Discover a selection of 2,000 vacation rentals in Butler, 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 $85 per night, and houses and cabins are popular options for a stay in Butler. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Butler: the town that wouldn't drown

Butler might be small, but it stands on one of Tennessee's most beautiful communities, surrounded by Watauga Lake and a leg of the Appalachian National Scenic Trail. It might not have all that much in the way of attractions, but that doesn't stop outdoorsy types packing up their walking boots, bagging Butler vacation rentals and using the town as a base to explore the astonishingly beautiful nearby nature. It's most famously known as the "town that wouldn't drown", after all the residents were moved from the original location when it was submerged in flood water.

Things to do

Discover the history of Butler

The biggest attraction in town and the best way to discover the area's past is at the Butler Museum, which chronicles the history from the native Indians through to the Civil War. However, most come to view artifacts and hear stories from Old Butler, the original location which now resides at the bottom of Watauga Lake. If you visit at the right time, you can join Old Butler Days, which celebrates the original community through live music, Southern food and historical talks. The Watauga Lake Winery is also a fascinating place to learn about the production of Tennessee wine and take part in tastings.


Myriad outdoorsy adventures in Butler

One of Butler's biggest draws is a section of the mighty 2,167-mile Appalachian National Scenic Trail which runs past the town. It might only be a tiny leg of the trail, but it's an impressive, challenging and stunningly beautiful part nonetheless. Many of the other outdoor activities near the Butler vacation rentals are centered around the Watauga Lake. Splashing around in the waters during the sizzling midday summer heat is a great way to cool off, but for something a little more exciting, there are several waterfront outfits offering water sport rentals, including kayaks and sail boats, along with fishing equipment.

Natural features

Cherokee National Forest on your doorstep in Butler

You've got the vast Cherokee National Forest leading away from the doorstep of your Butler vacation rental. This isolated wilderness is home to some fascinating critters. While you won't want to get up close to black bears, spotting one in the distance is the highlight for many. Other than these ambling beasts, you can often catch a glimpse of otters playing in the rivers, woodchucks rustling around on the forest floor and white-tailed deer darting through the trees. Birdwatchers aren't left out and can view some magnificent avifauna, including eagles, hawks and peregrine falcons.

How to get there

Traveling to and around Butler

The nearest airport is in Tri-Cities, TN (TRI-Tri-Cities Regional), located 22.7 mi (36.5 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 22.9 mi (36.8 km) away.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Butler?

Whether you're looking for a cozy retreat for you and your boo or somewhere spacious to fit friends and family, you'll find some top vacation rentals in and around Butler. Here are a couple to get you inspired:

  • Around 4 miles from the center of Butler, you'll want to keep coming back to "Private Forest Retreat: No Cleaning Fees". It has 2 bedrooms and handy features including a microwave oven and a barbecue grill.
  • "Country Creekside With No Cleaning Fees" is another top pick, offering 2 bedrooms, a water view, games and more. It's around 4 miles from Butler.

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

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

One hundred percent fact: Butler is home to some breathtaking nature, and a log cabin is one of the finest ways to experience it for yourself. Enjoy the great outdoors without foregoing home comforts at one of these tried-and-tested bolt-holes:

  • "Beautiful Log Cabin With Breathtaking Views" in Butler proves you don't have to rough it to immerse yourself in nature. Ditch camping for this cabin's comforts, which include a garden and pet-friendly services.
  • Let your inner Davy Crockett run free at "Fully Cleaned And Sanitized Casa Lago Log Cabin On Watauga Lake Covered Dock". This log cabin in Butler will put you right in the outdoors while offering comforts such as off-street parking options and a stovetop.

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

If you've been busier than an ant in a picnic basket, you deserve a break for a few glorious days. Leave work early on Friday and head to one of these weekend getaways in or near Butler:

  • "Rustic And Unique Mountain Vacation Cabin No Cleaning Fees" is around 4 miles north of Butler and will be just the thing to refresh your spirit. You'll like the convenient amenities here, including towels and coffee and tea making facilities.
  • Alternatively, toss a few clothes in your suitcase and zip off to "Catfish Cottage - Lake Watauga". This top-rated getaway is around 2 miles southeast of Butler and has off-street parking options and mountain views.

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

Studio apartments may be small, but they pack a mighty punch when it comes to convenience and location. Put your bags down at one of these cozy studio apartments in or near Butler:

  • One of our top picks is "Catfish Cottage - Lake Watauga". Lock in a few nights or longer at this popular abode and you'll have access to a barbecue grill and coffee and tea making facilities.
  • Or, use "Cabin - Couples Paradise Super Clean, Waterfront And Pontoon Rental Available" as a base to explore the best sights around you. This cozy home away from home comes with an iron and ironing board, mountain views and more.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Butler?

Whether you're chasing a comfy cottage or a house with room enough for the whole family, you'll find the perfect place on Vrbo. Enjoy a mini break at one of these getaways in or near Butler:

  • For an awesome weekend away, it's hard to beat "Cabin - Lakefront Peninsula House One Of A Kind Spot Private Dock". It's nice and close to the center of Butler, in addition to countless things to see and do.
  • "Secluded Lakefront Chalet: 2. 8acres" is also ideally located. Settle in here and discover why guests rate this property as one of their favorites.

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

Forget about roses and chocolates. Sometimes all you need is to escape for a weekend, just you and your sweetheart. At Vrbo, we've got romantic getaways in and around Butler that would make Cupid envious. Here are some we think you'll adore:

  • Put on some relaxing tunes and kick back together at "Private Forest Retreat: No Cleaning Fees". Around 4 miles from Butler, this property has everything you need for a romantic getaway, including air conditioning and pet-friendly facilities.
  • Another place where you can enjoy a few magical days together is "Country Creekside With No Cleaning Fees". Located around 4 miles from Butler, a fireplace and massage services add to the ambiance here.

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

Nothing screams fun and frivolity like a pool does. Dig out your inflatable flamingo and check out these houses in or near Butler that feature this vacation perk:

  • Treat your loved ones to an unforgettable break at "Cabin - Lakefront Peninsula House One Of A Kind Spot Private Dock". There's a lot to love about this escape besides its pool, such as a living room and a porch.
  • Spend laid-back days splashing about or enjoying peaceful moments beside the water at "Watauga Lake House With Private Dock". This vacation home is another favorite and features a barbecue grill, coffee and tea making facilities and more.

Butler has an oceanic climate, with average summertime temperatures ranging between 60 ºF and 75 ºF. But there's no need to wait until summer to visit! Check out the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the perfect Butler vacation rental and plan your escape for whenever you like.

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

You love your family of course, but that doesn't mean you should squish together like sardines on vacation. Play it safe and go for a large family vacation rental in or around Butler where you can stretch out and relax:

  • With room enough for 8 guests spread out over 3 bedrooms, "Cabin - Lakefront Peninsula House One Of A Kind Spot Private Dock" is a popular choice with big families. It features outdoor furniture and a porch and is located around 2 miles to the south of Butler.
  • "Cabin - Close To Watauga Lake And Boat Rentals. Scenic" is another good option with 3 bedrooms accommodating up to 10 guests. Offering a host of conveniences like cable/satellite TV services and a pool table, you'll find this great escape 5 miles south of Butler.

Can I find family cabin rentals in or near Butler?

Escape the busyness of life and treat your loved ones to a different sort of vacation. Stay in one of these family cabins in or near Butler and get the camping experience — but with all the creature comforts you're used to!

  • "Rustic And Unique Mountain Vacation Cabin No Cleaning Fees" - Enjoy fun and good times with your crew at this getaway, which is around 4 miles north of the center of Butler. A living room and cable/satellite TV services are among its family-friendly amenities.
  • "Cabin - Lakefront Peninsula House One Of A Kind Spot Private Dock" - Rally the troops and spend a few nights at this welcoming property, which is around 2 miles to the south of Butler. You'll have access to a toaster, pet-friendly facilities and a great deal more.

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