Destination guide

Travel to historic Emory

Take a vacation to Emory and enjoy the area's architecture, monuments and history. One of the city's many top draws is its university setting. Many of our vacation rentals offer full kitchens, spacious living quarters and sometimes even a hot tub—perfect for a relaxing getaway.


Activities and attractions in Emory

Are you looking for attractions to visit in the city? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and check out everything that makes Emory a fun place to get away. Here are some of the top attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Harry L. Coomes Recreation Center (7.5 mi / 12 km)
  • Scenic View Golf Course (8.5 mi / 13.7 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Emory

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to appreciate the scenery, Emory is a great place to spend some time outside. These are a few of the area's most eye-catching sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Virginia Creeper Trail Abingdon (8.9 mi / 14.4 km)
  • Virginia Creeper Damascus (9.6 mi / 15.5 km)
  • Cedar Creek Park (16 mi / 25.8 km)
  • Hungry Mother State Park (18 mi / 29 km)
  • Mount Rogers National Recreation Area (24.9 mi / 40.1 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Emory

The nearest airport is in Abingdon, VA (VJI-Virginia Highlands), located 12.8 mi (20.6 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you might consider flying into Tri-Cities, TN (TRI-Tri-Cities Regional), which is 37.9 mi (60.9 km) away.

How many vacation rentals are available around Emory?

Our 2019 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 30 house rentals around Emory. From 12 Houses to 6 Condos/Apartments, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Emory is on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when travelling to Emory?

HomeAway offers a large selection of lodging choices near lovely places in Emory. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Emory and Henry College: 63 home rentals
  • Virginian Golf Club: 150 home rentals
  • Jefferson National Forest: 56 home rentals
  • Hungry Mother State Park: 30 home rentals
  • Virginia Creeper Trail: 418 home rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Emory listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Emory?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 12 Houses in Emory. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Emory include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 6 lodging choices
  • Cabins: 10 lodging choices
  • Cottages: 10 lodging choices

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation homes including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with internet/wifi in Emory?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with internet/wifi among our 25 vacation homes with internet/wifi available in Emory.