Southern Living magazine has identified the top hotels and resorts and inns across the 18-state Southern region. Those offering the best in authentic Southern hospitality include:
1. Barnsley Gardens Resort, Adairsville, Ga.
2. Big Cedar Lodge, Ridgedale, Mo.
3. Blackberry Farm, Walland, Tenn.
4. The Greystone Inn, Lake Toxaway, N.C.
5. The Grove Park Inn, Asheville, N.C.
Source: MRI Doublebase and Southern Living magazine reader panel travel study