Destination guide

For river deep, mountain high attractions head to Ocoee

A favorite among outdoor enthusiasts, Ocoee is a small mountain community in Polk County, East Tennessee. Get your next Tennessee adventure off to a roaring start and book an Ocoee vacation rental on the fringes of the Chattahoochee National Forest. Ride the wild rapids of the Ocoee River, hike the trails of Sugarloaf Mountain, or visit the legendary Benton Falls. After an active day, embrace the Deep South cuisine and feast on traditional barbecue, or relax with a glass of fine whiskey from the local Chattanooga distillery.

Things to do

Do go chasing waterfalls in the Ocoee River

It's all about natural attractions here in Tennessee. A big draw to the region is the Ocoee River, a 93-mile long river that flows through the southern Appalachian Mountains. It's home to the Ocoee Whitewater Center, near Ducktown, which was famously the site of the 1996 Atlanta Olympics whitewater events. Another key attraction is Benton Falls, a charming 65-foot waterfall. It's a short leisurely trek from the Chilhowee Recreation Center to the falls. Stop off for a picnic or a cool off with a swim in the crystal waters of Clear Creek.

Activities

The Ocoee River - Mother Nature's whirlpool

A Ocoee vacation is all about embracing Mother Nature's great and glorious outdoors. Popular with outdoor enthusiasts, try the hair-raising fun of wildwater rafting or tubing down the frenzied waters of the Ocoee River. If you prefer to get muddy rather than wet, head to Sugarloaf Mountain Park. This rugged forest has more than 15 miles of hiking and biking trails, plus picnic areas and shady glades perfect for an afternoon snooze. As the sun sets, head back to your Ocoee vacation rental and relax on the deck with a local brew.

Weather

Leafing la vida loca - leaf peeping in fall

For outdoors adventurers, there's never a bad time to visit the Ocoee region. The busiest time of year is during the warm summer months. Days are dry and sunny, and temperatures regularly reach the mid-80s. Come winter, the days get shorter, the mercury drops to around 25-30 degrees, and the area sees plenty of rainfall. Fall is the second-most popular time to visit, when the colorful leaf peeping season draws the crowds. For the widest choice of Ocoee vacation rentals, come in winter or spring, but remember to pack a jacket.

Natural features

Take the Chattanooga Choo Choo to the Chattahoochee Forest

Perched on the western fringes of the Chattahoochee National Forest, Ocoee is a small town 40 miles east of Chattanooga. Its prime location next to the forest means it's blessed with hundreds of miles of rugged hiking and biking trails, and abundant wildlife. One of the easier hikes is to Benton Waterfall. Meet the otters who call the Ocoee River home, or come face-to-face with the black bears and white-tailed deer that roam the forest. There's also a visitors' center where you can book a variety of guided and self-guided hikes.

How to get there

Traveling to and around Ocoee

Fly into Chattanooga, TN (CHA-Chattanooga Metropolitan), the closest airport, located 28.9 mi (46.5 km) from the city center.

Where to stay around Ocoee?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 1,310 vacation rentals near Ocoee. From 729 Cabins to 729 Cottages, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Ocoee for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

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

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

  • Cohutta Overlook: 873 vacation rentals
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  • Tinsley Park: 71 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Ocoee 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 Ocoee?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 729 Cabins in Ocoee. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Ocoee include:

  • Cottages: 729 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 729 rentals available
  • Houses: 510 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Ocoee?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 58 vacation rentals with pool available in Ocoee. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.