Discover a selection of 16 vacation rentals in Shrewsbury, MA that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including kitchens and WiFi. Prices start at $90 per night, and condos and houses are popular options for a stay in Shrewsbury. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

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.

Things to do

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.

Activities

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.

Weather

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.

Natural features

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.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Shrewsbury

The nearest airport is in Worcester, MA (ORH-Worcester Regional), located 8 mi (12.8 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could also fly into Bedford, MA (BED-Laurence G. Hanscom Field), which is 25.2 mi (40.5 km) away.

How many vacation rentals are available around Shrewsbury, MA?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 16 vacation rentals around Shrewsbury. From 5 condo and apartment rentals to 9 house rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

Can I rent a rural property in Shrewsbury?

Sometimes you just really need to get away from it all. Take a break from the crowds and fall in love with the appeal and authenticity of country living. Vrbo has 3 rural getaway rentals in this destination. Of course, that might not suit everyone. Luckily, Vrbo has tons more options, including:

  • 3 lakefront vacation rentals.
  • 2 waterfront vacation rentals.
  • 2 shore-front vacation rentals.

Can I rent a hotel in Shrewsbury?

Our hotels come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. Whether you're traveling an unlimited or rather limited budget, we've got a room for you. Presently, there are 32 options listed on Vrbo. Prices start at $72 per night. Or perhaps you'd rather choose one of the area's other sought-after rental options, such as:

  • House: 7 vacation homes. Prices start from $159 per night.
  • Apartment: 5 vacation homes. Prices start from $120 per night.
  • Country house: 2 vacation homes. Prices start from $269 per night.

Can I stay in Shrewsbury in a large group?

It can be difficult finding the time to meet up with friends and family members. A group vacation is a great way to come together. If you were planning to stay together, Vrbo has places to suit. Hotel vacation homes are the preferred choice for large groups of visitors, with 9 listed here. If you're planning on traveling with a large group, the vacation properties that can meet your needs include:

  • If yours is a group of 5, we offer 11 vacation homes just right for that size. Spend a night for as little as $109.
  • If you've got 6 in your party, you'll be happy to discover that there are 5 vacation homes that are ideal. You can get one for as little as $90 a night.
  • Seeking rental properties suitable for 8 guests? You'll be delighted to find out we have 4 that will fit the bill. You can grab one for as little as $120 per night.

You and all your mates will be well catered to when you organize your Shrewsbury getaway through us!

Where are the cheapest rentals in Shrewsbury?

Vrbo is here to help you get together with your family and friends. Listing plenty of value-packed rentals, it won't be difficult to find an incredible hideout that keeps you all under one roof. You'll find heaps of deals awaiting you in Central Business District. The average price in this awesome area is $189 a night, and you'll have as many as 2 rentals to select from.

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