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257 Main Street, Amherst, MA 01002
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Amherst Inn
Ranked #2 of 14 Amherst B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Grand Rapids
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

This breathtaking bed-and-breakfast is as perfect as perfect can be. Nestled at the top of one of several hills in storybook-lovely Amherst, Mass., this richly appointed inn just happens to be directly across the leafy lane from Emily Dickinson's lifelong home. I of course wanted to open the windows a crack, in hopes of breathing in poetic autumnal airs. The... More 

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Framingham, Massachusetts
16 reviews 16 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

I've stayed at this inn at various times while in Amherst MA for a conference at the university. It's a very close walk (less than 5 minutes) to the town center where there are always great places to eat, coffee houses (the Black Sheep is excellent), hangouts etc. It's also across from the Emily Dickinson House, of historical and literary... More 

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Amherst, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Can't say enough about the kindness of the folks who run this place. They're very proud of this beautiful old house (as they are of its sister B&B just down the street, the Allen House Inn), and rightfully so. If you have any downtime during your stay, they'll be happy to tell you about the fascinating story of the house... More 

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Tallahassee, Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

The Amherst Inn is a lovely, warm place to stay and looks out on the Emily Dickinson House. The breakfast was delicious, our hostesses hospitable, and I met a couple who loved opera as much as I do. The inn is beautiful in every detail.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We decided on a whim to stay at a b and b for our anniversary while traveling. We couldn't be any happier when we stumbled across the allen house. The owners were more than accomodating we felt like we were old friends being welcomed home. The Inn was beautiful with attention to every detail from the rosettes on the woodwork... More 

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Hartford, Connecticut
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38 reviews 38 reviews
5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This was our first trip to a B&B together, and it was a very impromptu stay on one of the biggest homecoming weekends for the surrounding colleges. We were incredibly lucky to secure a room, Napoleon's room! Very spacious, comfortable bed, private bath, electric fire place. Very very reasonable room rate, actually cheaper than some of the chain hotels/motels in... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

What started off as a not so pleasant experience, worked out well in the end. We went to the Amherst Inn for only one night to attend an event in Amherst. I booked into the Turret room as suggested by the proprietor, and on a subsequent call was told it was in the Allen house, down the road from the... More 

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Snug Harbor
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

So happy that I took the time to relax and enjoy a great get away weekend this fall with the gracious hostess and staff at the Amherst Inn. This delightful inn features a remarkable room with a perfectly hand stenciled border called the Lion's Den,where I got to unwind and go back to the days of Emily Dickinson who once... More 

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182 reviews 182 reviews
23 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

I was dropping off my daughter to college and stayed here for a few days. It was spectacular. There were many beautiful trees on the property. It was set off the beaten path. The house is huge and has lots of new england charm. The staff was great and very nice. It truly felt like home. The breakfast was really... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We stayed at the Amherst Inn for a college visit for our son. The rooms were fabulous and the service exceptional. Breakfast was delicious! Finally, I left a small, valuable item in the room, and the staff immediately found it and sent it priority mail to my home. We will definitely stay at the Amherst Inn the next time we... More 

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Address: 257 Main Street, Amherst, MA 01002
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Location: United States > Massachusetts > Hampshire County > Amherst
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 7
Also Known As:
Amherst Hotel Amherst

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