Discover a selection of 146 vacation rentals in Cookeville, 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 $99 per night, and cabins and condos are popular options for a stay in Cookeville. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Nightspots and nature in Cookeville

Cookeville’s main claim to fame may be its setting as the home of Tennessee Technological University – or Tennessee Tech, if you want to save yourself a mouthful. But it’s more than just a college town. While it certainly has a suitably lively array of bars and restaurants that keep the local students and fun-seeking visitors happy, it also serves as a good base for seeing some of the wonders of the Tennessee landscape, located within driving distance of the city. Cookeville vacation rentals often reflect the outdoorsy appeal of the area, with rustic mountain cabins and stone farmhouses among the properties available.

Things to do

Stepping back in time in Cookeville

The Cookeville Depot Museum will make you feel nostalgic for an era you never knew. Set within a railroad depot built in 1909, this quaint museum features vintage steam engines and carriages, lovingly restored and ready for you to climb on board for those prime selfie opportunities. If you’re here with kids, you can let them work off some energy at the Cookeville Children’s Museum, with its colorful, interactive play areas, before heading over to the Cookeville History Museum for another trip into the past. Antiques, old photos, and tales from long ago will bring the story of the area to life.

Activities

Waterfalls and lake escapes near Cookeville

Bring your best hiking boots to your Cookeville vacation rental, because you’ll be putting them to good use at Cummins Falls State Park. Located just northwest of Cookeville, this sprawling, scenic marvel attracts legions of visitors eager to see the eponymous falls first-hand. Clamber across the rocks and you’ll not only be able to see the cascading, crystalline waters, but you can also bathe in them too. More of the great outdoors is found northwards, close to the border with Kentucky, where Dale Hollow Lake will let you show off your kayaking skills. You can also camp by the sparkling water, or head back into Cookeville to pitch up in a bar and take in some live jam sessions while sampling the local cocktails and craft beers.

Weather

Picking the right seasons for Cookeville

You’ll want to pack the sunblock if you’re heading over in the summer months, because it does get very hot and sunny. If that bothers you, you can always book Cookeville vacation rentals for the spring and fall sweet spots, when the weather is fine without being uncomfortable, and you can head out to explore the local Tennessee terrain on foot. And if it gets too hot, you can always cool off in those picturesque waterfalls and lakes.

Natural features

Sweeping parklands near Cookeville

Perched on Tennessee’s Highland Rim, Cookeville sits amid a wealth of natural points of interest. Cane Creek Park has numerous walking trails, and is popular for its fishing lake, which is stocked with carp, catfish, and rainbow trout. Around a 40-minute drive from the city center, there’s Standing Stone State Park, which is blessed with miles of hiking trails that will take you through cool woodlands and past flowing streams and vivid wildflowers.

How many vacation rentals are available around Cookeville, TN?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 146 vacation rentals around Cookeville. From 33 cabin rentals to 17 condo and apartment rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

Can I rent a lake-view property in Cookeville?

Ditch the bustling beach and spend your time lakeside instead! Sit back, find your chill and bask in those stunning views. Vrbo has 50 rentals close to lakes ready to be booked. Alternatively, you might be looking for something a bit different. Vrbo has a great range of options to select from, including:

  • 45 rural vacation rentals.
  • 39 mountain-view vacation rentals.
  • 32 water-view vacation rentals.

Can I rent a house in Cookeville?

Our house vacation rentals are real properties for real travelers. With plenty of space to spread out, they're perfect for those who want to live like a local. There are 70 houses currently listed on Vrbo. Prices start at $25 a night. If that doesn't agree with your group's style, we've got a range of different property types to select from, such as:

  • Cabin: 31 vacation homes. Prices start from $60 per night.
  • Condo: 9 vacation homes. Prices start from $173 per night.
  • Apartment: 8 vacation homes. Prices start from $139 per night.

Can I stay in Cookeville in a large group?

Nothing beats being reunited with old work colleagues or spending a few nights with your beloved relatives in a marvelous new area. And the best thing, Vrbo has options big enough for the whole crew. House vacation homes are the most popular option here for big groups of guests. Our worldwide database currently has 18 available. Around the area, the vacation rentals that can accommodate large groups of people include:

  • If yours is a party of 6, we have 35 vacation homes perfectly suited for that size. Spend a night from just $69.
  • If you've got 8 in your crew, you'll be thrilled to find out that there are 28 vacation homes that are suitable. Prices start at $79 per night.
  • Arranging a trip away with a group of 12? We have 17 vacation homes that will meet your needs. Prices start from $209 a night.

So don't fret! When you travel with us you can take your uncle, your grandma and all your mates to Cookeville.