Discover a selection of 1,500 vacation rentals in Johnson City, 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 $50 per night, and houses and cabins are popular options for a stay in Johnson City. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Full steam ahead for your Johnson City vacation rental

Born out of the pioneer railroad spirit of the 1800s - together with a stiff dose of bluegrass music and Prohibition-era shenanigans - Johnson City's got history and character in spades. Whether you're into outdoor living, old-time music, culture, history, or just some fine food and a few beers in good company, a Johnson City vacation rental is the one for you. With ties to the Appalachian bootlegging during Prohibition, rumour has it that Al Capone himself used to operate out of the city, and the spirit of these old rascals lives on in Johnson City's amazing craft brewing scene.

Things to do

Look a saber tooth tiger dead in the eye

Most museums in the U.S. take you back a few hundred years or so. Johnson City takes you 8 million. At the Gray Fossil Site you can see tapir, mastodon, and the big daddy - the saber tooth cat. For more family-friendly exhibits that won't crumble to dust with rough handling, try Hands On! Regional Museum, or get wagons rolling for some pioneer history at Tipton-Haynes State Historic Site. If you're a music fan, the area's crammed with pilgrimage sites, from Cash and Carter to Hank Williams and Blind Lemon Jefferson, and even today Johnson City is big on its live music.

Weather

Enjoy the joys of June, but pack your umbrella

You'll get the full range of seasons in Johnson City, but the good news is that none of them will freeze/scorch your eyebrows off. Winters are frosty, with a bit of cotton candy in the air, and summers are warm without being sticky. Johnson City can sometimes be a little on the wet side, but your Johnson City vacation rental is unlikely to be a total washout. Rock up in June, and not only will you get some of the best weather, but you'll also be in time for the city's annual Blue Plum Festival of music, crafts, and art.

Natural features

Old-time blues and mountain views in Johnson City

Johnson City is holed up among the Ridge and Valley Appalachians, and the clue is in the name. Think undulating valleys and big old mountains. It'll come as no surprise that opportunities for outdoor recreation are pretty epic in this part of the world. Just south of Johnson City, Buffalo Mountain State Park is the nearest outdoor playground, while 20 miles to the south, Roan Mountain State Park teems with wildlife. Time your visit to coincide with the rhododendron bloom and you're in for a rare treat.

How to get there

Traveling to and around Johnson City

The nearest airport is in Tri-Cities, TN (TRI-Tri-Cities Regional), located 11.8 mi (19 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could book a flight to Abingdon, VA (VJI-Virginia Highlands), which is 31 mi (50 km) away.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Johnson City?

The heart wants what the heart wants, and right now it wants to take a vacation. It's time to pack your bags and head for one of these top vacation rentals in or near Johnson City:

  • Take advantage of handy amenities like WiFi and an oven at "Cabin - A Few July Dates Open Riverfront". Situated around 4 miles from Johnson City, this unique property has 2 bedrooms and is a hit with guests.
  • "Watauga River Cabins - Cedar Cabin" also promises an awesome stay, offering 4 bedrooms, a free nearby fitness center, a kitchen island and more. It's around 4 miles from Johnson City.

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

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

Get far away from the busyness of everyday life at one of our weekend getaways in or near Johnson City. Whether you'd like to hang out with buddies or spend valued time with your love, we'll have something to suit your needs. Try these top-rated properties on for size:

  • "Watauga River Cabins - Hemlock" is around 4 miles east of Johnson City and will be just the thing to refresh your spirit. You'll appreciate the range of amenities here, including a boat and air conditioning.
  • "Watauga River Cabins - Sycamore Cabin" is another popular option to consider. It's located about 4 miles to the northeast of Johnson City and features a hair dryer, golf and more.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around Johnson City?

Studio apartments may be small, but they sure pack a punch when it comes to convenience and location. Unpack your bags at one of these sought-after studio apartments in and around Johnson City:

  • Enjoy some time out on your own or take a few buddies along to "Watauga River Cabins - Sycamore Cabin". You'll have plenty of amenities to take advantage of, including a microwave oven and a smart TV.
  • Alternatively, use "Watauga River Cabins - Laurels Cabin" as a base to check off the attractions around you. This cozy stay offers a TV, air conditioning and more.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Johnson City?

Whether you're looking for a compact apartment or a house with room enough to fit the family, you'll find the perfect place on Vrbo. Sneak in some downtime at one of these retreats in or near Johnson City:

  • If you only need to stay a night or two, "Watauga River Cabins - Laurels Cabin" is an excellent choice. It's not far from the center of Johnson City, so you'll have easy access to all the top sights.
  • "Dreamy Loft In The Heart Of Downtown Johnson City" is also ideally located. Settle in here and discover why lots of guests rate this getaway highly.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in or near Johnson City?

Forget flowers and chocolates. Sometimes all you need is to escape for a weekend, just you and your beloved. At Vrbo, we've got romantic getaways in and around Johnson City that would make even Cupid envious. Here are some we think you'll fall in love with:

  • Sneak away on Friday afternoon for a few passion-filled evenings at "Cabin - A Few July Dates Open Riverfront". Located around 4 miles from Johnson City, this property comes with lots of nice touches, like a fireplace and a firepit.
  • Alternatively, spend your break drinking wine and canoodling at "Watauga River Cabins - Cedar Cabin", around 4 miles from Johnson City. Beauty services and a fireplace will help ramp up the romance.

What are the best large group vacation rentals in or near Johnson City?

Big groups mean big fun. They also mean finding a place that'll comfortably fit your entire squad. Browse our large group vacation rentals in or around Johnson City and get your favorite people together under the one roof:

  • You'll have enough space to enjoy yourselves at "The Lodge At The Boones Creek Farmstead". Around 5 miles northwest of Johnson City, this impressive property has 6 bedrooms sleeping up to 14 guests. It comes with a host of amenities, including a kitchen and a games room.
  • Invite up to 14 of your dearest friends to "Watauga Riverbend Retreat" and fill its spaces with love and laughter. This option has 5 bedrooms and is around 4 miles to the east of Johnson City. It's packed with features to keep a large group comfortable, including a firepit and a nearby waterfront.

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

Of all the conveniences a vacation rental can have, a pool is easily the most fun. Check out these houses for rent with a pool in or near Johnson City and spend your days splashing about. Just don't forget your flamingo floatie:

  • Make yourself comfortable at "Comfortable House In Johnson City", where your biggest priority will be lounging by the pool. Amenities such as coffee and tea making facilities and a smart TV help make this retreat a favorite with guests.
  • Spend laid-back days splashing around or finding some peaceful moments by the water at "The Sassafras, Your Modern Hobbit House". This vacation home is another top choice and features a kitchenette, a pool table and more.

Johnson City has an oceanic climate, with average summertime temperatures ranging between 60 ºF and 85 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 ideal Johnson City vacation rental and organize your getaway for whenever you like.

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

It's always more fun when you share wonderful times with the folks you care about the most. Whether you're planning a family break or spending time with good friends, we'll have a large vacation rental that's perfect for you. These are two of our best in and around Johnson City:

  • Sleeping up to 9 guests in 4 bedrooms, "Watauga River Cabins - Cedar Cabin" is the ideal place to hang out with the family. This popular escape is 4 miles to the northeast of Johnson City and has amenities that include a kitchen and on-site watersports.
  • "Modern Themed 3 Bedroom Apartment With" also offers the space you need to connect with loved ones. This property is around 0.1 miles to the west of Johnson City, and accommodates 8 guests in its 3 bedrooms. A fridge and a travel crib will help keep everyone happy and comfortable.

When it's time to step outside your front door, there are plenty of family-friendly attractions nearby to keep everyone entertained and happy. Wallabies, Wetlands Water Park and Johnson City Family Skatecenter should be top of your agenda.

Can I find family cabin rentals in or near Johnson City?

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

  • "Cabin - A Few September Dates Open Riverfront" - This popular getaway offers pet-friendly facilities and a microwave oven and is around 4 miles to the northeast of the center of Johnson City.
  • "Watauga River Cabins - Cedar Cabin" - Round up the troops and spend a few nights or more at this welcoming stay, which is around 4 miles to the northeast of Johnson City. You'll have access to a living room, a kitchen and much more.

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

Are there one-bedroom vacation rentals in or near Johnson City?

Often located in prime positions due to their smaller size, a one-bedroom rental is a great choice if you're traveling solo or with one other person. Here's a quick taste of our range in or near Johnson City:

  • Take a look at "Dreamy Loft In The Heart Of Downtown Johnson City", a fabulous centrally located one-bedroom property. A kitchen and an oven are available for use here.
  • Or maybe "Minimalist - Style Apartment Within Walking Distance Of Downtown Johnson City" is more your style. Another conveniently located one-bedroom option, this place has a kitchen, mountain views and more.