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Based at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the Smoky Springs retirement community offers a tranquil senior living experience in Gainesville, GA, just an hour from Atlanta. Our rural community is located on a quiet, tree-lined lane near the shores of Brenau Lake. Several markets, medical centers and restaurants are located within a mile of the community.
Known as the "Queen City of the Mountains," Gainesville strikes the perfect balance between small-town charm, big-city amenities and gorgeous scenery. Get to know your neighbors at the Quinlan Visual Arts Center, just five minutes away. It’s also just three miles to the local branch of the Atlanta Botanical Garden, home to acres of woodlands and water lilies, and the serene creekside paths of Wilshire Trails.
In the neighborhood
Moving to a new home can be challenging, but you’ll find familiar comforts and discover new favorites at Smoky Springs and in the surrounding Gainesville area. With so many entertainment options and transportation services, residents at Smoky Springs enjoy a lifestyle that’s anything but boring.
Floor Plans & Room Planner
Smoky Springs features inviting floor plans designed to maximize resident access and everyday comfort in your new home. Use this convenient guide to choose from the many available room sizes and layouts, then use our room planning tool to help arrange the furniture in your new home.
Community Amenities and Services
- Activity Room
- Barber/Beauty Salon
- Billiard Lounge
- Community Fireplace
- Community Grounds
- Fitness Equipment
- Large Screen TV Lounge
- Laundry Facilities
- Locked Mailboxes
- Pets Welcome
- Private Dining Room
- Resident Kitchen
- Safety Rails
- Smoke Alarm and Sprinkler System
- Walking Paths
- Wheelchair Accessible
- Basic Cable TV
- Individually Controlled Heating and Air Conditioning
- Kitchenette in Units
- Patio or Balcony
- Telephone Hookups
Services Included with Monthly Rent
- Common Area WiFi
- Complimentary Scheduled Transportation
- Daily Chef Prepared Meals
- Full Calendar of Enriching Activities
- Light Linen Service
- Personal Emergency Response Device
- Weekly Housekeeping
Connection isn’t our goal. It’s our promise.
That’s why life at Holiday Retirement isn’t prescriptive, it’s personal. This is an era of opportunity to find passions that spark curiosity and people that inspire us to learn who one is. Life at Holiday Retirement isn’t about a building or amenities, it’s about the ways those simple pleasures and the people we share them with transform us every day. A meal becomes a memory. A trip to the store becomes an adventure. And a walk around the grounds becomes a tradition between friends. We are Holiday Retirement and we believe life is best lived among friends on your terms.
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Beauty Care Needs Met On-Site
The convenience of Smoky Springs' on-site beauty salon and barber means all you have to do is walk in to get your hair and nails done. Of course, appointments are available.
Outside clients are welcome into the salon, and there's a wonderful message therapist who is available by appointment.
Fitness Right at Home
Smoky Springs residents enjoy a variety of health and fitness activities, from weekly group exercise classes to anytime access to on-site fitness equipment.
There is a physical therapy available on-site, and some of the exercise activities offered are, Strong legs, TheraBands, and Sit/Stand/Balance. There's also a walking group, exercising and enjoying time with friends at the same time is always a win.
Let Us Serve You
Enjoy restaurant-style dining served with courtesy and caring by our staff who know you. Chef-prepared meals are served every day in Smoky Springs' dining room. Sit with friends or invite your family for a special occasion in our private dining room. Each meal is designed to meet the unique nutritional needs of community members.
Chef Steve makes it a point to get to know all the residents and their dietary needs. His famous fried chicken is always a hit, and almost everybody shows up for the sensational Sunday brunch. And his secret ingredient is....LOVE.
Make Memories Exploring the Surrounding Community
There’s so much to explore in the Gainesville area and Smoky Springs makes sure that residents experience as much as possible. Regular outings to favorite restaurants, local events, and more introduce residents to all their neighborhood has to offer and connect them to the surrounding community.
There's a group of foodies that love to go out and eat at great restaurants for lunch or dinner. Some of the popular bus outings include going to plays, museums, and the North Georgia mountains.
Life is Never Boring
Smoky Springs' comprehensive calendar is packed with both recurring activities and special events. The variety of available activities is meant to enrich the whole person by stimulating physical, emotional, spiritual, intellectual, creative, social or vocational wellness.
For those residents with a green thumb, there are two raised beds for vegetable gardening.
Pets Make Life Better
Furry friends are welcomed as residents at Smoky Springs. We understand how important the companionship and bond that seniors share with their pets. We’re delighted to have cats, dogs, birds, and even bunnies as part of our community.
It's always a great day when the therapy animals come to the community for fun and cuddles. And for resident dogs, there's a dog park that was build by a local Boy Scout troop. One staff member's family raises goats, little pigs, and special chickens, everyone loves when they come by with all the farm animals!
Stay Connected with Technology and Wifi
Smoky Springs is equipped with WiFi access to help you stay connected throughout common areas. You can use a community desktop computer to stay up to date or connect your personal devices to the WiFi.
There's a "Tech Tuesday" program where residents can ask questions about their tech devices and learn how better to use them. Visually impaired technology is also abundant.
Travel and Adventure is Always Available
The exclusive Travel & Stay program offers residents exciting opportunities to travel around the country, with free stays of up to seven days at any of Holiday Retirement’s more than 260 communities. Three chef-prepared meals are included with each trip. Visit all 43 states or just choose a favorite new location or two.
Smoky Springs also operates a program that lets residents get a taste of faraway countries. Once a month, residents can enjoy a themed happy hour with music, food, and presentations related to a new country. They also get a stamp in their community passport.
Lend a Helping Hand
Many residents find a sense of fulfillment in donating their time and skills to a cause close to their hearts. One group knits hats for premature babies at the local hospital. The community as a whole supports Toys for Tots with year round fundraising projects.
We have empowered residents to become resident ambassadors. These individuals have often lived in the community for quite some time and enjoy helping new residents get acclimated to senior living. They encourage new residents to take their time settling in and them feel comfortable in their new home.
Join us for a Complimentary Meal
At Holiday Retirement, we love our food and know you will too. We invite you and a guest to join us for a flavorful meal and the opportunity to see first-hand if independent retirement living is right for you.
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