Traveling during the holiday season can be exciting and also a little stressful. Whether you’re wanting a place for the whole family to get together or want a cozy Christmas getaway for two, Jefferson County, TN has a vast selection of Airbnb’s and VRBO’s to choose from that will make your holiday season extra special. Here are five of our favorites that will bring you holiday cheer as well as rest and relaxation during this Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

1. Christmas Family Getaway to the Lake

photo of a house that is an airbnb in jefferson county tn in the great smoky mountains

Big family? Big house, big fun. This beautifully renovated home on Douglas Lake is the perfect destination for a large family holiday vacation!  The home features a fully equipped kitchen, a gas fireplace in the living room and a dock with lake access. Conveniently located off Interstate 40, the home is close to Historic Dandridge Stroll through locally owned shops such as Martha’s Market and Roper Mansion Antiques and dining options such as the famous Tinsley Bible Drug Store and Soda Fountain and Alleyway Cafe

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2. Historic Downtown Dandridge Apartment

inside of a downtown dandridge tn

Calling all history buffs! Historic Dandridge is a beautiful town, especially at Christmastime.  Lovingly known as Martha’s Guest House (yes, after Martha Dandridge Washington), this apartment is housed in one of the historic taverns located on Main Street. The space has been newly renovated and features a cozy stone fireplace living area, a fully equipped modern kitchen and rear deck that looks over the historic district. Guests will be able to walk to the many Christmas inspired events happening downtown, including Christmas Open Houses, carriage rides, and the Annual Christmas Parade.


3. Christmas in the Country

farmhouse airbnb in east tennessee

Jefferson County is known as the “Lakeside of the Smokies” but we also have beautiful rolling pastures and pastoral country lanes.  This beautiful metal barn home sits on 20 acres and is the perfect retreat from the holiday hustle and bustle.  The outdoor seating area also has a fire pit that is perfect for toasting marshmallows and stargazing.

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4. Amazing Sunrise Views on Douglas Lake

scenic view of a lake with the east tennessee mountains in the distance

Your tender Tennessee Christmas will be PERFECT here. There is nothing more spectacular than watching the sunrise on Douglas Lake and this affordable rental has a view that can’t be beat. With three bedrooms and a fully stocked kitchen, this  house is perfect for families who may be travelling to East Tennessee to visit family or are wanting to start a new holiday family tradition. The property also has lake access where you can easily launch your boat or kayaks for a day of fishing or simply taking in the views of the Great Smoky Mountains. 

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5. The Spacious Apartment

the living room of an airbnb in the great smoky mountains

City living, country charm. There are a lot of events and sights to see in East Tennessee during the holidays and finding accommodations close to it all is key to a great holiday trip!  This spacious apartment, located in Jefferson City, has a full kitchen and large living space. It is convenient to Downtown Knoxville and Sevierville, but out of all the hustle and bustle. It is also just minutes away from the Mossy Creek Historic District which has several holiday Inspired events such as the Jefferson City Hometown Christmas event.  You’ll also want to make plans to visit The Creek Downtown for their famous brunch and spend an evening at the new Mossback Distillery’s tasting room that will be opening soon!  

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A Lakeside of the Smokies Christmas

Our small town charm, mountain vistas and winter scenery are the perfect backdrop for any holiday excursion. Be sure to check out these locally-owned businesses where you can find holiday inspired shopping, places to eat or see what upcoming events are happening in our area that are sure to get you in the holiday spirit. 

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