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

Nickel City Reptiles at Nannen Arboretum
Wed, 07/17/2019 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Mark your calendar…you will want to spend the evening with us learning and laughing.  The Nannen Arboretum presents Nickel City Reptiles and Exotics sharing their outreach program. Their animal ambassadors will educate us about all aspects of wildlife, up close and personal.

Face paint transformation at Stroll the Streets 2017
Repeats every week until Fri Aug 30 2019 .
Fri, 07/19/2019 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Stroll the Streets of Ellicottville every Friday from July 5th through August 30th. The objective of Stroll the Streets is to develop more awareness around the family friendly aspect of Ellicottville and to create a kick-off event for summer weekends in Ellicottville that people plan arrival around.

Ellicottville Jazz and Blues Weekend
Fri, 07/26/2019 - 5:00pm - Sun, 07/28/2019 - 1:00am

A Jazz and Blues Weekend in Ellicottville is a boutique experience.  Wander through the village and choose from a variety of Jazz and Blues performance areas ranging from restaurants, bars & nightclubs and street-side July 26-28, 2019.  Ellicottville has the shops and all the facilities you’d expect in an international class resort, the village is self-contai

Places

Sleepy Hollow Chalet

Three level chalet sits on 1.5 acres of privacy.  4 bedrooms plus loft accommodates 11 people.  5 minutes from the heart of Ellicottville, Holiday Valley and HoliMont.  Main level has woodburning stove, skylight in living room, back deck with outdoor bar, grill and 8-person hot tub.  Lower level with bar, 2nd living room and fireplace.  Master bedroom has private bath a

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.

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.

Videos

Travel Guide

Enchanted Mountains of Cattaraugus County Travel Guide for 2019It'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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