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North Georgia Mountains between Helen, Hiawassee, Blairsville

The Perfect Setting for Your Retreat

Two hours north of Atlanta, Enota is situated between Helen, Hiawassee and Blairsville.  Enota is surrounded by towering Georgia mountains and 750,000 acres of the Appalachian Mountain Forest.  Enota Mountain Retreat & Conference Center is on 60 acres and blessed with five pristine streams and four waterfalls to enrich both the body and the soul.  Rated as one of the best 100 retreat facilities nationwide, Enota can host large and small groups with a choice of lodging, a full compliment of meals, and meeting spaces.

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Full Service Retreat Packages

Designed Just For You – We offer a variety of meeting & retreat packages to suit every gathering and age group. We'll assist you in creating a seamless event and delightful experience for your participants.

Full Retreat Packages include:

  • Lodging in private, shared or group accommodations

  • Full compliment of healthy nourishing meals from our USDA certified organic garden and farm

  • Numerous inside and outside, formal and informal, meeting and gathering spaces

  • Use of Enota amenities and facilities

Not sure what you need?

  • Call us and we will work with you to develop just the right package for your group.

Call our retreat specialists at 706-896-9966 or
email your retreat request today
to get more information on pricing and availability


Lodging Options

Numerous options to meet the needs of any group

Dakota Retreat House – semi-private rooms with a mix of full and twin beds.  There is a bathroom and shower on each floor and our newly renovated bath house is down stairs. This facility also has its own meeting space.

Dormitories – Separate buildings with handcrafted wood bunk-beds. Each facility has its own bathroom with shower



Cabins - vary from a single room to two bedrooms, offering any number of sleeping accommodations including single, double and queen-sized beds, and bunk-beds. Cabins are equipped with a VCR/DVD player, dining table and chairs, fully equipped kitchenettes and full bathrooms with showers. Some even include Jacuzzi tubs. Cabins also offer outdoor picnic tables, wooden decks and fire rings.


RV Sites – beautifully shaded, full service sites on a stream with wooden decks, concrete pads, water, sewage, fire pits, grills and picnic tables. 30 amp and 50 amp electric available.

Tent Sites – also on a stream, delightfully shaded with fire rings and picnic  tables. Some sites also with water, electric, and grill.  Over 100 tent sites.


Meeting Spaces & Meeting Rooms

  • Multiple meeting rooms that can accommodate 50 to 300 participants

  • Breakout rooms

  • Outdoor meeting areas are numerous and offered in a variety of formal and informal settings ranging from campfire areas and decks to meditation areas

  • Chairs, tables, and presentation audio & visual systems provided

  • Enota's large enclosed pavilion accommodates up to 300 people and is suited for large meetings, musical events and more

Healthy Home Style Meals

  • On-site dining is provided in our dining room and outdoor patio.  Breakfast, lunch, and dinner is provided to all retreats

  • As much food as possible comes from Enota's certified organic garden and farm with rest obtained preferably locally

  • Special diets can be accommodated

  • American, Southern, and vegetarian & vegan meals available

  • Cookouts and bag lunches available

  • Click here to view Enota's Organic Farm video

Activities at Enota

  • Bon Fire areas for large and small groups

  • Swimming & wading in our streams and waterfalls

  • Hiking trails leading to waterfalls & the Appalachian Trail

  • Trout Fishing

  • Fair Trade gift store

  • TV room with more than 200 channels via satellite

  • Playground that can be used by both children and adults;

  • Four waterfalls and five streams are relaxing and peaceful

  • Surrounded by National Forest with abundant nature & wildlife


Activities within 30 Minutes of Enota

  • White water rafting

  • Music festivals at the Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds

  • Boating and Fishing on Lake Chatuge

  • Brasstown Bald the highest point in Georgia

  • Premier golfing at Brasstown Valley

  • Young Harris College Observatory

  • Historic Alpine Village of Helen Georgia

  • Panning for Gold; Horseback riding and trails

  • Canoeing & Tubing

Let Us Know

  • How can we make your event special?

  • What do we need to do to take care of your group?

  • What do you want to accomplish while at Enota?

  • How else can we be of service? 

Call our retreat specialists at 706-896-9966 or
email your retreat request today
to get more information on pricing and availability



My time with Enota has been a resting, nesting, nurturing for my body and soul. The deep listening ability and true desire to be of skillful service from each and every member of Enota's staff helped to make my time here an experience of being supported and cared about in a uniquely special way. The land, the trees and the amazing, graceful, life sustaining water combine with such conscious example of living in harmony with our Earth that each guest feels the invitation to reconnect in a deeper way with our awe-inspiring planet. I appreciate Suan and all of the 'people of Enota' for preserving and sharing this "little piece of heaven" and all of it's joyful, life enhancing energy.  - Tyree Beaton

Thank you for sharing Nature in all of its splendor - cascading waterfalls, fresh pure drinking water, bright sun and blue sky, vibrant green gardens, welcoming smiles, and lots of love.  Your mission and commitment to sustainability is truly inspiring. - Stephanie Fish

I had a wonderful experience at Enota.  Everything at the retreat center was energizing, rejuvenating, uplifting, and full of spirit - the sound of water all around, the people, the living spaces, and the meals.  Enota became a space for us to feel safe and comfortable, to share, laugh, learn, and heal.  I felt my heart open up more. - Sapna Chand

We had a wonderful time enjoying the fall weather and many outdoor activities at Enota. I chaperoned an FCA retreat that included 60 high school students. The students thoroughly enjoyed the working farm (including milking a cow, playing with bunnies and petting miniature ponies). There was plenty to keep everyone entertained. Highlights of our trip included a bonfire and roasting marshmallows, hiking to the 200 and 400 foot tall waterfalls, jumping on the outdoor trampolines, and eating some delicious meals. Swan was the most gracious hostess! As an environmental teacher I even learned a lot about organic gardening and raising animals. - Westminster School

I've come to Enota five times in two years and loved it each time. I've come as a chaperone with a school group to experience the farm and camping away from parents for the first time. The food was fabulous and catered to our tastes. The farm provided work, play, and adventure. The stream gave a safe place for the children to play freely for hours. The trail to the Appalachian Trail provided an extreme adventure that precludes a longer AT trip. Brasstown Bald afforded a memorable and powerful side trip for this group from the Waldorf School of Atlanta. One of my best memories of the trip was standing atop Brasstown Bald listening to the class recite their morning verse. It brought tears to my eyes! - Waldorf School

I have never experienced such hospitality, warmth, generosity, and love at a retreat center.  Thank you for enabling us to create a sacred space for reflection, growth, and community building. -  Aditi Sethi

As a ropes course trainer I have been to many retreat facilities - Enota operates at a whole different level!  The land is sacred and alive.  Fresh pure mountain water is abundant.  Cabins and retreat houses are modern and clean.  The staff is real and very accommodating. - Michelle Sissine

Many thanks to your hard working staff for accommodating our group of women with such grace & ease.  We truly felt at home at Enota and were able to concentrate on our spiritual work (without ever having to be hungry!).  Good luck to you! - Jen Kitzenberg


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Enota Mountain Retreat
1000 Highway 180
Hiawassee, GA  30546

Your contributions help Enota protect over 60 acres held in Trust for conservation. Enota is a service-based, charitable, educational, non-profit 501(c)3, volunteer organization. It is Enota’s mission to conserve this sacred land for generations to come.

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