Top rated rentals — Amherst
Destination guide

Explore the lakeside setting in Amherst

The area's history and culture are just a few of the reasons to vacation in Amherst. Renowned for its wildlife, golfing and lake, this city welcomes all visitors. A vacation rental can help make your stay complete. Many rentals come with a full kitchen and laundry facilities.

Things to do

Activities and attractions in and around Amherst

Do you want to find top things to see and do in the area? Venture out of your vacation home and check out everything that makes Amherst a fun spot to vacation. These are some of the major attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • LaBelle Winery (3.7 mi / 6 km)
  • Derryfield Golf Course (13.3 mi / 21.3 km)
  • Cyclones Arena (13.5 mi / 21.7 km)
  • Fun World (13.7 mi / 22 km)
  • Windham Country Club (16.2 mi / 26.1 km)
  • Crotched Mountain Ski and Ride Area (16.3 mi / 26.2 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Amherst

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to appreciate the scenery, Amherst is a great place to spend some time outside. These are some of the area's most stunning sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Mine Falls Park (9.8 mi / 15.8 km)
  • Pack Monadnock Mountain (12.8 mi / 20.6 km)
  • Lake Massabesic (15.4 mi / 24.8 km)
  • Bear Brook State Park (22 mi / 35.3 km)
  • Baboosic Lake Town Beach (2.6 mi / 4.2 km)
  • Silver Lake State Park (7 mi / 11.3 km)
How to get there

Transportation to and around Amherst

Fly into Manchester-Boston Regional Airport (MHT), the closest airport, located 10.5 mi (16.9 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could also fly into Nashua, NH (ASH-Nashua Municipal), which is 8.4 mi (13.5 km) away.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Amherst?

Whatever your vacation needs, you'll find a rental in or around Amherst that's a perfect match. These are some of our favorites:

  • "Luxury New Log Cabin On Lake Winnisquam Perfect Family Retreat" is a guest favorite. Around 45 miles from Amherst, it has 3 bedrooms and loads of handy amenities, including an iron and ironing board and a toaster.
  • "Secluded Log Home Sitting On 10 Acres" also promises a memorable getaway, offering 2 bedrooms, air conditioning, an oven and more. It's around 35 miles from Amherst.

For even more great options, use the search bar at the top of the page to find the perfect Amherst vacation rental for you.

Can I find log cabins to rent in or near Amherst?

You can. From rustic retreats to upmarket escapes, you'll find an extensive range of log cabins to rent in or near Amherst. If you're the adventurous type, check out:

  • "Luxury New Log Cabin On Lake Winnisquam Perfect Family Retreat": This is the ideal base to experience some of the fantastic outdoor activities this area has to offer, including fishing and snowboarding.
  • "Luxury Log Cabin Lake Winnisquam Pvt Beach": Spend your break taking advantage of all the creature comforts at this hideaway. When it's time to get outdoors, fishing and cross-country skiing are some fun things to do.

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in or near Amherst?

There's nothing better than squeezing in a short break to get you feeling alive again. Pack your overnight bag and get comfy in one of these superb weekend getaways in and near Amherst:

  • Located 2 miles to the southwest of central Amherst, "Charming Nh Getaway" is a favorite among nature fans and adventure lovers. Keep busy by exploring nearby attractions, such as The Cove and Little Monadnock Mountain. Then, try some activities like basketball or horse riding.
  • Alternatively, enjoy a short and sweet break at "Private And Luxurious". Stay in and relax, or be adventurous and try basketball and rafting. When it's time to explore more of the area, check out The Cove and Stonyfield Farm. This charming vacation rental is around 5 miles west of Amherst.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around Amherst?

Discover the culture and energy of Amherst from the comfort and privacy of your own studio apartment. Whether you plan to chill on your own or live it up with buddies, you'll find the perfect studio apartment in and around Amherst:

  • Explore your surroundings and then sleep soundly at "Charming Nh Getaway". This property is an excellent base for seeing the sights and features amenities including a TV and optional ski privileges.
  • Another inviting option is "Tentrr Signature Site - Normanton Farms". Make use of a water view, off-street parking options and other amenities during your getaway.

When it's time to leave your studio apartment and go exploring, there's lots to keep you on the go around Amherst. Into art and culture? Plan a visit to Leddy Center for the Performing Arts and Keefe Center For The Arts.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Amherst?

From time to time, you've just got to take a break from it all, even if it's only for two or three days. Experience a pleasant mix of adventure and relaxation at one of these short-term rentals in or around Amherst:

  • "Unique Luxurious Gothic Castle" is near the center of Amherst, so you'll have lots of things to keep you entertained. Make your way to interesting sights like Capitol Center for the Arts and New Hampshire State House when you're not enjoying your cozy rental.
  • Eat, sleep and explore from "Luxury Log Cabin Lake Winnisquam Pvt Beach", another terrific option. Christa McAuliffe Planetarium and St. Paul's School should be on your must-do list when you're ready to sightsee.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in or near Amherst?

Forget about roses and chocolates. Sometimes all you need is to escape for a weekend, just the two of you. At Vrbo, we've got romantic getaways in and around Amherst that would make even Cupid envious. Here are some we think you'll fall in love with:

  • Slip away on Friday afternoon for a few passion-filled evenings at "Unique Luxurious Gothic Castle". Roughly 25 miles from Amherst, it comes with lots of nice touches, like skiing facilities and beauty services.
  • "Country Living At Its Best Heated Indoor Pool" is another retreat that's sure to impress. It's about 9 miles from Amherst and comes with a swimming pool and shopping facilities.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in or near Amherst?

From energetic games of follow the leader to lazy afternoon dips, a pool promises fun for both grown-ups and kids. Earn serious brownie points with the fam by renting a house with a swimming space in or near Amherst:

  • Pool day can be every day at "Entire House On Privately Situated Lilac Hill Abuts Conservation Land". A nearby laundromat and a kitchen are some of the other amenities that help make this place a favorite.
  • Another sought-after option is "Lake House On Walking Trail Near Mount Manadnock". There's plenty to love about this property apart from its pool, such as coffee and tea making facilities and a barbecue grill.

What are the best large family vacation rentals in or near Amherst?

A family get-together should be memorable. Whether you're planning an action-packed escape with the kids or a reunion with relatives, these large family vacation rentals in or near Amherst offer a home away from home with plenty of space for everyone:

  • Get your group under the same roof at "Unique Luxurious Gothic Castle", which has 8 bedrooms that sleep up to 22 guests. This escape is around 25 miles to the west of Amherst and features amenities such as a meal delivery service and a DVD player.
  • "Country Living At Its Best Heated Indoor Pool" is another popular option. It's about 9 miles to the west of Amherst, has 5 bedrooms and can accommodate up to 10 guests. Useful amenities here include a microwave oven and a fenced pool.

If you're looking for family-friendly attractions in the area, you won't have far to go. Funspot Family Fun Center, Christa McAuliffe Planetarium and Cowabunga's offer fun for all the crew.

Can I find family cabin rentals in or near Amherst?

Escape from everyday life and treat your loved ones to a vacation of a different sort. Stay in one of these family cabin rentals in or near Amherst and get the camping experience — but with all the creature comforts!

  • "Cabin - At Water's Edge On Quiet Pond" - This popular escape offers a toaster and nearby birdwatching activities and is located approximately 25 miles east of central Amherst.
  • "Cabin: Private Hot Tub, Walk To Pats Peak Ski Area" - This vacation rental is also ideal for families and is around 25 miles north of Amherst. Offering a garden, towels and more, it'll get everyone's tick of approval.

For more options, use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the Amherst vacation rental that's perfect for your needs.

What are the best large houses to rent with indoor pools in or near Amherst?

Go for a dip anytime the mood strikes when you book one of our large rental houses with an indoor pool. Dust off your swimsuit and check out these escapes in or near Amherst that feature this head-turning perk:

  • Book a stay at "Country Living At Its Best Heated Indoor Pool" and look forward to lazy poolside days. This popular option has 5 bedrooms that sleep up to 10 guests and a range of other excellent amenities. A kitchen and a swimming pool are among them.
  • In addition to its fancy indoor pool, "Private Home With Large Indoor Pool" comes with a kitchen and a sauna. It has 7 bedrooms that can cater for up to 18 guests, so you can bring the whole crew along.

Use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find more impressive Amherst vacation rental options for your next big getaway.