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Enota is the perfect mountain escape to spend time with your friends and family

Enota is a world class unique conservation facility and retreat center that is nestled in the mountains of North Georgia and is surrounded by the Chattahoochee National Forest. The property, which is known to be sacred to the Native Americans and their descendants that once called the area home, eventually became Camp Pioneer in the 1940s and was run by the Atlanta YMCA. For over forty years, Camp Pioneer served the children of Atlanta and surrounding areas as one of Georgia’s greatest summer camps – we still have alumni visit to day to reminiscence of their childhood experiences.

In 1986, the property changed hands and became Camp Pioneer Resort under ownership by the Excel Group, Ltd., which in turn made numerous improvements to the existing infrastructure that guests see today and kept the pioneer spirit alive. Following a subsequent change of ownership in 1998, the current owners continue to be passionate about sustainability and serve as stewards to the land. As it has been for generations, Enota is the perfect place to escape from the hectic pace of life, take in the fresh mountain air, and experience some of the cleanest water in the Southeast in our five bubbling streams and from the one-of-a-kind, pristine waterfalls that are adjacent to the property.

Our Location

Enota is at the highest private elevation property in Georgia, nestled in a lush valley among the mountains in the shadow of Brasstown Bald, which has an elevation of 4780 feet. Enota is centrally located 15 miles each way from the charming mountain towns of Helen, Blairsville, Hiawassee and Young Harris, and approximately 7.5 miles from the magnificent Brasstown Bald viewing center. Each town has numerous options for dining, several breweries, and festivals depending on the season. For hiking enthusiasts, we are ideally located approximately 1.5 miles from the Appalachian Trail, with the access point being on the left of the entry road as guests approach the Lodge. In addition, there are several small hikes located on the property itself.

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Enota is a Sustainability and Conservation Facility Located on Sixty historic acres

Drop by the beautiful old restored Lodge and share the warmth from the huge stone fireplace and shop in Enota’s fair-trade gift shop. Enjoy the quiet nature of Enota’s sixty acres by relaxing near the cool refreshing waters and soothing ponds. Get to know new friends or spend quiet moments with loved ones.

Enota's Organic Farm and garden

What our People say

This place is absolutely gorgeous!!! We had a blast hiking to the waterfalls, touring the farm and garden, and playing in the creek. Justin at the farm let my girls, pet the goats, and search the chicken coop for eggs. Everyone was really friendly and helpful. The kids loved the in-ground trampolines. Can't wait to return!


The waterfalls are a bit of a hike to find, but it's worth the walk.


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Full 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.
Let us host your next family reunion, Church retreat, corporate workshop, community event, yoga or Pilates seminar today.


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Enota can accommodate up to 250 people for seminars, workshops, all types
of retreats, camps, weddings, festivals, and most other gatherings.


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