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

Photo of Cayuga House

Cayuga House Sleep 'n Ski

Walking distance to bars, shops and restaurants. Flat screen TVs/DVD Players. Credit cards accepted. RV hook-ups available. Closed 3rd week in March through mid June.

Sean Huntington art

This gallery specializes in fine art watercolor and mixed media paintings.

Huntington is known for his recognizable and iconic abstract tree paintings inspired by the canopy of local forests.  His multilayer painting process melds watercolor with gouache to produce vibrant, abstract images.

Videos

  • The POV from Rescue Monitor trainer Brian Earley as he does the Commando Double Black Diamond Course at Sky High Adventure Park at Holiday Valley.
  • Get a view from the trees at Sky High Aerial Adventure Park as Jack Quavis of EvlRocks.com and friends experience some of the challenges and ziplines.
  • Jack Quavis of EVLRocks.com interviews Jane Eshbough, Marketing Director at Holiday Valley about the Sky High Adventure Park.

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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