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

2019 Nightmare Hayrides on Sommerville St.
Fri, 09/27/2019 - 7:30pm - Sun, 10/27/2019 - 9:30pm

Jump on the SCARIEST HAYRIDE in Western New York. Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings only.  Nightmare Hayride is a twenty five minute tractor drawn hayride that will lead you down a creepy haunted path with live scary creatures.

EVL Halloween Half Marathon and 5k 2019
Sat, 10/26/2019 - 11:00am - 4:00pm

The EVL Halloween Half will be a fun filled Halloween-themed event on Saturday October 26, 2019. The event will feature a Half Marathon and a 5k. We encourage runners of all abilities to join us! Grab your friends pick out your Costumes and get ready to run!

Poster for Punkin Chuckin at the Ellicottville Distillery
Sat, 10/26/2019 - 1:00pm - 8:00pm

Come see the pumpkins soar at the 2nd annual "Punkin Chuckin" at Ellicottville Distillery!  The trebuchet (type of catapult!) will be there to send those pumpkins over the hill...Literally!  Enjoy a speciality cocktail made with one of their very own spirits while you watch all the fun!  There will be live music to round out the event. 

Places

Cameleon logo

A gift, clothing and accessory boutique specializing in all things chic!

Photo of Monroe Street Brick & Brew

New York style brick oven pizzeria with an open air kitchen so you can watch chefs throw dough and build pies. Pizzas are made with homemade dough and homemade sauce.   

Offering several locally crafted beers to accompany their pizza: Southern Tier Brewing Company, Four Mile Brewery, and Ellicottville Brewing Company.

Photo of the Tamarack Club building at Holiday Valley

The Tamarack Club is Holiday Valley's newest four star slopeside condominium/hotel. Four star amenities include underground parking, ski and golf club storage, a heated indoor/outdoor year 'round pool, two outdoor hot tubs, spa, fitness center, conference rooms, wifi, a restaurant and much more. The Tamarack Club construction was completed in December, 2009.

Videos

  • The POV from Rescue Monitor trainer Brian Earley as he does the Commando Double Black Diamond Course at Sky High Adventure Park at Holiday Valley.
  • Get a view from the trees at Sky High Aerial Adventure Park as Jack Quavis of EvlRocks.com and friends experience some of the challenges and ziplines.
  • Jack Quavis of EVLRocks.com interviews Jane Eshbough, Marketing Director at Holiday Valley about the Sky High Adventure Park.

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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