Roanoke vacation rentals

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Popular amenities for Roanoke vacation rentals

Stay near Roanoke's top sights

Valley View Mall32 locals recommend
Mill Mountain Star181 locals recommend
Elmwood Park19 locals recommend
Explore Park43 locals recommend
Tanglewood Mall5 locals recommend
Mill Mountain Zoo70 locals recommend

Quick stats about vacation rentals in Roanoke

  • Total rentals

    420 properties

  • Rentals with a pool

    10 properties have a pool

  • Pet-friendly rentals

    170 properties allow pets

  • Family-friendly rentals

    170 properties are a good fit for families

  • Total number of reviews

    30K reviews

  • Nightly prices starting at

    $20 before taxes and fees

Your guide to Roanoke

All About Roanoke

Surrounded by the unspoiled beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Roanoke is the largest city along the world-famous Appalachian Trail — a major draw for visitors to this area of Southwest Virginia. During Prohibition, the area was known as the Moonshine Capital of the World. Craft breweries, wineries, and distilleries are still a local fixture here, and you can make your way along Virginia’s Blue Ridge Cheers Trail to get a taste of the scene.

Roanoke is a mountain-biking haven. Whether you’re a newbie looking for a half-hour ride at Carvins Cove or a pro in search of a full day’s adventure at Mill Mountain Park, there’s a trail for everyone. Alongside its outdoor attractions, Roanoke is also an artistic community. You’ll find plenty of musicians and actors performing live while painters and sculptors stock the region’s galleries, boutiques, and museums, including the futuristic-looking Taubman Museum of Art with its 77-foot peaked glass atrium.


The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Roanoke

The best time to book Roanoke vacation rentals is in the fall, when you can expect pleasant temperatures and foliage exploding with color. There are also two big festivals nearby in September. Olde Salem Days in downtown Salem is one of Virginia’s largest arts and craft festivals and includes live music, food, and classic cars. The Smith Mountain Lake Wine Festival showcases wineries in the region and the Shenandoah Valley.

December through February, temperatures hover around freezing, which makes the ice skating rink in Elmwood Park a popular place. Hot summer days see many kayakers on the many rivers in the area, along with scenic hikes in mountains and parks — just remember to bring sunscreen and plenty of water.


Top things to do in Roanoke

Natural Bridge State Park

A road trip through the Blue Ridge Mountains is one of the most scenic routes in the United States, with plenty to see along the way. Less than an hour north of Roanoke, stop off at Natural Bridge State Park to walk under the main feature, a 215-foot-tall rock arch above the Cedar Creek Nature Trail, and learn about the area’s heritage at the Monacan Indian Living History Exhibit, a re-created interpretive village.

Smith Mountain Lake

Around an hour southeast of town, Smith Mountain Lake is a popular summer destination, where you can admire the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains from the water. Rental services offer equipment for water-skiing, fishing, and sailing, or you can simply cruise along on a pontoon. If you’re staying on dry land, there are golf courses, restaurants, and shops within easy reach.

Upper James River Trail

More than 50 miles of the Upper James River have Virginia Scenic River status, boasting placid waters as well as Class I and II rapids. Launch from Buchanan, a 30-minute drive from Roanoke, where you can rent fishing gear, get kitted out for a relaxing day’s tubing, or book a guided trip. Look out for herons at the water’s edge and bald eagles overhead.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Where should I stay in Roanoke?

    Make yourself at home in Roanoke by choosing from our most frequently booked neighborhoods. We have over 310 vacation rentals in Wasena, over 310 vacation rentals in Downtown Roanoke, and over 310 vacation rentals in Gainsboro.

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

    Yes! Work meets play with ease at over 280 vacation rentals in Roanoke featuring dedicated workspaces. Stay connected and productive in your home away from home.

  • Are there pet-friendly vacation rentals in Roanoke?

    Four-legged friends are welcome in Roanoke. Choose from more than 170 vacation rentals for guests traveling with pets.

  • Are there Roanoke vacation rentals on Airbnb with pools?

    Yes! Dive into the perfect getaway at one of over 10 vacation homes with pools in Roanoke, available on Airbnb. Make a splash and soak up the sun in style!

  • How much does it cost to stay in apartment rentals in Roanoke?

    Experience the best of Roanoke with our apartment rentals, starting at about $40 per day, before taxes and fees. Embrace comfort and style while staying within your budget in your home away from home.

  • Do house rentals in Roanoke have a bbq area?

    Absolutely! We offer over 30 house rentals with a bbq area in Roanoke. Enjoy a tailored experience with all the comforts you desire.

  • Do condo rentals in Roanoke have self check-in?

    Absolutely! We offer over 20 condo rentals with self check-in in Roanoke. Enjoy a tailored experience with all the comforts you desire.

  • Do house rentals in Roanoke have a gym?

    Absolutely! We offer over 10 house rentals with a gym in Roanoke. Enjoy a tailored experience with all the comforts you desire.

  • Are there family-friendly house rentals in Roanoke?

    Roanoke has more than 90 family-friendly house rentals. Amenities on the property may include high chairs, travel cribs, or strollers.

  • What are the most popular amenities for House Rentals in Roanoke?

    Enhance your stay in our House Rentals with the most popular amenities: over 10 homes with a gym, over 60 homes with self check-in, over 30 homes with a bbq area, and more. Indulge in the ultimate retreat, tailored to your preferences.

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