The average price of a 7-day trip to Cades Cove is $1,830 for a solo traveler, $3,287 for a couple, and $6,162 for a family of 4. Cades Cove hotels range from $72 to $326 per night with an average of $126, while most vacation rentals will cost $280 to $590 per night for the entire home. Average worldwide flight costs to McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS) are between $548 and $870 per person for economy flights and $1,720 to $2,730 for first class. Depending on activities, we recommend budgeting $62 to $124 per person per day for transportation and enjoying local restaurants.

See below for average, budget, and luxury trip costs. You can also look up flight costs from your airport for more tailored flight pricing.

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The Cheapest Times to Visit Cades Cove, US

On average, these will be the cheapest dates to fly to TYS and stay in a Cades Cove hotel:

  • January 8th to March 4th
  • April 16th to April 29th
  • August 6th to November 18th

The absolute cheapest time to take a vacation in Cades Cove is usually early to mid September.

 

Average Cades Cove Trip Costs

Average Solo Traveler

The average cost for one person to visit Cades Cove for a week is $1,345-$2,727($192-$390 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $62 to $124 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $365 to $713 for economy

Lodging: $91 to $120 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $156 to $191 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Couple’s Trip

The average cost for a couple to visit Cades Cove for a week is $2,510-$4,622($359-$660 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $124 to $248 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $730 to $1,426 for economy

Lodging: $91 to $120 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $156 to $191 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Family Vacation

The average cost for 4 people to visit Cades Cove for a week is $4,288-$8,160($613-$1,166 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $248 to $496 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,460 to $2,852 for economy

Lodging: $182 to $240 per night for two 2 or 3-star hotel rooms

or $234 to $306 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Traveling Cheap to Cades Cove

How cheap can you make a vacation to Cades Cove? The cheapest trip to Cades Cove is about $133 per person per day for travelers willing to take standby flights, deal with inconvenience, and otherwise limit travel expenses. About 0% of rentals are available in the $0 to $100 range for an entire place, and vacation rentals can be booked for as low as $106 per night. These inexpensive rentals must be booked as early as possible and may not be in the most desirable areas. 1-star hotels are more likely to be available, with rooms starting at around $63.

Even cheaper trips are possible depending on where you live and whether you can drive. Check the cheapest times to fly for more saving ideas.

Budget Solo Traveler

The lowest cost for one person to visit Cades Cove for a week is $932-$1,847($133-$264 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $27 to $54 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $365 to $713 for economy

Lodging: $63 to $72 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $106 to $126 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Couple’s Trip

The lowest cost for a couple to visit Cades Cove for a week is $1,486-$2,938($212-$420 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $54 to $108 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $730 to $1,426 for economy

Lodging: $63 to $72 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $106 to $126 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Family Vacation

The lowest cost for 4 people to visit Cades Cove for a week is $2,972-$5,576($425-$797 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $108 to $216 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,460 to $2,852 for economy

Lodging: $126 to $144 per night for two 1-star hotel rooms

or $148 to $202 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Overall it is very difficult to travel to Cades Cove cheaply.

The Cost of a Luxury Cades Cove Trip

There is no true ceiling on the cost of a luxury trip, so our estimates are based on what most people do in Cades Cove.

Luxury Solo Traveler

The high-end price for one person to visit Cades Cove for a week is $2,860-$9,707($409-$1,387 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $118 to $236 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,062 to $1,683 for first class

Lodging: $162 to $326 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $590 to $1,062 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Couple’s Trip

The high-end price for a couple to visit Cades Cove for a week is $4,748-$13,042($678-$1,863 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $236 to $472 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $2,124 to $3,366 for first class

Lodging: $162 to $326 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $590 to $1,062 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Family Vacation

The high-end price for 4 people to visit Cades Cove for a week is $9,496-$22,898($1,357-$3,271 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $472 to $944 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $4,248 to $6,732 for first class

Lodging: $324 to $652 per night for two 4 or 5-star hotel rooms

or $944 to $1,593 per night for a preferred vacation rental

 

Cades Cove Hotel Prices

The cost of staying in Cades Cove is much higher than the average city. On average hotels are less expensive than vacation rentals. Luxury vacation rentals are more expensive in Cades Cove due to very high property costs. The graphs below show how much cost can vary depending on the type of experience you’re looking for.

Cades Cove Lodging Cost by Star Status

The average price for the class of hotel is on the (y) axis. The hotel class (out of 5 stars) is on the (x) axis.

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Hotel Price

Prices are based on Cades Cove hotel averages and may not reflect current prices. In some cases, we extrapolate prices to estimate costs, and hotels with your desired star rating may not be available.

Vacation Rental Prices

The percent of vacation rentals in the price range is on the left (y) axis. Price range is on the bottom (x) axis.

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There are a healthy amount of vacation rentals serving all budgets in Cades Cove.

 

Flight Costs to Cades Cove

Averaging flights around the world, prices go from a high of $870 average in late July to a low of $548 in early to mid September. Median flight price is $558. These prices are based on millions of flights. For Cades Cove our data includes 464 originating airports, and 106 airlines. The area has more variance in price compared with other locations. Flying to Cades Cove from an airport like Wattay International (VTE) in Vientiane (Laos) for an average $6,434 trip fare will obviously cost a lot more than from an airport like St Pete Clearwater International (PIE) in St. Petersburg, FL (the United States) at an average of just $181.

 

Average Flight Cost by Season

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Worldwide Flight Prices

Average Flight Cost by Day of Week

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Return Day Prices

 

The cheapest day to fly in is typically Tuesday, and the cheapest day to fly back is usually Tuesday. Click here to see data for the cost of flights from your airport. In Cades Cove, the difference between the cheapest and the most expensive week is about $322, so you can easily save about 59% simply by using our free flight guides and booking in advance.

 

Daily Expenses Budget

Daily vacation expenses vary more based on what you’re interested in doing. A fine dining restaurant with drinks around Cades Cove can easily cost $410 per person or more, while a standard nice meal might be about $27 per person. Private tours can cost $814 per day, but self-guided tours to see the outdoor sights can be free. Costs vary wildly, so recommendations are made based on the cost of living and averages we see for this type of vacation.

 

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