From the Smoky Mountains to Nashville, Tennessee is one of the best states to visit on vacation. The state has so much to offer for every type of traveler. For families, there’s Pigeon Forge and Dollywood. Adventure-hungry tourists can discover Ruby Falls, a 175-foot underground waterfall. And for the music lovers? Of course, there is Graceland and Broadway Street in Nashville.
Regardless of what type of holiday you are planning, you’ll want to make sure you are arriving at top-notch accommodation. Finding the perfect rental can be tedious. We here at Road Affair understand the struggle and amount of time it takes to narrow it down to the crème de la crème. That is why we have done the heavy lifting for you and compiled a list of the absolute best Airbnbs in Tennessee for every type of holiday. Each rental listed is hosted by an Airbnb superhost, and some even hold Airbnb Plus status. If you are unfamiliar with Airbnb, superhosts are rental owners with a history of providing outstanding hospitality to their guests, while Airbnb Plus is an elite program that highlights exemplary homes that have been in-person verified.
Romantic Treehouse in Bloomington Springs
First on our list of the best Airbnb rentals in Tennessee is this unique treehouse with a private hot tub.
This luxury Airbnb is ideal for couples or solo travelers. The interior of the home has a studio-style layout and is decorated in an eclectic style. Guests can mix a cocktail in the minibar area and jam out to music on the vintage record player. There is a small kitchenette beside the entrance with all the coffee fixings, a convection oven, and a toaster. After a day of brewery and winery tastings, guests can return and unwind on the luxurious king-size bed. The bathroom boasts a large glass walk-in rain shower, a soaking tub, and handcrafted local soaps.
Perhaps the best part of this rental is the private hot tub overlooking the forest. After a relaxing soak, guests can snuggle up beside the firepit or lie down in the swing bed and listen to the sounds of the surrounding nature. On the deck, there is a patio dining set, a Weber grill, and a sun lounger.
This treehouse Airbnb in Tennessee is located just 20 minutes from the breweries and shops of downtown Cookeville while Nashville is just over an hour away.
Modern Mountain Home in Cookeville
Are you looking for a modern vacation rental in Tennessee with space for the whole family? Then look no further than this five-star rated house in Cookeville.
This two-bedroom home features a mixture of modern and contemporary furnishings in a bright and open space. In the living room, guests can relax on the couch and stream their favorite shows on the Roku Smart TV. The full kitchen features stainless-steel appliances and is stocked with all the essentials, such as complimentary Keurig pods and hot chocolate.
In the master bedroom, a queen-size memory foam bed is surrounded by large picture windows, a walkout to the deck, and a Roku TV. The master en suite boasts a Jacuzzi tub where guests can enjoy a bubble bath and watch a movie. A ship ladder leads to the second bedroom in the loft, where there is a king-size memory foam bed, a twin bed, and a desk. In the second bathroom, there is a walk-in shower with a bench.
Outside, guests can enjoy a meal on the deck’s patio dining set or head down to the firepit for a cozy night under the stars.
Pet-Friendly Cabin in Cookeville
This gorgeous Airbnb cabin in Tennessee is the perfect rental for families or small groups looking to retreat to nature.
The home features modern-rustic décor and heated floors that create a well-balanced space of elegance and comfort. A large double-sided brick fireplace acts as the living room’s focal point, and two beautiful French doors open to the backyard. Guests will find everything needed to prepare a meal in the full kitchen and can enjoy their meals at the four-person wooden dining table. Those looking to work remotely can set up their laptop at the solid wood desk beside the kitchen.
The master bedroom is in the loft and features a large desk and a queen-size bed. In the second bedroom, there is a queen-size bed and two reading lights. Guests can enjoy a bubble bath in the claw-foot bathtub after a day of outdoor adventuring. The bathroom also has a washer and dryer.
Outside, there is a stone firepit with Adirondack chairs where guests can snuggle up and roast marshmallows. There is plenty of room for dogs to roam around in the backyard, and the front porch chairs are the perfect spot to enjoy a cup of joe in the morning.
Secluded Cabin Outside Nashville
This Airbnb Plus cabin is perfect for families or groups of four or fewer looking to rent a house in Tennessee.
This pet-friendly home is situated on 42 acres of forested private property that are perfect for getting some peace and quiet. Inside, the home boasts wood-paneled walls and rustic décor. The living room is surrounded by floor-to-ceiling windows, allowing for nature views from every seat. In the full kitchen, there is plenty of counter space for cooking as well as a woodstove beside the dining table.
The master bedroom features beautiful reclaimed wood-paneled walls, a queen-size bed, and a wooden desk. In the second bedroom, there is a double bed and two gorgeous rustic wall sconce lights. Guests can start their day off fresh with a relaxing rinse in the bathroom’s glass walk-in shower. The rental is also well equipped for those looking to book an extended stay as it has a washer and dryer.
This Airbnb in Tennessee is roughly 25 minutes from Broadway Street in Nashville. Nashville International Airport is a 30-minute drive, and Long Hunter State Park is 40 minutes away.
Cozy Cabin on the Tennessee River
If you are looking for a pet-friendly Airbnb in Chattanooga, Tennessee, then consider renting superhost Kelly’s stunning two-bedroom cabin.
This is the ideal Tennessee Airbnb for groups of eight or fewer looking to have some fun on the water. The cabin is located in the heart of the Tennessee River Gorge, right on the Tennessee River. Guests have access to a boat ramp on the property, perfect for kayaks, boats, and swimming. There is a firepit by the river edge with Adirondack chairs and two large decks with a barbecue, rocking chairs, and a picnic table.
Inside, the home has been beautifully designed with cabin-themed décor, creating a welcoming and warm space. A large canoe hangs over a six-person dining table in the dining room, adding a little whimsy to the room. The living room has ample seating on leather recliner chairs, a pullout couch, and rocking chairs where guests can unwind and access their favorite streaming channels on the Smart TV. In the full kitchen, there is gorgeous wood cabinetry and countertops, as well as a breakfast bar.
The master bedroom has a king-size bed with a lake-themed mural accent wall behind it. In the second bedroom, there is a queen-size bed and three single beds.
Renovated Troop Train Outside Maryville
This unique Airbnb in Tennessee is perfect for families or train enthusiasts looking to mix up their regular rentals.
This Airbnb Plus is located south of Maryville, 30 minutes from the Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center and Tuckaleechee Caverns. There are plenty of restaurants nearby, and downtown Marysville is only a 10-minute drive away.
The home is a renovated WWII Trooper train featuring an open floor plan, plank wood flooring, and a rustic-modern motif. In the living room, there is a pullout couch in front of a TV where guests can lounge after a long day of hiking nearby trails. The full kitchen boasts a breakfast bar facing the windows and looking out to a forested area.
As you make your way to the back of the train car, there’s an open area with a fold-down desk and chair. At night, the desk folds up, and a Murphy bed folds down out of the adjacent closet. The bathroom has a large soaking tub and shower.
Outside, there is a tranquil man-made pond with a soothing waterfall. Guests can unwind on the covered swing bed and relax to the sounds of the rushing water or enjoy an evening cocktail on the deck.
Gorgeous Tiny Home in Nashville
This Airbnb in Nashville, Tennessee, is the ideal rental for couples or solo travelers looking to experience the city while sleeping away from the hustle and bustle.
This Airbnb Plus is located in South Nashville, 10 minutes from downtown. Superhosts Jonathan and Rebecca have done an impeccable job of designing and decorating the space in a functional and stylish way. The kitchenette features baby blue cabinets and is well stocked with all the basics, like a minifridge, inductor burners, and a coffee maker. In the living room, there is a daybed where guests can lounge and a projector with access to streaming services.
The bedroom is accessed by a sturdy wooden ladder and features a comfortable queen-size bed. Guests can return from a day of touring the town and enjoy a relaxing soak in the bathroom’s claw-foot tub.
Outside, there is a shared children’s playground where the little ones can play. The front deck has two chairs and is the ideal spot to enjoy a morning cup of coffee. Guests are also welcome to pick fresh veggies from the garden when they are in season.
Johnathan and Rebecca have stocked the home with family-friendly amenities, such as a baby bath, a crib, a high chair, and children’s books.
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Stunning Converted Barn in Franklin
If you are looking for an Airbnb in Franklin, Tennessee, that can accommodate a larger group, this is for you.
This four-bedroom Airbnb Plus barn has been beautifully renovated with a rustic-contemporary motif and features vaulted ceilings and antique furnishings. In the master bedroom, there is a comfortable queen-size bed and a TV. The second bedroom includes two queen-size beds and a single bed. The third and fourth bedrooms each have a queen-size bed, making this rental suitable for up to eight guests.
In the living room, guests can unwind in front of a large stone fireplace and stream their favorite Netflix shows on the Smart TV. The full kitchen includes stainless-steel appliances and plenty of counter space for entertaining. Guests can enjoy their meals in the partial breakfast nook. There are two bathrooms, one with a claw-foot tub and another with a walk-in shower.
Outside, guests can roam all 80-acres of the family farm. The screened-in upper deck is the perfect spot to enjoy an evening beverage with friends. On the lower deck, there is a firepit and a porch swing.
Cute Duplex in Memphis
This adorable Airbnb in Memphis, Tennessee, is ideal for couples or solo travelers looking to catch a Tigers’ game at the Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium.
The historical home is located in the Cooper-Young neighborhood, and the stadium is only a five-minute drive or a 25-minute walk away. There are also plenty of restaurants, breweries, and bars within walking distance of this Tennessee Airbnb.
The interior of the home features a neutral palette with pops of colors and intricate designs. The kitchenette boasts sleek black cabinets and is well stocked with complimentary snacks and coffee. In the bathroom, there is a gorgeous glass walk-in rain shower where guests can enjoy a relaxing rinse. The bedroom is quite spacious and boasts a king-size bed, a couch, and a flatscreen TV. There is also a desk, perfect for remote working or getting ready for a night on the town. The front porch swing is the ideal place to enjoy a cup of coffee in the morning.
This house for rent in Tennessee shares a free parking space with the other Airbnb rental attached, which is shared on a first-come, first-serve basis. However, there is free street parking available.
Two-Bedroom House in Knoxville
Are you looking for an Airbnb in Knoxville, Tennessee, that’s away from the hustle and bustle of the city but still close to major attractions? Then this rental is for you.
The house is located just 15 minutes from downtown and the University of Tennessee. Knoxville Zoo is 10 minutes away, and the Great Smoky Mountains are less than an hour’s drive. Inside, the home has been decorated with contemporary furnishings, creating a comfortable space. Superhost Lindsay stocks the full kitchen with snacks and wine so guests can relax as soon as they step in the door. There is a large sectional sofa in the living room, perfect for unwinding and reading a book or watching a movie.
In the master bedroom, there is a cozy queen-size bed, a TV, and a large dresser. Its en suite bathroom features a large vanity and a walk-in shower. In the second bedroom, there is a queen-size bed, making this rental suitable for four guests or fewer.
There are two Adirondack chairs on the front porch where guests can enjoy an evening cocktail in the night air. Free parking on the premises is available.
Romantic Log Cabin in Pigeon Forge
If you’re searching for the best cabin rentals in Tennessee for couples, this is it.
This gorgeous Airbnb in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, has a studio-style layout and features high ceilings, wood-paneled walls, and a private hot tub. The living room area boasts a 50-inch flatscreen TV, a stone fireplace, and a queen-size pullout sofa bed. In the bedroom area, there is a comfortable king-size memory foam bed that guests can tuck into after a long day. The full kitchen is well equipped with the basics, including a microwave and complimentary coffee.
Perhaps the best part of this rental is the heart-shaped Jacuzzi tub beside the bed. Guests can enjoy a soothing bubble bath together or alone with a glass of wine and still view the TV and fireplace. Alternatively, they can head outside to the private hot tub on the deck. For those who aren’t fans of baths, no worries. The bathroom has a shower.
This Tennessee Airbnb is located just two minutes from the main parkway in Pigeon Forge. On-site parking is available for guests.
Earth Home in Johnson City
Are you looking for a unique Airbnb in Tennessee? Then look no further than this incredible earth home in Johnson City.
The home is located on a 34-acre wedding venue property in the Oak Grove neighborhood of the city. The interior is decorated with modern furnishings and features floor-to-ceiling domed windows, allowing for plenty of natural light. In the living room, there is a large white sectional where guests can enjoy a cup of tea and read. The full kitchen has a breakfast bar, a Keurig coffee maker, and an air fryer. In the bathroom, there is a gorgeous walk-in shower where guests can enjoy a relaxing rinse. The bedroom is quite spacious and features a plush queen-size bed.
Perhaps the best part of this Airbnb in Tennessee is the view from outside. The house is situated on the edge of a cliff overlooking a spectacular quarry with a waterfall. Guests can enjoy a cocktail on the rocking chairs and look in awe at the enchanting landscape. There is also a firepit where guests can cozy up and stargaze.
Guesthouse With a Hot Tub
This is the best Tennessee Airbnb for couples or small groups looking to unwind in nature.
The home is located on superhosts Sharen and Tony’s six-acre property near Lamar Alexander Rocky Fork State Park. A tranquil pond sits directly at the back of the house, where guests can watch turtles swim to shore while enjoying a cup of coffee on the deck. The back deck features twinkling fairy lights, a patio dining set, and a private hot tub. Guests are welcome to explore the property grounds and use the hammock beside the pond.
Inside, the house has a studio-style layout and has been decorated with contemporary furnishings. There is a comfortable queen-size bed and a sofa bed in the living room, making this rental suitable for four guests or fewer. Guests can return from a long day of hiking and relax while streaming their favorite shows or movies on the Smart TV. Sharon and Tony have made sure to provide all the essentials and more in the kitchen, including a griddle, a toaster, and an electric kettle. In the bathroom, there is a gorgeous marble walk-in shower.
Spacious Cabin With Mountain Views
This stunning vacation home for rent in Tennessee is the ideal rental for those looking to spend some time in the mountains.
The home is located 30 minutes from downtown Chattanooga on the border with North Chickamauga Creek Gorge State Natural Area. The interior has a classic cabin feel with wood-paneled walls and high ceilings. In the living room, there is a sofa bed where guests can unwind and watch TV or listen to music on the Bluetooth speaker. The full kitchen boasts stainless-steel appliances and plenty of counter space for preparing a meal. The bedroom area has a queen-size bed where guests can unwind after a long day of hiking. In the bathroom, there is a luxury walk-in shower, and a blow dryer is provided.
Hands down, the best part of this Tennessee Airbnb is the view from the porch. Two French doors open to the deck where guests can sit on rocking chairs and take in spectacular mountain views. At night, guests can head over to the firepit for a good old-fashioned marshmallow roast.
Breathtaking Mountain Cabin in Wears Valley
This is the ideal short-term rental in Tennessee for families or couples looking to be close to the Great Smoky Mountains.
The home is located just 15 minutes from Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge and offers picturesque mountain views. Inside, the house has been decorated with comfortable furnishings and country-themed décor, creating a cozy and relaxing space.
In the living room, guests can unwind on one of the recliner chairs or the sofa bed in front of the fireplace and watch TV or enjoy a good book. The lower-level entertainment room features an air hockey table and a 1964 retro barrel Pac-Man arcade machine, perfect for entertaining kids. The full kitchen boasts stainless-steel appliances and a gorgeous wood dining table and chairs.
Both bedrooms have a queen-size bed, making this rental suitable for five guests or fewer. In the master bedroom en suite, there is a luxury jetted Jacuzzi tub where guests can enjoy a relaxing bubble bath after a long day.
Perhaps the best part of this house rental in Tennessee is the wrap-around porch. It has rocking chairs, a porch swing, and a private hot tub where guests can enjoy breathtaking mountain landscapes.
There you have the best Airbnbs in Tennessee! From awe-inspiring earth homes to mountain cabins and tiny city houses, they’re all here. We hope one of these impressive Airbnbs has caught your eye, and you can start planning your dream holiday with your family, partner, or friends!