Every summer, the 10,000-person population of Manchester, Tennessee, multiplies by 10. This is what happens when you gather 150 of the world’s most popular musicians on a farm halfway between Nashville and Chattanooga for the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival. Following last year’s cancellation, Bonnaroo is staging a comeback in 2021 on September 2-5. That means time is running out for festivalgoers to get their accommodations in order. Fortunately, there are still a few great rentals available within an hour of Great Stage Park. Here are seven last-minute Bonnaroo Airbnbs to book if you’re headed to Tennessee next month.
1. The Honeysuckle House
This luxe tiny home in Tracy City is an idyllic place to unwind after long, loud, festival-fueled days. Located roughly 35 minutes southeast of Manchester on the I-24, the one-acre lakefront property comes with complimentary kayaks and paddleboards, as well as a fire pit out front where you can wind down at night and reflect on your favorite acts from the day.
Eight guests, one bedroom
Price: $200 per night
2. Million Dollar Sunset on Lake Normandy
Music festivals are a great excuse to gather a big group of friends and split the cost of an epic Airbnb. Enter this three-bedroom house with unbeatable lake access. It’s just 20 minutes away from Great Stage Park and can sleep up to a dozen guests. Though you may not have time to take advantage of the many outdoor opportunities on your doorstep, including three waterfall hikes, we bet you’ll squeeze in a couple of games of ping pong, foosball, billiards, or basketball.
Twelve guests, three bedrooms
Price: $799 per night
3. Mountain Top Mini Home at The Retreat at Deer Lick Falls
If you’re the type of festivalgoer who’s hellbent on seeing as many acts as possible, this reasonably priced tiny home roughly 30 minutes away from the festival grounds is the perfect crash pad. What little time you do spend here can be spent enjoying the tranquility of the Deer Lick Falls community on your comfortably furnished patio. Cell service may be limited, but the Wi-Fi is strong, so you’ll have no problem mapping out your daily lineup.
Four guests, one bedroom
Price: $143 per night
4. Cozy home near Murfreesboro Square
Sleeping up to four guests, this two-bedroom townhouse is a steal if you’re headed to Bonnaroo with a small group. Bonus points if your group enjoys cooking, as the kitchen is fully equipped for DIY meals to keep you energized for the festival. The property is located in a lively area of Murfreesboro, near Middle Tennessee State University and the downtown square, where you’ll also find a handful of brewhouses to keep the fun going outside of Great Stage Park.
Four guests, two bedrooms
Price: $149 per night
5. Tranquility on Tim’s Ford Lake
This three-bedroom house in Winchester is another spacious, scenic option suited to groups. It’s on the expensive side but can accommodate six guests and has a large back deck and private dock that make the property feel even more expansive. Better yet, it’s only 30 to 40 minutes from Great Stage Park, so there’s plenty of time to travel back and forth from the festival and enjoy some water sports in your downtime.
Six guests, three bedrooms
Price: $650 per night
6. Shore Beats Work at The Retreat at Water’s Edge
Another luxury tiny home operated by Retreat Vacations, this cabin-style one bedroom is conveniently located in Tracy City. It’s perfect for a couple but can sleep four comfortably between the main bedroom and a second queen bed in the loft space. With miles of surrounding woodland and a prime waterfront location, this brand-new property is a wealth of outdoor recreation should you end up wanting a break from the Bonnaroo crowds.
Four guests, one bedroom
Price: $193 per night
7. Childress House
A short walk from downtown Murfreesboro, roughly 30 minutes north of Manchester on the I-24, this three-bedroom estate built in 1847 is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The cozy yet grand interior is artfully decorated but it’s the garden, verandas, and patio that really sell the charm. Guests can rent individual rooms or book the entire property.
Nine guests, three bedrooms
Price: $675 per night