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

Ellicottville Distillery's corn whiskey

The Elicottville Distillery is a joint endeavor between three partners: Bryan Scharf, who will be the distillery manager and in charge of most of the day-to-day operations, Charlie Bares, who owns the farm most of the products will be grown on, and Kathleen Moriarty, attorney and “silent partner.”  They sell a line of spirits called "The Agronomist", stemming from the word agronomy.

Inside Katy's Cafe

Come chill at Katy's Cafe and start your day off right with a hot fresh cup of coffee, a variety of expresso drinks or one of their homemade baked goods.  They also offer traditional plated breakfasts, breakfast sandwiches, burritos and more. 

Also serving sandwiches, wraps, salads and ice cream.  

A local favorite.

Jetson, a champion

With a 12 Year Focus on results in both our TOP and BOTTOM lines, SUGARTOWN FARMS has established a leading breeding program.  At Sugartown Farms, all of our alpacas are for sale - including our latest 2016 show string.

Videos

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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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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