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.


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.

How many vacation rentals are available around Eastern Tennessee?

Our 2020 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 12,830 house rentals around Eastern Tennessee. From 7,708 Cabins to 7,708 Cottages, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Eastern Tennessee is 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:

  • South Carolina: 24,345 vacation rentals
  • North Carolina: 24,661 vacation rentals
  • Bryson City: 892 vacation rentals
  • Blue Ridge: 1,550 vacation rentals
  • Pigeon Forge: 8,158 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 travelling 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:

  • Bryson City: 892 rentals
  • Blue Ridge: 1,550 rentals
  • Pigeon Forge: 8,158 rentals
  • Lake Lure: 764 rentals
  • Murphy: 1,388 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 travelling 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 lodging choices in Eastern Tennessee are:

  • Abingdon, VA (VJI-Virginia Highlands): 120 home rentals
  • Pickens, SC (LQK-Pickens County): 472 home rentals
  • Asheville Regional Airport (AVL): 2,336 home 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 holiday in Eastern Tennessee?

HomeAway offers a large selection of lodging choices 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:

  • Sky Valley Resort: 1,106 vacation homes
  • Bristol Motor Speedway: 278 vacation homes
  • Dollywood: 7,320 vacation homes
  • Unicoi State Park: 667 vacation homes
  • Hawksnest Tubing Park: 2,522 vacation homes

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.

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