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Condo in Knoxville
Old City at Your Doorstep in Vaulted Brick Loft
Welcome to the heart of Old City, where you're just steps away from the best restaurants & nightlife in Knoxville! Wake up and walk to OliBea for the best brunch and mimosas. Step over to Boyd's Jig and Reel, a Scottish themed bar with unique food, live music, and one of the world's largest whiskey selections. Enjoy dinner out at the award winning, Lonesome Dove restaurant. Dance the night away at one of several trendy clubs & bars. At this loft, you don't have to go far to have a good time!
$133 per night
Loft in Knoxville
Loft in Historical Red Brick Building
Relax in the comfort and style of this tastefully decorated home. The loft features repointed original brick masonry, plank wood flooring, & boutique furnishings. Quaint and cozy, this newly refurnished space is the perfect blend of historic & modern. It is our hope that this intentionally designed studio is your perfect home away from home in Knox! Nestled in the heart of Old City, the loft is walking distance from the best downtown Knox has to offer, including restaurants, bars, and shops!
$138 per night
Home in North Knoxville
Broadway Getaway - Hot Tub, Rain Shower, 65in TV
Looking for a relaxing getaway? This is the place for you! Hang out in the Hot Tub and then watch a movie on the 65inch 4K Tv. This house has a fully furnished kitchen with a coffee bar and all the basic cookware you need. Every bedroom has a smart TV and an incredibly comfortable memory foam matress for the best night sleep you’ve ever had. This stay is less than 10 minutes from downtown, and if you walk across the street to Harby’s you can grab some of the best pizza in Knoxville!
$99 per night

Stay near Knoxville's top sights

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

Home rentals in Knoxville

Home in Knoxville
Knoxville Little House
$75 per night
Home in Knoxville
Cottage On Maple-Central Knoxville
$68 per night
Home in Powell
Charming 2 bedroom home minutes from downtown Knox
$106 per night
Home in Knoxville
SundayHouse犬小屋/Hot Tub/1 mile to DT/UT
$110 per night
Home in Knoxville
Cozy North Knoxville Home
$101 per night
Home in Knoxville
Bluestone Home/fun mini golf /5 minutes to DT&UT
$91 per night
Home in Knoxville
Knox-villa: Comfort + Ease
$72 per night
Home in Knoxville
1 Mile to Campus - private - cozy - entire home
$110 per night
Home in South Knoxville
SoKno Urban Wilderness Getaway-Bakers Creek, UT,DT
$100 per night
Home in Knoxville
Adorable One Bedroom Private Cottage Full Kitchen
$83 per night
Home in North Knoxville
The Craftsman. Up-to-date, and stylish
$139 per night
Home in East Knoxville
Insta-worthy private oasis 5 min - DT Knoxville
$78 per night

Quick stats about vacation rentals in Knoxville

Total rentals

1.3K properties

Rentals with dedicated workspaces

740 properties have a dedicated workspace

Rentals with a pool

100 properties have a pool

Pet-friendly rentals

480 properties allow pets

Family-friendly rentals

760 properties are a good fit for families

Total number of reviews

80K 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.

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