Destination guide

Experience Chattanooga from vacation home rentals

One of America's greenest cities, Chattanooga is an urban oasis in the heart of Tennessee. It's brimming with leafy public parks and waterfront trails, not to mention trendy neighborhoods and quirky museums. Throw in a lively student scene fueled by the University of Tennessee and Chattanooga vacation rentals unlock access to one of the South's most captivating cities. Lovingly nicknamed "The 'Noog" by locals, this is a city that will quickly have you under its spell. Chattanooga is also a gateway to adventure, with easy access to a host of rock-climbing routes, hiking trails and more.

Things to do

Tourist attractions near Chattanooga vacation rentals

Chattanooga is a museum lover's nirvana. Start at the Hunter Museum of American Art, which houses an impressive collection of contemporary works inside a gleaming steel and glass facade. Music buffs will be in their element at Songbirds, the newest addition to Chattanooga's museum trail. Inside you'll find a treasure trove of memorabilia, from rare 1950s Fender Broadcasters, to vintage guitars strummed by the likes of BB King, Roy Orbison and Chuck Berry. Want to stay local? Set in the heart of the downtown district, Chattanooga vacation rentals put you mere steps from the city's top attractions.

Activities

Activities near Chattanooga vacation homes

Chattanooga is a city of neighborhoods and finding your favorite is all part of the fun. It's hard not to fall for the Bluff View Art District and its historic brick buildings. Today they house a mix of artisan coffee roasters, farm-to-table restaurants and independent galleries. Martin Luther King Boulevard is the beating heart of Chattanooga's student scene, with microbreweries, distilleries and live music bars to sip your way through. Want to experience the city like a local? From the Bluff View Art District to the trendy North Shore, Chattanooga vacation rentals promise a local experience in the city's top-rated neighborhoods.

Weather

Local weather for your trip to Chattanooga vacation rentals

Chattanooga shines in the summer, when the city enjoys long days and lashings of sunshine. It's a great time to neighborhood hop, relax at outdoor cafes and attend the famous Riverbend Festival. Temperatures can climb into the low 90s, so expect heat and humidity. As well as beating the summer crowds, fall ushers in cooler weather and stunning foliage. You'll also catch festivals like RiverRocks, a month-long celebration of Chattanooga's outdoor lifestyle. While winter temperatures often drop below freezing, Chattanooga's indoor attractions don't skip a beat.

Natural features

Park hopping in eco-friendly Chattanooga

Chattanooga sits on the banks of the Tennessee River, in the foothills of the mighty Appalachian Mountains. The city is famously green, with sites like the Tennessee Riverpark helping earn Chattanooga its eco-friendly reputation. The multi-use greenway stretches for 13 miles along the banks of the Tennessee. You'll also find locals relaxing in Coolidge Park. It's fringed by lush wetlands that attract local birdlife. For some of the best views in Tennessee, jump aboard the Incline Railway. It climbs to the summit of Lookout Mountain, where you'll get sweeping views over the city.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Chattanooga

Fly into Chattanooga, TN (CHA-Chattanooga Metropolitan), the closest airport, located 6.4 mi (10.4 km) from the city center.

Family friendly

Family fun near Chattanooga vacation homes

Chattanooga is an ideal spot for a family trip. Vacation homes put you within reach of kid-focused locations like the Tennessee Aquarium, a waterfront complex with sea and river animals, birds, and butterflies, and Lookout Mountain Incline Railway, a vertical gauge railway ride with historic sites and trails. Kids will also like Coolidge Park, a waterfront park with a historic carousel, an interactive play fountain, and play areas.

Good for couples

Romantic vacation homes in Chattanooga

Couples can find endless fun in Chattanooga. Vacation rentals are close to romantic places like the Hunter Museum of American Art, a diverse museum with masterpieces from the Colonial period to modern day, and Ruby Falls, an underground waterfall inside a limestone cavern. You could also visit Rock City Gardens, a garden with vibrant blooms, ancient rock formations, and walking trails with scenic views.

Can I find a vacation rental around Chattanooga?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 487 vacation rentals near Chattanooga. From 106 Cabins to 232 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Chattanooga for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Chattanooga?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Chattanooga:

  • Downtown Chattanooga: 70 vacation rentals
  • Lookout Valley Neighborhood Association: 43 vacation rentals
  • St. Elmo Improvement League: 40 vacation rentals
  • North Chattanooga: 38 vacation rentals
  • Hixson: 257 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Chattanooga?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Chattanooga. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Ruby Falls: 407 vacation rentals
  • Tennessee Riverpark: 387 vacation rentals
  • Tennessee Aquarium: 411 vacation rentals
  • Lookout Mountain Incline Railway: 452 vacation rentals
  • Raccoon Mountain Caverns: 411 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Chattanooga listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Cabins in Chattanooga?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 106 Cabins in Chattanooga. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Chattanooga include:

  • Houses: 232 rentals available
  • Cottages: 106 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 66 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Chattanooga?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 68 vacation rentals with pool available in Chattanooga. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.