B&B "Horseback Riding Adventure" in WNY
A fabulous winter/summer resort town! Our Ranch is within 11 miles of Holiday Valley, Holimont, and Kissing Bridge for downhill skiing or golf. Ellicottville is a charming town just 49 miles south of Buffalo, New York, offering boutique shopping, fine dining and cultural festivities.
Our Cottage Units are available for Winter lease right here on our own working HORSE RANCH Dec 15th to April 1st.
Our 66 acre Ranch is surrounded by a creek in it's own private valley with plowed roads 3 x daily. Ice Skating, snowmobiling trails, cross country skiing, horseback riding and a sled hill can be enjoyed right out your front door... as well as... awesome fishing, hunting, and wildlife viewing, and mountain biking. We have a rec room with ping pong, football, and Wii.
All (4) HOMEY COTTAGES ranging from our LOG CABIN sleeping up to 6, a BUNK HOUSE sleeping up to 8, to our LOFT APARTMENT sleeping up to 11, and rooms in the original Farm House sleeping up to 10. All Cottages are furnished featuring private deck entrances, microwaves, refrigerators, full bathrooms, TV/VCR/Direct TV, High speed internet access/some Fireplaces, full kitchens and private entrances... plus a shared outdoor jacuzzi.
R&R Dude Ranch is a working horse ranch with BnB during the Spring, Summer and Fall featuring Horseback Riding, Horse Camps, Horse Lover Packages, Symposiums, Company Picnics, Weddings, to Corporate Retreats...a whole FAMILY VACATION MECCA!
Locally we have Holiday Valley, Holimont and Kissing Bridge Ski Resorts, Tubing Parks, the Seneca Casino,(7)Public Golf Courses, White Water Rafting, Fabulous Fishing and Hunting, Griffith Sculpture Park, Amish Shopping, Boutique Shopping, and tons of fun and exciting restaurants
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|: 3 p.m. : 12 a.m.|
|Lodging tax: 8.75%|
|Deposits: 50% required|
|Payment Options: Cashier's Check, Mastercard, Money Order, Personal Check, Visa|
|Other Fees: 5% Bed Tax|
(7) golf courses...within 12 miles
(3) ski resorts ...within 15 miles
(2) commercial snowtubing hills...within 15 miles
(1) casino....within 12 miles
Reviews for this vacation b&b rental in Ellicottville, New York
Ann Arbor MI
Great fun for horse and dog lovers
January 2, 2013
Alice is a great host and her staff does their best to accommodate all kinds of riders. So as an experienced rider it was great to be able to go on a private ride as well as group rides, which had to be limited to walking b/c of the other riders. But both were fun b/c of the terrain. It was also close to the downhill ski resorts and several really nice cross-country places. And it was so nice to be able to bring our dogs. If you are fine with living on a farm, good place to stay. If you want more privacy and upscale accommodations in town, then it still would be a great place to go trail riding for a few hours. (Warning: if you can't be without cell or internet you might also want to stay somewhere else or be prepared to go for a little drive or hike to the main road).
Nice grounds, but needs some work
December 28, 2010
The grounds are beautiful and the horses are well taken care of. Our family enjoyed playing in the snow and touring the grounds. HOWEVER, the bunkhouse we stayed in just was not clean. There was dust and spiderwebs everywhere and it did smell like the barn it was near. I took pictures to document the dust/spiderwebs. Our whole family was sneezing uncontrollably and we had to leave after just one night. It was a shame because the outside property is pretty, but they really need to invest in upgrading the accommodations and take better care to keep the sleeping areas free of dust and spiders. Ellicottville is gorgeous and worth seeing, but the cost of staying at the R& R Dude ranch was $49 per person per night, which cost our family over $250 per night....it was not worth that amount of money, given the conditions of our room. If you have a small family and no allergies, then this place might be ok for you, but consider the money and the limitations before you book.
December 20, 2010
The farm was a little hard to find at night but the actual location was wonderful once we got there. Alice was a spectacular host, and breakfast was yummy. The pictures make the interior of the cabins look more modern then they actually are. There are only two separate buildings, within which all the "cabin" options are located. Overall a nice experience.
We are now well back in Denmark everything went smooth. Super thanks for an excellent vacation at you lovely ranch.
We have attached a picture of Shato jumping.
Hope to be able to visit your place again sometime in the future, we will definitely recommend you to every one we hear that are going to the US on horseback vacation.
Best regards Carine and Carsten
We had an absolutely awesome time there and will be sure to go back again......just gave your info to a lady today by the name Dekker she was thrilled about hearing about something like this so close by to be able to share with her daughter (14).
I still have the photos from yesterday to put on my computer as I was so exhausted last night and didnt get a chance.....those were of Ebony..... these are the 2 best photos of VÃ©ronique on Pouch included a couple other photos as well of VÃ©ronique just being her silly self.... :-D
Thank you for the wonderful hospitality and look forward to seeing you again!
Sent: Fri 9/10/10 8:57 AM
To: alice ferguson
Hello Alice. I wanted to let you know that my family had a wonderful time at the ranch. They can't wait to come back. My granddaughter tells everyone that she has her own horse and she can make him run up hill all by herself. My 14 year old son has finally found something that he likes to do and he is saving his money so he can stay for a week. He's never saved for anything. He mentions Ebony at least ten times a day and even has a few pieces of her black mane hairs that he keeps in a baggie on his dresser. Our short time at the ranch has affected my family in such a positive way. I also wanted to know how much it would cost per person or as a group to stay for 5 days in the Bunk House. Thank you so much for your hospitality and please tell MJ and Erica that they made our time there exceptional and we hope to see you all soon. Thanks again Laurie
Thank you 2010-Aug
Hello Miss Alice!
Thanks for such amazing hospitality! We felt welcome from the moment we got out of the car. The horses were superb and your staff and other young guests very friendly and helpful. I love the dive in approach and we were happy to carry out hay, groom, and set the table. My kind of place for sure. The icing on the cake is that you are a fellow pilot and we could swap some stories. Sorry we missed you when we left, but I hope all worked out well with your mum. I've already got it in my plans to return, now we just need to figure out when! We've got Prince Edward Island on our list as well as the EAA Oshkosh Fly-in next summer so it's already getting full. But if there's a window you can count on us returning.
Special thanks to Izzy, Lindsay, Haley, and Kaylene for getting us saddled up properly!
Date: Sunday, July 25, 2010 03:54 pm
Subject: Hello Alice
Just a note to say thanks again for a wonderful vacation. Your ranch hands and horses were great. Iris is still all smiles, and she misses your cooking. When I fixed breakfast the first morning of our return she complained, "It's always the same ol' thing". To which I replied, " That's what makes vacation so special, to be able to experience and appreciate something new". And it is so true, we truly enjoyed your place, thank you for sharing it so openly. Maybe we can visit again.
Hope all goes well with your mother,
Mary Ann Laurie
Subject: Re: June 4- June 6
Just wanted to drop in a hello! Trisha Jen and I really enjoyed ourselves at the ranch! Your staff were awesome, and made the entire weekend a blast. I was very pleased how they taught Trisha the basics, and handled her fear so well! We will be back some day soon, and hopefully I can bring my horse next time. We have started some more training with him, and he is doing well. Sassy was of course my favorite because she looks just like my Coby. She is the almost as big, and has such an awesome personality. Whistle was good too. So thank you all for the good time, and you will be seeing us in the future!
Hey Alice & Gang,
Just checking in on everyone to see how you're doing. Sophie, Abbi and I had a blast at the ranch and I hope we'll be able to come back in the future. I hope everyone's doing okay. Harold, Cayleen, Hailey, MJ and Terry made my stay the best experience and I will always remember it. While I was there, Harold and Terry took some pictures of Sophie and I was wondering if there was a way that they would be able to send them to me if they still have them. Sophie and I miss everyone! Hope to see you soon!
Jenn Causer and Sophie Marie
nancy randall wrote:
Hi Alice -
I just wanted to let you know that Olivia and I had a great time this past weekend with Troop #804. I was truly, truly pleased with your team and your approach to teaching the girls about horse safety and enjoyment. Olivia was so bonded with you, the girls, and the horses - like I've never seen before. She cried so long and hard when she returned home. I keep telling her that's a sign that she had a great time.
Take care and thank you again for all of your time energy and love for the kids!
Subject: My Visit
I would consider myself a well seasoned traveler. After ten years in the military, I think I have visited some true hidden wonders.... Nestled just slightly of the beten path lies a horse lovers dream. With a little work, great meals, a wonderful staff, and a true ranch experience this place tops the charts of things to do. If you are looking to enjoy some great animals, learn more about, or brush up on your horse etiquette this is the place to do so.
Alice is a wonderful instructor for all levels of riders. As I sat back and watch her give instruction to a wide variety of riders from children to matured adults at various riding levels it helped me to analyze my riding skills and become a better rider.
Her staff, a few well seasoned handlers and some young but matured beyond belief hands, were very outgoing to please the guest, I found very knowledgeable and helpful on and off the trail. While riding they did everything to ensure your comfort and safety. While tending to the horses, they were the extra hands when your two were tied up. And in down time they knew just how to bring out the fun of living on the ranch.
The horses were marvelous from the gentlest giant to the most loving little foal, they varied in attitude and demeanor, no two horses were exactly alike there was something there for everyone from a pleasant ride to a challenge just to see how good you are.
The rooms were exactly what you would see on a ranch. No plush modern amenities, no pay as you go TV, and no outlandish tile floors and marble counter tops, just cabin style living with cozy rooms in a warm setting.
The meals were great all home cooked nothing over seasoned or overcooked but exactly what you needed to keep you going for the work at hand.
This place is to me is a kiss from heaven.
To Alice and your staff, "Ride Easy!"
Respectfully Yours steve "Cowboy"
P.S. There is a piece of home there in the warmth that was presented to me, so I'll being seeing you for many years to come. and please feel free to E-mail me with the happenings
and going ons of the ranch.
Thank you for sharing your little part of the world with us.
We misssed everyone & everthing as soon as we drove away!!
We will see you again very soon....
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You take an unexpected turn down a country driveway to a nearly idyllic setting, a small grove of trees, an expansive, verdent pasture and a grandly gated corral of horses, only to find a simplar way of life where everyone's family and everyone has to help out.
Let me explain, I went to the barn expecting to saddle up and go on a trail ride. As soon as I got there and to my surprise, I was given a bucket with grooming tools. Why, the horse I was given had mud all over it and since I barely groomed a horse before, I gladly excepted the challenge.
Just one thing, I remember my brother telling me about the disfigurement of his mouth, because you guessed it! he did something stupid! and the horse kicked him in the mouth. Needless to say, he received a lot of stitches, so, to alay my fears the lovely owner Ms.
Alice helped me brush the under belly and inner parts of the legs. I'm so used to English saddle, I didn't dare say anything about the Western saddle except, could she help me with the strap so it's tight enough and it won't slip off to the side.
The trail ride sure was muddy but, not too tretcherous under the direction of our very young guide who did a wonderful job making our up and down, very rooty and rocky, somewhat narrow passage a fun experience. Yes! the stream was great fun too, honestly, I felt like I was in a Western movie looking for gold or someone.
Well, the truth of the matter is I've been a teacher for so long I almost forgot what it was like to be a kid again. For those wishing to rejuvinate their youthful spirit, this experience is definately the ticket to healing the spirit in so many ways more than just the riding, for example, visiting the Amish, the Cheesefactory, etc.
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