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 July, 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

Browse accommodations from all the best providers including Airbnb, Priceline, RedAwning and many more at AllTheRooms.com. Amherst has 183 hotels, vacation rentals and other unique places to stay, with prices to suit careful travellers, extravagant travelers and everything in between. A vacation in Amherst can be budget-friendly - our lowest price accommodation is available at $15 per night. The average price of a vacation rental is generally $105 per night.

Those needing to get some work done during their trip to Amherst can choose from 82 places to stay that have WiFi. We have 21 accommodations that come with breakfast included. Choose from 31 accommodations that provide gym options, so you won't miss a single workout. Driving to Amherst? Then choose one of the 83 places to stay that comes with a parking spot included. We have 29 vacation rentals that have a pool or jacuzzi.

AllTheRooms has 19 pet-friendly places to stay in Amherst, so if you're traveling with your cat or dog you won't have any problems.

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

88 accommodations in Amherst have been reviewed; 51% are rated highly. You can instantly book any of 87 places to stay right now.

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