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

Skiers going down a slope
Thu, 01/06/2022 - 9:00am - Mon, 01/31/2022 - 11:00pm

Weekdays during the entire month of January Holiday Valley is offering half priced learn to ski or snowboard packages!

Winter Blues in Ellicottville Singer
Fri, 01/21/2022 - 7:00pm - Sun, 01/23/2022 - 11:30pm

The  Village of Ellicottville heats up January 21 - 23rd during Winter Blues Weekend.  Old Man Winter got you down? Ready to come out of hibernation to hear some great music? Ellicottville's many area venues and establishments will have some of the hottest blues musicians to help you climb out of that January funk.

winter music jam logo
Fri, 02/18/2022 - 8:00pm - Sun, 02/20/2022 - 11:30pm

The Ellicottville Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce another year of their music festival, Winter Music Jam. No other community can boast 16 musical acts in a four-block footprint in only two days.  If you’re here for winter sports or just looking for a great weekend of shopping, dining, and entertainment, Ellicottville is the place to be.

Places

Photo of John Harvard's Brew House

Enjoy slopeside dining at John Harvard's Brew House, located in the Tamarack Club, serving a wide range of "comfort foods" for lunch and dinner daily. The Bar features 24 beers on tap including John Harvard's microbrews, Ellicottville Brewing Company, and Southern Tier Brewery.

Bike and Bean Ellicottville new location

The Bike and Bean, formerly The Ellicottville Bike Shop, serves burritos and services bikes.  Visit them at their new location on Martha St. by the Creek!  Just around the corner from EBC, this is an excellent location to test out rentals, kick back and enjoy a burrito!

Ellicottville Town Center has 2 meeting rooms that can accommodate 25 or 200 people.  Both rooms have audio/visual equipment and have wireless access.  There is a fully equipped kitchen for catering and a portable bar is available.  The parking lot can accommodate 70 cars.  Lodging is easily accessed within 1/2 mile in the Village of Ellicottville.

Videos

Travel Guide

Enchanted Mountains of Cattaraugus County Travel Guide for 2020It's a full 56-page comprehensive guide, highlighting the activities and attractions in our County and it's FREE!!

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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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