Friends Memberships

Friends of the Smokies members enjoy the satisfaction of preserving and protecting Great Smoky Mountains National Park- and great Smokies discounts, too! Membership pays for itself when you present your card to our membership benefits partners. Shopping, dining and adventures at a discount are your reward for being a Friend of the Smokies. Members also get the inside scoop on Park alerts, features, and news.

Here are the great benefits you will enjoy by becoming a
Friend of the Smoky Mountains:


Publications

Shaconage- The newsletter of Friends of Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
Friends of Great Smoky Mountains National Park Annual Report- Published the following year.


Invitations to Special Events

Check out your newsletter, your mailbox, and/or our website for information on upcoming special events.

Smokies Shopping Discounts

Great Smoky Mountains Association - 15% Discount on merchandise in stores and via mail order at (888) 898-9102 or by email at MailOrder@GSMAssoc.org
Blue Ridge Books and News - 10% off in-store purchases, excluding newspapers.
Loralei’s on Main - 10% off total purchase. Visit Loralei’s on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Loraleis.on.Main
Mast General Store - Make a $50 purchase, receive a $10 Mast Store Gift Card. Make a $100 purchase, receive a $20 Mast Store Gift Card. With a valid Friends of the Smokies membership card. Not valid to purchase gift cards. Cannot be used online. Limit one gift card per visit. Expires December 31, 2014. www.mastgeneralstore.com
NOC Gatlinburg (Gatlinburg, TN) - $5 off purchase of $10 or more, not to be used with other coupons or on sale items. Excludes boat purchases and guided activities (hiking, fishing, climbing wall and rafting). In-stock items only.
Blue Ridge Mountain Sports – 10% off for all Friends of the Smokies members. Restrictions may apply.

Smokies Dining Discounts

The Peddler Steakhouse in Gatlinburg, TN - 10% discount with a current Friends membership card.  www.peddlergatlinburg.com
Park Grill Steakhouse in Gatlinburg, TN - 10% discount with a current Friends membership card.  www.parkgrillgatlinburg.com

Smokies Lodging Discounts

Parkside Cabin Rentals - 10% off cabin rental (restrictions may apply) for all existing members of Friends of the Smokies. Call 1-866-808-7525 to make your reservation or visit them online at (insert link here) www.parksidecabinrentals.com. Complimentary Friends of the Smokies membership with 4-night stay!
Big Cabins - 1-12 bedroom luxury cabins surrounding the Smoky Mountains. Featured in Southern Living’s “Ultimate Cabin Guide”, now part of Wyndham Vacation Rentals.
10% off to Friends of the Smokies members (not valid for some holidays).
Contact us at 866-305-8739 or www.bigcabins.com
Apple Valley Comfort Inn in Sevierville, TN proudly offers a 10% discount to Friends of the Smokies members. This property is located right on the border between Sevierville and Pigeon Forge, and is a three time winner of Choice Hotel's Comfort Inn of the Year and a recent 2011 Platinum Award winner. You will enjoy lodging at one of the Smokies Most Award Winning Hotels.  www.comfortinnapplevalley.com
Clarion Inn Willow River in Sevierville, TN proudly offers a 10% discount to Friends of the Smokies members. Located in Sevierville, Tennessee, the gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains... the gleaming brightness of the ante-bellum southern design of the Clarion Inn Willow River reflects the charm of the Old South. This property won the 2009 Best of Sevierville Award from the US Commerce Association.  www.innofthesouth.com
The Inn on the River - Friends of the Smokies members receive the largest and most generous discount available at The Inn On The River.....$20 Off published rates off every room type per night. Subject to space available; cannot be combined with any other type discount.
Smoky Mountain Premier RV Resort - Adjacent to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, we are a brand new, gated RV resort featuring all big rig, full hook-up sites. 10% discount to Friends of the Smokies card holders (restrictions may apply). Call 855-55-SMPRV (76778) to make reservations or visit us online at www.smprvresort.com for more information.
Carolina Vacations - 10% discount on rentals. For more information visit www.carolinavacations.com
Haywood County Hotel and Motel Association - Varying discounts at participating members.  www.maggievalleymountains.com
10% discount on lodging from participating members of:

Smokies Fun Discounts

Dollywood and Dollywood’s Splash Country - $5.00 off the price of one-day admission.  www.dollywood.com
Tennessee Smokies Baseball Games - Buy one ticket, get one free Sunday through Thursday home games during the regular season.  www.smokiesbaseball.com
Great Smoky Mountains Railroad - $3.00 off regular ticket price.  www.gsmr.com
Cataloochee Valley Tours - $3.00 off published price of any Eco-Tour with a valid Friends of the Smokies membership card. Let our naturalist take you on a guided eco-tour to one of the best kept secrets in the Great Smoky Mountains ... Cataloochee Valley! Eco-tours include round trip transportation along with a snack and drink. Visit www.cataloocheevalleytours.com for more details.
The Biltmore Estate - A Special Offer for Friends of the Smokies- 2 days of admission for the price of 1 when you purchase 1–6 days before your visit. You must click the Buy Tickets button on www.biltmore.com/smokies and select a visit date within the week; your ticket will automatically be good for a second consecutive day. You must purchase from www.biltmore.com/smokies to receive this offer.
Knoxville Zoo - 20% off any full-price one-day admission.  www.knoxville-zoo.org
Museum of Appalachia, Norris, TN - Adult admission, $2.95 off; Children‚s admission $1.00 off.  www.museumofappalachia.com
Ripley’s Gatlinburg Family of Attractions - $20 off our Ultimate Annual Fun Pass making it $79.99 (originally $99.99) www.gatlinburg.ripleys.com
Ober Gatlinburg - 50% discount on round-trip aerial tramway fare www.obergatlinburg.com
The TN Riverboat Company offers Friends of the Smokies a buy one get one free sightseeing cruise aboard the "STAR" of Knoxville authentic paddlewheel boat. Get a look at original historic sights along the beautiful Tennessee River. During this 1.5 hour sightseeing tour enjoy commentary from the Captain, open cash bar and concessions. A meal and entertainment may be scheduled at an additional cost. Call 800-509-2628 for schedule, and visit  www.tnriverboat.com for more information.
Smoky Mountain Outdoors White Water Rafting - Learn more at www.smokymountainrafting.com. Class 3 & 4 Whitewater Adventures on the Big Pigeon River out of Hartford, TN as well as a guided Pack and Paddle trip, which combines a moderate hike on Big Creek Trail with a River Trip. Friends of the Smokies members receive a 10% discount on all guided trips. Reservations must be made by calling 1-800-771-7238. Please reference Friends of the Smokies to receive your discount. This offer cannot be combined with other offers.

The Fine Print

Membership cards and membership benefits are extended to those giving membership gifts of at least $35/year to Friends of the Smokies.
You must present your membership card in order to receive your discount(s).  No exceptions.
Membership benefits and discount programs are subject to change without notice.  Please visit our website for the most up-to-date information.
For more information, call (865) 932-4794, or e-mail us at hollys@friendsofthesmokies.org.


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Wherever you go in the Smokies, you can see the results of our collective efforts, but we still have a lot more work to do. Please help us help the Smokies. Become a Friend Today! Click for more info.


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