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

2018 Holiday Valley Mudslide
Sat, 06/16/2018 - 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!

Ellicottville Summer Music Festival 2018
Fri, 06/29/2018 - 3:00pm - Sun, 07/01/2018 - 11:00pm

We had a GREAT weekend in 2017. Now it’s time to start building for the 2018 Summer Music Festival weekend. Check back toward the end of the year, maybe early in 2018, to find out more about who we will have for the party we call Summer Music Festival! 

Ellicottville Championship Rodeo 2018
Thu, 07/05/2018 - 7:00pm - Sun, 07/08/2018 - 4:30pm

Yeeehaw!!  An honest-to-goodness rodeo at the home of the Nightmare Hayrides on Sommerville Street, complete with bronco bustin', bull riding, calf roping, barrel racing and stick horse racing for the kids.  

Places

The Tee Bar

The Tee Bar, located at 8 Washington Street in Ellicottville, will feature a unique selection of Ellicottville branded apparel and everyone's favorite...ice cream!

Photo of House Salad

Villaggio provides relaxed Italian dining in beautiful Ellicottville, NY.  They pride themselves on creating a comfortable environment for their guests so they feel like family. Villaggio's  large portions and creative dishes will make you want to keep coming back for more.  From house cured meats to using local produce they put love and caring into every item on their menu.

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

  • 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

or

request that the Enchanted Mountains guide

be snail mailed to you for FREE!

NYAGT Geocaching Trails

Top 10 site for Steelhead Fishing

Cattaraugus Creek has been listed in the top 10 sites for Steelhead Fishing (rainbow trout fishing) by 2 outdoor magazines. Steelhead Trout AKA Rainbow trout are very similar to Salmon in both taste and habits. Unlike other areas of the United States, our native Rainbow trout (Steelhead Trout) spend a majority of time in Lake Erie a freshwater lake and spawn in the Cattaraugus Creek and other tributaries.

The following is from the New York State Dept. of Environmental Conservation's article "Steelhead Fishing in Lake Erie Tributaries"

Lake Erie's tributary streams, both big and small, receive an annual run of migratory rainbow trout called "steelhead." From October through April, thousands of steelhead ascend New York's Lake Erie tributaries on their mission to spawn. Excellent fishing opportunities await any angler who wishes to try their hand at steelhead fishing. Between the acrobatic leaps, long drag-screaming runs and rod quaking head shakes, the fight of an early run steelhead is a truly exhilarating experience.

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