Destination guide

The lively area of Amherst awaits your stay

The area's live music and wineries are just a few of the reasons to vacation in Amherst. This city's university setting, coffeehouses and shopping attract many visitors, and its welcoming and walkable location add to the charm. With a vacation rental, you get a home away from home—many rentals offer full kitchens and outdoor grills for some home cooking.

Activities

Activities and attractions in Amherst

Do you want to discover top things to see and do while you're in town? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and experience everything that makes Amherst a fun spot to vacation. Here are some of the major attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Winton Country Club (3.4 mi / 5.5 km)
  • Rebec Vineyards (5.7 mi / 9.1 km)
  • Lovingston Winery (11.4 mi / 18.4 km)
  • Mountain Cove Vineyards (14.6 mi / 23.4 km)
  • Amazement Square (15 mi / 24.1 km)
  • LaHaye Ice Center (19.4 mi / 31.3 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Amherst

Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your vacation in Amherst. These are some of the area's most stunning sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • James River State Park (15.2 mi / 24.5 km)
  • Sherando Lake Recreation Area (20.5 mi / 33.1 km)
  • Alumni Memorial Field (22.3 mi / 35.8 km)
  • Boxerwood Gardens (23.3 mi / 37.5 km)
  • Appomattox Court House National Historical Park (23.4 mi / 37.7 km)
  • Butterflies at the Bridge (25.2 mi / 40.5 km)
How to get there

Transportation to and around Amherst

The nearest airport is in Lynchburg, VA (LYH-Lynchburg Regional), located 21.4 mi (34.5 km) from the city center.

Can I find a vacation rental around Amherst?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 74 vacation rentals near Amherst. From 29 Houses to 14 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Amherst for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Amherst?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Amherst:

  • Chestnut Springs: 150 vacation rentals
  • Pedlars Edge: 96 vacation rentals
  • Laurel Ridge: 109 vacation rentals
  • Treeloft: 121 vacation rentals
  • Deer Springs: 154 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Amherst?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Amherst. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Sweet Briar College: 98 vacation rentals
  • Winton Country Club: 105 vacation rentals
  • Amherst County Museum and Historical Society: 94 vacation rentals
  • Rebec Vineyards: 235 vacation rentals
  • Crabtree Falls: 359 vacation rentals

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

Can I rent Houses in Amherst?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 29 Houses in Amherst. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Amherst include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 14 rentals available
  • Cabins: 21 rentals available
  • Cottages: 21 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Amherst?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 3 vacation rentals with pool available in Amherst. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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