We (husband and 2 boys, aged nearly 6 and 4) arrived on a Monday to find the place nearly deserted--and not a bad thing at all! We were assigned a site but given the choice from several adjoining family tent sites. They were all close together with no privacy (say, vegetation) of any sort, but since we were they only ones in a tent, it was no issue. It was peaceful with the babbling creek right behind the picnic table and tent. The play area was a hit (be careful of the trampolines for safety!). The kids loved the walk to the gardens and picking weeds to feed the rabbits at the farm. The kids and parents also enjoyed being able to give mile to the calf, feed the goats, and hold the baby chicks and goslings. Playing Pooh sticks in the creeks and wading were hits and there were few complaints about the short hikes in the woods to the waterfalls. The camp is also close to links with the Appalachian Trail, so the likely only time we as a family got to hike part of the trail. Close enough (12 miles north or south) to local towns for groceries. The only negatives were NOT encountering wildlife (bird song in the morning was all) and the close proximity to other campers once the week passed on and it begin to get busier. The staff were very friendly, kept the place tidy, and had plenty to offer at the lodge for those afternoon ice cream treats for good hikers.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Enota is the perfect mountain escape to spend time with your friends and family. Enota is a non-profit conservation facility committed to preserving our beautiful land with a limited number of accommodations including motel hotel rooms, cabins, full hook-up RV sites, pop-up & tent sites and a Retreat Center for conferences, groups, events and seminars. Enota is rated to be in the top 100 camping destinations in the country. Enota Mountain Retreat in Helen Hiawassee Georgia. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Enota Mountain Retreat Hotel Hiawassee