Destination guide

Take in the lakeside beauty of Gun Barrel City

The wildlife, lake and parks are a perfect backdrop to your vacation home in Gun Barrel City. This trendy city allures visitors with its fishing and shopping. Whether you're planning a family vacation, friends trip or romantic retreat, HomeAway has a great selection of vacation homes. Many rentals come with a full kitchen and separate dining area, perfect if you need a space for entertaining.


Activities and attractions in Gun Barrel City

Are you searching for things to do in the area? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and check out everything that Gun Barrel City has to offer. Here are some of the major attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Cedar Creek Country Club (4.2 mi / 6.7 km)
  • Whatz-Up Family Fun Park (4.3 mi / 7 km)
  • Tara Vineyards and Winery (13.5 mi / 21.7 km)
  • Twin Lakes Golf Course (18.8 mi / 30.3 km)
  • Henderson County Fairgrounds (20.2 mi / 32.5 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Gun Barrel City

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Gun Barrel City is a great place to get out in nature. These are some of the area's most enchanting natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Tom Finley Park (2.5 mi / 4 km)
  • East Texas Arboretum (16.6 mi / 26.8 km)
  • Athens City Park (18.3 mi / 29.4 km)
  • Athens Scuba Park (18.4 mi / 29.6 km)
  • Central Park (18.5 mi / 29.7 km)
  • Cain Park II (19.3 mi / 31.1 km)
How to get there

Transportation to and around Gun Barrel City

The nearest airport is in Terrell, TX (TRL-Terrell Municipal), located 28.1 mi (45.2 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could also fly into Tyler, TX (TYR-Pounds Regional), which is 42 mi (67.6 km) away.

How many vacation rentals are available around Gun Barrel City, TX?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 143 vacation rentals around Gun Barrel City. From 132 house rentals to 7 cabin rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

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

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

  • Tom Finley Park: 155 vacation rentals
  • Lake Athens: 112 vacation rentals
  • Whatz-Up Family Fun Park: 152 vacation rentals
  • Splash Kingdom Family Waterpark: 64 vacation rentals
  • Russell Stover Candy Factory Outlet: 16 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Gun Barrel City 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 Gun Barrel City?

Yes, of course. Vrbo has 132 Houses in Gun Barrel City. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Gun Barrel City include:

  • Cabins: 7 rentals available
  • Cottages: 7 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 7 rentals available

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Gun Barrel City?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 9 vacation rentals with pool available in Gun Barrel City. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.