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Destination guide

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.


Summer sun is best for Butler's great outdoors

If you're looking to delve into the nature near your Butler vacation rental, and you probably are, your best bet is visiting between April and September, when the warmest weather hits the town and trails. In early spring, it's decidedly chillier, but if you wrap up warm, you can still get stuck into the outdoor activities, bar swimming. Later in fall, the forests around Butler burst into color and with less travelers coming into town, you can score some serious bargains on rentals. December to February turns the whole countryside into a winter wonderland, with a whole new host of snowy adventures.

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

Transportation to and around Butler

Fly into Abingdon, VA (VJI-Virginia Highlands), the closest airport, located 24.5 mi (39.5 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could also fly into Tri-Cities, TN (TRI-Tri-Cities Regional), which is 26.1 mi (42 km) away.

How many vacation rentals are available around Butler, TN?

Our 2021 property listings offer a large selection of 870 vacation rentals around Butler. From 309 cabin rentals to 649 house rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

Can I rent Cabins in Butler?

Yes, of course. Vrbo has 309 Cabins in Butler. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Butler include:

  • Houses: 649 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 201 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 257 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Chalets and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Butler?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 175 vacation rentals with pool available in Butler. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.