10 Best Lakefront Cabins Near Nashville, Tennessee - Updated 2023


Perched on the elegant Cumberland River and at the start of Highland Rim, Nashville is a great destination to enjoy a refreshing break. The capital of the US state of Tennessee, Nashville is well-known for country music, thereby attracting plenty of music lovers. You will love watching the live performances of the well known Grand Ole Opry and visiting The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. It is also home to green spaces, such as the mesmerizing Metro Board of Parks and Recreation and Warner Parks. The city is also home to serene lakes. If you wish to reconnect with nature, staying in a lakeside abode can help. Also, you can enjoy water adventures, such as swimming, kayaking, jet skiing, and more, while staying close to the lake. For a fantastic break, book one of these best lakefront cabins near Nashville, Tennessee.

1. Family-friendly lakeside abode (from USD 321)

Whether you are a solo explorer, a couple, or a family with kids, you will love vacationing in this charming lakeside cabin. You will enjoy picnicking on the lakeside outdoor furniture during the day and gathering around the outdoor fire pit in the evening. You might also spot wildlife, such as deer, herons, geese, and egrets. Your kids will love playing with toys and reading children’s books while here.

You can please your loved ones with their favorite delicacies, as the cabin boasts a fully stocked kitchen. If you wish to extend your holidays here, you can as the rental is open for long-term stays.

Old Hickory Lake TN Joywood
Old Hickory, Tennessee, United States
90 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire cabin 6 Beds 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
so peaceful and very clean
clean place with great scenery at the lake
the home was very clean and met all our needs
the place was clean joi was incredibly quick to respond and everything we needed was available
joi was a great host and communicated quickly to answer all our questions
host was very easy to work with and responded quickly to questions
beautiful place with a great host
she is very responsive and helpful
joi is the best she goes above and beyond what you would expect from a host
location was a little further than we expected from nashville but the location was great
joi’s place is super cute and family friendly
it was a wonderful relaxing location
what a great place to relax and get away from the busy life
great place great location to nashville quiet scenic and peaceful
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2. Slayden House (from USD 168)

If you are looking for a lakefront stay, choose this A-frame cabin. Here, you get to stay just a few steps away from the lake. Fishing, swimming, and paddle boating are some of the water activities that you can enjoy here. You can spot lovely birds, deer, squirrels, and more wildlife while relaxing on the porch. The fully equipped kitchen allows you to prepare warm, healthy meals.

If you feel bored indoors, you can watch an entertaining movie on the flat-screen television or read a book sitting beside the fireplace. You may challenge your teenager to play a match on the air hockey table available in the cabin.

Charming Chalet! Slayden House on Old Hickory Lake, 25 Miles from Nashville
Lebanon, Tennessee, United States
34 reviews  Wifi Available
cabin 8 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
was a wonderful time cozy cabin just wish had better water access but was beautiful
it was very clean
very clean and comfortable for all 6 of us
this place was so nice and steven was a great host
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3. Romantic lakeside cabin (from USD 168)

Spend quality time with your family on the shores of this lakefront cabin. Every morning, you can take a refreshing stroll down to the lake. You may also try your hand at fishing. Consider going boating, swimming, or jet skiing on the lake waters. You may prepare culinary delights in the fully stocked kitchen and savor them on the screened-in porch.

You might be lucky to spot herons, ducks, geese, and catfish during your stay here. While relaxing indoors, you may watch programs on the flat-screen television and your kids have fun exploring the available games.

Old Hickory Lake's Moonlit Bay Honeymoon Cabin - 25 miles from Nashville
Lebanon, Tennessee, United States
38 reviews  Wifi Available
cabin 4 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the only recommendation is to strengthen the wifi signal
the house was spotless and clean throughout
property was clean and well kept
the owner was incredibly kind and very helpful
hosts are wonderfully available for any needs
the owner was friendly helpful and loves what he does
such a great place with great hosts definitely will be back thank you
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4. Heron's Landing (from USD 168)

Experience the serenity of nature by booking this lakeside cabin for your stay. A quick short stroll takes you to the water’s edge. You can take a dip in the lake or enjoy swimming and boating. Lounge in the outdoor old-fashioned swing that large maple trees hold and read an interesting book. Alternately, you could relax on the back porch and witness the tranquility of the woods.

You won’t miss homemade food, as a full kitchen is available in the cabin. Your young ones will enjoy playing with the toys and games. In the chilly evenings, cozy up by the fireplace and feel the warmth.

Heron's Landing - on Old Hickory Lake - 25 Miles from Nashville
Lebanon, Tennessee, United States
25 reviews  Wifi Available
cabin 7 Guests 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Top guest reviews
owner steve is just lovely very friendly and informative
host was very nice and the property was clean
very nice location by the water
this property was the ideal place to come back and relax to after a race
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Other lakefront accommodations near Nashville, Tennessee

5. Plush waterfront mansion with game room (from USD 1271)

For memorable and comfortable holidays with family, opt to stay in this luxurious house by the lake. Begin your day by relishing breakfast with your loved ones on the screened-in porch. You won’t feel bored indoors, as a game room is available in the basement. And if you’re worried about your workout routine, keep at it by accessing the fitness center.

If you wish to sail your boat on the lake, you have a two slip private boat dock to keep it safe. And after a day of fun and adventure, the private hot tub is perfect to soothe your muscles.

Sophisticated Nashville Lakefront Luxury Retreat
10 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire home 7 Beds 12 Guests 5 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 12

Top guest reviews
beautiful clean and the host communicates well
this is definitely a hello house beautiful clean and had every comfort of home
dee was a great host and very accommodating
dee was great to communicate with and very accommodating
amazing place dee is a great host located in a quiet neighborhood very peaceful
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6. Lakefront retreat with dock (from USD 199)

If you are looking for outdoor fun and lakeside relaxation, choose this lakefront retreat. You can bring your watercraft and enjoy sailing, as you have access to the dock. Swimming, fishing, and kayaking are other water adventures that you can enjoy here.

After the sun goes down, you can fire up the large pit in the backyard as you roast and savor hotdogs on the gas grill. A deer or two may also wander by during your stay. Web access and a dedicated workspace are available to help you work online at your convenience.

Lakefront private home on Old Hickory Lake w/ Dock
Gallatin, Tennessee, United States
12 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire cottage 4 Beds 8 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the house is so comfortable and beautifully decorated we had everything we needed
house was clean and as described
the house is very beautiful and clean
adrian is a fabulous host
great place right on the lake
adrian place was perfect for our last minute trip
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7. Elegant pet-friendly lakeside retreat (from USD 214)

If you wish to reconnect with nature, choose this lake home that lies amidst beautiful trees. A short walk leads you to the edge of the water, where you can go canoeing, swimming, and fishing on the boat dock. Canoes, life jackets, and floats are available for you to help you explore the lake. You may bring your boat and have fun sailing on the lake.

Later, relax on the picnic table devouring grilled delicacies. As pets are allowed on this property, your furry friends can play around.

Sensational Lake Home 30 Minutes to Downtown Nashville
Mt Juliet, Tennessee, United States
155 reviews Premier Host  Wifi Available
Private vacation home 3 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Top guest reviews
very clean & comfy
the place was neat and clean and everything worked
house was very clean and kitchen was well stocked with everything needed for preparing meals
was equipped with everything needed and very clean
property manager was very helpful with local restaurant recommendations
this was a beautiful place and the owner was very helpful and attentive
our host sandy was very helpful and communicated with us often
host was easy to contact & got back with us right away with answers to our questions
owner of the property was very friendly and accommodating
lots of property to walk and the neighborhood is very friendly
quiet neighborhood with areas to easily walk the dogs
beautiful quiet spot with easy access around nashville
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8. Rustic haven with a game room (from USD 535)

For large families, this spacious home is a great option. It boasts three large decks where you can unwind admiring impressive lake views. If you want to stay indoors, you can spend quality time with your family by playing foosball, billiards, and air hockey in the game room. The full kitchen is available to prepare family feasts. You can access the dock to swim and sail on the lake.

If you are traveling with kids, you can use the travel crib for convenience. In the evening, you can illuminate the outdoor fire pit and sit around sharing experiences. After you return indoors, you may stream a movie on the flat-screen television for your family.

Lakefront property with 7 bedrooms
Mt Juliet, Tennessee, United States
129 reviews Premier Host  Wifi Available
Private vacation home 20 Guests 7 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
gorgeous property - loved the dock and how large the rooms and spaces were
huge kitchen fun downstairs "playroom
clean 20min drive to nashville and the pool table was awesome at night to unwind
there was plenty of room the house was very clean and the location was awesome
owners were amazing and attentive
the owner was responsive when we contacted her
management was responsive and wonderful
definitely recommend this property and any other the host has available
the house and host are the best of the best
good location about 15 minutes from mt juliet
close enough to be able to enjoy downtown nashville
great location with lots of large rooms
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9. Charming waterside family retreat (from USD 298)

Overlooking the lovely lake, this vacation home is ideal for family holidays. You may start your day by watching awe inspiring sunrise and enjoying breakfast on the large deck while admiring lake views. Set off to try your hands at fishing. Swimming and jet skiing are water adventures that you may enjoy. As the place overlooks a natural bird habitat, you can enjoy looking out for your feathered neighbors.

The lakeside fire pit is the best spot to gather around and have fun sharing stories.

Mount Juliet, Tennessee, United States
137 reviews Premier Host  Wifi Available
Private vacation home 8 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
great view clean comfortable and had many accommodations that most people don’t think about
everything was clean and the property is in a quiet neighborhood
owners were awesome and made our stay fantastic
thanks to the host for being so informative
the rooms are comfy and roomy - and the hosts could not be any more helpful and kind
perfect size & location for our trip
off the beaten path but close enough to nashville to enjoy all of the fun - stay here
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10. Mediterranean inspired home for large groups (from USD 562)

If you are a large family or group planning festive celebrations by the lake, book this elegant retreat. Besides the proximity to the lake, it features a private lagoon area to unwind. If you are looking for water adventure, two kayaks and life vests are available to help you explore the lake. You can also find fishing poles.

You can soak up sunlight as you relax on the lounging chairs on the private pebble beach. Or, have fun playing foosball by the tiki hut. You can also enjoy outdoor cooking. At sunset, fire up the lakeside pit and gather around singing campfire songs as your four-legged friends play around. You can bring up to two small dogs along, but remember to send the host photos of your dogs while reserving the property. A pet fee will also apply.

Mt Juliet, Tennessee, United States
100 reviews Premier Host  Wifi Available
Private vacation home 12 Guests 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
important but often overlooked the beds were very comfortable
everything was so clean and the whole house was stocked with everything we could ever need
mark was absolutely the best host we've ever had
mark and jen are fantastic hosts communicating often to answer questions
the owner was very helpful and checked on us everyday to make sure we had all we needed
extremely relaxed and helpful highly recommended for any event
location was perfect between nashville and lebanon
we had a wonderful experience the house is beautiful with a fantastic location on the water
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Leisure holidays by the lake near Nashville

Nashville is an enchanting destination to unwind and feel in sync with nature. A lakeside rental can help you enjoy your vacation to the fullest. Get set for an exciting excursion, and book one of these best lakefront cabins near Nashville, Tennessee.

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