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 hottest month in Amherst is July, when temperatures peak at 92 ˚F. The coolest month is December, when temperatures drop to -7 ˚F. The wettest month in Amherst is January with 3.49 inches of rain, while the driest month is September with 1.14 inches of rain.

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Vacation Rentals in Amherst

Find the perfect accommodation for your trip at AllTheRooms.com. We compare Airbnb, Priceline, RedAwning and many more. We have 183 vacation rentals, hotels and other accommodation types in Amherst ranging from budget options to extravagant places to stay. A trip to Amherst can be budget-friendly - our lowest price accommodation is available at $15 per night. An average rental in Amherst costs on average $105 a night.

Those needing to get some work finished during their trip to Amherst can pick from 82 places to stay that include WiFi. We have 21 accommodations that include a breakfast included. Choose from 31 accommodations that provide gym facilities, so you won't miss a single workout. If you are driving to Amherst, you'll want to pick from 83 places to stay that provide parking. We track 29 places to stay that have a pool or jacuzzi.

Those traveling with a dog, cat or some other animal can stay in one of 19 accommodations that are designated as pet-friendly.

AllTheRooms aggregates vacation rentals, hotels and other unique 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 accommodations in Amherst have been reviewed by previous guests. They rated 51% as great. 87 accommodations allow instant booking.

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