Just a few miles from Barnsley Resort and downtown Adairsville, Sage Cottage Inn has served guests as a corporate retreat center, weddings, banquets or just quick getaways for an anniversary or other special occasion. Custom built on 12.5 acres of mostly wooded terrain, it offers five bedrooms, three full baths and five half-baths.
Just how Sage Cottage Inn is used next is up to new owners. Based at 97 Ward Mountain Road, it is just off Barnsley Gardens Road and Hall Station Road south and west of Adairsville. Hall Station allows pretty quick access to Ga. 140 or Ga. 293. The site could be used as an executive residence or continue in use as specialty lodging akin to a boutique B & B. In addition to the sleeping and common areas, the campus features a meeting room, dining hall, full commercial kitchen, an outdoor pavilion and plenty of outdoor sitting areas.
Personal background: We stayed at Sage Cottage Inn two years ago looking for a quick weekend escape. It was exactly as billed. The owners — Sharon and Jim Southerland — were gracious and available as needed but also discreet. The property offered a luxury setting in a bit more of a rural pocket. The accommodations were perfect — a king-sized bed, private bath and ample access to the gardens surrounding the house. Breakfast was perhaps the best French toast we’d ever sampled. For dinner, we took a quick three-mile drive to downtown Adairsville to one of our newer favorites, Ristorante Mabianni. Since then, we’ve recommended the spot to traveling friends or those in need of a nearby retreat spot. Here’s hoping the new owners continue what the Southerlands have built.