Discover a selection of 4,000 vacation rentals in Mountain 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 $74 per night, and houses and cabins are popular options for a stay in Mountain City. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Take in the majestic beauty of Mountain City

The mountains and surrounding scenery provide a peaceful ambiance to your vacation home in Mountain City. This welcoming and scenic city entices travelers with its golfing and coffeehouses. Many rental homes come with outdoor spaces, separate dining areas and full kitchens, perfect if you want to enjoy some home-cooked meals.

Things to do

Activities and attractions in and around Mountain City

Are you hoping to find attractions to visit while you're in town? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and experience everything that Mountain City has to offer. Here are some of the major attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Sugar Mountain Resort (24 mi / 38.6 km)
  • Beech Mountain Resort (20.2 mi / 32.4 km)
  • Land of Oz (20.4 mi / 32.9 km)
  • Appalachian Ski Mtn. (22.2 mi / 35.8 km)
  • Tweetsie Railroad (22.6 mi / 36.4 km)
  • Hawksnest Tubing Park (22.9 mi / 36.8 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Mountain City

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to take in the scenery, Mountain City is a great place to spend some time outside. Here are some of the area’s noteworthy natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Virginia Creeper Damascus (11 mi / 17.8 km)
  • South Holston Lake (14.6 mi / 23.4 km)
  • Watauga Lake (15.9 mi / 25.6 km)
  • Virginia Creeper Trail Abingdon (18.7 mi / 30.1 km)
  • Grayson Highlands State Park (20.5 mi / 32.9 km)
  • Julian Price Park (23.3 mi / 37.4 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Mountain City

The nearest airport is in Tri-Cities, TN (TRI-Tri-Cities Regional), located 33.5 mi (54 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you might consider flying into Abingdon, VA (VJI-Virginia Highlands), which is 19.3 mi (31.1 km) away.

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

Whether you're after a cozy escape for you and your sweetheart or somewhere spacious to fit the family, you'll find some top vacation rentals in and around Mountain City. Here are a couple to get your inspiration flowing:

  • Make the most of handy extras like a restaurant dining guide and a living room at "Country Creekside With No Cleaning Fees". Located around 9 miles from Mountain City, this vacation rental has 2 bedrooms and is a hit with guests.
  • Another great choice is "Private Forest Retreat: No Cleaning Fees", which is around 9 miles from Mountain City. Offering 2 bedrooms, a TV and an oven, it has everything you need to keep you content and comfortable.

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

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

At Vrbo, we think weekends were made for fun. Escape to one of these weekend getaways in and near Mountain City and enjoy all the fabulous things to do close by:

  • "Mountains Surround Doe River 400 Ft Frontage" is a comfortable option around 25 miles southwest of the center of Mountain City. You'll never have to wander far to find something fun to do around here. Get outdoors and explore Red Tail Golf Course and Elk Knob State Park. Activities like rafting and mountain biking will nicely round off your quick break.
  • "Peace And Tranqulity. . . Beautiful Mtn Cabin By A Stream" will also roll out the welcome mat for you. Around 25 miles southwest of Mountain City, use it as a base to enjoy some water skiing or windsurfing. Sitting Bear Trail and Boone Lake also have to be on your to-do list while you're here.

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

Immerse yourself in the culture and vibe of Mountain City from the comfort and privacy of a studio apartment. Whether you're looking to get away on your own or live it up with a few friends, we'll help you find the perfect studio apartment for rent in or near Mountain City:

  • Make "Catfish Cottage - Lake Watauga" your home for a few days or more. This fantastic property features amenities including mountain views and coffee and tea making facilities.
  • "Cabin - Couples Paradise Super Clean, Waterfront And Pontoon Rental Available" is another top choice. Stay here and enjoy the use of a fridge, a nearby waterfront and more.

When you're ready to walk out of your studio apartment and sightsee, there's plenty to keep you on the go around Mountain City. Into culture? Plan a visit to Arts Center and Museum and Great Stage Park.

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

From affordable apartments to sprawling vacation homes, Vrbo has your quick escape sorted. Here are some of our most popular picks in and around Mountain City:

  • Close to the center of Mountain City, "Peace And Tranqulity. . . Beautiful Mtn Cabin By A Stream" welcomes short-term guests. When you're not chilling out in your comfortable digs, get out and explore all the fun stuff around you.
  • Another terrific option is "Rustic And Unique Mountain Vacation Cabin No Cleaning Fees". Round up a few friends and enjoy a relaxing stay close to the heart of Mountain City.

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

Whether spent in a rustic cabin or a luxury condo, a romantic weekend getaway is one of the best ways to add some fire to your relationship. Whisk your other half off for a couple of relaxing days at one of these top escapes in or near Mountain City:

  • Put on some relaxing tunes and chill together at "Country Creekside With No Cleaning Fees". Around 9 miles from Mountain City, this property has everything you could want for a romantic weekend away, including massage services and a resort.
  • "Private Forest Retreat: No Cleaning Fees" is another popular option that'll woo you. It's about 9 miles from Mountain City and has air conditioning and pet-friendly facilities.

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

Sneak a peek at these large group vacation rentals in or near Mountain City and forget about leaving anyone off your invite list:

  • There's plenty of space to spread out at "Boone Lake Bungalow. Cozy, Comfortable And Convenient". Around 25 miles west of Mountain City, this impressive retreat has 4 bedrooms that sleep up to 14 guests. It comes with a host of amenities, including a nearby waterfront and a fireplace.
  • Nothing is more important than spending precious time with loved ones, and "The Hatch At Tailwaters Lodge" is the perfect place to do that. Located around 17 miles to the west of Mountain City, as many as 20 people can stay in this vacation rental which has 5 bedrooms. Mountain views and a kitchen are among the various amenities here.

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

A pool is often a must-have amenity when deciding where to spend your vacation, particularly if you've got kids in tow. Check out these houses with a pool in or near Mountain City and fill your days with frolicking good fun:

  • Say hello to "Cabin - Lakefront Peninsula House One Of A Kind Spot Private Dock", where your top priority will be hanging out by the pool. Amenities including a dishwasher and a microwave oven help make this escape a guest favorite.
  • Alternatively, unpack your bags at "Watauga Lake House With Private Dock". In addition to its inviting pool, make use of a kitchen and free toiletries.

Not sure what the weather's like in Mountain City? It has an oceanic climate, with average temperatures in summer ranging from 55 ºF to 80 ºF. If you're after a little more inspiration on where to stay in this impressive destination, use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to check out our entire selection of Mountain City vacation rentals.

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

Whether your ideal getaway is up in the mountains or near the beach, you'll have a lot more fun if you share it with your favorite people. Check out these large family vacation rentals in or near Mountain City and bring the entire crew along:

  • Sleeping up to 8 guests in 3 bedrooms, "Peace And Tranqulity. . . Beautiful Mtn Cabin By A Stream" is the ideal place to enjoy some family time. This top-rated escape is 25 miles to the southwest of Mountain City and has creature comforts such as a microwave oven and a separate dining area.
  • "Watauga River Cabins - Cedar Cabin" also has the space you need to live it up with loved ones. This option is around 25 miles to the west of Mountain City, and accommodates as many as 9 guests in its 4 bedrooms. A nearby laundromat and a fridge will help keep everyone comfortable.

When it's time to explore your surroundings, there are plenty of family-friendly attractions in the area to keep everyone happy. Carmike Cinemas, Cartcon1 Airsoft and Shelbyville Recreation Center should be on your to-do list.

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

Escape from everyday life and treat the ones you love to a different sort of vacation. Stay in one of these family cabins in or near Mountain City and get the camping experience — but with all the creature comforts!

  • "Peace And Tranqulity. . . Beautiful Mtn Cabin By A Stream" - Located around 25 miles southwest of central Mountain City, this family-friendly escape offers amenities like on-site watersports and a microwave oven.
  • "Rustic And Unique Mountain Vacation Cabin No Cleaning Fees" - This vacation rental is also ideal for a family getaway and is around 9 miles southwest of Mountain City. Offering a microwave oven, towels and more, it'll get your group's stamp of approval.

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

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

Often located in prime positions due to their smaller size, a one-bedroom rental is an ideal solution if it's just the two of you. Here's a taste of our range in or near Mountain City:

  • Book "Downtown Mountain City" for a couple of nights. This one-bedroom vacation rental offers guests mountain views and a kitchen and is close to the center.
  • "Olive Leaf Cottage Suite" is another lovely one-bedroom escape also a hop, skip and a jump from the center. When you're not out exploring your surroundings, take advantage of a garden, a kitchen and more.