North Georgia Mountains between
order to speed up your check-in process, we greatly encourage you to
complete our pre-registration forms at:
You may submit these forms when you check-in.
We look forward to your visit and joining us in the beauty of nature that
Enota Mountain Retreat offers.
to Enota can be found here.
Please check out our schedule
Please take time to review some general information and policy reminders.
Enota is a
not-for-profit conservation facility whose mission is to preserve this
unique land and ensure that our guests do the same.
support, rental fees, and donations, we continue to expand our programs,
facilities and make a difference for all those who are part of Enota and
for all future generations.
Any and all funds
paid to Enota stay within Enota. These funds are used to improve guest
accommodations, fund our animal sanctuary, and develop programs that
enhance the Enota experience. Donations are certainly welcome (and are
Having a campfire at
Enota is a privilege, which can be a great hazard. In order to ensure
the safety of all of our guests and the safety of Enota and our
wildlife, we strictly monitor and regulate the campfires on our
Campfires must be
contained within the fire rings provided at each site. Do not move fire
fire safety permits (no charge for permit - just follow the rules) for
guests who wish to have a campfire at their cabin or site. Wood bundles
are $5. Fire starters are available for $3 per stick.
Burn only wood! Do
not burn trash, cans, plastic, styrofoam, toxic material, bottles and
Campfires must never
be left unattended.
not collect firewood - We are a nature preserve and ask that
you honor the woodland areas.
Since Enota is an
environmentally conscious conservation facility, our mission is to
preserve the land and to consume as few resources as possible. Our
pricing reflects this mission.
People, pets, cars,
tents, campers, and campfires result in additional wear and tear on the
environment. Our pricing reflects the funds needed to keep our
environment pristine and replenish those resources that we have
consumed. Enota tries to minimize wear and tear on the land by limiting
the amount of people, automobiles and sites that are part of this
environment. Our base rates reflect the impact on the land and
facilities that we can replenish.
Base rates are the
rates for each type of sites or accommodation. The base rate for camping
allows 2 adults, 2 children, 1 vehicle, and 1 camping accommodation
(tent, pop-up camper or RV) per site. For cabin accommodations we allow
our stated number of people that the cabin can sleep and 1 automobile
for every 4 people.
apply in excess of the base rates. Please visit www.enota.com
for rates on any additional fees for extra people, pets, vehicles, or
& Family are welcomed and encouraged to visit. Please
have each guest visitor register at the office.
Pricing for guests not included in your reservation are the same as our
advertised day pass rate at $10 adult and $5 per child. Day passes
allow guest use the property and all activities and amenities.
At the time of
reservation, we require 50% of estimated charges. We recommend using a
credit card. No space will be reserved without receipt of the 50%
Eleven (11) days
prior to arrival, the remaining 50% of estimated charges is due. Unless
notified, we will post these charges automatically, using the same
credit card information on file.
If the arrival date
is within 11 days, the full amount due is required to secure the
deposits and payments are sent via email, unless otherwise noted.
While our returning
guests often have special requests, we cannot guarantee site numbers. We
will make every effort to be sure your stay with us is memorable. Actual
sites may differ due to situational factors such as being taken out of
service for electrical issues, etc.
CANCELLATIONS AND EARLY DEPARTURES
We do not give
Please remember that
by making a reservation you have secured your accommodation. Enota is
not just holding that spot – it is yours for the entire period of your
If you give us some
warning and change your plans at least 11 days prior to arrival we will
credit the funds paid to a non-holiday future stay for up to one year
from the cancellation date.
Cancellations of 3
to 10 days prior to arrival result in forfeiture of the initial deposit
(50%) but all remaining fees paid will be issued in a credit to be used
for a non-holiday future stay for up to one year from the
If you cancel less
than 3 days before your arrival (including while you are at Enota) all
monies received will be forfeited.
No credit is given
due to inclement weather or early departure.
-- For reservations booked more
than six months in advance, the balance of reservation will be
charged 30 days prior to your arrival with no refunds, credits or
rainchecks if you cancel within 30 days of your scheduled arrival date.
is after 4 pm for cabins and 2 pm for camping. Checkout
is 11 am for everyone.
- Early Arrivals
& Late Departures may be accommodated, based on space
availability. There is an additional fee per hour ($5-cabin,
$2-camping). Please contact us first.
HOURS Check-in: There are no gates to enter Enota. There
is one entrance road that leads to our office & lodge. Next
to the front door is a bulletin board. On the board will be an
envelope with your name, a map to your site or cabin, and a key if
applicable. Just see us the next day to register
We offer a variety of items to make your stay even more
enjoyable. From ice to batteries to condiments to all the ingredients
for Classic S’mores, count on us! Store hours are from 8 am to 5 pm
- Meals -
We do NOT offer meals or have restaurant. Dining and
groceries can be found in one of our local towns
Blairsville, Hiawassee, or Helen - each about 15 - 20 away.
Water - Enota has fantastic water. Water from any faucet or
hydrant comes from our deep well mountain springs. Many guests
come here just for our water. We are also a benchmark facility
for water purity - so keep drinking our water.
CELL PHONES, and CABLE TV: We are surrounded by the national
forest in the mountains, so . .
- NO cable TV & satellite dishes rarely get a signal
- Internet wi-fi is on the property in the office area but is NOT guaranteed
at each site or accommodation
- Although there is some Verizon in the office area, there is no cell
phone coverage on the property. We have a courtesy phone
available to our guests to call anywhere at anytime. You may
also receive urgent phone calls via our main number 706-896-9966.
Rentals –Our cabins are equipped with TV/VCR’s. Over 800
videos are available for rent in Enota’s Lodge - everything from
classics to kids' favorites, we have something for everyone.
Smoking in any buildings – This includes our cabins. Please
respect this request. We will enforce it.
- Pets are welcome and require an additional fee of $15 per day for
cabins and $5 per day for camping sites. Please observe the normal
courtesies: Keep pets off furniture, out of ponds, cleanup after them,
keep them on a leash, do not leave unattended. Pets are not allowed in
any of the public buildings or on our farm and garden area.
hours - Please observe quiet hours between 10pm and 8am.
- is great and we all love our favorite music, but . . . we
are nice quiet place. Please keep the music low and contained to
- Absolutely no fishing is permitted in streams throughout the
property and no fishing in our trophy (upper) trout pond, as they are
trout habitats. The fishing pond in front of the Lodge is available
for a catch-and-keep and is priced per pound.
- Parents must never leave children under the age of 14 unattended any
where on the property, especially the animal refuge area and are
responsible for their actions at all times.
- Children under age 14 are permitted to use trampolines only when
accompanied by a parent/adult who will provide supervision and accept
all responsibility and accept all risks. Only one person at a time may
use a trampoline. Acrobatics and shoes are not permitted on
Animals – Yes, we have bears on the property, as well as
other wildlife. Keep in mind that WE are
in THEIR home. Do not leave
food in the woods or around your campsite. Tenters should leave food
in their vehicles; never in or around their tents. If you encounter
wildlife, please stay at least 50 feet away.
- Enota is not responsible for lost or stolen articles. Please secure
your vehicles and valuables.
- Swimming/wading is allowed in designated creek areas only - not in
ponds. This applies to dogs as well. No swimming is permitted after
dusk. An adult must accompany children under the age of 14. No
lifeguard is on duty: swim at your own risk.
- Wilderness areas and outdoor activities are inherently dangerous.
You may encounter wildlife, slippery rocks, mud and broken tree limbs.
As a paying guest you assume all risks and responsibility for yourself
and those with you. Enota is surrounded by the National Forest. As an
Enota guest member, no one is to modify U.S. Forest Service property
in any way without the proper permit from the U.S. Forest Service.
This includes cutting or clearing any vegetation, trees, or tree
limbs, blazing trails, building bridges, cleaning or modifying soil,
gathering or cutting wood, changing the position of any rocks, or any
other change not specifically mentioned. Please leave this public land
as you found it and do not disturb or disrupt National Forest Service
- Please bag and take all trash to our enclosed trash site. WE RECYCLE
- bins are located next to the vending machines. Please clean up after
yourself and leave the space you use in better shape than you found
it. Your cooperation would be much appreciated.
- Please do not wash dishes or bodies in the stream. There is a sink
located next to the men's room door at the Bathhouse and at the
outdoor kitchen. A bathhouse is available for personal bathing.
Facilities - are available at the bathhouse.
& alcohol - We are a family facility. Illegal drugs are not
permitted. We would prefer you did not drink alcohol. If you must
drink alcohol, please do so responsibly and discreetly.
- Please drive slowly, 5 mph and keep your driving to a minimum. Park
on the grass as little as possible and keep the roads clear for
- Please do not bring boats or boat trailers - we do not
have adequate space
Golf Carts, Scooters - as a courtesy to our other guests',
ATVs, motorized scooters, radio controlled toys, and golf
carts are not allowed except for medical reasons.
Please follow the
posted Cabin Check-Out Procedure to avoid additional charges.
Linens/towels - One
set of linens/towels is provided. Extras are available upon request
($5.00 per set).
Please turn out the
lights when you leave and turn heat to low.
Be sure your
electrical and waste lines are secured properly.
you for your cooperation.
MORE INFORMATION CALL
Hiawassee, GA 30546