Destination guide

Clinton is a taste of Appalachia

Nestled on the bends of the babbling Clinch River just north out of Knoxville, Clinton is a picture of laid-back, small-town Tennessee. With the tree-clad ridges of the Appalachian Mountains rising to the north, and a smattering of historic pioneer attractions and 1950s cinema houses, Clinton vacation rentals are a great choice for a whole range of travelers. You could break out and be strolling the Chuck Swan State Forest or the heritage-rich Cumberland Gap, or go south, to see the redbrick warehouses and 1800s depots of Knoxville's Old City – both in under an hour.


Clinton has the country enjoyments of Tennessee

Clinton vacation rentals close to Appalachia offer a fine base for exploring one of America's most iconic wildernesses. Pack the walking boots, fold up the waders, and get ready for a real medley of outdoor pursuits. You'll need to head just a little to the north for them, where a land of sandstone bluffs, gushing rivers, thick forests, and the rising ridges of the mountains begin. Then, it's all about pitching the tent, cracking out the picnic, finding the best birding spots, mounting the fishing rod, hiking the winding trails – you get the picture.


Come to Clinton when the sun's a-shining

Because so many of Clinton's attractions are located outdoors – its al fresco zoo, its living Appalachian museum, the beautiful backcountry of the Appalachian peaks – it's certainly worth planning your trip here for when the sun's shining. To get the best chance of that, you should search for your Clinton vacation rentals between May and October. The summer, from June to August, is typically the busiest on account of school vacation periods. The fall, in September and October, looks truly beautiful as the Tennessee forests begin to change color.

Natural features

Clinton is western Appalachia

On the far-flung western edge of the Appalachian region – a region that runs all the way from here to the heights of New England – it's possible to get a taste of the handsome fields and wooded ridges that's known as the Ridge-and-Valley Appalachians. These unfold mainly to the north of town, with the Chuck Swan State Forest and its cascading hardwoods and hickories flowing down to meet the Clinch River. Then there's the wilder Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area. That's right on the border with Kentucky, carved through by deep canyons and peppered with sculpted stone arches.


Traveling to and around Clinton

The nearest airport is in Knoxville, TN (TYS-McGhee Tyson), located 22 mi (35.5 km) from the city center.

Where to stay around Clinton?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 129 vacation rentals near Clinton. From 78 Houses to 25 Bungalows, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Clinton for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

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

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 Clinton:

  • Downtown: 29 vacation rentals
  • Big Creek: 55 vacation rentals
  • Lakeside Estates: 41 vacation rentals
  • Flat Hollow Marina: 29 vacation rentals
  • Old North Knoxville: 17 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 Clinton?

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

  • Appalachian Arts Craft Center: 403 vacation rentals
  • Gibbs Ferry Park: 211 vacation rentals
  • Little Ponderosa Zoo and Rescue: 272 vacation rentals
  • Museum of Appalachia: 405 vacation rentals
  • Green McAdoo Cultural Center: 293 vacation rentals

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

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 78 Houses in Clinton. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Clinton include:

  • Bungalows: 25 rentals available
  • Cabins: 25 rentals available
  • Cottages: 25 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Clinton?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 18 vacation rentals with pool available in Clinton. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.