Updated November 2021
The holiday season is almost here and this year, many hosts are ready to set a few extra places and welcome family and friends back to their tables. According to our most recent survey, 40% of people say they’ll be enjoying their regular holiday traditions (with extra thanks) in 2021 after travel plans and extended family gatherings were largely halted last year.
So, whether you’ve always booked a Thanksgiving getaway—or are among the 13% of Americans continuing a new holiday tradition that began in 2020—we’re serving up eight vacation rentals to inspire your Turkey Day retreat.
From epic chef kitchens to create that perfect Thanksgiving dinner to 12-person tables and double ovens for baking pumpkin and pecan pie, these vacation homes have it all. And, even if holiday availability at these homes is gobbled up, there are plenty more vacation rentals for Thanksgiving weekend to explore.
Guests will be grateful for a multitude of features at this California home: the spacious kitchen island, floor-to-ceiling dining room windows, and a cozy fireplace for after-meal lounging in the living room.
There’s no bad view from any seat (or at the counter) in this Oregon Coast vacation rental, with beach access down a scenic nature trail to help everyone work up an appetite.
Thanksgiving can be an indoor-outdoor affair at this Galveston bayfront estate that boasts a full outdoor kitchen right off the dock.
The uniquely circular set up of this Park City gourmet kitchen gives hosts a 360-degree vista of the mountains—with the same stunning view available from the hot tub.
Dreaming of flying south for the holiday? You may have to improvise on a traditional Thanksgiving meal, but the kitchen at this luxury Costa Rican home—and pool—is primed for entertaining.
If a snowy scene best suits your holiday vibe, the open floor plan at this Colorado cabin lets the chef mingle with the loungers and gives everyone an alpine view.
The high-end finishes in this waterview kitchen (we’re talking double oven and six-burner range) will set any at-home chef up for Thanksgiving success.
It’s a holiday in the sun at this beachfront Florida home, featuring a fleet of kayaks and an outdoor grill to settle any and all BBQ turkey cravings.