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Modern spirit, Southern soul in Roswell

Discover the beauty of the Georgia backwoods, visit stunning historic homes, and enjoy Southern hospitality – all just half an hour from Atlanta – in the family-friendly city of Roswell. Roswell vacation rentals range from antebellum homes just off the town’s main historic main square, to secluded ranches nestled among the ancient chestnut, poplar, and hickory trees. Explore this beautiful area’s vibrant heart, busting with independent eateries, and fun activities to keep the whole family entertained.

Things to do

Grand old attractions in Roswell

Roswell has some stately antebellum homes open to the public: Barrington Hall, the Smith Plantation, and Bulloch Hall – the childhood home of President Theodore Roosevelt's mother, Mittie Bulloch. These restored homes of the town’s “founding families” showcase the lives of these dynasties as well as the area’s turbulent history. It’s also possible to explore the sights of Atlanta from your Roswell vacation rental. Given Roswell’s location a half-hour’s drive north of Atlanta, it’s easy to explore the Georgia state capital, including Martin Luther King Jr National Historic Site, Georgia Aquarium, or High Museum of Art.

Activities

Exploring the historic heart of Roswell

From your Roswell vacation rental, you can take a self-guided walking tour to explore downtown, or navigate the city’s Historic District on a trolley tour. The Roswell Cultural Arts Center hosts live music throughout the year, including the popular LIVE! In Roswell concert series. Close by, Old Mill Park has hiking trails to explore and the ruins of Roswell’s former mills. From there, you can cross the Vickery Creek Covered Pedestrian Bridge to the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area. This park attracts many visitors to enjoy the great outdoors, and to fish the Chattahoochee River for its trout, bass, and catfish.

Weather

A year of fun in Roswell

The city of Roswell plays host to numerous events throughout the year. During February, Roswell celebrates its African American history and culture with a series of unique and fun events in the Roswell Roots Festival, one of the largest celebrations in the state of Georgia. June, meanwhile, sees the Roswell Magnolia Storytelling Festival come to town, thrilling listeners with tall tales, folk tales, and family stories. Then, come fall, Roswell’s streets buzz with the excitement of Roswell’s October Wine Festival.

Natural features

Natural grandeur near Roswell

The city of Roswell has several parks with almost 1,000 acres of greenery and facilities. You can explore local history and hike the trails at Old Mill Park, while, in summer, Riverside Park is the place to head to cool off at its splash pad, or enjoy the fishing, kayaking, hiking, or biking to be had there. Or, rent tubes and float down the Chattahoochee River from Powers Island to Paces Mill – the free Roswell River Parks Shuttle will take you to your favorite spots along the river. The Chattahoochee River Water Trail was the first river named a National Water Trail, so don’t miss the opportunity to canoe, raft, or kayak along its pristine waters.

How to get there

Transportation options to and around Roswell

The nearest airport is in Atlanta, GA (PDK-DeKalb-Peachtree), located 11.7 mi (18.8 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you can also fly into Atlanta, GA (FTY-Fulton County), which is 20.6 mi (33.1 km) away.

Where to stay around Roswell?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 2,133 vacation rentals near Roswell. From 852 Houses to 1,008 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Roswell for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

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

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 Roswell:

  • Downtown: 685 vacation rentals
  • Buckhead: 1,432 vacation rentals
  • Midtown: 1,085 vacation rentals
  • Southwestern: 27 vacation rentals
  • Virginia Highland: 304 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 Roswell?

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

  • Primrose Cottage: 2,132 vacation rentals
  • Chattahoochee Nature Center: 2,294 vacation rentals
  • Archibald Smith Plantation Home: 2,047 vacation rentals
  • Brookfield Country Club: 941 vacation rentals
  • Red Door Playhouse: 2,159 vacation rentals

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

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 852 Houses in Roswell. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Roswell include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 1,008 rentals available
  • Cottages: 32 rentals available
  • Estates: 6 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Roswell?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 527 vacation rentals with pool available in Roswell. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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