Discover a selection of 1,500 vacation rentals in Bristol, TN that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including WiFi and swimming pools. Prices start at $75 per night, and houses and cabins are popular options for a stay in Bristol. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

A city to get your motor revving

Who says you can’t be two places at the same time? The small but vibrant city of Bristol sits right on the state line between Tennessee and Virginia – the border actually runs right through the main street. But that’s the only thing this city does by halves. From the deafening roar of motors at its famous NASCAR short-track to the twanging strings and soul-stirring vocals of its annual rhythm and roots festival, Bristol is bursting with all kinds of entertainment. Bristol vacation rentals are just as varied: you can book a historic townhouse to explore downtown, or embrace the wilderness from a secluded cabin in the forested hills around the city.

Things to do

The roar of the cars and the crowd

Don’t miss a visit to the Birthplace of Country Music Museum, a 24,000 square-foot showpiece brimming with interactive exhibits and fascinating local and musical history. The Bristol Motor Speedway is another huge draw for visitors, and there are plenty of Bristol vacation rentals close to the racetrack. Even when NASCAR isn’t in town, a visit to the “Last Great Colosseum” is an incredible experience, with the roars of the engines surpassed only by the roars of the crowd. As if these thrills and spills aren’t enough, the nearby Bristol Dragway also plays host the NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals.

Activities

Bristol: the birthplace of country music

Bristol has been officially dubbed “the Birthplace of Country Music”, which is a pretty bold claim, but a deserved one. After all, this was the location of the legendary 1927 Bristol Sessions – these were the trailblazing recordings which cemented the genre known as country music. This heritage is celebrated in a buzzing live music scene, which peaks each September with the Rhythm and Roots festival. Legions of artists play on numerous stages in historic downtown Bristol, bringing the sounds of country, the tempting scents of BBQ and chili, family-friendly festivities, and an all-round party vibe to the streets.

Weather

Year-round adventures in Bristol

As downtown is packed with artisan restaurants, gift and antique shops, and more live music venues than you can shake a guitar at, Bristol is worth visiting no matter what the seasons bring. Saying that, the summers are warm and long, and the winters are short. If you’re here during the cooler months, you can enjoy the atmosphere of the bars and eateries come early nightfall, while during the sunnier months you can head out of town and explore the glittering lakes, lazy rivers, forested hillsides, and majestic mountains on the doorstep of your Bristol vacation rental.

Natural features

Going hiking around Bristol

Bristol has an enviable location close to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and there’s a wealth of geological wonders to discover. Just outside town, the Bristol Caverns present an eerie subterranean realm of lit walkways taking you past cascades of stalactites and vaulted chambers glimmering with colorful minerals. Nearby, you can sail, fish, and walk the shore at South Holston Lake, while there are plenty of natural waterways nearby, great for kayaking, swimming and hiking. You can watch the mist rising off still waters framed by pine-shrouded hillsides, or be roused by the sound of hidden waterfalls.

How to get there

Traveling to and around Bristol

The nearest airport is in Tri-Cities, TN (TRI-Tri-Cities Regional), located 14.5 mi (23.4 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you might consider flying into Abingdon, VA (VJI-Virginia Highlands), which is 10.6 mi (17.1 km) away.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Bristol?

Whatever your getaway needs, you'll find a rental property in or around Bristol that's perfect for you. These are some of our top picks:

  • Around 11 miles from the center of Bristol, it's hard to top "Fully Furnished 3 Bedroom 3 Ba House To Escape The Hustle Of The City". It has 3 bedrooms and a range of amenities including heating and a barbecue grill.
  • Another top choice is "Cottage On The South Holston River", which is around 6 miles from Bristol. Offering 5 bedrooms, winery tours and cookware, dishware and utensils, it has everything you need to make your stay comfortable.

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

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

If you've been busier than a hamster on a treadwheel, you deserve a break for a few glorious days. Leave the office early on Friday and live it up at one of these weekend getaways in or near Bristol:

  • Put your feet up at "Boone Lake Bungalow. Cozy, Comfortable And Convenient". Located about 10 miles to the southwest of Bristol, this delightful escape has everything you need for a relaxing stay, including a living room and a restaurant dining guide.
  • "Chic Downtown Escape, 8 Miles To Motor Speedway" is another superb option to consider. It's around 0.1 miles to the northeast of Bristol and comes with coffee and tea making facilities, a microwave oven and more.

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

Studio apartments may be on the smaller side, but they sure do pack a punch when it comes to location and convenience. Unpack your bags at one of these welcoming studio apartments in and around Bristol:

  • After a big day of outdoor exploration, come home to the comforts of "Live Like A Local Loft/unique Downtown Experience". Internet services and off-street parking options are among the amenities you'll find here.
  • "Urban Lifestyle Loft In Heart Of Downtown" is another superb stay, offering all you could need for a fabulous Bristol vacation. Handy amenities here include coffee and tea making facilities and a nearby laundromat.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Bristol?

Whether you're after a cottage for you and a friend or a townhouse with room for the whole family, there's no shortage of short-term rentals in and around Bristol. These retreats make a comfortable base for a whirlwind visit:

  • If you only need to stay a few nights, "Live Like A Local Loft/unique Downtown Experience" is a fantastic choice. It's close to the center of Bristol, so you'll be near all the top attractions.
  • "Mtn Music Experienceloft - Downtown" is also ideally located. Put your feet up here and find out why many guests rate this property highly.

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

Forget chocolates and flowers. Sometimes all you need is to get away for a weekend, just you and your sweetie. At Vrbo, we've got romantic getaways in and around Bristol that would make Cupid envious. Here are some we think you'll be enamored with:

  • Located around 11 miles from Bristol, "Fully Furnished 3 Bedroom 3 Ba House To Escape The Hustle Of The City" is a perfect place for lovestruck couples. A fireplace and winery tours are some of the amenities here.
  • Another place where you can spend a few wonderful days together is "Cottage On The South Holston River". Around 6 miles from Bristol, winery tours and a fireplace add to the ambiance here.

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

Of all the amenities a vacation rental can have, a pool is easily the most fun. Take a peek at these houses for rent with a pool in or near Bristol and spend your days splashing around. Just don't forget your inflatable unicorn:

  • Pack your swim gear and book a few days or more at "Fully Furnished 3 Bedroom 3 Ba House To Escape The Hustle Of The City". There are plenty of other appealing amenities here, including a barbecue grill and a dishwasher.
  • Spend lazy days splashing about or enjoying peaceful moments by the water at "Charming 1880 House Near Soho Lake Nascar Golf. Close To Bristol And Abingdon". This vacation rental is another sought-after option and features a stereo, on-site watersports and more.

Unsure how to pack your bags for your Bristol escape? This popular destination has a humid subtropical climate. In the summer months, expect average temperatures of between 60 ºF and 85 ºF. Check out our range of Bristol 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 Bristol?

Step one of any great family trip is searching for the ideal place to stay. Whether you're organizing a fun escape with the kids or an epic celebration with all your relatives, we've got large family vacation rentals in and around Bristol with room for everyone. Here are two popular options to consider:

  • Make your stay one to remember at "Fully Furnished 3 Bedroom 3 Ba House To Escape The Hustle Of The City". This escape has 3 bedrooms, has space for 8 guests and features many useful amenities, including on-site watersports and towels. It's around 11 miles west of Bristol.
  • Also take a look at "Cottage On The South Holston River". It's around 6 miles south of Bristol, has 5 bedrooms and accommodates up to 10 guests. Handy amenities here include on-site watersports and a microwave oven.

If you want to visit some family-friendly attractions in the area, Putt-Putt Fun Center is a fun outing for all ages.

Can I find family cabin rentals in or near Bristol?

Escape the daily grind and treat the ones you love to a vacation of a different sort. Stay in one of these family cabins in or near Bristol and get the camping experience — but with all the creature comforts you're used to!

  • "Cottage On The South Holston River" - Enjoy great times with your crew at this escape, which is around 6 miles south of the center of Bristol. A microwave oven and towels are some of its family-friendly amenities.
  • "Secluded Cabin Near South Holston River" - Another superb choice, this property comes with a TV, a kitchen and more. You'll find it around 6 miles to the southeast of Bristol.

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

Are there one-bedroom vacation rentals in or near Bristol?

Idyllic romantic getaways, work trips or solo adventures — a one-bedroom vacation rental is an ideal solution for all sorts of occasions. One of our options in or near Bristol is sure to be just the thing:

  • Take a look at "Live Like A Local Loft - Unique Downtown Experience", a fabulous centrally located one-bedroom vacation property. A kitchen and games are just a few of the inclusions here.
  • Also within easy reach of all the delights of Bristol, "Urban Lifestyle Loft In Heart Of Downtown" is another popular one-bedroom option. After a big day of seeing the sights, return and enjoy a kitchen and off-street parking options.

Can I find two-bedroom vacation rentals in or near Bristol?

At Vrbo, we've got vacation rentals in or near Bristol to suit just about everyone. Here are a couple of two-bedroom options to consider:

  • Leading our list is "Chic Downtown Escape, 8 Miles To Motor Speedway". This two-bedroom delight provides amenities like a kitchen and a balcony. Explore Bristol's exciting attractions from this homely pad.
  • Another great option is "Mtn Music Experienceloft/downtown". With amenities like a nearby river and a kitchen, you'll have no difficulty making yourselves at home here. Pick your rooms, unpack your suitcases and let the party begin!