Destination guide

Enter the lush Cherokee National Forest

Perched on the northwest edge of the Cherokee National Forest, South Holston Lake is a vast expanse of shimmering fresh water that draws visitors from far and wide. The lake sits just a short drive from Bristol, a gently bustling community that straddles the Tennessee-Virginia border. You're guaranteed the warmest of Southern welcomes in this beguiling community, which boasts alluring independent boutiques, irresistible eateries, and a thriving arts and entertainment district. South Holston Lake vacation rentals range from sleek downtown apartments to waterfront log cabins, so you can tailor your stay to your exact wishes.

Things to do

Treats for music lovers and motor fiends alike

You'll find a wealth of attractions within easy reach of your South Holston Lake vacation rental. The Birthplace of Country Music Museum is an interactive celebration of the legendary 1927 Bristol Sessions, today regarded as the 'Big Bang' of modern country music. Highlights include a fully operational vintage radio station, which broadcasts live from the museum. Petrol heads will certainly want to make a pit stop at the Bristol Motor Speedway, one of the most popular NASCAR tracks, renowned for its incredibly steep banking. For an unforgettable day trip, head deep below the earth's surface to explore the enchanting Bristol Caverns, with their surreal ancient stone formations.


Aquatic adventures at South Holston Lake

South Holston Lake serves as a beacon to anglers of all skill levels. Its waters are positively teeming with black bass, sunfish, catfish, and other highly prized catches. There's no better way to spend a sizzling summer's day than to catch some rays from the comfort of your own pontoon boat, which can be hired from numerous marinas around the lake. If you're in the market for something a little more adventurous, join a scuba diving expedition and get up close and personal with the local marine life. Or grab yourself a jet ski and race across the water at thrilling speeds.


Sunny summers by South Holston Lake

Summer days around South Holston Lake are generally long, sunny and blissfully warm, ideal for lounging around and enjoying life in the great outdoors. The spring and fall months tend to be pleasantly fresh, and fewer out-of-towners mean that you may be able to secure a good deal on a sought-after South Holston Lake vacation rental. Temperatures plunge in November, but winters are usually chilly rather than bitingly cold, with snowfall relatively rare. Rainfall is fairly consistent throughout the year, so it's a good idea to pack waterproofs whenever you decide to visit.

Natural features

Animal encounters at South Holston Lake

The sprawling Cherokee National Forest is home to an abundance of enthralling flora and fauna. It's a haven for birdwatchers, with over 230 recorded species. Keep on the lookout for majestic birds of prey, including the elusive peregrine falcon. Sharp-eyed hikers are also likely to catch a glimpse of forest-dwellers such as darting deer, impossibly cute chipmunks, and maybe even a vividly colorful eastern box turtle.

How many vacation rentals are available around South Holston Lake, US?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 135 vacation rentals around South Holston Lake. From 39 cabin rentals to 67 house rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in South Holston Lake?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in South Holston Lake. From Vrbo travelers, the top most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Banner Elk: 2,318 vacation rentals
  • Boone: 1,738 vacation rentals
  • Beech Mountain: 1,807 vacation rentals
  • Blue Ridge Mountains: 13,872 vacation rentals
  • North Carolina Mountains: 20,865 vacation rentals

And Vrbo offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in South Holston Lake! 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 South Holston Lake?

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 South Holston Lake:

  • Banner Elk: 2,318 rentals
  • Boone: 1,738 rentals
  • Vilas: 2,268 rentals
  • Butler: 697 rentals
  • Todd: 2,476 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in South Holston Lake?

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

  • Virginia Creeper Trail: 402 rentals
  • Bristol Motor Speedway: 281 rentals
  • Kidd Brewer Stadium: 2,657 rentals
  • Johnson City Family Skatecenter: 160 rentals
  • East Tennessee State University: 156 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around South Holston Lake listed on Vrbo 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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