Destination guide

Take in the natural beauty of Amherst

Enjoy the art galleries and other features of Amherst. Renowned for its university setting, restaurants and wildlife, this city welcomes all visitors. Springfield Armory and Volleyball Hall of Fame are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. Many rental homes come with outdoor spaces, separate dining areas and full kitchens, perfect if you want to enjoy some home-cooked meals.

Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Amherst

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Amherst is a great place to get outside. Here are some of the area’s most stunning sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Mount Norwottuck (4.9 mi / 7.8 km)
  • Joseph Skinner State Park (6.3 mi / 10.1 km)
  • Smith College Botanic Garden (7.3 mi / 11.7 km)
  • Look Memorial Park (8.5 mi / 13.7 km)
  • Magic Wings Butterfly Conservatory (10.2 mi / 16.5 km)
  • Mount Tom (11.4 mi / 18.4 km)
How to get there

Transport options to and around Amherst

Fly into Westfield, MA (BAF-Barnes Municipal), the closest airport, located 17.6 mi (28.3 km) from the city centre. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could book a flight to Hartford, CT (BDL-Bradley Intl.), which is 31.9 mi (51.4 km) away.

If you'd rather travel by train, the main station serving the city is Amherst Station.

How many holiday rentals are available around Amherst?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 87 holiday lettings around Amherst. From 17 flats & apartments to 44 houses, 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.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Amherst? offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Amherst. From travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Hampshire College: 58 holiday lettings
  • University of Massachusetts-Amherst: 56 holiday lettings
  • Elements Hot Tub Spa: 52 holiday lettings
  • Mount Norwottuck: 53 holiday lettings
  • Amherst College: 52 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Amherst listed on where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Flats in Amherst?

Yes, of course. offers 17 Flats in Amherst. Our other popular types of Amherst holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 44 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 12 self catering accommodations
  • Cabins: 12 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Studios and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Amherst?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 6 holiday homes with pool available in Amherst. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.