Ellicottville, NY

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Known for its ski slopes but offering so much more, the charming town of Ellicottville has year-round activities and an invigorating alpine atmosphere.

Surrounded by the “Enchanted Mountains” of western New York State, Ellicottville is an ideal base for lovers of the outdoors. Explore the surrounding countryside on foot, horseback or a pair of skis. The scenic area especially comes to life in fall, when the trees burst into color and the town celebrates the season with a big party.

In winter, speed down the slopes at Holiday Valley and HoliMont ski areas. Gentle runs that wind through the trees are suitable for beginners, while expert black runs will keep experienced skiers challenged. Holiday Valley also offers snow tubing and all the twisting, turning fun of the Sky Flyer Mountain Coaster.

Test your courage at Sky High Adventure Park, a high ropes obstacle course with several difficulty levels. Ellicottville also offers less intense sporting activities, such as golf, hiking and horseback riding.

Wander around town admiring the 19th-century buildings. Relax in the tranquil Nannen Arboretum, an attractive conservation area in Ellicottville’s center. Head 8 miles (13 kilometers) north of the city to Griffis Sculpture Park and admire contemporary artwork set amid the rolling, tree-covered hills.

Taste local lager at Ellicottville Brewery, where brewers produce craft beers of multiple flavors. Tours of the brewery take visitors behind the scenes to see how beer and ale are made. The tours run on the weekends and participants are given samples as well as a commemorative glass. Have a gourmet lunch or dinner at the brewery followed by a decadent dessert.

Experience the legendary autumn colors of western New York at Ellicottville's annual Fall Festival. Every October, the streets fill with vendors and local venues ring with the sounds of talented musicians. During the day, the chairlifts run up the mountain, providing views of the resplendent gold, red and brown valley foliage.

If you are reaching the area by plane, you will most likely fly into Buffalo Niagara International Airport, a 1-hour drive north of Ellicottville.

Appreciate Ellicottville as a town for all seasons, with each time of year offering unique reasons to visit this lively mountain destination.

Edelweiss Lodge
Edelweiss Lodge
2.5 out of 5
29 Jefferson Street, Ellicottville, NY
The price is $89 per night from Nov 2 to Nov 2
Situated in the mountains, this lodge is within 1 mi (2 km) of Winery of Ellicottville, Nannen Arboretum, and Sky High Aerial Adventure Park. Holiday Valley ...
3.9/5 Good! (809 reviews)
"The lay out of the property was nice, i enjoyed the centrally located fire pit."

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2021

Edelweiss Lodge
The Inn At Holiday Valley
The Inn At Holiday Valley
3.5 out of 5
6081 Route 219 S, Ellicottville, NY
The price is $137 per night from Oct 20 to Oct 20
Offering ski-in/ski-out access, this resort in Ellicottville is in the mountains, within a 5-minute walk of Holiday Valley Resort and Sky High Aerial Adventure ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (286 reviews)
"Property is well maintained with a friendly helpful staff. However rooms and lobby are in need of updating to today’s standards."

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2021

The Inn At Holiday Valley
Wingate by Wyndham Ellicottville
Wingate by Wyndham Ellicottville
2.5 out of 5
11 Mill St, Ellicottville, NY
The price is $129 per night from Oct 31 to Oct 31
Located in the heart of Ellicottville, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Winery of Ellicottville and Nannen Arboretum. Sky High Aerial Adventure Park ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (613 reviews)
"Location proved to be very convenient. Breakfast buffet was great and conversational areas were comfortable."

Reviewed on Oct 15, 2021

Wingate by Wyndham Ellicottville
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
The Tamarack Club
The Tamarack Club
3 out of 5
6447 Holiday Valley Rd, Ellicottville, NY
The price is $146 per night from Oct 18 to Oct 18
Set amidst the mountains, this ski-in/ski-out aparthotel in Ellicottville is within a 5-minute walk of Holiday Valley Resort and Sky High Aerial Adventure Park ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (66 reviews)
"The outside are with the games was fun, need the get better corn hole boards. The fire pit was awsome, sat outside until late talking with new friends. Great experience"

Reviewed on Aug 28, 2021

The Tamarack Club
Walk to the slopes or The Village- Perfect Location
Walk to the slopes or The Village- Perfect Location
Ellicottville, NY
Situated in Ellicottville, this historic vacation home is within a 15-minute walk of Holiday Valley Resort and Sky High Aerial Adventure Park. Winery of Ellicottville ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (43 reviews)
Great Space!
"Great place to stay for 2-5 people and great location!"

Reviewed on Oct 6, 2021

Walk to the slopes or The Village- Perfect Location
Cozy, Slope side getaway! **New this year- Central Air!
Cozy, Slope side getaway! **New this year- Central Air!
Ellicottville, NY
The price is $199 per night from Oct 18 to Oct 18
Situated in the mountains, this vacation home is within 1 mi (2 km) of Sky High Aerial Adventure Park and Holiday Valley Resort. Winery of Ellicottville and ...
4.9/5 Exceptional! (40 reviews)
Great experience
"The property was very nice and in a great location!! The property Managers were very accommodating and great to work with!"

Reviewed on Sep 30, 2021

Cozy, Slope side getaway! **New this year- Central Air!
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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