A local guide to Amherst. MA and Western Mass.

Local Guide

Local Guide to Amherst and Western Massachusetts

From its enviable location overlooking the Amherst Common, the Inn on Boltwood is within easy walking distance of Amherst’s finest museums, restaurants, shops, and other points of interest.

Amherst area attractionsA legend within the Five Colleges community and Pioneer Valley, the Inn on Boltwood has delighted visitors to the colleges of Amherst, Smith, Mount Holyoke, Hampshire, and UMASS Amherst since 1926.

Parents, alumni, visiting professors, and dignitaries alike have made our Inn their home away from home when visiting the area. Other popular attractions include New England’s sensational fall foliage season where you can travel along scenic routes visiting the historic towns of Western Massachusetts and take in the majesty of New England in the fall.

Enjoy the rich history of the community by visiting any one of the multitudes of museums located within minutes of the Inn including the Emily Dickinson Museum, the Mead Art Museum, or the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art. Amherst and the surrounding areas are also a haven for summer sports and youth camps and Inn on Boltwood is the perfect spot to accommodate parents and families alike.

Our Guests Frequently Enjoy These Nearby Attractions


Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art

Emily Dickinson Museum

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Elements Hot Tub Spa

Muddy Brook Farm

Six Flags New England

Basketball Hall of Fame

Mount Holyoke Range State Park

Amherst College Wildlife Sanctuary

National Register of Historic Places & Districts (Amherst)

5 Colleges Consortium

Historic Towns of Deerfield & Northampton

Mullins Memorial Center

Three County Fairgrounds

Eastern States Exposition (The Big E)

For information on area events, please visit Visit Hampshire County.

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