Destination guide

Surrounded by water in Guntersville

Hailed as “Alabama's Lake City”, charming little Guntersville sits surrounded by the watery bends of the Tennessee River on 3 sides. It's a handsome, sleepy place to while away a vacation in the wooded hills of Alabama, lazing on the verandahs of traditional farmhouses or quaint Guntersville vacation rentals. Or, you can crack out the fishing rod, pull on the wellies, and make for the beautiful Lake Guntersville State Park, where boaters and campers enjoy the great American outdoors.

Things to do

Venture outside to see the best of Guntersville

There's no question about it – Guntersville's main attractions are all outside. To be on the doorstep of the biggest, be sure to search for Guntersville vacation rentals close to Lake Guntersville State Park. That's where you'll find beaches and fishing spots aplenty. And if you're willing to leave your deckchair for a spell, consider heading north to the Cathedral Caverns State Park. Carved through by deep caves and tunnels, the landscape there hides colossal rooms of stalactites and stalactites.


Take it easy in Guntersville

Guntersville vacation rentals offer a base in the laid-back wilds of Alabama. Surrounded by the sloshing waters and meandering bends of the Tennessee River, it's just about as bucolic as this corner of America can get. It's all about long, lazy days of shoreline fishing, or slow boat tours along the riparian habitats. Or, you can enjoy al fresco beers with views over Lake Guntersville, topped off with evenings of Southern BBQ while the sun sets across the low ridges of the Sequatchie Valley. Of course, camping is never too far away in these parts either.

Natural features

Guntersville makes the most of its natural surroundings

After the creation of the Guntersville Dam, the waters around Guntersville only got bigger. The Tennessee River flows in and around the main part of the town, swelling up to create the sprawling waters of Lake Guntersville. Wooded hills peak and trough around the whole region, too, creating a small enclave of walking trails, fishing spots, and hidden beaches. Nearby, the Cathedral Caverns State Park hosts an altogether different wilderness, going unto the Alabama subterranean with its huge passages and halls.

How to get there

How to get to and around Guntersville

The nearest airport is in Huntsville International Airport (HSV), located 33.9 mi (54.6 km) from the city center.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Guntersville?

Whatever vacation experience you're seeking, you'll find a rental property in or around Guntersville that fits you like a glove. Why not try these on for size?:

  • Around 3 miles from the center of Guntersville, it's difficult to beat "Pet Friendly Lakefront Cottage With A 2 Person Kayak Available". It has 2 bedrooms and a range of conveniences like a blender and off-street parking options.
  • Alternatively, unpack your suitcase at "Main Channel Lake Guntersville Waterfront Home With Beautiful View And Deep Water". Around 16 miles from the heart of Guntersville, it has 2 bedrooms and comes with cable/satellite TV services and an ice maker.

For even more great options, use the search bar at the top of the page to find the perfect Guntersville vacation rental for you.

What are the best tiny house vacation rentals in or near Guntersville?

You need only take a peek inside our tiny house vacation rentals in Guntersville to recognize that good things really do come in tiny packages. Designed to maximize every inch of space, these fun-sized digs promise a big vacation experience:

  • Enjoy a simpler way of living at "Urban Pines Black/modern A Tiny House Vibe". Amenities at this getaway in Boaz include a kitchen, off-street parking options and more.
  • Alternatively, settle in at "Miss Bee Have" Tiny House Vibe". Situated in Boaz, this little gem comes with a fridge and a smart TV.

Can I find log cabins to rent in or near Guntersville?

Whether you're looking to rent a log cabin for a romantic escape or a family adventure, we'll help you find the perfect property. Choose one of these terrific vacation rentals in or near Guntersville and enjoy being surrounded by nature for a while:

  • "New" 1800's Log Cabin Getaway • Kennedy Cabin At High Falls • Amazing Views" will help ensure your Guntersville getaway is all you wanted it to be. With a list of amenities that include a fireplace and a water view to make life easy, all you've got to do is put your feet up and enjoy your getaway.
  • Invite your pals along or snuggle up with your special someone at "1850’s Log Cabin With Historic Charm". A garden and a stovetop are some of the many amenities you'll find at this getaway.

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in or near Guntersville?

If you've been busier than an ant in a picnic basket, you deserve a break for a couple of glorious days. Leave the office early on Friday and make your way to one of these weekend getaways in or near Guntersville:

  • Put your feet up at "Lake Therapy Cottage On The Water. Wifi". Around 15 miles to the northeast of Guntersville, this cozy retreat has everything you need for a relaxing stay, including a boat and games.
  • Otherwise, make new memories with your gang at "Cabin In The Cove - Boathouse - Dog Friendly", which is around 2 miles to the east of Guntersville. Take advantage of a nearby waterfront, pet-friendly services and more here.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around Guntersville?

Absolutely! If you'd like a simple but stylish stay, you can't beat a studio apartment. These compact properties ooze charm and are often located in the middle of town. Check out the following options in or near Guntersville:

  • One of our favorite picks is "Private Lakeside Apartment". Book a few nights or longer at this popular stay and you'll have access to a lake view and a nearby waterfront.
  • Alternatively, use "Reel Simple - Fisherman Friendly Vacation Rental Near Lake Guntersville" as a base to discover the top attractions around you. This home away from home offers a stovetop, an ice maker and more.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Guntersville?

From chic apartments to extravagant houses, Vrbo has your quick escape sorted. Here are some of our top picks in and around Guntersville:

  • If you can only spare a night or two, "It's Always A Great Time To Visit Beautiful Lake Guntersville" is an excellent choice. It's not too far from the center of Guntersville, so you'll be near lots of attractions.
  • Another excellent option is "The Cabin" At North Alabama Sailing Marina". Gather a few friends and enjoy a comfortable stay near the heart of Guntersville.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in or near Guntersville?

Forget about roses and chocolates. Sometimes all you need is a weekend away, just you and your honey. At Vrbo, we've got romantic getaways in and around Guntersville that would make even old Cupid swoon. Here are some we think you'll love:

  • Put on some soft tunes and kick back together at "Pet Friendly Lakefront Cottage With A 2 Person Kayak Available". Around 3 miles from Guntersville, this property has all you need for a romantic getaway, including shopping facilities and a firepit.
  • Alternatively, spend a few blissful days canoodling and uncorking Champagne at "Main Channel Lake Guntersville Waterfront Home With Beautiful View And Deep Water", around 16 miles from Guntersville. A fireplace and beach sun loungers will help ramp up the romance.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in or near Guntersville?

A pool is often a nonnegotiable when choosing where to stay on vacation, particularly if you've got kids in tow. Check out these houses with a pool in or near Guntersville and fill your days with laughter and fun:

  • Switch to vacay mode at "Cabin - Directly On Lake Guntersville Boat House Included Convenience Meets Luxury", where your main priority will be spending time in the pool. Amenities such as a video library and on-site watersports help make this escape a favorite with guests.
  • "On Point Lake House With Lake Access And Boat Ramp" is the kind of place you go to get away from it all and enjoy your surroundings, starting with its inviting pool. A barbecue grill and towels are also on hand to make your stay comfortable and convenient.

Don't know how to pack for your Guntersville getaway? This appealing destination has a humid subtropical climate. During summer, you can expect average temperatures ranging from 70 ºF to 90 ºF. Check out our range of Guntersville vacation rentals by using the search bar at the top of the page. Simply adjust the filters to get more inspiration on where to stay.

What are the best large family vacation rentals in or near Guntersville?

Whether you're getting away with a small group or you're taking your long-lost relatives along, family vacations equal fun. These large rentals in and around Guntersville have room for everybody — as well as everything you need to keep them all happy:

  • Around 2 miles east of Guntersville, "Cabin In The Cove - Boathouse - Dog Friendly" has 3 bedrooms that sleep as many as 7 guests. Amenities here include a dining table and a dishwasher.
  • "Lake Guntersville 3br/2ba", around 10 miles to the northeast of central Guntersville, was also made for family getaways. As many as 9 of your nearest and dearest can fit into this sought-after property which offers 3 bedrooms, a separate dining area, a TV and more.

If you're looking for family-friendly attractions in the area, Albertville Recreation Department promises fun for all ages.

Can I find family cabin rentals in or near Guntersville?

Nothing is more important than family, which is why we'll help you find a place where you can truly connect. Book one of these family cabin rentals in or near Guntersville and create wonderful memories with the ones you love the most:

  • "The Cabin" At North Alabama Sailing Marina" - Located about 2 miles northwest of central Guntersville, this family-friendly escape comes with a fridge and coffee and tea making facilities.
  • "Cozy Cabin On Lake Guntersville" - Another awesome option, this property comes with free toiletries, a garden and more. You'll find it around 8 miles to the northeast of Guntersville.

For more options, use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the Guntersville vacation rental that's perfect for your needs.