The Best Holiday Apartments in Tennessee

Bent Creek Golf Village in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, is the perfect place for golf enthusiasts
Bent Creek Golf Village in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, is the perfect place for golf enthusiasts | Courtesy of Bent Creek Golf Village Resort by Diamond Resorts / Expedia
Amanda Ogle

Home to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the Grand Ole Opry, Dollywood and enough great music to last a lifetime, Tennessee is loved for its Southern charm, welcoming nature and endless beauty. You want to plan a trip that allows you to host your family for meals or that will give you numerous dining options at your fingertips? These accommodations are best for a family holiday or for those seeking a bit of privacy.

1. Bent Creek

Resort, Apartment

Bent Creek Golf Village by Diamond Resorts
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Golf enthusiasts love teeing up at Bent Creek Golf Village, but they also love retreating back to their one- or two-bedroom accommodation and enjoying a relaxing meal made in their full kitchen. Complete with cooking utensils, a dishwasher, an oven, a microwave and more, you’re set for cooking up delicious meals and snacks in between tee times. There are also barbecue and a picnic areas for al fresco dining.

2. Westgate Smoky Mountain Resort

Hotel

Westgate Smoky Mountain Resort & Spa
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Located near Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Westgate Smoky Mountain Resort is a great choice for a family holiday. The resort has an indoor water park, a zipline, a mini-golf course and a spa, and all rooms are outfitted with cooking facilities. All options have two-burner stovetops, microwaves and toasters, while larger accommodations also have refrigerators, utensils, pots and pans, and dishes. On-site barbecue grills and picnic areas are also available, and various dining options offer breakfast, lunch and dinner favorites, plus Southern staples like fried chicken and jambalaya.

3. Gatlinburg Town Square

Hotel

Gatlinburg Town Square by Exploria Resorts
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Within walking distance from entertainment, shopping and dining options in downtown Gatlinburg, this hotel offers one- and two-bedroom condos equipped with full kitchens, so you can spend quality time with your loved ones within the comfort of your room. Studios also come with mini kitchens that have a stove-top oven, a mini fridge and a microwave. Grills are also available alongside the spring-fed creek.

4. Holston House Nashville

Hotel

The glamorous art deco front entrance to Holston House
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Inspired by Nashville’s history, Holston House Nashville combines Art Deco charm with a boutique hotel vibe. Presidential suites have wet bars for entertaining, and three on-site eateries offer dishes made from seasonal ingredients – plus craft beers and cocktails, as well as carefully curated bourbons, scotches and whiskeys. Try a hot chicken sandwich with coleslaw and pickles – a Nashville classic. Or toast to a great vacation with an Old Sport cocktail, made with Rowan’s Creek 12-year bourbon, brown sugar syrup and bitters.

5. FieldHouse Jones

Hotel

FieldHouse Jones Hotel Nashville
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Eclectic furnishings, pops of color and vintage flair come together at FieldHouse Jones to create a funky, fun space in the East Nashville neighborhood. Grab a bite or a drink at the hotel’s coffee shop, restaurant or rooftop bar, or prepare a snack in your room: the one- and two-bedroom suites, King’s Suite, and Three’s Company Suite all have kitchenettes for simple meals, snacking or a happy hour with friends. The hotel is within walking distance from numerous bars and restaurants.

6. Dream Hotel Nashville

Hotel

A spacious blue one-bed guest room with large windows and deep-blue carpet, red sofa and curtains at Dream Nashville
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Entertain guests in your room or at one of the four on-site eateries at Dream Hotel Nashville. The Guest House Suite is equipped with a wet bar with Dream’s exclusive Printer’s Abbey brew on tap, made by Black Abbey Brewing, and the Terrace Suite includes an outdoor grill with an on-call BBQ Butler – who acts as your own in-room grill master. Choose from menu items like jumbo lobster tails, whole branzino or flank steak, and your BBQ Butler has you covered. Additional eateries include a taco shop, a cocktail bar, a veggie-forward restaurant and a brasserie-style spot with seasonal menus.

7. Springhill Suites

Hotel, Chain Hotel

Springhill Suites Nashville Brentwood
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In the city center of Brentwood, Springhill Suites is great for on-the-go travelers only needing space in their room for a bottle of wine or two or somewhere to store snacks. Rooms come with mini-refrigerators and microwaves, but, for breakfast, the hotel offers a complimentary breakfast buffet. The Market offers snacks and beverages at any time for those coming or going, and the lobby bar serves beer, wine, spirits and casual bites.

8. Hilton Garden Inn

Chain Hotel

Hilton Garden Inn Nashville:Franklin Cool Springs
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One mile (1.6km) from CoolSprings Galleria, a large shopping mall with loads of entertainment options and restaurants, Hilton Garden Inn is perfect if you don’t plan on staying in your rooms much except to rest and recuperate from sightseeing. Rooms come with mini-fridges and microwaves, and the on-site restaurant serves made-to-order breakfast plus a buffet, as well as dinner and room service. There is also a lounge serving alcoholic beverages and light snacks, and a sundry for snacks and microwaveable meals.

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