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

Golfing on the Double Black Diamond Course

Come summer, Holiday Valley is robed in lush green and magnificent gardens. The newly redesigned 18 hole par 70 "Double Black Diamond" golf course is challenging and well maintained with breathtaking scenery from every hole. The Double Black Diamond was nominated by Golf Magazine '09 as one of the best redesigns in the country!

Steak at Madigan's

Madigan's is a local favorite in Ellicottville, New York. Home to the largest Bar in town, the Downstairs serves lunches daily Tuesday - Saturday from 11am-2pm.

Kitchen Hours:

Tuesday - Saturday
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

 

Bar Hours:

Daily
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.

Photo of Slopeside Bar and BBQ

Open during ski season, Slopeside Bar & BBQ is located at the base of Holiday Valley.  Only 128 steps from Holiday Valley's Sunrise Chair.  Enjoy a hot meal after a day on the slopes.  The perfect place to meet friends for an apres-ski cocktail at the longest bar with the best view of the slopes around.

Videos

  • Holiday Valley Resort gives you an exclusive preview of what's new at Sky High Aerial Adventure Park for 2014.
  • Watch Dennis Baldwin, owner of Bike and Bean in Ellicottville, NY as he rides down the Single Track at Holiday Valley.  Makes it look too easy!!
  • Watch the Dummy Downhill from above, as Richard Josker flies his drone above the slopes.  This was just part of the fun over the weekend at Holiday Valley's Mardi Gras celebration.  Thanks Richard!

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

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NYAGT Geocaching Trails

Most Residents are Amish in the Town of Leon

There are approximately 1,380 residents in Leon with the Amish Community comprising about 76% of that number. The Old Order Amish settled in Leon in 1949. They do not believe in the modern conveniences. They have no electricity in their homes + travel by horse and buggy. 

If you are looking for someplace interesting to go, try the Leon area. It is right in the heart of Amish Country.

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