Bed & Breakfasts

Airbnb.com offers rooms in local homes
Five College Area Bed and Breakfast Association, Amherst (searches many locations at once)

For Family Weekend and Commencement: Bed and Breakfast accommodations in local homes are available through a program sponsored by Jones Library, (413) 259-3184 or bedsforbooks@yahoo.com and through the Unitarian Universalist Society of Amherst, (413) 549-5406.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is eligible for family housing during the weekend of Commencement? We are able to house the families of graduating students. We are unable to house underclass students during this weekend.

When will the families receive information about housing on campus during the Commencement Weekend? The information will be mailed in late June and again in October. We can take electronic reservations on or after Dec. 1 along with the credit card payment for the rooms.

Staying the Night

By Emily Gold Boutilier

In 1926, Bing Crosby cut his first record, Americans began to get their kicks on U.S. Route 66, and the future Queen Elizabeth II was born. At Amherst, the year marked, among other things, the opening of the Lord Jeffery Inn.

Intended to look like a historic Neo-Georgian Colonial, the Jeff quickly became a popular sleeping and dining place on the Amherst town common. But today, the building not only feels historic; it also feels out-of-date.