Destination guide

Set your sights on scenic Lookout Mountain

Hugging the Georgia/Tennessee border just south of Chattanooga, Lookout Mountain offers some of the prettiest landscapes you'll find anywhere. Perched on a mountain of the same name, the cozy town draws visitors from far and wide due to its stunning natural landscapes. A Lookout Mountain vacation rental puts you on the doorstep of nearly any natural phenomenon you can imagine. Looking for one-of-a-kind rock formations or a glittering waterfall in a cave? They've got it. Strap on your hiking boots and immerse yourself in nature. Who know, you might even cross paths with a fairy along the way.


A hiker's paradise in otherworldly terrain

If you like to get up close and personal with nature, with some amazing views to boot, a Lookout Mountain vacation rental might just be the place for you. Ochs Gateway Trailhead winds through serene forests, while a Rock City hike takes you past impressive balanced rocks, towering waterfalls, and quaint gardens. Do prepare yourself for the swinging suspension bridge if you're afraid of heights. The Lula Lake Land Trust has over 6 miles of trails for running, biking, and hiking. Paddleboard through the trees and wild birds of Lookout Creek. In town, check out the festivals and holiday light shows.


A break from the sweltering southern heat

Summers in Lookout Mountain are pleasant and warm, without the sultry heats you get in much of the south. High temps from June to August are typically in the 80s. Winters tend to be mild, though temperatures can dip down just below freezing from December to February, so remember to bring a jacket. Autumn is a popular time for Lookout Mountain vacation rentals, thanks in large part to the stunning fall foliage that turns the popular scenic views into a blanket of fiery colors, particularly in October and early November.

Natural features

Unbelievable panoramas are in our nature

Thanks to its unique rock formations and towering outcrops, Lookout Mountain offers plenty of chances to look out on the forests and hills below. Sitting at 1,700 feet above sea level, it's no surprise you can see seven states from here. The landscape is impressively varied, from cascading waterfalls, to winding creeks, to deep caves like Ruby Falls, where it's always 59 degrees. Throughout it all you'll find miles and miles of trails that let you get up close and personal with nature and enjoy the fresh mountain air.


Transportation to and around Lookout Mountain

The nearest airport is in Chattanooga, TN (CHA-Chattanooga Metropolitan), located 13.6 mi (21.8 km) from the city center.

Where to stay around Lookout Mountain?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 356 vacation rentals near Lookout Mountain. From 86 Cabins to 175 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Lookout Mountain for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Lookout Mountain?

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 Lookout Mountain:

  • North Chattanooga: 34 vacation rentals
  • Northside: 40 vacation rentals
  • Lookout Valley Neighborhood Association: 78 vacation rentals
  • St. Elmo Improvement League: 34 vacation rentals
  • Southside Historic District: 31 vacation rentals

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

Can I rent Cabins in Lookout Mountain?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 86 Cabins in Lookout Mountain. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Lookout Mountain include:

  • Houses: 175 rentals available
  • Cottages: 86 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 56 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Lookout Mountain?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 21 vacation rentals with pool available in Lookout Mountain. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.