The Allen House, in the heart of Amherst on over three landscaped acres with its many peaked gables, ornately carved Austrian vergeboard, oriental Chippendale and multiple relief shingles, is one of the finest examples of Queen Anne Stick Style Victorian architecture. Walk across the street to the Emily Dickinson Homestead. Walk to nearby Amherst College, the University of Massachusetts, fine galleries, museums, theatres, concerts, shops and restaurants. Visit nearby Mount Holyoke, Smith and Hampshire Colleges, National Yiddish Book Center Museum, Northampton, Yankee Candle Company, Historic Deerfield and Old Sturbridge Village.
Within an hour drive, visit Hancock Shaker Village, Norman Rockwell Museum and Chesterwood Studio, Clark Art Institute, Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival, Berkshire Theatre Festival and The Tanglewood Summer Music Festival.