Exchange & Workamper Program
you have a productive work ethic?
you committed to excellence?
you committed to healthy physical, mental, and spiritual
Enota might be for you!
Please read each page of this web site and if this is what you
are looking for, please complete the on-line Application
and send a current picture of yourself. In 24-48 hours call
our Coordinator at 706-896-9966 for a
telephone interview. References will be checked,
then we can determine together if Enota is the place for you.
What is Enota?
A conservation effort with a mountain retreat center, cabins, RV
and camping sites.
Land is Kept In Trust to conserve for future
is prime development property with its extensive
infrastructure, waterfalls, streams, sheer beauty and
prime location on the scenic highway to Brasstown Bald.
feel it is a great accomplishment everyday that Enota's
property is not developed into single family
|Enota is Cherokee for
land that nourishes". Enota protects over 60 acre held in Trust,
surrounded on all sides by the National forest with 4 waterfalls, 5 streams and 2 stocked trout ponds.
We are non-profit 501(c)3, volunteer organization. We are actively engaged in leaving our planet in better shape than we found it.
Enota? Enota is located in Hiawassee, Georgia, on
60 + wooded acres, which were once ancient, sacred Cherokee land, then a Cherokee
village. When gold was discovered in the mountains in the 1800’s, the land was
confiscated by the US government, and subsequently sold to a family who homesteaded
it for 60 years before selling it to the YMCA, which used the land as a boys
camp for 50 years. It then became
an RV, cabin and tent campground and is now in Trust for conservation and educational
is surrounded by 750,000 acres of Chattahoochee National Forest and has never
been used for cattle grazing or had any pesticides or chemicals used on it.
It offers some of the cleanest air and water available.
It is located 1 ½ miles from the Appalachian Trail (which can be reached
from the property) and is a direct neighbor to Brasstown Bald Mountain, the
highest mountain in Georgia.
is in the hospitality industry. Work Exchangers run and operate the
retreat center and campground. Work Exchangers are responsible for
housekeeping, cooking, farming, grounds maintenance, customer service,
gardening, animal care, construction, and maintenance. We run a retreat center with cabins, RV and campground facilities. For
guests we offer an opportunity to use our facilities for
personal retreats, conferences and workshops. Our accommodations now include: 10 cabins with kitchenettes,
18 small retreat rooms, 15 private rooms on the stream, 4
bunkhouses, 35 full hookup RV sites, Resident Lodging on the farm, 10 water and electric only
sites, over 100
tent spaces and a heated bath house. We
have a Lodge with a gift shop and store, a full commercial kitchen and dining
room, and full conference facilities providing beds for up to 160 people.
We have a pavilion that will accommodate 500 people and an outdoor
Do We Do At Enota?
work hard every day to make Enota better and better for our
guests and ourselves. Enota
is primarily engaged in servicing the guests
that come through the property. Secondarily, Work Exchangers
take care of our animals, take care of the farm, work on our
expansion and sustainable projects and preserve our land for future generations.
has a Work
& Workamper Program for qualified individuals. We offer housing, healthy meals, clean air, pure
water, and a beautiful environment. A small monthly
stipend is available to those that qualify.
hiking trails wander through and beyond the property. We also provide a satellite TV room, horseshoes, over 1,000 videos, playground equipment,
and three in-ground trampolines. Local area
activities include Lake Chatuge, Helen Georgia, hiking,
waterfalls, white water rafting, tubing, boating, horse back
riding, scenic train rides, antiquing, apple picking, fishing,
panning for gold, Brasstown Bald Mountain, Appalachian Trail,
scenic parkway drives, and much more.
practices organic farming.
We have a seven-year old organic garden - one of the most labor intensive on-going projects.
Fruit trees and berry bushes have been planted, there are mushrooms on logs
throughout the property, and a greenhouse has been erected.
Enota tries to use as much as
possible from the garden but not all meals are vegetarian nor are they
has animals. In our commitment to be sustainable, we
have chickens from which we will get our own eggs. We
have eight Nubian goats, a miniature horse, two cows - which we
milk daily, rabbits, ducks and other resident animals.
Enota is not presently self-sustaining but
we get closer every day.
would like to transition to alternative energy
in the near future. We have a state-of-the-art hydroelectric power plant, which has the ability for
28kw and has the
capability to run our main Lodge - it is not currently in use. As we now purchase all of our
energy, we welcome any
assistance in migrating toward an alternate energy solution.
Hiawassee, GA 30546