Evergreen Tea Room and Guest House

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The Great Valley Hotel, built about 1838, was also known through the years as the Plank Road House by Able Hicks, the Halfway House on the northern stagecoach route, The Fenton Hotel, and The Harrison House.  In 1926, Minnie Taylor bought and remodeled the house and it became known  as The Evergreen Tea Room. The restaurant was a popular spot for bridge clubs, school reunions, bridal showers and wedding parties.   Specialties included steaks, fried chicken, roast pork, several side dishes and pastries and pies of all kinds. In 1946 all specialties were $1.50 a plate!  By the 1950's, the house was owned by Minnie's son Robert and wife Charlotte. They lived in and ran the house as "Taylor's Tourist Home".  The house was open to hunters in the fall, serving a hearty breakfast. When the ski industry developed, a need for housing in the early 1960's arose, the Taylor's opened the home for seasonal rentals. As their daughters grew and left home, there were more rooms to rent out. They continued hosting guests until the mid 1990's.  In 2006 the youngest child, Judy, and her husband Jeff, bought the house. They remodeled updating the plumbing, wiring, kitchen, windows, doors and insulation, and adding private baths with each bedroom, while keeping the feel of the age of the house, but providing safety and comfort.

May 16, 2008 was the official opening of the Bed and Breakfast, now known officially as "The Evergreen Tea Room and Guest House".

Jeff and Judy hope that their guests enjoy the new and old gardens, fresh fruit in season, comfortable rooms, restful atmosphere, usable antiques, cozy parlor fireplace, made to order breakfasts, modern conveniences and the beautiful scenery of the lovely "Enchanted Mountains" of Western New York.

Close proximity to Holiday Valley, hiking trails, antiquing, St. Bonaventure, golfing, Allegany State Park, Seneca Allegany Casino, Ellicottville and HoliMont.

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Evergreen Tea Room and Guest House
5997 Rt. 98
Great Valley, NY 14741
United States
Phone: 716-307-6210
42° 12' 52.0488" N, 78° 38' 10.23" W

Lodging Information

  • Number of Rooms: 3
  • Number of Suites: 2
  • Number of Public Bathrooms: 3
  • Number of Private Bathrooms: 3
  • Hot Tub: Yes
  • Refrigerator: Unknown
  • Kitchenette: Yes
  • Air Conditioning: Yes
  • Fitness / Gym: No
  • Fireplace: Yes
  • Bar: No
  • TV: Unknown
  • Breakfast: Full

Campgrounds & Cabins

  • # of Sites:
  • # of Sites with Electric:
  • # of Cabins:
  • # of Cabins with Electric:
  • Camp Store: Unknown
  • Flush Toilets / Showers: Unknown
  • Heat: Yes
  • Laundry Facilities: Unknown
  • Propane Station: Unknown
  • Recreational Area(s): Unknown

General Information

  • Wheelchair Accessible: No
  • Parking: Unknown
  • RV Parking: Unknown
  • Bus Parking: Unknown
  • Pets Allowed: Yes
  • Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
  • Internet Access: Yes
  • Conference / Meeting / Banquet: No
  • Playground: Unknown
  • Indoor Pool: No
  • Outdoor Pool: No
  • Swimming: None
  • Boat Launch or Dock: No
  • Fishing Access: Nearby
  • Equestrian Trail Access: Unknown
  • Bicycle Trail Access: Unknown
  • Hiking Trail Access: Unknown
  • Mountain Biking Trail Access: Unknown
  • Snowmobile Trail Access: Unknown

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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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