Amherst, MA Vacation Rentals

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Amherst Travel Guide

Amherst is a vibrant town in Hampshire County, Massachusetts that is full of adventure for vacationers. In particular, there are three colleges in town to visit, as well as fascinating museums to spend time in in the afternoons. In the downtown area, the atmosphere is lively and there are a host of coffee shops and art galleries, as well as boutiques for some retail therapy. In particular, Amherst is known for its fantastic book stores and the Amherst Farmers’ Market.

Things to Do in Amherst

One of the top museums in Amherst include Emily Dickinson Museum. This was the birthplace of Emily Dickinson and visitors can learn about her poetry. There is also the fascinating Amherst Collect Museum of Natural History. There is everything from exhibits on dinosaurs to gemstones to view. In addition, there is the Yiddish Book Center on the Hampshire College campus. To explore the outdoors and discover the beautiful surroundings of Amherst, head to The Notch. Here you'll find great hiking trails here and spectacular views. In addition, there is the Metacomet-Monadnock Trail.

Best Time to Visit Amherst

The summer and the fall are the best times to visit Amherst.

Price and Availability in Amherst

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The cheapest day to stay at a vacation rental in Amherst tends to be Sunday, while the most expensive day tends to be Friday. Vacation homes in Amherst tend to be busiest on Saturdays, while it tends to be much quieter on Tuesdays.
The most expensive month to stay in a vacation rental in Amherst is in December, while the cheapest month is in February. The most popular time to book a vacation rental in Amherst is in the high season in October. Amherst has its low season in March, when less people are visiting and the vacation home occupancy rate drops.

The Weather in Amherst

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This climate histogram shows you the weather patterns in Amherst. The hottest month in Amherst is June, when temperatures peak at 96 ˚F. The coolest month is January, when temperatures drop to -5 ˚F. The wettest month in Amherst is March with 6 inches of rain, while the driest month is August with 1.3 inches of rain.

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Vacation Rentals in Amherst

At AllTheRooms.com we have rentals from all of the best providers - Airbnb, Priceline, Agoda and many more. Amherst has 257 hotels, vacation rentals and other special places to stay, with prices to suit careful travellers, extravagant travelers and everything in between. A vacation in Amherst can be affordable - the lowest price vacation rental is available at $18 a night. The average price of a vacation rental is around $121 per night.

Those needing to get some work done during their trip to Amherst can choose from 174 places to stay that have WiFi. 42 places to stay include a morning meal. Choose from 7 places to stay that provide gym options, so you won't miss a single workout. Driving to Amherst? Then choose one of the 171 places to stay that comes with a parking spot included. We have 10 places to stay that have a pool or jacuzzi.

If you're traveling with a furry friend, then make sure to choose one of the 27 pet-friendly accommodations available.

In Amherst AllTheRooms currently compares hotels, vacation rentals, hostels from more than 3 providers, including 172 places to stay from Airbnb, 3 accommodations from Priceline and 3 places to stay from Agoda.

196 accommodations in Amherst have been reviewed; 83% are rated highly. 64 places to stay in are instantly bookable.

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