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Amherst, MA Vacation Rentals

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 Index in Amherst

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The most expensive month to stay in a vacation rental in Amherst is in August, while the cheapest month is in March. The most popular time to book a vacation rental in Amherst is in the high season in August. Amherst has its low season in February, when less people are visiting and the vacation home occupancy rate drops.
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 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 98 ˚F. The coolest month is January, when temperatures drop to -21 ˚F. The wettest month in Amherst is September with 9.9 inches of rain, while the driest month is May with 1.91 inches of rain.

What Expert Travelers Think

Vacation Rentals in Amherst

Choose the perfect accommodation for your trip at AllTheRooms.com. We aggregate Airbnb, VRBO, Homeaway and more. AllTheRooms has 232 vacation rentals, hotels and other great places to stay during your time in Amherst, with everything from cheap hostels and homestays to luxury Airbnbs and hotels. For those trying to keep costs down, the lowest priced place to stay in Amherst comes in at $18 per night. The average price of accommodation in is $134 per night.

If you want to stay connected during your trip, then you can choose from over 154 accommodations in Amherst that have WiFi. We have 46 accommodations that come with a breakfast included. Choose from 8 places to stay that provide gym facilities, so you won't miss a single workout. If you're planning on arriving in Amherst by car, be sure to choose from 151 accommodations that provide parking. 10 accommodations come with a pool or jacuzzi

If you're traveling with a furry friend, then be sure to choose one of the 23 pet-friendly accommodations available.

In Amherst AllTheRooms currently aggregates hotels, vacation rentals, hostels from more than 5 providers, including 145 places to stay from Airbnb, 3 accommodations from VRBO and 3 places to stay from Homeaway.

179 of our places to stay in Amherst have been rated by previous guests. They rated 82% as excellent or good. You can instantly book any of 55 places to stay right now.