Smack dab in the middle of the Tennessee River and the Great Smoky Mountains, there is plenty of culture, history and tons of things to do in Knoxville. Some of the top attractions in the city, beyond the beautiful scenery spread along the Tennessee River, including the East Tennessee History Center, the Blount Mansion, and Market Square.
Of course, vacation isn’t all about the attractions. It’s about finding both peace and entertainment in the place you call home for the time you are there. Let’s take a look at the 15 best Knoxville Airbnbs for your next Tennessee Vacation!
This Appalachian Villa is a small cabin perched upon the mountainside, looking over the grand Wears Valley. It features all of the warm comforts you would expect from a southern cabin, including two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a fully-equipped kitchen, a private hot tub, and an electric fireplace. Make sure to enjoy the scenic views while you are there and have a little game night with the included foosball and pool tables.
Step back in history with one of the most unique estates in all of Knoxville. The Williamswood Castle was modeled after a Medieval Scottish hunting lodge and include amenities like a multi-level balcony overlooking the river, a Sistine Chapel-style ceiling, a hidden bookcase door, stained glass windows, and more than 4,500 square feet of room for the whole family to stretch out.
In the heart of West Knoxville lies this beautiful private oasis, perfect for large families or groups. You’ll find tons of parking, a massive entertainment room, and of course, the main selling point: a MASSIVE 10’ deep in-ground swimming pool with a waterfall. When you’re done swimming for the day, make sure to step into the large 12-person hot tub or sweat it out in the dry sauna.
This modern mountain oasis offers some of the best views in the entire state. You’ll get unparalleled views of the Smoky Mountains and Wears Valley, including a 360-degree view from floor to ceiling, perfect for catching the sunrise and sunset. The home features four bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, and a private 36-acre hill. Light up the open-hearth fireplace during the winter or bask in the southern sun on the massive observation deck.
This unique mid-century modern home sits on the National Register of Historic Places and is nestled in the woods on a completely private and secluded lot. You’ll get to enjoy tons of glass windows, marble floors, a stone fireplace, and close proximity to the University of TN and downtown. The home was built back in 29148 and is a stunning example of mid-century architecture, perfect for anyone who appreciates aesthetics.
If you are someone that likes to pamper yourself while on vacation, you’ll love this private mini-golf home. You’ll get to bask in the hot tub while viewing your favorite program on the 70” flat screen or relax with a cup of Joe on the covered deck with 25-foot ceilings. Of course, nothing compares to the private mini-golf course or dual arcade-style driving simulators that this house has to offer either.
This completely renovated 1823 log cabin is an interesting piece of history in the Knoxville area. It was the very first Church and School House in Concord! This rural home sits only minutes from all of the most popular places in Knoxville, including dog parks, breweries, shopping, and the university. If you’re someone who is looking to enjoy the history and culture that the homes in Knoxville have to offer, you’ll love this Airbnb.
If you’re looking for a true destination, the Stables at Strawberry Creek is a great choice. This one-of-a-kind log cabin sleeps eight guests comfortably and lies at the foothills of the famous Smoky Mountains. You won’t get this kind of character from any hotel in the area. You’ll find a natural spring pond, a horse arena, a brand new outdoor deck with a fire pit, and a giant XL copper bathtub.
This recently renovated Victorian home lies in the heart of North Knoxville and is just a few-minute walk or bike ride to many restaurants and breweries in downtown Knoxville. There is tons of natural light throughout the home and a complete kitchen with granite countertops to cook a full meal for the whole family. Crack open a cold one and unwind on the spacious front porch while enjoying one of the two claw-foot tubs.
The SoKno Island Home is filled to the brim with amenities and activities. It lies just five minutes from downtown Knoxville and only a few minutes from the Ijams Nature Center. You’ll find peace and relaxation in the 1930’s home and plenty of charming features to create a one-of-a-kind stay.
If you’re looking to stay in the heart of Downtown Knoxville, look no further than this loft apartment. The space comes wh exposed beams and brock, providing a reminder of the 100-year history behind it. Head up to the terrace to find an unmatched view of the downtown area and have dinner while watching the sun go down on the city. There are numerous garages with security to keep your cars parked during your stay.
This newly remodeled home sits in an established Knoxville neighborhood and is less than half-a-mile away from some of the best restaurants and shopping in town. It is the perfect Airbnb for large groups of families thanks to the fully-stocked kitchen, five king beds, and large backyard with a fenced-in area that is small dog-friendly. Enjoy the porch swings and fire pit in the backyard during your stay.
This 1984 Jamestowner Houseboat provides quite a unique Airbnb experience. The marina is centrally located, allowing visitors to easily get to the Downtown area to enjoy the many restaurants and shopping centers. Plus, there is nothing quite like waking up on the water or sitting outside on the dock watching the sun come up with a warm cup of coffee. While the majority of the houseboat has been renovated, some of the unique features, such as the original steering console and rustic ceiling, have been left alone.
Experience the beauty of Eastern Tennessee in this three-story townhome. It is perfect for large groups and comes with incredible decor throughout. The home sits just steps away from some of the town’s best breweries and restaurants. During your stay, you’ll enjoy the large windows, high ceilings, and impressive artwork, as well as the open floor plan.
This large and recently-renovated home sits in the heart of West Knoxville and comes with mid-century modern style decor. With a massive kitchen and on-site smoker, it is the perfect home for those who love to cook. The site comes with a pool table, basement wet bar, movie room, shuffleboard, and a back patio area with a swimming pool and hot tub.
If you enjoyed our list of Knoxville Airbnbs, make sure to check out our list of things to do while in Knoxville!