an authentic German food court, much like you’d find in market squares in Europe.
The 10-day market, always held at the beginning of December and the 2019 market set for Dec. 6-15, features the wares of more than 70 artisans from around the world, including Germany, Russia and Turkey, and local producers too. Two German artisans, a skilled wood carver who creates smokers and nutcrackers, and another, who brings his own spices from Nuremberg to make his secret recipe bratwurst for hungry shoppers, have never missed a market in all 21 years. This year’s event drew 14,000 visitors.
The award was a special treat for The Osthoff’s general manager, Lola Roeh, who conceived of the idea after having lived in Germany years ago. “My husband and I loved the German Christmas markets, the way they brought people together and put them in the spirit of the season, and I thought it would be wonderful to recreate that here in Wisconsin,” said Roeh. She added, “The original Osthoff was opened in 1886 by German entrepreneur Otto Osthoff and his wife Paulina and I think they’d be pleased too!”
More Holiday Brilliance
The AAA Four Diamond Osthoff Resort offers holiday packages sure to delight young and old:
Christmas Eve and Christmas Day: The night before Christmas is magical at The Osthoff, with complimentary horse-drawn wagon rides, hot chocolate and Christmas cookies. On Dec. 25, youngsters wake up to stockings filled with treats, games and a special gift from the jolly old elf himself. A one-night stay on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day starts at $159 plus tax. There’s also a sumptuous Christmas Day buffet, with reservations available online.
New Year's Eve: A memorable New Year’s Eve always includes fabulous food, live music and a celebratory toast at midnight, and The Osthoff does not disappoint. An overnight package includes one night in an elegant guest room and a $25 dining credit. From $219 per night plus tax; available Dec. 29, 2018 – Jan. 2, 2019, two night minimum.
For reservations, call 800.876.3399 or book online at .
About The Osthoff Resort
The Osthoff is a Wisconsin tourism landmark featuring elegant suites and guestrooms, a stunning lakefront setting, three restaurants, Aspira Spa, L’ecole de la Maison cooking school, year-round recreation, spa and gift boutiques, and grand conference rooms and meeting spaces. It is located just one hour north of Milwaukee, less than two hours from Madison and approximately three hours from Chicago. The Osthoff was named one of the “Top Resorts in Texas and the Midwest” in the 2018 Condé Nast Traveler magazine’s Readers' Choice Awards. The resort also received the prestigious AAA Four Diamond Rating for its 20th consecutive year.
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