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Top-rated vacation rentals in Knoxville

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Condo in Knoxville
River View on Hill near UT/Downtown/w Kbed & QSofa
Old city charm and character meets movie flair in the Downtown Knoxville Historic Riverhouse building located above the Tennessee River. This location is a prime spot and is a short stroll from Market Square, University of Tennessee, Downtown Knoxville, and the Theater District. This unique and spacious condominium offers a shared balcony overlooking the TN River, decorative fireplace, and free parking in the adjacent building. King bed with a queen pull out sofa as well as 1.5 bath.
Jan 25 – Feb 1
$120 per night
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Guesthouse in Knoxville
Charming, Clean, Quiet, Close to downtown, trails
Fantastic south Knoxville location yet only a few minutes to downtown and UT. Borders Baker Creek Preserve and bike park, access to over 50 miles of trails and greenways connecting to a beautiful nature center, historic sites, quarries, adventure playgrounds, & five city parks. Apartment is clean, private, and comfortable, recently remodeled. Well furnished, and close to restaurants, breweries, etc. Fast Wi-fi. Dates negotiable *Our only "chore" is to please clean any used dishes.
Jun 21 – 28
$71 per night
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Home in Knoxville
Knoxville Little House
The Knoxville Little House is a recently converted 380 square-foot structure. Half of the house contains a kitchen and living space and the other half contains the bedroom and bath/laundry. This cute little house is perfect for a single guest or couple and one child. We are located in a quiet neighborhood with access to I 75 and downtown Knoxville within minutes. Enjoy the many things to see and do in and around Knoxville and then come back and relax in our little dwelling.
Feb 3 – 10
$68 per night

Popular amenities for Knoxville vacation rentals

Stay near Knoxville's top sights

Turkey Creek71 locals recommend
Neyland Stadium100 locals recommend
Zoo Knoxville115 locals recommend
West Town Mall63 locals recommend
Market Square270 locals recommend
University of Tennessee86 locals recommend

Home rentals in Knoxville

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Home in Knoxville
SoKno Getaway - Close to Downtown,with full office
Mar 3 – 10
$99 per night
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Home in Knoxville
Cottage On Maple-Central Knoxville
Aug 12 – 19
$142 per night
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Home in Knoxville
BEAUTIFUL retreat house near UT & DOWNTOWN
Sep 25 – Oct 2
$135 per night
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Home in Knoxville
Unique Mid-Century Modern Gem
Oct 21 – 28
$237 per night
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Distinctive Stand Alone Downtown Knoxville House
Jul 9 – 16
$251 per night
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Home in Knoxville
*3BR 2BA Craftsman* 2 miles to Downtown Knoxville
Jul 28 – Aug 4
$118 per night
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Vintage Farmhouse in the City: UT-Downtown-Ijams
Aug 15 – 22
$103 per night
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Home in Knoxville
The Craftsman. Up-to-date, and stylish
Aug 2 – 9
$130 per night
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Monstera Studio near downtown
May 5 – 10
$165 per night
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Urban Mountain House Near Downtown+UT+South Knox
Aug 21 – 28
$343 per night
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Home in Knoxville
Cozy, Artsy, Modern, 2BR House 11 Mins to Downtown
Jul 19 – 26
$146 per night
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Home in Knoxville
1 Mile to Campus - private - cozy - entire home
Jun 3 – 10
$133 per night

Other great vacation rentals in Knoxville

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Farm stay in Lenoir City
1 bedroom white apartment on farm/ranch
Jan 19 – 26
$76 per night
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Guest suite in Knoxville
Private space: king bed,private bath&fun amenities
Jan 22 – 29
$93 per night
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Apartment in Knoxville
Stoney Haven
Apr 25 – May 2
$68 per night
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Bungalow in Knoxville
Cozy Bungalow Near Downtown w/HotTub, Feat on HGTV
Nov 13 – 20
$117 per night
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Guesthouse in Knoxville
The Chicken Coop city meets country in a cozy spot
Jan 22 – 29
$113 per night
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Guesthouse in Knoxville
TreeHouse Haven, Very Private, Great Location
Mar 28 – Apr 4
$91 per night
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Apartment in Knoxville
Mimosa Studio Apartment Close to Downtown
Jul 13 – 20
$81 per night
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Cottage in Knoxville
Cozy Knoxville Cottage | Great for all things UT!
Jul 28 – Aug 4
$107 per night
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Guest suite in Knoxville
Spacious Garden Retreat
May 5 – 10
$100 per night
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Guest suite in Maryville
Traveler's Nest - A Comfortable Place to Land
Feb 3 – 10
$75 per night
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Apartment in Knoxville
Fountain City Retreat, No Cleaning Fee.
May 16 – 23
$68 per night
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Farm stay in Knoxville
Farm Stay Experience
Jul 26 – Aug 2
$125 per night

Quick stats about vacation rentals in Knoxville

Total rentals

1.3K properties

Rentals with dedicated workspaces

770 properties have a dedicated workspace

Rentals with a pool

90 properties have a pool

Pet-friendly rentals

500 properties allow pets

Family-friendly rentals

770 properties are a good fit for families

Total number of reviews

85K reviews

Your guide to Knoxville

Welcome to Knoxville

Knoxville is equal parts urban life and outdoor adventure, a fusion you might only find in a metropolis that sits just out of reach of the Smoky Mountains. Dubbed “Scruffy City” decades ago when it was chosen as the site for the 1982 World’s Fair, the nickname has stuck — and Knoxville has embraced being the weird, artsy cousin to Nashville’s more polished veneer. As you drive into Knoxville on Interstate-40, the 266-foot-tall Sunsphere, one of the relics of the World’s Fair, shines like a beacon, letting you know that you have, in fact, arrived in Tennessee’s third-largest city.

A university town with a massive student population, Knoxville has a youthful vibe, with plenty of art installations and indie shops. The food scene, too, is pulsing, as is the craft beer — more than 20 breweries now call Knoxville home. Hikers, bikers, and those who simply like to exist outdoors often flock to the city due to its waterfront perch (the Tennessee River divides the campus and downtown from South Knoxville, or SoKno) and the fact that it boasts more than 100 miles of paved greenways and trails. The city’s lower cost of living compared to its neighbors draws creative entrepreneurs who want to try something new, which means that with each visit to Knoxville you’re likely to discover something completely unique, off the wall, or both.


The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Knoxville

With Tennessee’s relatively mild climate, May through October are prime months for enjoying Knoxville, the summer in particular if you plan to take advantage of the city’s many water features. The golden falls of East Tennessee are gorgeous, with the leaves peaking in mid-October each autumn. Spring, however, may very well be the best time to visit Knoxville for those who love both art and flowers. Every April, downtown Knoxville is awash in color with the annual weekend-long Dogwood Arts Festival and the multi-day Chalk Walk art competition on Market Square.


Top things to do in Knoxville

Ijams Nature Center

A 315-acre compound spanning gardens, a natural bird sanctuary, and the spring-fed Mead’s Quarry, Ijams is a prime spot to while away an afternoon swimming, canoeing, kayaking, or paddleboarding. If you want to get your heart rate up, test your balance at the Navitat adventure park, whose tree-based terrain spans bridge crossings, tunnels, rolling barrels, nets, and zip lines.

Ale Trail

Craft beer lovers will be eager to sip their way through Knoxville’s various homegrown brews. The Ale Trail links more than two dozen craft breweries and taprooms with a passport that encourages you to visit all of them safely and get rewarded for your efforts. The Knox Brew Bus is one convenient transportation option to hit up many of the stops along the trail.

Market Square

At the turn of the millennium, many of Market Square’s buildings were vacant or boarded up; today, the area is the epicenter of much of Knoxville’s commerce and tourism. In addition to boasting water features and some excellent restaurants and bars, Market Square houses the verdant Krutch Park with its many sculptures, including the Tennessee Woman Suffrage Memorial statue.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How is the weather in Knoxville?

    Knoxville has a temperate climate with four distinct seasons. Summers are hot and humid, with highs around 88°F (31°C). Winters are usually mild, with temperatures hovering around 49°F (9°C), though occasional snowfall can occur.

  • What is the best time of year to visit Knoxville?

    Spring and fall are the most popular times to visit Knoxville, thanks to the mild weather and outdoor activities. The Dogwood Arts Festival in April and the Boomsday Festival over Labor Day weekend are two notable events during these seasons.

  • What are the best places to visit in Knoxville?

    Visitors frequently visit the Sunsphere Tower for its panoramic city views. The East Tennessee History Center, offering insights into local history, and Old City, a vibrant neighborhood full of unique shops and eateries, are also popular.

  • What are some hiking trails in Knoxville?

    Knoxville has a variety of hiking trails, including the House Mountain State Natural Area, a 5 mile (8 km) trail with scenic views at the summit. The Seven Islands State Birding Park features easy trails, perfect for bird watching and wildlife viewing.

  • What are some family activities to do in Knoxville?

    Families can explore the interactive exhibits at The Muse Knoxville, a child-friendly science museum. Zoo Knoxville is another favorite, housing over 800 animals. For a serene outdoor experience, consider a picnic at Ijams Nature Center.

  • What are some of the best day trip ideas in Knoxville?

    Pigeon Forge, home to the Dollywood amusement park, is a great day trip choice, located about 35 miles (56 km) from Knoxville. Another option is the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site, only 45 miles (72 km) away.

  • Where should I stay in Knoxville?

    Make yourself at home in Knoxville by choosing from our most frequently booked neighborhoods. We have over 760 vacation rentals in Fountain City, over 480 vacation rentals in Downtown Knoxville, over 480 vacation rentals in East Knoxville, and over 550 vacation rentals in South Knoxville.

  • Are there vacation rentals with a dedicated workspace in Knoxville?

    Yes! Work meets play with ease at over 770 vacation rentals in Knoxville featuring dedicated workspaces. Stay connected and productive in your home away from home.

  • Are there pet-friendly vacation rentals in Knoxville?

    Four-legged friends are welcome in Knoxville. Choose from more than 500 vacation rentals for guests traveling with pets.

  • Are there Knoxville vacation rentals on Airbnb with pools?

    Yes! Dive into the perfect getaway at one of over 90 vacation homes with pools in Knoxville, available on Airbnb. Make a splash and soak up the sun in style!

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