Destination guide

Peace and quiet are at home in the sleepy town of Jasper

Surrounded by snaking rivers, lush forests and sparkling lakes, the small town of Jasper sits quietly tucked away in southeastern Tennessee. This rugged landscape, complete with sprawling nature preserves, serves as a playground for outdoor adventure seekers of all ages. Book a Jasper vacation rental and you'll also find yourself just 30 minutes from the more hurried streets of Chattanooga. Retreat to the big city should you find yourself itching to explore renowned museums, mountain-top viewing areas, and heralded restaurants serving up plate after plate of Southern down home cooking.

Things to do

Climbing the highest heights by any means possible

Strap on your hiking boots and climb to the summit of Jasper's Little Cedar Mountain Small Wild Area, where you'll find sweeping panoramas of the Tennessee River Gorge down below. No need to flash the bat signal before visiting nearby Nickajack Cave, where the webbed winged mammals flutter about from late April through early September. Want to explore Chattanooga in a unique way? Hop aboard an incline railway as it ascends Lookout Mountain, home to Ruby Falls, a 145-foot high underground waterfall, or ride the rails aboard a steam locomotive at the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum.

Activities

From fairs to fishing, there's always something to do!

There's plenty of family-friendly fun on tap as Jasper hosts the Marion County Fair each spring, where you can test your iron stomach on carnival rides, cheer on your favorite driver at the drag race, and stuff yourself silly on great fried foods. If you're in search of something a little quieter, retreat to the nearby parks and forests where you'll find trails for hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding. Throw your line into one of the surrounding lakes or rivers and return to your Jasper vacation rental with fresh fish for dinner.

Weather

Who forgot to turn off the rain?

It may not have the same reputation as Seattle, but Jasper features a steady amount of rainfall year-round. Pack your umbrella for the wettest period (November through July) when monthly totals average anywhere from 4.5 to 6 inches of rain. And brace yourself: the region is often rattled by thunderstorms in July. Break out the fans in July and August when temps reach the high 80s with humidity to match. You'll no doubt enjoy the warmth of your Jasper vacation rental on cold winter evenings as conditions often dip below the freezing point.

Natural features

Over the river, and through the forest, to the valley we go

Waterways dot the region, including the Tennessee River that cuts along the southern border of Jasper, as tiny tributaries, such as the Sequatchie River, flow into town. Explore the surrounding Tennessee River Gorge and you'll be forgiven if you mistake the place for Oz. In this area, the mighty river flows through a lush, forest-covered canyon that's so green, it could serve as a stand-in for the Emerald City. The gorge eventually gives way to the Tennessee Valley, a sprawling wetlands dotted with wild flowers and surrounded by the Appalachian and Cumberland Mountains.

How to get there

How to get to and around Jasper

Fly into Chattanooga, TN (CHA-Chattanooga Metropolitan), the closest airport, located 23.7 mi (38.1 km) from the city center.

How many vacation rentals are available around Jasper, TN?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 81 vacation rentals around Jasper. From 19 house rentals to 9 condo and apartment 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 Jasper?

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 Jasper:

  • Downtown Chattanooga: 68 vacation rentals
  • Lookout Valley Neighborhood Association: 43 vacation rentals
  • St. Elmo Improvement League: 40 vacation rentals
  • North Chattanooga: 37 vacation rentals
  • Hixson: 257 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 Jasper?

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

  • Jasper City Park: 336 vacation rentals
  • Marion County Park: 384 vacation rentals
  • Grandview Medical Center: 328 vacation rentals
  • Chattanooga Skydiving Company: 368 vacation rentals
  • Ruby Falls: 403 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Jasper 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 Houses in Jasper?

Yes, of course. Vrbo has 19 Houses in Jasper. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Jasper include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 9 rentals available
  • Cabins: 47 rentals available
  • Cottages: 47 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 Jasper?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 12 vacation rentals with pool available in Jasper. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.