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Rental unit in East Knoxville
Convenient 1st Floor <1 mile from DT + Easy Access
The Historical Hideaway is compiled of (4) newly remodeled suites in the wildly popular downtown neighborhood of 4th & Gill. Each suite is uniquely setup for the ideal overnight guest experience inspired by different landmarks that make Knoxville so special. The Hideaway is just minutes from downtown nightlife, breweries, restaurants, and venues making it ideal for smaller groups of 2-4 who want to be close to the Downtown, the Old City, and University of TN. Welcome to Knoxville!
$186 per night
Home in Knoxville
Cozy Knoxville Cottage | Great for all things UT!
This cozy cottage is located in Knoxville, TN and ready to be your home away from home! It’s tucked away from the busy hustle and bustle of the downtown area, yet only a short 15 minute ride to all the fun of UT football games, UT basketball games, and even Historic Market Square. You get this cute little cottage all to yourself with 2 bedrooms, 1 full bath, and a full kitchen. Whether it’s a weekend getaway, or a week vacation to the Smokey Mountains, this cozy cottage is for you!
$84 per night
Condo in Downtown Knoxville
Trendy Spot on Hill near UT/Downtown/KBed & QSofa
This is your spot, located right in the heart of Downtown Knoxville Tennessee! This quaint and stylish apartment has everything you need starting with a king size bed overlooking the Tennessee River, a queen pull out sofa bed, a fully stocked kitchen, as well as a washer and dryer. A quick walk to UT campus, Market Square, North Knoxville, Downtown Knoxville, Gay Street, and the Old City. There are dozens of local eateries, coffee houses, and breweries steps away.
$153 per night

Stay near Knoxville's top sights

Turkey Creek71 locals recommend
Neyland Stadium101 locals recommend
Zoo Knoxville115 locals recommend
West Town Mall63 locals recommend
Market Square271 locals recommend
University of Tennessee86 locals recommend

Knoxville home rentals

Home in South Knoxville
Vibrant 1 Bedroom Haven in South Knox
$97 per night
Private room in Knoxville
Magnolia House Room 1 master w/private ensuite
$70 per night
Home in Knoxville
SoKno Wilderness Apt. (pet friendly, fenced yard)
$119 per night
Home in Knoxville
Knoxville Little House
$75 per night
Home in North Knoxville
1-Bed on Central ~ 3mins to Old City & Downtown
$154 per night
Private room in Knoxville
Private bedroom /bathroom in West Hills!
$43 per night
Home in Fountain City
Cottage On Maple-Central Knoxville
$98 per night
Home in South Knoxville
Exotic Studio with Hot Tub
$78 per night
Home in East Knoxville
Insta-worthy private oasis 5 min - DT Knoxville
$131 per night
Home in Knoxville
Modern 2 Bedroom Home in West Knoxville
$156 per night
Home in Knoxville
✨NEW✨Knox-villa: Warm + Tranquil
$172 per night
Private room in Knoxville
Private Room - North Knox
$42 per night

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.

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