Amherst, NY Vacation Rentals

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Amherst Travel Guide

Supporting a population of over 100,000 people, Amherst, NY is one of the state’s biggest towns. Amherst is known for its luxurious homes-both residential and rental -- and low crime rate, making it an ideal place for a family vacation that is both exciting and worry free.

Things to Do in Amherst

Despite Amherst’s central New York location, the city offers a surprising number of historic sites. One of which is the Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village, which features a museum of 25,000 feet and 35-acres of land dotted with historic buildings. Amherst State Park is the perfect suburban area for taking an afternoon stroll, as part of the park is wooded and deer are abundant in the area and can often be seen frolicking through the park’s meadows.

Running along the Erie Canal, the Amherst Canalway Trail is a 5.2 -mile long trail that’s used by locals for biking, while the Glen Oak Golf Course in East Amherst is perfect for avid golfers looking to spend some time perfecting their swings. Taking a short trip into Buffalo, guests with an appreciation for modern art can view hundreds of contemporary art pieces at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery and adults of legal drinking age can spend a night dancing, listening to good music, and having drinks with friends at Club Marcella.

Best Places to Stay in Amherst

Booking a vacation home in Amherst is made easy due to the city’s variety and abundance of accommodations. The rentals are found all over the city and surrounding areas, but, regardless of location, they all offer two of the most important modern comforts: internet and TV. Some rentals are pet friendly, while others opt for only housing human guests.

Best Time to Visit Amherst

The best time to visit Amherst is during the city’s warmest months -- May through early September.

Best Events in Amherst

Amherst take pride in hosting a variety of fun events each year. The Buffalo Niagara Scottish Festival, Buffalo Comicon, and the Family-First New Year’s Eve Celebration are a few of the city’s most prized events.

The Halloween Trick-or-Treat at the Heritage Village is the city’s most family-friendly Halloween event, encouraging guests to go trick or treating through the historic village, collecting an array of sweets and candies, and showing off their costumes.

Things to Do for Families in Amherst

Visiting families with a flair for color and creativity can spend their afternoon creating their own masterpieces at Make Your Mark Art Studio, while younger children and their families can head over to 7KidsPlay for an entire day of yoga, art, music, and family-friendly enrichment classes.

Price and Availability in Amherst

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The cheapest day to stay at a vacation rental in Amherst tends to be Monday, while the most expensive day tends to be Saturday. 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 July, while the cheapest month is in January. The most popular time to book a vacation rental in Amherst is in the high season in July. Amherst has its low season in January, 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 warmest months in Amherst are June and May, when temperatures reach 92 ˚F. The coolest month is November, when temperatures drop to -4 ˚F. The wettest month in Amherst is August with 4.86 inches of rain, while the driest month is February with 1.31 inches of rain.

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Vacation Rentals in Amherst

Choose the perfect accommodation for your trip at AllTheRooms.com. We compare Airbnb, Priceline, RedAwning and more. AllTheRooms has 183 vacation rentals, hotels and other great places to stay during your time in Amherst, with everything from inexpensive hostels and homestays to extravagant Airbnbs and hotels. If you are trying to save money, the lowest priced place to stay in Amherst is only $15 a night. In general, an accommodation in Amherst will cost you $105 per night.

If you need to stay connected during your vacation, then you can choose from over 82 accommodations in Amherst that have WiFi. We have 21 accommodations that include a breakfast included. Fitness addicts can get a workout in during their stay by choosing from 31 accommodations that have gym facilities. If you're planning on arriving in Amherst by car, be sure to choose from 83 accommodations that provide parking. We have 29 accommodations that have a pool or jacuzzi.

If you're traveling with your best friend, then make sure to choose one of the 19 pet-friendly accommodations available.

We compare vacation rentals, hotels and other bespoke accommodation types from many providers in Amherst, including 55 places to stay from Airbnb, 21 accommodations from Priceline and 7 places to stay from RedAwning

88 of the rentals in Amherst have been reviewed by previous guests. They rated 51% as excellent or good. 87 accommodations allow instant booking.

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