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
bound to find beauty and adventure.
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.
Mountain Retreat 1000
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.