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

Ellicottville Girl's Getaway Weekend 2018
Fri, 06/01/2018 - 8:00am - Sun, 06/03/2018 - 5:00pm

Gather, Celebrate, and Create Memories.  Girls, have you been looking for a reason to get together and have an amazing experience? Well, the Ellicottville Girls Getaway Weekend is exactly what you’ve been looking for June 1st-3rd.

Ladies SUP retreat weekend in Ellicottville
Fri, 06/08/2018 - 6:00pm - Sun, 06/10/2018 - 2:00pm

Ladies SUP Retreat weekend is designed to connect women with the outdoors and water through experiences, inspiration and adventure. You will return home rejuvenated with a more grounded connection to your every day challenges.

Timberwolf program at Nannen Arboretum
Wed, 06/13/2018 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Earth Spirit Educational Services provides diverse environmental education programs to the general public reconnecting them to the natural world through enhanced awareness, appreciation and understanding which fosters a relationship of responsible stewardship with all of Nature.  They will talk about Timber Wolves utilizing mounts, furs, skulls,

Places

Inside Earth Arts

Fine art, sculptures and objects of beauty by regional and global artisans.  Originall paintings, hand blown glass, metal sculptures and mobiles.  Art for your home and office.

Photo of storefront

A Touch of Ellicottville is "Everything Ellicottville".

You'll find the store stocked full of high end souvenirs.

Merchandise includes souvenir spoons, thimbles, lapel pins, hats, T-shirts, sweatshirts and other clothing, wall signs, mugs, jewelry, unique local pottery and more!

Sean Huntington art

This gallery specializes in fine art watercolor and mixed media paintings.

Huntington is known for his recognizable and iconic abstract tree paintings inspired by the canopy of local forests.  His multilayer painting process melds watercolor with gouache to produce vibrant, abstract images.

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 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

or

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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