Memphis is always one of the top destinations in the country, thanks in large part to Elvis fans who make the annual pilgrimage, but also for the thousands who come for Memphis in May, on business with our Fortune 500 companies, or who want to see what all the recent culinary buzz is about (and it’s not barbecue!). While there are myriad hotel options Downtown and in East Memphis, people are looking beyond the traditional options for weekend trips. We’ve found eight options worthy of a weekend staycation for you or to rent for friends or family when they come to visit and you’re out of space. Our list includes prices ranging from $77 to $215 per night, with various amenities and locations across the city. Read on to find a hideaway right here in Memphis!

Midtown Bungalow

Residence: entire home/apartment
Accommodates: 8
Bedrooms/beds: 3/4
Baths: 2
Price per night: $175

This charmer in the heart of the Cooper-Young neighborhood is close to some of the city’s best dining and shopping. Grab drinks and small bites at Alchemy, or pop into Tsunami for an inspired evening of modern Asian-fusion cuisine. You can hop onto The Roo to be transported to Overton Square and back too!

Midtown Bungalow Image: airbnb

This Midtown bungalow is located in Cooper Young and sleeps 8. Image: airbnb

Just one of the cozy and inviting bedrooms in this Midtown bungalow - we love how they use that cheery yellow paint for an accent. Image|airbnb Just one of the cozy and inviting bedrooms in this Midtown bungalow - we love how they use that cheery yellow paint for an accent. Image|airbnb

Just one of the cozy and inviting bedrooms in this Midtown bungalow – we love how they use that cheery yellow paint for an accent. Image: airbnb

Downtown Loft

Residence: entire home/apartment
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms/beds: 1/1
Baths: 1
Price per night: $215

Filled with contemporary furnishings and large-scale black and white photography, this Downtown loft is supremely located for exploring the South Main Arts District, the Mississippi River and Beale Street. The exposed brick walls and skylights offer an industrial glimpse into the building’s former life as a warehouse.

This chic downtown loft is in a former warehouse on Front Street, with proximity to the river and the South Main Arts District. Image|airbnb

This chic downtown loft is in a former warehouse on Front Street, with proximity to the river and the South Main Arts District. Image: airbnb

This hip downtown loft is a sleek and sophisticated getaway for two in the heart of Downtown Memphis, just a block from South Main.

This hip downtown loft is a sleek and sophisticated getaway for two in the heart of Downtown Memphis, just a block from South Main. Image: airbnb

Historic Carriage House

Residence: entire home/apartment
Accommodates: 3
Bedrooms: 1/1
Baths: 1
Price per night: $109

This darling carriage house in the historic Central Gardens neighborhood screams charm and attention to detail. There’s a comfy king bed and a generously sized sofa for sleeping, plus thoughtful amenities including shampoo and other essentials as well as off-street parking.

Little touches of Memphis can be seen throughout this carriage house. Image|airbnb

Little touches of Memphis can be seen throughout this carriage house. Image: airbnb

The Central Gardens National Historic District is the backdrop for this charming carriage house. Iimage| airbnb

The Central Gardens National Historic District is the backdrop for this charming carriage house. Image: airbnb

Rocking Studio

Residence: entire home/apartment
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms/beds:0/1
Baths: 1
Price per night: $77

Fans of the King will be delighted with this cozy studio located between Downtown and Midtown: There are images of Elvis everywhere, a kitschy but fabulous, only-in-Memphis vibe that’s sure to please. This rental includes a queen-sized bed, full bath and kitchen, as well as an off-street parking space.

The King is everywhere in this cute studio apartment! Image|airbnb

The King is everywhere in this cute studio apartment! Image: airbnb

Channel your inner Elvis in this cozy studio located halfway between Downtown and Midtown. Image| airbnb

Channel your inner Elvis in this cozy studio located halfway between Downtown and Midtown. Image: airbnb

Cottage with Pool

Residence: entire home/apartment
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms/beds: 2/3
Baths: 2
Price per night: $135

This Central Gardens charmer is the kind of place you will not want to leave; beautiful updates combine with historic details for a lush staycation experience. Oh, and then there’s the pool — the whole pool and house is yours during your stay. Enough said.

The little details of this cottage are sublime. Image|airbnb

The little details of this cottage are sublime. Image: airbnb

This gorgeously updated cottage can sleep four guests, and comes with its own POOL! Image| airbnb

This gorgeously updated cottage can sleep four guests, and comes with its own POOL! Image: airbnb

Exchange Building Condo

Residence: entire home/apartment
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms/beds: 2/2  
Baths: 1
Price per night: $159

The Exchange Building, a 19-story high-rise in the downtown business district, was built in 1910 and offers grand features of a bygone era, including a sweeping lobby of Tennessee marble and intricate mouldings and details. This two-bedroom condo is perfectly situated for exploring the city, and it’s a quick walk to the river, Beale Street and all of the delights of downtown.

Simply furnished, but right-in-the-action-location! Image|airbnb

Simply furnished, but right-in-the-action-location! Image: airbnb

The historic Exchange Building offers fabulous views as well as a convenient-to-everything Downtown location. Image| airbnb

The historic Exchange Building offers fabulous views as well as a convenient-to-everything downtown location. Image: airbnb

Hip Midtown Townhouse

Residence: entire home/apartment
Accommodates: 6
Bedrooms/beds: 2/2 
Baths: 2
Price per night: $160

This Annesdale-area home is a short drive from Beale Street and other Downtown attractions, and an even shorter drive to the entertaining neighborhoods of Cooper Young and Overton Square in Midtown. Filled with art and recently renovated, it sleeps six.

A funky mix of mid-century modern, antiques and contemporary touches are found in this Midtown townhouse. Image|airbnb

A funky mix of mid-century modern, antiques and contemporary touches are found in this Midtown townhouse. Image: airbnb

This hip and newly renovated home in Midtown can sleep six, and is full of art!

This hip and newly renovated home in Midtown can sleep six, and is full of art! Image: airbnb

Mud Island Condo

Residence: entire home/apartment
Accommodates: two guests
Bedrooms/beds: 1/1
Baths: 2
Price per night: $149

With views of the Mississippi River and the Pyramid (also known as Bass Pro Shops at the Pyramid), this Harbor Town condo on Mud Island offers all the charm of a walkable village, plus proximity to the attractions of Downtown Memphis. There are also two balconies to take in the city lights or sunset over the Mighty Mississippi.

From one of the balconies of this Mud Island condo, you can see the harbo. Image| airbnb

From one of the balconies of this Mud Island condo, you can see the harbo. Image: airbnb

Two balconies, city and river views, and the charm of Harbor Town await in this condo. Image|airbnb

Two balconies, city and river views, and the charm of Harbor Town await in this condo. Image: airbnb

While calling these vacation spots home for a weekend, be sure that you and your guests have the SB App handy. It will help you discover the best restaurants and businesses in each of these neighborhoods and beyond! You can download it for free!