Home to the Five Colleges:

Amherst College, Mount Holyoke College, Hampshire & Smith Colleges, and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, this scenic region has long been referred to as the "knowledge corridor."

In addition to its academic reputation, this corridor is also known as the Pioneer Valley. It is an ideal travel destination for any type of recreation, cultural, artistic or entertainment experience in all four seasons.

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We offer numerous unique accommodations from authentically restored Victorian inns, to classic New England farmhouses, to off-the-grid homesteads, to contemporary comforts.

Make a personal connection to the area! Our innkeepers are available to help make your stay comfortable and memorable. Membership in the Association is by collegial review and all members belong to the Chambers of Commerce.

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All of our members are licensed and inspected

The five college area is within easy driving distance to
New York City, Hartford, Boston, Springfield and the Berkshires.


Williamburg Chesterfield Hatfield Easthampton Haydenville South Hadley Granby Belchertown Amherst Amherst Hatfield Haydenville Williamsburg Chesterfield Easthampton South Hadley Granby Belchertown Whately