Destination guide

A multi-faceted vacation in Kennesaw

Kennesaw vacation rentals come in all shapes and sizes, from serene lodges above the blue waters of Allatoona Lake, to tree-shrouded cabins with walking access to the famous battlefields of Kennesaw. That means you can make a vacation to this far-flung corner of Atlanta whatever you want it to be. Family visits to Civil War reenactment sites? Check. Countryside adventures in Georgia's woods and waters? Check. Hops to Atlanta for Coca-Cola World and Civil Rights memorials? Check. It's all there.

Things to do

American history runs strong in Kennesaw

It was way back in 1864 that the wooded ridges of Kennesaw Mountain hosted one of the most dramatic battles of the Atlanta Campaign during the American Civil War. Today, that history is chronicled at the Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park, which has film screenings and interpretative hiking routes to help showcase the skirmishes that resulted in the Confederate victory. Kennesaw is also home to the Southern Museum, which has exhibits dedicated to the locomotive industry in Georgia and beyond – expect venerable train and tales of the Great Locomotive Chase.


Lazing and learning in Kennesaw

If you like the sound of an outdoors adventure in the Georgian backcountry, hopping between lakeside beaches and strolling state parks, camping in the pine woods and picnicking on the Red Top Mountain, then you can get Kennesaw vacation rentals in the surrounding hills that will suit just fine. Alternatively, you could make your base in the town itself, where Main Street leads almost directly to historic battlefield tours, and connections to downtown Atlanta open up live music venues and sightseeing aplenty.


Enjoy the summer climate in Kennesaw

Between fishing trips on Allatoona Lake and hiking the interpretative trails of the Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park, you're going to be spending plenty of time in the great Georgian outdoors. That means there's really no better seasons to book you Kennesaw vacation rentals than the spring and summertime, which typically range from May to August in this corner of the South. Expect some hot, humid weather, and the occasional downpour, but nothing that won't stop you from exploring the Civil War story.

Natural features

Leaving Atlanta behind in Kennesaw

Kennesaw is the stepping stone between urban Atlanta and the northern backcountry of Georgia. As the city fades away, the spindly fingers of Allatoona Lake take over, hosting reserves like the Red Top Mountain and the George Washington Carver State Park. These are awash with pine forests and camping grounds, have freshwater beaches and boating lakes. For one of America's vaster wildernesses, you'll need to keep going north. Soon, you'll be cruising through the rising peaks of Appalachia, with the sprawling Chattahoochee National Forest cascading down the hills hiding its black bears and waterfalls.

How to get there

Traveling to and around Kennesaw

The nearest airport is in Atlanta, GA (FTY-Fulton County), located 17.7 mi (28.5 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you can also fly into Atlanta, GA (PDK-DeKalb-Peachtree), which is 20.1 mi (32.4 km) away.

Where to stay around Kennesaw?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 1,757 vacation rentals near Kennesaw. From 684 Houses to 24 Cabins, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Kennesaw for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

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

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 Kennesaw:

  • Downtown: 609 vacation rentals
  • Midtown: 964 vacation rentals
  • South Downtown: 175 vacation rentals
  • Virginia Highland: 288 vacation rentals
  • North Buckhead: 109 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 Kennesaw?

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

  • Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History: 624 vacation rentals
  • Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park: 1,634 vacation rentals
  • Swift-Cantrell Park: 476 vacation rentals
  • Kennesaw State University: 709 vacation rentals
  • Town Center at Cobb: 1,103 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Kennesaw 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 Houses in Kennesaw?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 684 Houses in Kennesaw. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Kennesaw include:

  • Cabins: 24 rentals available
  • Cottages: 24 rentals available
  • Villas: 6 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 Kennesaw?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 401 vacation rentals with pool available in Kennesaw. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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