Destination guide

Explore the natural setting in Amherst

The parks and surrounding scenery provide a peaceful ambiance to your vacation home in Amherst. One of the city's many top draws is its restaurants. If you need more space to accommodate a family vacation or friends trip, rental homes often come with separate dining areas and spacious living rooms.


Activities and attractions in and around Amherst

Are you searching for attractions to visit while you're in the area? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to experience everything that Amherst has to offer. Here are some of the most popular attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Foxfire Golf Club (9.8 mi / 15.8 km)
  • Wisconsin River Country Club (14.6 mi / 23.5 km)
  • Stevens Point Brewery (14.7 mi / 23.7 km)
  • Sentryworld Golf Course (15.5 mi / 24.9 km)
  • Nordic Mountain (21 mi / 33.7 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Amherst

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to take in the scenery, Amherst is a great place to get outside. These are a few of the area's most eye-catching sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Standing Rocks Park (4.6 mi / 7.5 km)
  • Brainerd Bridge Park (11.1 mi / 17.8 km)
  • Peoples Park (11.4 mi / 18.3 km)
  • Mead Park (15.9 mi / 25.6 km)
  • Stevens Point Sculpture Park (16.6 mi / 26.6 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Amherst

The nearest airport is in Wisconsin Rapids, WI (ISW-South Wood County), located 25.8 mi (41.6 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you might consider flying into Mosinee, WI (CWA-Central Wisconsin), which is 31.5 mi (50.7 km) away.

How many vacation rentals are available around Amherst?

Our 2020 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 63 house rentals around Amherst. From 31 Houses to 22 Cabins, 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 Amherst is on HomeAway.

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

HomeAway offers a large selection of lodging choices 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:

  • Standing Rocks Park: 68 home rentals
  • Central Waters Brewing Company: 73 home rentals
  • Nordic Mountain: 130 home rentals
  • Crystal River: 117 home rentals
  • Mead Park: 20 home 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 31 Houses in Amherst. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Amherst include:

  • Cabins: 22 lodging choices
  • Cottages: 22 lodging choices
  • Bungalows: 22 lodging choices

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

Can I find a vacation rental with internet/wifi in Amherst?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with internet/wifi among our 55 vacation homes with internet/wifi available in Amherst.