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

Torchlight parade at Holiday Valley
Sun, 12/31/2017 - 9:00pm - Mon, 01/01/2018 - 1:00am

Join in the fun from 9:00 PM to 1:00 AM on December 31 with a family friendly event on the Holiday Valley Lodge main floor, and an adult party in the T-Bar on the top floor. The Lodge is the perfect location to view the torchlight parade on Cindy's Run at 11:15 and the fireworks at 11:45 with the Grand Finale at midnight!

Places

Photo of the Inn at Holiday Valley on a Summer day

A comfortably elegant Inn conveniently located at the base of the slopes and just steps from Holiday Valley's Black Diamond golf course.  Featuring the largest indoor/outdoor heated year 'round pool in the area, outdoor hot tub, complimentary WiFi and continental breakfast.  Meeting room available.  Ski and golf packages with Holiday Valley Resort.

Entry to outdoor dining at EBC

The Ellicottville Brewing Company is considered one of the finest American craft brewers, and has won no less than 3 International World Beer Championship Awards.

Photo of a room at the Lodge

This is a family-friendly, clean and comfortable environment. Within walking distance of the shops, restaurants and nightlife. 

The EVL Lodge has 16 rooms which are located on three floors.

The first floor rooms will sleep between 2-6 maximum and have flat screen televisions with cable, a mini fridge and their own private bathrooms.

Videos

  • The Sky High Adventure Park at Holiday Valley Resort has zip lines and challenging obstacles in the trees. You can even climb trees that have climbing holds strapped to them!
  • June 20, 2015 join us for the 4th annual Holiday Valley Mudslide at 10am! For more info visit: HolidayValley.com/mudslide
  • From cookouts to face painging and snow bars to dummy downhill, Holiday Valley has you lined up for a fun-filled weekend during their Winter Carnival March 14th and 15th.  Head downtown Ellicottville for the Mardi Gras Parade on Saturday night!  See the full schedule of events at Holiday Valley's Website.&n

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!!

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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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