North Georgia Mountains between Helen, Hiawassee, Blairsville

Relax among the Waterfalls of 

The Appalachian & Great Smokey Mountains

"The Purest Air & Water"

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Enota, Cherokee for the land that nourishes, lives up to its name.  On the Enota property the head waters to many of the main waterways of the South see the light of day and are born into existence on our property.  From here our sparkling streams begin their long trek to rivers like the  mighty Chattahoochee, Hiawassee, Soapstone, and more.  




From an endless spring head, Enota continues to have a non-stop rush of pure mountain water.  This makes the perfect place to explore the Waterfalls that grace the North Georgia and Smokey  Mountains.  Perfectly positioned, Enota is a great launching point for Waterfall adventures.  You can spend weeks exploring the many waterfalls in the surrounding towns and counties.  Enota is located three miles from Brasstown Bald, the highest point in Georgia, so follow most any stream and you're bound to find beauty and adventure. 


Guests can go in the middle part of the 200 foot waterfall

Enotas hiking trails lead to a 200 foot & 400 foot waterfall

One of Enota's  small waterfalls

Enota has five streams and two ponds


Adjoining and on our property we have  the Gurley Falls, Big Joel Falls, Small Joel Falls, and  Garrett Falls.  Gurley is a two stage waterfall with a total drop in elevation of over 200 ft. This majestic site can be seen within a few feet of our cabins.   A short hike will take you past the Small Joel Falls, along side a trout pond,  and up to Big Joel Falls which is also over 200 feet. This waterfall is made of a large granite outcropping.  From here you can continue on to the Appalachian Trail.  Off to the side of our main entrance you can see the Garrett Falls, as it joins the Soapstone River.  If adventure is in your blood, you don't have to go far. Cross the road out front and you're on your way to another tall fall, over 100 feet and rarely visited. Nature at its best.  


waterfall pdf guide



Be Aware:  When hiking in or around waterfalls of any type danger is not far away. 




Enota Mountain Retreat
1000 Highway 180
Hiawassee, GA  30546

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