Gatlinburg Company Offers Relief To People Affected by Hurricane Irma

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Venture Resorts offering discounted lodging rates and charitable donations to people affected by the hurricane.

Venture Resorts (, Gatlinburg’s largest vacation rental company, has announced efforts to help families affected by Hurricane Irma. Starting today, the company will be offering special rates to hurricane evacuees staying at one of Venture Resorts cabins. In addition, a portion of the proceeds from this special rate will be donated to charities helping with hurricane relief efforts.

“Over the past few days we’ve seen a surge in bookings from Florida residents,”
says Billy Parris, general manager of Venture Resorts, “We realized that these are folks avoiding the hurricane. We want to do what we can to help them and others.”

The city of Gatlinburg knows what’s it’s like to be affected by a natural disaster. Last November parts of Gatlinburg were affected by wildfires that destroyed dozens of homes.

“That experience makes us really sensitive to how a natural disaster can affect people,” says Parris.

Venture Resorts will offer all Hurricane Irma evacuees 10% off of the company’s normal lodging rates. Guests need only to identify themselves as Florida or Georgia residents affected by the hurricane to get this discounted rate.

“Coming to the Smokies may seem like a vacation,” says Parris, “But for many of these families this is an unplanned expense that strains the family budget. A discount can help.”

Parris says that, in addition, a portion of the proceeds from this special rate will be donated to the American Red Cross to help with relief efforts.

“The Red Cross did a lot to help Gatlinburg after our emergency, and the Smokies have completely recovered,” says Parris, “I know they’ll help Florida recover too.”

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About Venture Resorts
Venture Resorts is the largest luxury cabin rental agency in the Smoky Mountains, managing over 400 cabins within minutes of Great Smoky Mountain National Park and family-friendly attractions in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.

For more information, call (866) 347-6659 or visit one of the company’s web sites or

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