Shrewsbury, MA, USA

Shrewsbury, MA, USA

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Our 2018 property listings offer a large selection of 16 vacation rentals near Shrewsbury. From 0 to 0 , find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Shrewsbury for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

Adventure big and small in Shrewsbury

Trade in the bright lights of the big city for small-town charm in Shrewsbury. A popular resort town since the 18th century, Shrewsbury is known for its rolling countryside, scenic Lake Quinsigamond, and a wealth of open space. It's a major destination for winter sports, and you'll find plenty of spots for skiing, snowshoeing, and sledding. With a centrally located Shrewsbury vacation rental, you'll be close to local landmarks like the Ski Ward Ski Area, the Hebert Candy Mansion, and the sprawling Upton State Forest.

Shrewsbury – into the great wide open

With plenty of parks, ponds, and open space, Shrewsbury is a nature lover's dream. For a closer look at Shrewsbury's natural splendor, take a stroll in Upton State Forest. The 2,660-acre preserve offers hiking and biking trails, as well as campsites, picnic areas, and hunting grounds. Over at Lake Quinsigamond, you'll find ample opportunities for swimming, fishing, and boating, and the site hosts regular crew regattas and other watersport events. Winter visitors can hit the slopes at Ski Ward Ski Area, where you can choose from 9 ski runs and 8 lanes of snowtubing.

History repeats itself in Shrewsbury

History buffs will find lots to do in Shrewsbury, starting with the General Artemas Ward House. Built in 1727, the house belonged to a general in the Revolutionary War; nowadays it's operated by Harvard University, and the museum is open to the public for tours during the summer months. Got a sweet tooth? Then head to the Hebert Candy Mansion, a chocolate factory and retail shop in a historic Tudor-style mansion. A popular spot with local families, the confectioner also hosts private events, ice cream socials, and summertime "cruise nights" for car enthusiasts.

Baby it's cold outside in Shrewsbury

Shrewsbury has a humid continental climate, which means warm, muggy summers and cold, snowy winters. Summers are on the mild side, with average highs peaking at 79ºF in July. Winters are cold, and average highs dip below freezing in January, with lows in the teens and 20s between December and March. Since most visitors flock to the sunny shores of Lake Quinsigamond during the summer months, you're more likely to find killer rates on Shrewsbury vacation rentals during the colder winter months – just make sure to pack plenty of warm layers and a flask of emergency brandy.

Shrewsbury – right in the heart of New England

The area around Shrewsbury is made up of rolling countryside, dotted with family farms and pockets of more densely packed residential neighborhoods. You'll find a number of rivers, ponds, and lakes in the area, and the 2,660-acre Upton State Forest features woods, meadows, and hunting grounds. Birdwatching is a popular pastime in the area, and Lake Quinsigamond is home to great blue herons, wood ducks, and goldeneye, depending on the season. With a Shrewsbury vacation rental, you'll have some of the most iconic New England scenery right outside your door.