8 vacation rentals fit for a Thanksgiving feast

A family slicing pie.
The living area of a vacation home in Mt. Hood, Oregon.

As the leaves change and temperatures drop, the holiday season invites us to unite with loved ones and celebrate the warmth of togetherness. Our most recent survey revealed that 30% of Americans are traveling for holiday-related events this year, including the foodie event of the season—Thanksgiving.

Hosting Turkey Day can be an intimidating experience, and if you’re choosing to travel, selecting the right home can make all the difference. From epic chef’s kitchens for creating the perfect Thanksgiving spread to multi-space dining areas and double ovens for baking pumpkin and pecan pie, booking a Vacasa vacation home for Thanksgiving holiday is a surefire way to make lasting memories! And, even if holiday availability at these vacation rentals is all gobbled up, there are plenty more homes available for Thanksgiving weekend to explore.

Without further ado, explore these festive Thanksgiving vacation rentals and make it a holiday to remember.

A modern kitchen at a vacation rental in Steamboat Springs, CO.

1. The Range 2783

Steamboat Springs, CO

Celebrate the holidays in style at The Range 2783. Nestled in the Rocky Mountains, this Steamboat Colorado home is the perfect setting for a Thanksgiving gathering. The open-concept home allows guests to converse freely with others in the adjacent kitchen, living room, and dining room. Enjoy your turkey day meal amongst each other in the multiple dining areas that seat up to 17. Afterward, gather outside around the fireplace for quality time, or head downstairs to the family media room equipped with games and enjoy some friendly competition.

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The kitchen of a Panama City Beach vacation rental.

2. Hip-Nautic

Panama City Beach, FL

Whip up a grand Thanksgiving spread in this modern chef's kitchen, complete with plenty of meal prep space, stainless steel appliances and a center island ideal for grazing on appetizers. When it's time to eat, your centerpiece will land nicely on the formal dining table, perfect for your immediate family.

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A kitchen at a Port Aransas, TX vacation rental

3. Sunset on the 9th

Port Aransas, TX

Head to the Texas Gulf Coast and gather in this beautiful fireside cottage in Port Aransas, Texas. Create an unforgettable Thanksgiving getaway by dining amongst family and friends in the multiple dining areas, then take advantage of sunset and golf course views from the home’s balcony. Although it may be a little chilly, bundle up and gather around the resort's fire pit to roast some unconventional Thanksgiving s’mores or opt for an after-dinner stroll down the boardwalk to watch the Port Aransas sunset.

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The kitchen of a vacation rental in La Jolla, CA.

4. Tuscan Village Villa

La Jolla, CA

Extend the invite to family and friends in this stunning, 5-bedroom, 3.5-bath home in La Jolla, CA. This home isn't short on entertainment spaces. Dine al fresco on the furnished 4th-level rooftop deck while admiring the beautiful ocean and western sunset view, or if you'd prefer, retreat to the living room that opens up to a private courtyard with an outdoor fireplace and seating.

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The kitchen of a vacation rental on the North Carolina Coast.

5. Take Me A-Wave

Ocean Isle Beach, NC

Take Me-A-Wave is aptly equipped to host your large Thanksgiving gathering for your family and friends. Shorten your time in the kitchen with double everything—double full-size refrigerators, double dishwashers, and a dual oven with a stove. Seating isn't limited in this home either, with eight seats at the formal dining table, and overflow space at the island and mini-island.

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6. Mountain Modern Mayflower

Heber City, UT

Celebrate Thanksgiving in the mountains at the Mountain Modern Mayflower. Prepare quality meals in this chef's kitchen complete with gleaming stainless steel appliances, a wine fridge, and ample counter space for food prep and presentation. Whether guests want to feast inside at the multiple dining spaces or dine alfresco at the fire pit table, Thanksgiving here is guaranteed to be a treat.

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The kitchen of a vacation rental in Ojai, California.

7. Roca Vista Ranch

Ojai, CA

Wow your guests at Roca Vista Ranch in this exceptional 7,500 square foot home perfect for guests of all ages. Whether your crew works up an appetite by playing tennis or basketball or using the fully-equipped fitness room, the athletes in the house will be well taken care of. For those who prefer a more leisurely day, take a dip in the 8-foot deep free-form beach-entry pool—making sure to take a trip down the slide—or kick back in the theater room and take in your favorite flicks. And while you may be stuck with Thanksgiving foods on turkey day, you can easily take advantage of the outdoor pizza oven come Nov. 25.

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The kitchen of a vacation rental in Government Camp, OR.

8. Mt. Hood House Hideaway on Steel Lane

Government Camp, OR

Treat your family to a Thanksgiving getaway in this spacious two-story home in Government Camp, Oregon. Converse with your whole crew in the open floor plan that keeps everyone involved, as the kitchen, dining and living spaces are all attached. Enjoy mealtime together with dining spaces that seat up to fourteen.

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