Destination guide

Why people love visiting captivating Eastern Tennessee

The area's entertainment and art galleries are just a few of the reasons to vacation in Eastern Tennessee. Renowned for its mountain views, riverfront and shopping, this city welcomes all visitors. Take in top local attractions like Dollywood and Sunsphere Tower. Are you looking for specific amenities for your getaway? Many of our vacation rentals feature full kitchens and laundry facilities.

Activities

Sightseeing in and around Eastern Tennessee

Are you looking for attractions to see while you're in town? Venture out of your vacation home and experience everything that Eastern Tennessee has to offer. These are some of the major attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Dollywood (25 mi / 40.2 km)
  • Knoxville Zoological Gardens (8.9 mi / 14.3 km)
  • Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies (28.1 mi / 45.2 km)
  • World's Fair Park (5.6 mi / 9 km)
  • Dead Horse Lake Golf Course (8.3 mi / 13.3 km)
  • Knoxville Zoo (8.8 mi / 14.2 km)
Natural features

Exploring the mountains and other natural features in Eastern Tennessee

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your vacation in Eastern Tennessee. These are some of the area's noteworthy sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Ijams Nature Center (6.9 mi / 11.1 km)
  • High Ground Park (4.1 mi / 6.6 km)
  • University of Tennessee Gardens (4.2 mi / 6.7 km)
  • Marble Springs State Historic Site (5 mi / 8 km)
  • Volunteer Landing Park (5.6 mi / 8.9 km)
  • Charles Krutch Park (5.8 mi / 9.4 km)
How to get there

Transportation to and around Eastern Tennessee

Fly into Knoxville, TN (TYS-McGhee Tyson), the closest airport, located 5.9 mi (9.5 km) from the city center.

Can I find a vacation rental around Eastern Tennessee?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 12,264 vacation rentals near Eastern Tennessee. From 7,487 Cabins to 7,487 Cottages, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Eastern Tennessee are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Eastern Tennessee?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Eastern Tennessee. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Pigeon Forge: 7,935 vacation rentals
  • Gatlinburg: 7,735 vacation rentals
  • Pikeville: 101 vacation rentals
  • Weaverville: 1,403 vacation rentals
  • Blue Ridge: 1,331 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Eastern Tennessee! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Eastern Tennessee?

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

  • Pigeon Forge: 7,935 rentals
  • Gatlinburg: 7,735 rentals
  • Pikeville: 101 rentals
  • Weaverville: 1,403 rentals
  • Blue Ridge: 1,331 rentals

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

Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when traveling by plane to Eastern Tennessee?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of vacation rentals in Eastern Tennessee are:

  • Gatlinburg, TN (GKT-Gatlinburg - Pigeon Forge): 7,866 vacation rentals
  • Greenville, SC (GMU-Greenville Downtown): 192 vacation rentals
  • Asheville Regional Airport (AVL): 2,319 vacation rentals

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

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Eastern Tennessee?

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

  • Dollywood: 7,092 rentals
  • Cummins Falls State Park: 85 rentals
  • Cades Cove: 6,773 rentals
  • Wild Bear Falls Indoor Waterpark: 7,943 rentals
  • Island at Pigeon Forge: 7,944 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Eastern Tennessee listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

Explore destinations around Eastern Tennessee

Pigeon Forge
7,935 vacation rentals
Gatlinburg
7,735 vacation rentals
Pikeville
101 vacation rentals
Weaverville
1,403 vacation rentals
Blue Ridge
1,331 vacation rentals
Asheville
2,095 vacation rentals
Jefferson
784 vacation rentals
Sevierville
7,814 vacation rentals
Helen
800 vacation rentals
Lake Lure
781 vacation rentals
Chattanooga
487 vacation rentals
Boone
2,347 vacation rentals
Bryson City
875 vacation rentals
Maggie Valley
930 vacation rentals
Townsend
4,452 vacation rentals
Blowing Rock
2,166 vacation rentals
Cherokee
2,798 vacation rentals
Highlands
1,037 vacation rentals
Ellijay
1,409 vacation rentals
Hendersonville
1,864 vacation rentals