+ Hotel Near Colleges | UMass Amherst, Smith, Mt Holyoke & Hampshire

Mount Holyoke College

The Deerfield Inn is less than 30 minutes from all of the five Massachusetts Colleges: UMass, Amherst, Smith, Mt. Holyoke, and Hampshire. It can be blissful to get away from the maelstrom to a comfortable and friendly place with a terrific restaurant, where you can enjoy a cocktail and share a plate of fresh, locally-sourced, and delicious food.

It’s a real pleasure to not settle for a cookie-cutter hotel and instead discover our charming, friendly, peaceful hotel Near UMass and Amherst. The Deerfield Inn is just 30 minutes away, and 300 years back in time in the heart of a National Historic Landmark Village, but offers all of the convenient modern amenities and comforts of home.

We’re just a few minutes’ walk from Deerfield Academy and Bement School, Eaglebrook School is just up the hill, and Stoneleigh-Burnham School is five miles to the north.

Come and be our guest over the times ahead whenever you visit your student! Enjoy the peace and serenity that is Deerfield, treat your student and the roommates to the best burgers in the Valley for parent credit, save time for a sometimes quirky but always original shopping experience at the artisan stores and antique shops nearby, and perhaps take advantage of one our Deerfield Inn specials or packages if you have more than one night to reward yourself during your “support-your-student” getaway.

Read our FAQ for Deerfield Academy parents.

A Recent Comment from UMass Parents

“We stayed in a beautiful room in the carriage house…. It was a beautiful nite and we slept with the windows open (which you can’t do at hotels!). We awoke to a lovely breakfast and the coffee was right there outside our door! I highly recommend this to new parents of UMass college students – only 15 minutes away from the Amherst craziness this time of year!”

To Our Valued Friends & Guests…

Welcome back to The Deerfield Inn. We are so excited to share with you the charm and warmth of the Inn and all of Historic Deerfield’s natural beauty. We want to reassure you that our first responsibility and top priority is the safety and well-being of each of our guests, as well as our team. Please take a moment to review our new wellness measures which are in place for your visit to the Inn. Should you have any additional questions, please contact us directly.

General Property Information

• The Inn is an ideal location to practice physical/social distancing due to the property’s location in beautiful Historic Deerfield. The entire property has been deep cleaned and sanitized and multiple cleanings continue throughout each day. Hand-sanitizer is also available throughout the Inn.
• Guests and team members will observe recommended distancing protocols.
• Personal protection equipment (PPE) amenity kits featuring disinfecting gel, nitrile rubber gloves and masks will be provided upon request for guests.
• We will comply with, or exceed, local or state mandated occupancy limits.
• All team members will receive training on COVID-19 safety and sanitation protocols with more comprehensive training for our teams with frequent guest contact.
• All team members will be wearing masks for their safety and the safety and comfort of guests. The health of our team members is carefully monitored on a daily basis.


• Industry leading cleaning, Ultraviolet Lights and sanitizing protocols are used to clean guest rooms, with particular attention paid to high-touch items.
• Two levels of housekeeping services will be offered to each guest:
o Housekeeping Limited Service: Our team will access your room once daily to provide service and restock linens and amenities.
o Housekeeping Drop Service: Your fresh linens and towels along with any other requested amenities will be packaged and placed at your door upon your request.
• The frequency of cleaning and sanitizing has been increased in all public spaces with an emphasis on frequent contact surfaces.
• The frequency of air filter replacement and HVAC system cleaning has been increased and fresh air exchange will be maximized.


• New service options include Dinner on the Lawn, Porch, Terrace and In-Room Service.
• Curbside pick up will be available for To-Go orders.
• Seating capacity has been reduced in Champney’s Restaurant& Tavern based on CDC recommendations.
• At the completion of a dining service, the table, chairs and menus will be sanitized prior to the next seating.
• The spacing of tables has been adjusted to allow for six feet between tables

Wellbeing Plan is subject to change based on guidance from the Center for Disease Control, MA Department of Public Health, American Hotel Lodging Association and all other applicable government authorities.