Find the best place to stay — Tennessee

Where to stay around Tennessee?

Our 2018 property listings offer a large selection of 10,673 vacation rentals near Tennessee. From 5,201 cabins to 2,148 houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Tennessee for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Tennessee?

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

  • Gatlinburg: 6,272 vacation rentals
  • Pigeon Forge: 6,033 vacation rentals
  • Nashville: 2,308 vacation rentals
  • Sevierville: 6,445 vacation rentals
  • Chattanooga: 325 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in 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 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 Tennessee:

  • Gatlinburg: 6,272 rentals
  • Pigeon Forge: 6,033 rentals
  • Nashville: 2,308 rentals
  • Sevierville: 6,445 rentals
  • Chattanooga: 325 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 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 Tennessee are:

  • Gatlinburg, TN (GKT-Gatlinburg - Pigeon Forge): 6,393 vacation rentals
  • Nashville International Airport (BNA): 2,199 vacation rentals
  • Clarksville-Montgomery County Regional Airport (CKV): 22 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 Tennessee?

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

  • Dollywood: 6,431 rentals
  • Bear Creek Crossing Resort: 6,358 rentals
  • Tennessee Riverpark: 269 rentals
  • Cades Cove: 2,073 rentals
  • Ruby Falls: 298 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around 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.

Tennessee – soulful cities and sweet mountain towns

The heart of the country music scene, Tennessee is a blend of lively cities with vibrant music scenes, and small towns where you'll enjoy friendly southern hospitality. Choose Tennessee vacation rentals, such as rustic cabins in the Smoky Mountains for a peaceful escape, or visit Memphis or Nashville to enjoy the kitschy attractions such as Graceland and Dollywood, before stopping for BBQ and hearty southern dishes. Don't forget the smaller cities of Knoxville, with the lively downtown area of Gay Street, and Ruby Falls in Chattanooga, an underground waterfall that makes an unforgettable day out.

Hike, swim and fish in Tennessee's Smoky Mountains

Covered in dense green forest, the Smoky Mountains area is full of hiking trails for all abilities. Deep Creek has a 2-mile trail that takes you past 3 waterfalls, climbing across rocky trails and well-worn forest paths. During the summer, you'll see lots of people lazily tubing down the river, or cooling off in the swimming holes. For the best view of the mountains, visit Clingmans Dome, the tallest of the Smokies. Walk up the spiral pathway to the top of the observation tower, and on clear days you can see across the mountain tops and the national park.

Discover country music's history in Tennessee

The neon-drenched city of Nashville is where country music began, and still has a thriving live music scene today. Catch the regular shows at the Grand Ole Opry House, where country legends old and new have performed on the wooden circle. Take a tour of Sun Records studios, where artists from Elvis to Johnny Cash recorded their hits, or visit the vast Country Music Hall of Fame, and try out some country instruments and mix your own music. By staying in Tennessee vacation rentals near Nashville, you can enjoy the late-night music scene and maybe spot the next big artist.

Humid southern summers and mild winters in Tennessee

Tennessee has famously hot and humid summers, often reaching the 90s between July and August, and often leading to thunderstorms at night. You might prefer to look for Tennessee vacation rentals in the spring or fall, when the weather is a little more comfortable, and you can enjoy warm, sunny days. Winters are mild, with rainfall usually not lasting too long, and hurricanes rarely reaching the state. The Smokies are usually a little cooler than the city, and even have a short skiing season, which is popular with families and beginners.

Discover Tennessee's mountains and forests

The Smoky Mountains are probably Tennessee's most famous natural attraction, but they're not the only national parkland in the state. Nantahala National Forest borders on Tennessee, with winding waterfalls, serene rivers for tubing and long hiking trails through the dense forest. Big South Fork sits on a bend of the Cumberland River, and is popular for fishing, hiking and horseback riding. With a rocky terrain, you'll often see climbers taking on the challenging drops found around the park, and the winding rapids make fun for whitewater rafting, taking you through the twists and turns of the river at high speeds.