US dollar ($)
Budget: Less than $50
- Campsite in the national park: $18–27 per night
- Entrance to the national park: free
- Pint of beer at the Smoky Mountain Brewery: $4
- Double room in a midrange hotel in Gatlinburg: $75–120
- Half-day white-water rafting on the Big Pigeon River: $50
- Lunch for two at Three Jimmy's: $35–45
Top End: More than $150
- Overnight lodging and meals for two people at the LeConte Lodge: $296
- Four-hour horseback ride: $140
- Dinner for two at St John's Meeting place in Chattanooga: $80–140
Gentle haggling is common in flea markets; in all other instances you’re expected to pay the stated price.
You'll find plenty of ATMs in Gatlinburg. If camping in the off-season, bring small bills (dollars, fives, 10s) to pay at the self-pay kiosks upon arrival.
For current exchange rates see www.xe.com.
- Hotels $1 to $2 per bag is standard; gratuity for cleaning staff is generally $2 to $5 per day.
- Restaurants and bars 15% to 20% from the before-tax total is expected.
- Guided trips Customary to tip trip leader, at your discretion. Consider the length, party details and itinerary of your trip.