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

Places

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The name Adventure Bound has long been known to the Ellicottville locals, and now the next generation will bring us the same attention to personalized service and merchandise quality that made the original store famous.  New for 2019 - Ellicottville Coffee Company

Ava Grace Fashions primarily sells women wear – such as dresses, tops, leggings, lingerie, jewelry, bags, and shoes.  All comfortable, durable and sustainable clothing and clothing made in the U.S.  They also carry basic men essentials, along with other uniquely designed home products! 

Photo of inside Gallery 14731

Ellicottville's newest art gallery and artisan gift shop offers a variety of fine artwork and gifts.

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!!

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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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