Destination guide

Head to the historical city of Shaftsbury

Enjoy the history and other features of Shaftsbury. This city's coffee shops, mountain views and sporting events attract many visitors, as does its relaxing and welcoming location. With a holiday rental, you get a home away from home – many rentals offer full kitchens and outdoor grills for some home cooking.


Activities and attractions in Shaftsbury

Are you searching for top things to see and do during your stay? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and check out everything that Shaftsbury has to offer. Here are some of the major attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Prospect Mountain Cross-Country Ski Center (9.9 mi / 16 km)
  • Orvis Fly Fishing (14.4 mi / 23.2 km)
  • Mount Snow (15.8 mi / 25.4 km)
  • Haystack Golf and Country Club (17 mi / 27.4 km)
  • Stratton Mountain Summit Gondola (17.3 mi / 27.8 km)
  • Mount Snow Golf Course (17.3 mi / 27.9 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Shaftsbury

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Shaftsbury is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. These are some of the area's most stunning natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Howard Park (2.6 mi / 4.2 km)
  • Lake Shaftsbury State Park (2.7 mi / 4.3 km)
  • Harmen Hills Trail (8.3 mi / 13.3 km)
  • Mount Equinox (10.1 mi / 16.3 km)
  • Lye Brook Falls (13 mi / 20.9 km)
  • Equinox Preservation Trust (13.6 mi / 21.8 km)
How to get there

Transport to and around Shaftsbury

The nearest airport is in Glens Falls, NY (GFL-Floyd Bennett Memorial), located 31.8 mi (51.2 km) from the city centre. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could book a flight to Albany, NY (ALB-Albany Intl.), which is 34.9 mi (56.2 km) away.

How many holiday rentals are available around Shaftsbury?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 142 holiday lettings around Shaftsbury. From 73 houses to 22 cabins, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

Can I rent a mountain-view property in Shaftsbury?

We all adore a room with a view. But if you're craving vistas that'll make you feel on top of the world, you'll have to head for the hills. HomeAway has 63 mountain holiday properties available. Searching for a different setting? See if any of our other properties tick your boxes. Our selection here includes:

  • 47 rural holiday accommodation options.
  • 35 village holiday accommodation options.
  • 22 mountainside holiday accommodation options.

Can I rent a house in Shaftsbury?

Wave goodbye to uninspiring chain-hotel rooms. Our house holiday rentals offer a personal touch — and all the space you could need! There are 79 houses currently available on HomeAway. Prices start at £104 per night. Or maybe you'd rather go for one of the area's other popular self-catering accommodation options, like:

  • Cottage: 16 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £90 per night.
  • Bed & breakfast: 11 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £38 per night.
  • Apartment: 10 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £77 per night.

Can I stay in Shaftsbury in a large group?

Nothing compares to meeting up with old work friends or spending a few nights with your family in a wonderful new destination. And the best thing is HomeAway has places big enough for the whole squad. Why not have a look at the 17 house holiday rentals available here? They're the top choice for big groups of visitors. The rental property options that are suitable for large groups here include:

  • Looking for rentals that can house 6 of you? We have 44 that will be ideal. Prices begin from just £84 per night.
  • After a holiday property for 8 people? We have 36 that will be ideal. Prices begin at just £115 a night.
  • Arranging a trip away with a group of 10? We've got 18 accommodation for rent that will suit. Prices begin at just £107 per night.

So don't fret! When you book with us you'll be able to bring your uncle, your sister and all your pals to Shaftsbury.

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