From Nashville to Memphis, Tennessee is filled with a variety of cultural, educational, and outdoor activities that appeal to everyone. Popular home styles throughout the state include traditional southern plantation houses to simple cabins, giving visitors a wide variety of options and the chance to enjoy flexibility and comfort that many travelers desire.
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Popular Rental Amenities in Tennessee
Accommodations can be selected based on various criteria. Above, you can see the number of rentals that offer a specific feature in Tennessee. Tennessee is the perfect place to look for an accommodation if you want a rental with a pool or you bring your pet everywhere, as the most frequently offered features are "Pool" and "Pets allowed." Plan your vacation in advance if you need a crib for your baby or you need a wheelchair accessible vacation rental. There are just 7,108 listed rentals providing "Crib" and 10,871 rentals with "Wheelchair accessible."
Price and Availability Index in Tennessee
Vacation Rental Price Information in Tennessee
The price graph will give you the nightly price average for the upcoming months of the year. The week with the highest average prices is in June (6/29 - 7/6). During this week, a night will cost on average $530. Conversely, the cheapest average prices are in a week of January (1/13 - 1/20).
Rental availability information in Tennessee
Have a look at the above graph to see the global availability of vacation rentals in Tennessee. In a week of August (8/31 - 9/7), 78% of the vacation rentals are booked. It is easier to find a rental in a week of December (12/16 - 12/23), as only 21% of the accommodations are booked.
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Culinary Delights of the State
Don't leave Tennessee without savoring its diverse and exquisite Southern cuisine. There's the hot chicken and biscuits of Nashville, Memphis' world-famous smokin' hot barbeque, and Smoky Mountain Country Hams. Dine in style at the Rendezvous Restaurant in Memphis, which has hosted American presidents and other world leaders.
Tennessee's Climate: Hot, Humid Summers and Chilly Mountain Winters
Although the weather in Tennessee is generally warm and humid during summer months and mild in the winter, the diverse topography can cause wide variations in average temperatures. Areas of high elevations experience cold winter weather and snow.
Vacation cabins in and around the Appalachians are ideal for a cozy retreat in the chilly winter months, and are well-suited for visitors exploring the great outdoors. Conversely, hot summer temperatures, especially in the state's big cities, can make the convenience of a vacation rental even more appealing as a refreshing retreat from long days of sightseeing.
Things to Do and See
While in Tennessee, experience the grandeur of the Mississippi River that flows majestically through the state. Families will be thrilled by the beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains, known for their surreal fog and mist. Set out on the Appalachian Trail at the crack of dawn to enjoy sublime sunrise views. After all this physical activity, relax back at your Tennessee vacation cabin.
Other attractions that make it onto most itineraries include the Tennessee Aquarium, Rock City, Ruby Falls, and a customary cruise down the atmospheric Tennessee River Gorge. And why not sample a Jack Daniel’s Whiskey with the free distillery tours in Lynchburg?
Tennessee Arts and Culture
Discover the state's historic past at the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, which recounts the Civil Rights struggle in America. Culture buffs will also love the Tennessee Trails & Byways and native culture explorations along the Cherokee Heritage Trails. Relive the Civil War drama as it unfolds along the Civil War Trails, which weave through the little towns of Shiloh and Chattanooga.
Tennessee recognizes its important historical legacy in being the home of three American presidents, namely Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage in Nashville, the Andrew Johnson National Historic Site in Greeneville, and Columbia's James K. Polk home.
The Best Cities in Tennessee for a Family Vacation
If family fun is a high priority, Tennessee has much to offer. Children will also marvel at the wide array of marine species housed at the Tennessee Aquarium in Chattanooga. As one of the nation's best aquariums, the facility features exhibits of river habitats and ocean species from as far away as the South Pole. The IMAX theater housed here is also a popular destination.
After visiting the aquarium, visitors can spend the night at a Chattanooga vacation rental before visiting the Creative Discovery Museum, a children's museum offering interactive exhibits in the fields of music, art, and science.
2. Pigeon Forge
In Pigeon Forge, families can experience over 40 rides and a range of live entertainment options at the famed Dollywood theme park. Young kids (and the young at heart) will find hours of entertainment at this world-class attraction, which features an Appalachian-themed water park as well amusement park, founded by local legend Dolly Parton.
Many family-friendly attractions line the famous "Parkway", or Route 441 through Pigeon Forge, including the unique Titanic Museum Attraction, a re-creation of the infamous ocean liner, as well as the Old Mill shopping complex built around a 19th-century gristmill. The Island is another popular outlet shopping destination. Parrot Mountain & Gardens showcases thousands of tropical bird and plant species.
Gatlinburg is the gateway to the Smoky Mountains National Park, where forested wilderness offers hundreds of fantastic hiking trails and a beautiful visual spectacle each fall when its leaves change color. Take the kids to see amazing views of the Smoky Mountains in Gatlinburg from the 400-ft high Space Needle observation tower or the 2-mile long aerial cable car from downtown – which is especially popular with children, since it takes you to Ober Gatlinburg, an exciting amusement park and winter ski resort!
The birthplace of blues, soul, and rock 'n' roll, Memphis is a musical mecca brimming with iconic sites, from buzzing Beale Street and the famous Sun Studios to Elvis Presley's former mansion-cum-museum, Graceland. The national Rock 'n' Soul Museum and Blues Hall of Fame are also here, and each one offers a fun family outing with kid-friendly exhibits, performances, and interactive displays.
It's not all about music, though. The Memphis Zoo is a great family attraction. With over 400 species housed on 70 acres of land, this popular attraction will inspire wonder in children of all ages. The National Civil Rights Museum is an important historical site that is well worth visiting.
Tennessee Nightlife: From Beale Street to the Grand Ole Opry
Famous for the blues, Memphis is home to some of the best nightlife in Tennessee. Local music is king, and B.B. King's Blues Club on Beale Street is a popular place to start an evening in this booming downtown district. Visitors here are privy to bars and nightclubs of every type, including the Coyote Ugly Saloon. A smorgasbord of late-night food options is on offer throughout the city, including South of Beale, an eclectic joint that claims to be the city's first gastropub.
Travelers who prefer bluegrass to blues should head to Nashville, an epicenter of all things country. The famous Grand Ole Opry is an excellent starting point, before moving on to any number of live country music venues throughout the city. For a quieter evening, Rumours East offers up an extensive wine list and rotating exhibits by local artists.
Adventures in Tennessee
With over a million visitors annually, a visit to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is a must. Bears and deer roam freely through this World Heritage Biosphere Reserve, home to mystical, temperate forests.
Adventure enthusiasts will be spoilt for choice in Tennessee. There's hang-gliding from Lookout Mountain in Chattanooga and whitewater rafting on the Nolichucky, Ocoee, and Little Pigeon Rivers, as well as biking, canoeing, and camping opportunities in the various state parks. A good idea would be to rent a houseboat on one of America's most tranquil water bodies, the Dale Hollow Lake.
Regular Events and Festivities
It is often said that Tennessee’s music is America’s soundtrack; this certainly explains the abundance of world-class music festivals that take place here. The Beale Street Music Festival in April enjoys its association with B.B King and Elvis Presley. Nashville's Southern Ground Music & Food Festival is a springtime tribute to the union between great food and music. The Chattanooga-based RiverBend Festival is a nine-day-long event featuring multiple stages and over 100 live acts.
Enjoy summer with a host of tomato-related parades and activities at the Tomato Art Festival in Nashville.
July 4th celebrations feature dazzling pyrotechnic displays. Next up is the Blues Hog BBQ and Music Festival, where visitors dig into flavorful wings and barbecue as musicians strut their stuff on stage. Franklin's Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival takes place in September and has roped in huge names such as Willie Nelson and Sheryl Crow in the past.
Book your Tennessee cabin rental for an adventure in the cradle of rock ‘n’ roll, country, soul, and blues.
5 Must-See Attractions During Your Tennessee Vacation
Aquarium of the Smokies
Gatlinburg's interactive aquarium displays an array of aquatic life and live marine animal shows. It also offers experiences kids will love, including penguins encounters and sleepovers with sharks.
The Grand Ole Opry
Located in the country music capital; Nashville, The Grand Ole Opry hosts daily showcases where you could catch a rising country star or a bonafide music legend.
Located in the heart of Memphis, this pioneering recording studio was opened by Sam Phillips in 1950. Home to early rock and roll, famous artists such as Elvis Presley have recorded here.
National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel
This large Memphis museum was formerly the site of the old Lorraine Motel. Learn all about Civil Rights history and pay tribute to Martin Luther King Jr.
Sugarlands Distilling Company
Head to East Tennessee and explore how the company create their bestselling spirits. You can tour the factory and even sample some authentic moonshine.
Information about vacation rentals in Tennessee
|🏡 Vacation rentals available||64,756 homes|
|💳 Possible discounts||up to 61%|
|🌙 Nightly prices starting at||$79|
|⭐ Popular amenities||Pool, Pets allowed and Hot tub|
|🐾 Pet friendly homes||9,780 homes|
|🏊 Vacation rentals with pools||31,074 homes|
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is the average nightly price for a vacation home in Tennessee?
The price of a night's stay in Tennessee starts at $79. If you would like to stay in a cabin, the average price is $551 per night. A house rental Tennessee will cost $510 per night on average.
How many vacation rentals are available to book in Tennessee?
Currently there are 64,756 rentals in Tennessee to choose from and book for your next trip.
What are the most popular amenities for vacation rentals in Tennessee?
If you're looking to book a vacation rental in Tennessee, others search for accommodation with these amenities: Pool, Pets allowed and Hot tub.
How many vacation rentals with pools are in Tennessee?
Tennessee offers 31,074 Hotel room and Cabin options available for booking.
Are pets allowed in vacation homes in Tennessee?
In case if you are traveling with a dog in Tennessee - 15% of rentals are pet-friendly.
What's the best month to travel to Tennessee?
When looking for a vacation home in Tennessee, keep in mind that rainy season is typically in January or March, with August often being the driest.
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