Places to Stay

Ilex Inn

Summertime at The ILEX Inn
Ellicottville, NY 14731
Phone: 1-800-496-6307

Inn at Holiday Valley

Photo of the Inn at Holiday Valley on a Summer day
Ellicottville, NY 14731
Phone: 716-699-2345

Inn at One Bank Street

kitchenette at the Inn
Randolph, NY 14772
Phone: 716-358-2022

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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