Ellicottville, New York

Ellicottville, New York is a charming little ski town in Western New York with two ski resorts, Holiday Valley and HoliMont. Historic Ellicottville isn't just for the Winter Season as it is a year-round destination with boutiques, restaurants and great shops!

References:

  • The Cattaraugus County Bicentennial History Book
  • Ellicottville Historical Museum

Sites about Ellicottville, New York

Upcoming Events

Ellicottville Girl's Getaway Weekend
Fri, 06/02/2017 - 8:00am - Sat, 06/03/2017 - 5:00pm

Gather, Celebrate and Create Memories!  Ladies, are you looking for a reason to come out and pamper yourself in Ellicottville but don’t know where to start? Do we have just the thing! On June 2 and 3 the Ellicottville Chamber of Commerce will offer you a chance to come out and experience all the great things for a woman to do in and around Ellicottville.

Great Valley presentation at the Ellicottville Museum
Wed, 06/14/2017 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Come to this FREE event to learn about the upcoming Celebration in Great Valley, NY.  Not sure what the celebration is all about?  Well, Great Valley will be turning 200 next year, the celebration is the BICENTENNIEL!!  Come see this lively and information lecture!  Everyone is invited and they are held at the Ellicottville Memorial Library. 

part of the course
Fri, 06/16/2017 - 9:00am - 6:00pm

Sky High Adventure Park opens daily for the summer.

For hours, videos and more information, click here.

Places

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In downtown Ellicottville within walking distance of the other shops.

Hours:  Thursday through Saturday, 10am - 5pm.

Sunday , noon - 5pm.

Monday, 10am - 5pm.

Closed Tuesday and Wednesday.

Photo of front of Library

Books and audiobooks, periodicals and reference material, DVD's and videos, free high speed internet access.

Hours:

Sunday            Closed

Monday           10am - 5pm 

Tuesday          10am - 8pm

Photo of the outside of the Ellicottville Wingate by Wyndham

Located in the Heart of Ellicottville, The Wingate has 84 spacious rooms, including 11 suites with jacuzzi tubs.  Amenities include: indoor pool, whirlpool, fitness center, flat screen TVs, high speed wireless internet, and a hot deluxe continental breakfast.

Videos

  • Come out and play with Holiday Valley Resort this month with half off Beginner Learn to Ski or Ride Packages for ages 12 and Up!
  • The Penguin Paddle is an annual fundraiser for Holiday Valley's Lounsbury Adaptive Program on Saturday, February 20, 2016. It is a day filled with wonderful auction items, delicious food and lots of laughs as people slip inside a garbage bag and slide on their bellies "penguin style" down the bottom of Yodeler slope.
  • Showing off the powder at Holiday Valley Resort on 2016-01-16. Billy Bacon "Nom Nom Nom "I eat snow for breakfast""

Travel Guide

Enchanted Mountains of Cattaraugus County Travel Guide for 2017It's a full 56-page comprehensive guide, highlighting the activities and attractions in our County and it's FREE!!

View the visitor's guide online

or

request that the Enchanted Mountains guide

be snail mailed to you for FREE!

NYAGT Geocaching Trails

Meaning of the word Cattaraugus

CATTARAUGUS, from a Seneca Indian word meaning “bad smelling banks,” referring to the odor of natural gas leaking from rock seams. http://www.dos.ny.gov/info/pdfs/countynames.pdf

The word "Cattaraugus" means "foul-smelling river bank." This name is a result of the natural gas that oozes from the river mud. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cattaraugus_Creek.

In our opinion, only some of the river banks are bad smelling. Come on over and visit a creek in Cattaraugus County and tell us what you think.

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