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

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.

getting muddy
Sat, 06/17/2017 - 10:00am - 6:00pm

Yes, you'll get muddy, yes there is running, yes there are 11 obstacles but NO fire, NO barbed wire and NO electric shocks!

Holliday Valley's pools
Sat, 06/17/2017 - 12:00pm - 7:00pm

Summer's here and it's going to be Hot!  Bring the gang!

For hours and more info, click here.

Places

Ellicottville Historical Society Museum

Louisville Slugger baseball bat was solely manufactured in Ellicottville for years. Learn about that and more at this quaint museum.  Open June -September, Saturday & Sunday 1-4 pm.

Photo of Anew Beginning Massage and Spa in Ellicottville, New York

Massage therapy, Reiki, Activated Isolated Stretching, Facials, Waxes, Masks and many types of massages are offered at Anew Beginning Massage and Spa in Ellicottville, New York.

Photo of food and bands

Established in 1990, not only is Balloons  Ellicottville’s ONLY Nightclub it’s also a full service restaurant featuring house specials like beer fries, gourmet burgers, eclectic daily specials, and the tastiest and crispiest chicken wings around.  They offer over 20 craft and domestic beers on tap, as well as a variety of ongoing specials and promotions.

Videos

  • A short video of ladies having fun skiing at HoliMont Ski Resort. Video by Rebecca
  • Great aerial video tour, by Dan Oshier, of people skiing and snowboarding at Holiday Valley Resort during the Winter of January 2015.
  • Sped-up video of lift ride at HoliMont Ski Area on Jan. 10, 2015. Saturday, January 10th was a crisp, cold day at HoliMont and the conditions were excellent! Check out this sped-up ride up Sunset.

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

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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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