Carrollton area residents have probably heard about Foxhall Resort at some point, or driven by it along Capps Ferry Road on their way to Atlanta’s airport. As a native of Carrollton, I knew little about Foxhall until I had the pleasure of touring the resort a few weeks ago.
I was under the impression that Foxhall Resort was an exclusive hunting reserve open only for those with six-figure incomes, but I was surprised to learn that Foxhall offers a wide variety of adventure, relaxation, and other attractions at very affordable rates.
Simply put, Foxhall Resort is one of west Georgia’s best-kept secrets.
The resort is nestled in the rolling hills along the Chattahoochee River in southern Douglas County. Foxhall is rich in history as Southwire founder Roy Richards, Sr. and his wife, Alice, originally purchased the 1,100-acre stretch of land in the mid-1980’s. The Richards family developed Foxhall with a vision of creating an equestrian retreat unlike any other in the world.
The Richards family enlisted the help of Captain Mark Phillips, who was one of the most recognized names in equestrian sports at the time. Phillips helped bring their vision to life, and the resort soon rose to international prominence when it served as a training center for equestrian sports during the 1996 Olympic Summer Games.
Harrison Merrill arrived at the resort a decade ago with a new vision that would capture the beauty and energy of Foxhall in a new way. Since that time Foxhall has grown into one of the most majestic adventure destinations in the world—located right in Carrollton’s backyard.
I toured the resort with Whitney Marshall, Foxhall’s marketing director. As an avid outdoorsman, hunter, and angler, I was eager to get a glimpse of Foxhall’s land and lakes. It’s no secret to local outdoorsmen that the resort is home to some of the largest trophy whitetail in the state of Georgia, as well as giant largemouth bass.
I was most surprised by Foxhall’s guest and membership rates. It’s difficult to find quality hunting property in the region, but Foxhall offers access to some of the most pristine lands in the southeast at rates that are probably less than many outdoorsmen and women would pay for a private hunting lease. Those memberships also include access to Foxhall’s many other activities like fishing, hiking, canoeing, clay shooting, horseback riding, ATV trails, volleyball, a golfer’s driving range, and much more.
After viewing Foxhall’s many private villas, I started imagining a weekend getaway with my family that would include activities for everyone to enjoy.
I would also highly recommend that engaged couples check out foxhallweddings.com. Foxhall Resort has some of the most impressive wedding venues that I’ve seen (and as a newlywed, I’ve seen a lot of venues in the past year).
Lastly, I want to highlight Foxhall’s new restaurant The Paddock, which is open to the public. Instead of going to dinner at one of the area’s busy restaurants, venture out to Foxhall and enjoy some of the best farm-to-table cuisine you’ll find anywhere. The Paddock offers quiet indoor or outdoor dining, and picturesque views that are a welcome change from the usual chain restaurants in nearby cities.
Foxhall truly is a hidden gem in west Georgia. Go out and discover Foxhall Resort for yourself!