Long overshadowed by Nashville, Knoxville is now emerging as an exciting Tennessee destination in its own right. Escape the crowds of the state capital and settle into a vacation home in Knoxville from which you can explore the music festivals, culture, history, and adventure in and around this growing, vibrant community.
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Popular Rental Amenities in Knoxville
Accommodations can be narrowed down based on various criteria. Above, you can see the number of rentals that offer a specific amenity in Knoxville. In Knoxville, 1,980 properties include "Internet". Consequently, if you can't imagine a vacation without internet, use the Internet filter to compare these rentals. Three amenities that are not often available are "Sauna," "Hot tub," and "Smoking."
The Weather in Knoxville
Find the Knoxville climate diagram. On average, the warmest month is June. However, temperatures can go lower than 30° in Knoxville in January. The rainiest month is July while the driest month is September.
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Where to Eat Like a Local in Knoxville
When it comes to Knoxville cuisine, soul food and barbecue reign supreme. The city is full of restaurants serving hearty dishes with a massive dollop of love.
Ask anyone in Knoxville where to get the best Southern comfort food and they’ll say Myrtle’s Chicken and Beer. The restaurant takes inspiration from hundreds of years of tradition and serves mouthwatering fried chicken, chicken pot pie and classic fruit cobbler. All with a beer on the side, naturally.
If you want soul food just like mama used to make, then head to Jackie’s Dream. Owner Jackie prides herself on family-friendly dishes like baby back ribs, catfish and fried potatoes, and chicken and waffles.
Let’s talk barbecue, because Knoxville has it locked down. The aroma of Sweet P’s BBQ will have you floating through the door to sample their famous Tennessee beef brisket. When it comes to steaks, the locals swear by Ye Olde Steak House for its succulent Porterhouse and melt-in-the-mouth filet of beef.
Step Back in Time at Sites From the Civil War
Knoxville was the original capital of Tennessee and remains committed to preserving its fascinating legacy. Home to many Civil War sites, here you can opt for a guided tour to fully appreciate the historic homes and battle sites scattered throughout the area.
A number of museums and attractions cater to visiting history buffs. Visit the Beck Cultural Exchange Center to learn about African-American heritage in the region, or visit over 200-year-old Blount Mansion, the former home of William Blount, a signer of the U.S. Constitution.
Hike, Bike and Climb in Knoxville's Backyard
Modern Knoxville is reinventing itself as a haven for outdoor enthusiasts, and renting a vacation home in town allows easy access to everything on offer. Mountain bikers will delight in the world-class downhill park adjacent to town, while cross-country cyclists can enjoy a 50-mile network of single-track trails.
Local and visiting rock climbers covet the sandstone cliff-face known as Denny Cove. Hikers are drawn to Knoxville’s trail system and the nearby Great Smoky Mountains, which boast hikes with spectacular views in all seasons.
Experience Musical Past and Present at Local Festivals
Like Nashville, Knoxville is renowned for its rich musical heritage and quality live music. Several festivals are well worth attending as they highlight music of the region and attract talent from around the globe. The critically-acclaimed Big Ears Music Festival features an eclectic mix of artists from heavy metal to jazz. The Rhythm and Blooms Music Festival is the city’s largest and honors Knoxville’s musical through features of local and national artists.
The best time to stay in a Knoxville vacation rental is undoubtedly when the Tennessee Valley Fair arrives. For 100 years, the city has been hosting this celebration of the state’s agricultural heritage. Expect live music from some of the country’s biggest stars, fun fairs, traditional food, and lots of exhibits.
Knox Pride is the city’s annual LGBTQ festival, which gets bigger every year. This inclusive event is a sea of color, parades, and concerts. From yoga classes, brunches, and pub crawls to performances from American Idol stars, it's a spectacle you simply cannot miss.
Knoxville has a wealth of excellent breweries and you can taste the very best beers at Knoxville Brewfest. Hosted beneath the Sunsphere, there are over 300 beers to sample, from Tennessee and beyond.
Information about vacation rentals in Knoxville
|🏡 Vacation rentals||2,147 properties|
|💳 Possible discounts||up to 44%|
|🌙 Nightly prices starting at||$72|
|⭐ Popular amenities||Internet, Air conditioning and TV|
|🐾 Pet friendly accommodations||410 properties|
|🏊 Vacation rentals with pools||1,131 properties|
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the average nightly price for a vacation home in Knoxville?
The nightly price of accommodations in Knoxville starts at $72. If you’re interested in a house rental, the average price is $372 per night. A apartment rental Knoxville will cost $394 per night on average.
How many vacation homes are available to book in Knoxville?
There are 2,147 vacation homes available for booking for your upcoming trip.
What are the most popular amenities for vacation homes in Knoxville?
Three most popular amenities for vacation rentals in Knoxville include accommodations with: Internet, Air conditioning, and TV.
How many vacation rentals with pools are in Knoxville?
Knoxville has 1,131 Hotel room and Motel room on offer to rent.
Are dogs allowed in vacation homes in Knoxville?
If you are traveling with a pet in Knoxville - 18% of vacation homes allow pets.
What's the best time of year to travel to Knoxville?
June and July are usually the warmest months in Knoxville with temperatures around 88 °F. The coldest months in Knoxville are January and February, with 30 °F on average.
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