Discover a selection of 500 vacation rentals in Knoxville, 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 kitchens and swimming pools. Prices start at $71 per night, and cabins and houses are popular options for a stay in Knoxville. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Enjoy Knoxville in vacation home rentals

With its combination of superb family-friendly attractions, delectable cuisine, and access to incredible state and national parks, Knoxville is a wonderful destination that caters for everyone. The town is full of great museums and galleries, like the McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture, so take a trip out of the city where the real adventure begins. The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is only a short drive from many Knoxville vacation rentals, and offers intrepid travelers the chance to see some of America’s most breathtaking landscape.

History

Heritage sites near Knoxville vacation homes

History buffs will love the historic sites in Knoxville. Vacation rentals are close to places like Blount Mountain, a historic home and event space with guided tours of the regal mansion rooms, and Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame, a museum dedicated to women’s basketball and the history of the sport. You'll also like the Historic Ramsey House, an American Civil War home with period furnishings and tours.

Things to do

Tourist attractions near Knoxville vacation rentals

Knoxville boasts an impressive range of family-friendly attractions. Take a trip through time by exploring James White’s Fort, Knoxville’s first home, where you can learn about the founding of the city. The region itself has a rich history, too, which you can discover with a visit to the Museum of East Tennessee History. Located in Downtown Knoxville, its collection of 16,000 artifacts and exhibitions that change throughout the year give a fascinating insight into the region’s past. To see more of East Tennessee culture, drop by the Knoxville Museum of Art and explore the wonderful work of the state’s best artists.

Activities

Things to do near Knoxville vacation homes

You never have to stray far from most Knoxville vacation rentals to enjoy the many fantastic activities on offer. At the edge of the city lies the Ijams Nature Center, an area of stunning natural beauty. Here, you can find activities suitable for all ages, whether you want to take a relaxing stroll along the Tennessee River Boardwalk, fly through the treetops on a zipline, or paddleboard down Toll Creek. A great way to see the city is by taking a tour on the Star of Knoxville, an authentic paddlewheel riverboat which takes you along the Tennessee River.

Weather

Best time to travel to Knoxville vacation homes

Knoxville enjoys very warm summers, with average temperatures of around 70-75°F from June through August, the hottest months of the year. Spring and fall are also great seasons to book Knoxville vacation rentals. The weather between March through April is milder (although the mercury can hit as high as 80°F) and well-suited to the many outdoor activities on offer. Fall enjoys similarly warm temperatures, and if you're exploring the great outdoors during this time, you'll be treated to gorgeous fall foliage.

Natural features

Explore everything from city parks to mountains in Knoxville

Within the city, you’ll find many green spaces to explore—like the gorgeous UT Gardens—but once you head out of town, the wonderful landscape of Tennessee opens up before you. One of the best ways to see it is with a hike up to the 2,100-foot summit of House Mountain Park, where you can take in wonderful panoramas across the valley. A trip to Great Smoky Mountains National Park is a must, where you’ll see everything from wildflowers to waterfalls as you make your way along the fantastic trails.

How to get there

Transportation options to and around Knoxville

Fly into Knoxville, TN (TYS-McGhee Tyson), the closest airport, located 11.6 mi (18.6 km) from the city center.

Good for couples

Romantic vacation homes in Knoxville

Knoxville has plenty of romantic locations to explore on a couple’s getaway. Vacation homes are available near places like Sunsphere, a landmark tower from the World’s Fair with an observation deck and panoramic views, and Market Square, a vibrant public space with upscale shops and live music venues. You'll also like Forks of the River Wildlife Management Area, a sprawling public park with miles of interconnected trails, forested expanses, and a river.

How many vacation rentals are available around Knoxville, TN?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 614 vacation rentals around Knoxville. From 297 cabin rentals to 148 house rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Knoxville?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Knoxville:

  • Downtown: 38 vacation rentals
  • Old City: 41 vacation rentals
  • Cedar Bluff: 17 vacation rentals
  • Parkridge: 37 vacation rentals
  • Mechanicsville: 28 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular point of interests near where I can stay when traveling to Knoxville?

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

  • Knoxville Convention Center: 561 vacation rentals
  • University of Tennessee Gardens: 503 vacation rentals
  • Market Square: 543 vacation rentals
  • University of Tennessee: 488 vacation rentals
  • Knoxville Riverboat Company: 907 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Knoxville listed on Vrbo where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Cabins in Knoxville?

Yes, of course. Vrbo has 297 Cabins in Knoxville. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Knoxville include:

  • Houses: 148 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 90 rentals available
  • Cottages: 297 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Knoxville?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 200 vacation rentals with pool available in Knoxville. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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