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.

Activities

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.

Where to stay around Eastern Tennessee, US?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 11,366 vacation rentals near Eastern Tennessee. From 6,757 Cabins to 6,757 Cottages, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Eastern Tennessee for a holiday or a weekend are on Vrbo.

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 Vrbo travelers, the top most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Pigeon Forge: 7,249 vacation rentals
  • Gatlinburg: 7,052 vacation rentals
  • Weaverville: 1,339 vacation rentals
  • Murphy: 1,219 vacation rentals
  • Asheville: 2,018 vacation rentals

And Vrbo 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 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 Eastern Tennessee:

  • Pigeon Forge: 7,249 rentals
  • Gatlinburg: 7,052 rentals
  • Weaverville: 1,339 rentals
  • Murphy: 1,219 rentals
  • Asheville: 2,018 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 Eastern 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 Eastern Tennessee are:

  • Gatlinburg, TN (GKT-Gatlinburg - Pigeon Forge): 7,195 vacation rentals
  • Greenville, SC (GMU-Greenville Downtown): 170 vacation rentals
  • Asheville Regional Airport (AVL): 2,247 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 Eastern Tennessee?

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

  • Dale Hollow Lake: 100 rentals
  • Dollywood: 6,512 rentals
  • Cummins Falls State Park: 81 rentals
  • Cades Cove: 6,259 rentals
  • Wild Bear Falls Indoor Waterpark: 7,231 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Eastern Tennessee 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.

Explore destinations around Eastern Tennessee

Pigeon Forge
7,249 vacation rentals
Gatlinburg
7,052 vacation rentals
Weaverville
1,339 vacation rentals
Murphy
1,219 vacation rentals
Asheville
2,018 vacation rentals
Sevierville
7,129 vacation rentals
Blue Ridge
1,225 vacation rentals
Helen
762 vacation rentals
Lake Lure
797 vacation rentals
Boone
2,255 vacation rentals
Bryson City
758 vacation rentals
Chattanooga
408 vacation rentals
Maggie Valley
908 vacation rentals
Townsend
4,130 vacation rentals
Ellijay
1,323 vacation rentals
Blowing Rock
2,104 vacation rentals
Highlands
997 vacation rentals
Cherokee
2,623 vacation rentals
Knoxville
454 vacation rentals
Hendersonville
1,833 vacation rentals