Smoky Springs


940 S Enota Dr NE , Gainesville, GA 30501

(855) 840-7257

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I Visited This Community

My moved my dad into Smoky Springs. My first impression was it was very well taken care of. The property is very nice. Everybody is just so friendly and helpful. It definitely has southern charm. The rooms came in many sizes ranging from, I think, 400 square feet to almost 1,000 square feet. My dad has one of the largest one-bedrooms painted in decorative colors. They have a lot of activities and do daily trips. They have transportation to places and things in-house like volleyball and visiting musicians.

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I visited Smoky Springs and really liked it. The lady, Susan, was very nice. What we liked the best about it is that there were more apartment-like rooms and lots of clubs and activities, which my mother-in-law would have enjoyed. It was a very welcoming atmosphere, and overall, we liked the experience. We wanted to move in there. The rooms were nice and small but perfect for someone who doesn't have a lot of needs. They were clean and looked like an actual one-bedroom apartment. It's very close to our place, which was also a contributing factor, and the grounds were very well-kept. It was clean, nice, had trees and plenty of parking for guests. Our biggest concern with them was price, but I don't think that can be improved because it wasn't really more or less expensive than any of the other places. Considering what you're getting, it's not a bad deal.

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My dad has chosen Smoky Springs. When we walked in, there was a sign with our name on it welcoming us. They offered us a wonderful lunch, and the residents we sat with were very informative. When we took the tour to see the rooms and how things were set up, the staffer was very perceptive that my dad is a very simple man who just wanted a one-bedroom and as little space necessary to survive. No big deal, just a small room. She said that there were other options, but the two rooms that we saw that day were very similar in that they were small but very adequate. In fact, my dad was so excited to have outdoor access, and they have a walking park. He felt very comfortable there and that they could focus on his needs and wants. They have outdoor and indoor activities, a gym, a library, a beauty salon, a shuttle that runs every day if you need it, and doctor shuttles that run twice a week. There’s an enormous amount of resources right there.

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I Am A Current/Past Resident

I lived at Smoky Springs for about six months. There were a lot of residents that were very welcoming, friendly, and agreeable. We could differ on opinions, but we did it kindly, which I found refreshing and very pleasant. However, the management there changed a lot. They had a whole different system where they had 24-hour management on deck and the managers lived there. There were two sets of married managers, so there was always somebody on call there and had call buttons. It was more caring-oriented. Personally, I did not like the three meals a day provided. However, the fact that it had a greater degree of security was a plus.

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Costs for Smoky Springs

Independent Living Starting Cost per Month:

$ 2,224

Medicaid/Medicare Not Accepted

Amenities at Smoky Springs

Property Info

Emergency Services: Less than 1 Mile

Shopping: Less than 1 Mile

Recreation: Less than 1 Mile

Minimum Age: 55

Private Units

Studio Apartments

1-Bedroom Units

2-Bedroom Units

Air Conditioning/Climate Control


Emergency Call System

24-Hour Staffing

Parking Provided

Fitness Room/Gym

Billiards Lounge

Game Room

TV & Media Room


Full-Time Activity Director

Watercolor Painting

Glee Club

Bible Study

Tai Chi & Other Exercise


Outside Patio/Gardens

Cable/Satellite TV

Pet Policy: Small pets allowed

Private Dining Room Available

Restaurant-Style Dining


Transportation to Appointments

Other Transportation Provided

Private Laundry


Linen Service

Travel Program

Live-In Managers

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Description of Smoky Springs


Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Smoky Springs presents an attractive option for seniors looking to enjoy independent retirement living. Our residents enjoy the serene setting of a country home with all the conveniences of the city just a short distance away. Take time out to explore the natural splendor of Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge and Lake Larnier, one of the nation’s most popular recreational areas.

Smoky Springs is a part of Holiday Retirement, a company in the business of providing comfort, value and security to seniors. Since 1971, Holiday has been creating cheerful communities for individuals who want to enjoy an independent and enriching retirement.

Featured Amenities

As a valued resident of our friendly family of seniors, you can look forward to an elegantly furnished and spacious private suite, pristine landscaped surroundings and wholesome cuisine prepared in-house by our professional chefs. We offer residents the chance to live an enriching retirement with a wealth of premium amenities and services.

There’s ample opportunity to make friends. Our residents enjoy a carefully planned schedule of activities and events enabling everyone to be involved and engaged with their neighbors. You can also volunteer for various worthy causes in the wider community.

Available Services

One monthly fee offers residents a comprehensive and all-inclusive lifestyle in retirement. You can experience your senior years without the hassle of household chores since we look after all the mundane tasks for you. Residents at Smoky Springs benefit from weekly housekeeping, linen changing, convenient laundry facilities, cable and heating included as part of our service package. 

We understand that each individual is unique and that needs may change over time. Holiday does not provide any health care services. However, residents are welcome to receive services from any outside home health care provider of their choice to help them continue enjoying life at our community.

Smoky Springs provides a great option for an active, independent and enjoyable retirement in the vibrant city of Gainesville.