Currency

US dollar ($)

Daily Costs

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

Midrange: $50–150

  • 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

Bargaining

Gentle haggling is common in flea markets; in all other instances you’re expected to pay the stated price.

Money

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.

Exchange Rates

AustraliaA$1$0.76
CanadaC$1$0.77
ChinaY10$1.56
Euro zone€1$1.18
Japan¥100$0.91
MexicoMXN$10$0.49
New ZealandNZ$1$0.70
UK£1$1.34

For current exchange rates see www.xe.com.

Tipping

  • 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.