Destination guide

The cozy city of Amherst awaits you

The area's history and culture are just a few of the reasons to vacation in Amherst. This city's wildlife, golfing and lake draw many visitors. A vacation rental can help make your stay complete—many rentals come with a full kitchen and laundry facilities.

Activities

Sightseeing in and around Amherst

Are you hoping to discover attractions to see while you're in town? Venture out of your vacation home and experience everything that makes Amherst a fun spot to vacation. These are some of the most popular attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Anheuser-Busch Brewery (7.4 mi / 11.9 km)
  • Stonebridge Golf Course (12.1 mi / 19.5 km)
  • Derryfield Golf Course (13.3 mi / 21.4 km)
  • Green Meadow Golf Club (14.2 mi / 22.8 km)
  • Crotched Mountain Ski and Ride Area (16.6 mi / 26.7 km)
  • Butterfly Place (17.8 mi / 28.7 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Amherst

Whether you're an active traveler or just want to take in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your vacation in Amherst. Here are a few of the area's noteworthy features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Silver Lake State Park (7 mi / 11.3 km)
  • Pack Monadnock Mountain (12.8 mi / 20.6 km)
  • Miller State Park (13.3 mi / 21.4 km)
  • Bear Brook State Park (22 mi / 35.4 km)
How to get there

Traveling to and around Amherst

Fly into Nashua, NH (ASH-Nashua Municipal), the closest airport, located 8.4 mi (13.6 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you can also fly into Manchester, NH (MHT-Manchester-Boston Regional), which is 10.6 mi (17 km) away.

Where to stay around Amherst?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 31 vacation rentals near Amherst. From 11 Houses to 9 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 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:

  • Southern New Hampshire University: 69 vacation rentals
  • Pats Peak: 136 vacation rentals
  • Bear Brook State Park: 84 vacation rentals
  • Merrimack Premium Outlets: 71 vacation rentals
  • Crotched Mountain Ski and Ride Area: 103 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 11 Houses in Amherst. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Amherst include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 9 rentals available
  • Cabins: 2 rentals available
  • Cottages: 2 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 7 vacation rentals with pool available in Amherst. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.