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

Holiday Valley Lodge at Night
Fri, 02/28/2020 - 9:00am - 3:00pm

A day of peace, love and telemark skiing at the Yodeler champagne Sundeck. Free tele demos. Brought to you by the City Garage, Dom’s Butcher Block, 22 designs, Scarpa, Telemark Skier, Free Heel Life, Fly Low. Special lift ticket rates for participants.

Ladies Day Poster HoliMont
Fri, 02/28/2020 - 9:00am - 5:00pm

“It’s a new year…let’s be real, it’s a new decade and there are some BIG things to prepare for based on the Astro

Holiday Valley's Penguin Paddle 2018
Sat, 02/29/2020 - 8:30am - 4:00pm

The Penguin Paddle is an annual fundraiser for Holiday Valley's Lounsbury Adaptive Program on Saturday, February 29, 2020. It is a day filled with wonderful auction items, delicious food and lots of laughs as people slip inside a garbage bag and slide on their bellies "penguin style" down the bottom of Yodeler slope. Here's a schedule of events...

Places

One of the Suites

There's a new place to stay in Ellicottville and they are located right in the heart of the Village!  Stay in one of five beautifully restored, fully furnished suites with historic elegance.  Rates can be provided for nightly, weekly, monthly or seasonal stays.  Please call 716-699-4800 (ERA TeamVP) or

inside Ellicottville Country Store

The STORE looks like an old fashioned mercantile but has so much more!

Quality antiques with multiple dealers.

jewelry at Alexandra

A unique gift shop that offers a wonderful selection of items such as jewelry, books, cards, stationery, pottery, aromatic bath and beauty products, toys for all ages, and scented candles.

Videos

  • Promo for #SillySockDay on Tuesday, June 24th and July 8th, 2014! Wear your craziest pair of knee-highs and get $10 off your ticket price and be entered to win a freee trip back! Head to the Holiday Valley Resort page and click through the photo album - if your photo has a gold star ... you win.
  • Check out what it's really like at the Summer Music Festival, where you can listen to fantastic musical performances from the Gin Blossoms and the BPO.  New this year, enjoy an old fashion carnival at the top of the mountain!  For more details go to HolidayValley.com. 
  • Take a tour of the Nannen Arboretum while it's all dressed up with Night Lights! 

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!!

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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