January 15, 2011
Welcome to Enota! We would like to welcome you to our blog by first telling you a little bit about us and our history. Enota is a Cherokee word by origin that means, “the land that nourishes and nurtures,” which describes us perfectly! We are a 60-acre conglomeration of eco-friendly services and experiences.
The land that Enota rests on was one sacred Cherokee land. However, gold was discovered in the early 1800s which resulted in the US government confiscating the Cherokee land. After the land was combed for gold, the originally 800 acre parcel was sold to a homesteading family that farmed the land for sixty years. It was then subsequently sold to the Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) and served as a camp for boys for fifty years and then a private owner before coming to it’s current owners. Enota has never been used for cattle grazing or had any pesticides or chemicals used on it.
The beautiful grounds of Enota is surrounded by just shy of a million acres of Chattahoochee National Forest on all sides and lies in the shadow of Brasstown Bald, the tallest mountain in Georgia from which you can see Georgia, Tennesee, North Carolina, South Carolina. The campus is located only a mile and a half from the famous Appalachian Trail and can be reached by a trail from the grounds.