Destination guide

Head to the historic city of Shaftsbury

Enjoy the history and other features of Shaftsbury. This city's coffeehouses, mountain views and sporting events attract many visitors, and its relaxing and welcoming 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 and attractions in Shaftsbury

Are you searching for top things to see and do during your stay? Venture out of your cozy vacation 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 center:

  • 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 center:

  • 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

Transportation 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 center. 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 vacation rentals are available around Shaftsbury?

Our 2019 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 158 house rentals around Shaftsbury. From 81 Houses to 15 Condos/Apartments, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Shaftsbury is on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when travelling to Shaftsbury?

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

  • Howard Park: 745 home rentals
  • Lake Shaftsbury State Park: 877 home rentals
  • Shaftsbury Historical Society Museum: 801 home rentals
  • Emerald Lake State Park: 1,054 home rentals
  • Bromley Mountain Ski Resort: 598 home rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Shaftsbury 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 Shaftsbury?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 81 Houses in Shaftsbury. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Shaftsbury include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 15 lodging choices
  • Cabins: 22 lodging choices
  • Cottages: 22 lodging choices

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Shaftsbury?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 30 vacation homes with pool available in Shaftsbury.