The Gemstone ChaletMaster bathThe Red Room, located on the 2nd floor.The Norman Rockwell Room located on the 2nd floor.
“ Excellent ”
12 Reviews
7409 Watson Rd, Ellicottville, NY 14731


Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 3
Sleeps: 12
Type: Chalet
Per night: $270 - $550
Per week: $1,300 - $1,600
Pets allowed: No
Internet: No
Description of the Ellicottville vacation chalet rental
"Rustic sophistication" describes this beautiful Chalet built in 2010, located just outside the village of Ellicottville. The private location, situated on 5 wooded acres makes this the perfect getaway for people who want seclusion yet can get to the village in a few minutes. The Chalet is 2 miles from Holimont ski resort and 4 miles from Holiday valley ski and golf resort. The Chalet has 4 bedrooms, 3 full baths and accommodates up to 12 people. All bedrooms have closet space and the master bathroom has a jacuzzi. From the stone and cedar exterior to the open beam Hemlock interior, you're sure to enjoy the rustic feel. Fully equipped kitchen, plenty of televisions, rec room, great room and laundry room. The great room has a vaulted ceiling and stone wood burning fireplace.

Please note that four wheel drive vehicles are highly recommended during winter months.
Area Information
Ellicottville, NY is known for great skiing, snow tubing, golfing and its mountain biking trails. The quaint village has charming shops, great restaurants and taverns. The big views of mountains are all around the village. The annual average snowfall is around 300 inches, so if you like snow, Ellicottville has plenty of it! Special weekends like Octoberfest, Jazz festival, Womens weekend, July 4th concerts or even Christmas in the village are amoung some of the events the village has to offer. Its a great place to spend Christmas with the family. Ellicottville also has the new adventure park near Holiday valley. Also, the Seneca/Alleghany Casino located about 12 miles south in Salamanca. Summer,Spring, Fall or Wintertime,Ellicottville is just a fun place to be.

Availability Calendar


Begins Ends Week
Weekly Monthly Min
Mar 21 2014 Dec 10 2015 $270 $450 $1,300 - -
Dec 11 2015 Mar 15 2016 $300 $550 $1,600 - 2 Nights
Check In: 4 p.m. Check Out: 10 a.m.
Deposits: We require a security deposit of $600 per week or weekend of stay. Peak season runs from mid December to late March & Holidays. We do offer discounts on multiple weeks or monthly stays. Rates shown are an average and can be lower or higher depending on different variables. Call or write for Holiday week or weekend rates. Balance due is expected at time of arrival in the form of cash or money order. *Please note there is a minimum age requirement of 25 years old to register the Gemstone.
Payment Options: Money Order, PayPal, Personal Check
Other Fees: We charge $40 per night per person for any more than 12 people staying at the Chalet. We will refund your deposit if your cancellation is 60 days or more prior to your reservations.


  • Beds

  • 1 Queen Bed
  • 4 Double Beds
  • 1 Sofa Bed
  • Features

  • Deck
  • Hardwood Floors
  • Parking Included
  • View (Mountains)
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Porch
  • Wood Stove
  • Full Kitchen
  • Linens Provided
  • Appliances

  • Alarm Clock
  • DVD Player
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Blender
  • Dishwasher
  • Oven
  • TV (Cable/Satellite)
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Hair Dryer
  • Radio
  • Toaster
  • Charcoal Grill
  • Iron
  • Refrigerator (Full)
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Coffee Maker
  • Activities

  • Cross-Country Skiing
  • Grocery Store
    (3 miles)
  • Golf
    (4 miles)
  • Snowmobiling
    (5 miles)
  • Downhill Skiing
    (2 miles)
  • Shopping Area
    (3 miles)
  • Hiking
    (4 miles)
  • Casino
    (12 miles)
  • Restaurant
    (2 miles)
  • Amusement Park
    (4 miles)
  • Miniature Golf
    (4 miles)
  • Movie Theater
    (20 miles)
  • Fishing
    (3 miles)
  • Bicycling
    (4 miles)
  • Hunting
    (5 miles)

Other Vacation Rental Amenities
The road the Chalet is located on is very private. Great for taking a long walk with awesome views.

Reviews for this vacation chalet rental in Ellicottville, New York

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Sarah W.

Sarah W.

Columbus, OH


March 4, 2015

My friends and I stayed at the Gemstone a couple weeks ago and had a wonderful time! It is just as clean and cute in person as it shows in the pictures. We had a group of 10 and it was more than accommodating. We all drove 4 wheel drive vehicles, so no issues getting in and out of the driveway. I highly recommend the Gemstone! The owners were a pleasure to work with. I'd love to come back in the summer!

Principal Nichols

Principal Nichols

Canton, Ohio

We had an absolute blast!

January 27, 2015

For our party of 12 annual MLK Day adventure to Holiday Valley, we could not have asked for a better place to stay. After 5 years of searching for a reasonably priced house to rent to fit all 12 of is, we found it in the Gemstone. The property owners were very gracious with their time on a late Friday evening when we were first able to roll in. Upon entering the home, we quickly realized how clean and well taken care of the property was. It was also fully stocked with necessary kitchen items to the homemade meals we brought with us. Twelve is a large party to stay in a house, however the Gemstone offered us plenty of room to eat, sleep, shower, and enjoy each others company after a long day of skiing. Their website/online-ad does recommend four-wheel drive, however in the winter I would say it should almost be required. the driveway did pose some problems, but in the end we made it work. By the end of the weekend the trials and tribulations of getting up the driveway are now part of a weekend where we had an absolute blast.

Jackie Johnson

Jackie Johnson

Rochester, NY

Weekend at the Gemstone

October 27, 2014

Our family spent a wonderful weekend at the Gemstone celebrating our mother's 80th birthday. It is a lovely, rustic house with all the amenities and comforts of home, set in a private location and only a short drive to the village of Ellicottville. Definitely would stay there again!

Frank & Susanne Dandrea

Owner's reply:

Thank you and please come again.

Kim Srtka

Kim Srtka

Buffalo, NY

The Gemstone Chalet is a treasure!

May 20, 2014

We spent a night at the Gemstone Chalet to celebrate our friend's upcoming wedding. The Chalet was beautiful, clean, and easily accommodated all 9 of us. The kitchen was stocked with all of the necessary items to make our meals and the layout was perfect for small and large gatherings. I would definitely stay at the Gemstone Chalet again!

Frank & Susanne Dandrea

Owner's reply:

Thanks again Kim and please come again. The house was left perfect!

Marcy and Darrell Moore

Marcy and Darrell Moore

Amherst, New York

A Perfect Escape

September 16, 2013

Normally, I don't make reviews but the Gemstone Chalet is a work of art that rests alongside a quiet mountain retreat in Ellicottville, NY. If you're looking for restful luxury in an absolute quiet setting, nestled in a perfect setting of Ellicottville's deep woods, then look no further. Gemstone offers an exquisite décor for our greatest expectations.

Eunice Wright

Eunice Wright

phoenix, Arizona


June 12, 2013

Beautiful, quiet, and peaceful home. Very clean modern facility, yet a feel of a cabin. Well equipped kitchen and spacious. The woods around was so enchanting. The hilly surrounding made it perfect for a good run. My husband loved the jacuzzi. I would love to come back again. Frank u have nice place. U are a kind man.

Frank & Susanne Dandrea

Owner's reply:

Thank you for staying at the Gemstone. We look forward to your return.

Debbie Cronk

Debbie Cronk

Selkirk On.

Our Family Ski Trip

February 13, 2013

I have to say we had a awesome time at the GemStone Chalet. It was exactly what we wanted. From the Rustic Look to the Beautiful Private Tree surrounded Location.The kids tobogganed down the lane way, and some hiked up the hills to built a snow man on the top. We Loved it.!!!! I woke up the one morning to watch the deer eating up the hillside outside my bedroom window. I would say the only thing we would have liked would be to have a couple more spots to sit in the living room, we made due with a couple lawn chairs we found in the laundry room, and we could have used some ice cube trays. Frank and Suzanne were great to work with. We will probably be in touch with them again for next years trip. Wonderful Family Getaway.

Scott Hirsch

Scott Hirsch

Amherst, NY


January 14, 2013

Friendly owners, visually appealing inside and out, very spacious. It was exactly what we had in mind when we first had the idea of renting out a Chalet for my gf’s birthday.

Cynthia Lees

Cynthia Lees

Oakville ,Ontario, Canada

Amazing Chalet

December 29, 2012

We stayed at The Gemstone for a Christmas family holiday. We were there for four days with our children and grandchildren, 10 of us. The Chalet was just perfect. We had lots of space and enjoyed the four bedrooms and the luxury of having three full bathrooms. The chalet has a large open space with vaulted ceiling. The kitchen is well equipped with all amenities required for a cook along with stainless steel appliances.The chalet is very cozy, well decorated and has very comfortable furniture. Each bedroom has its own TV and there is a large flat screen in the living area . Dish is available so you have a good selection of channels. The Gemstone is private and /secluded but yet you are only about 4 miles from the ski hill and 3 miles to downtown Ellicottville. In the evenings we really enjoyed the fireplace . It gave the chalet a warm homey feeling. This chalet is ideal for families. The owners are very helpful . We would highly recommend The Gemstone. We had a perfect Christmas there with our family and plan to return. The pictures do not do it justice . It is a truly amazing chalet.

Frank & Susanne Dandrea

Owner's reply:

We hope Cynthia and her family come back to stay at the Gemstone. They left the house as they found it, clean. Also, they were very friendly easy goin people.

Glenn Tina Carroll

Glenn Tina Carroll

Philadelphia, pa


May 16, 2012

We had the most amazing time and best experience! The Gemstone is top notch and extremely comfortable. The view was breath taking and the chalet was so beautiful inside and out! We were so close to town yet we felt like we were worlds away! Highly recommend it!

Lauren Owen-Hicks

Lauren Owen-Hicks

Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA

New Year's at the Gemstone

January 4, 2012

I thought that the photos and write up of the Gemstone were going to be too good to be true. I was worried that it sounded way too good on paper and would be disappointed when we arrived. I was wrong. Our stay was wonderful. We spent so much time in the chalet because it was so lovely. Cozy as well as spacious with all of the amenities you need and more. There were three couples in our group which was perfect as there were three bedrooms and three bathrooms. Would also be a great place for a family rental. Will certainly be returning next year.

Jeff Hall

Jeff Hall


Great times

October 4, 2011

We stayed at the Gemstone recently and had a great time. We really enjoyed the scenic setting (all the trees & hills)that the Chalet is in. The trees were just starting to turn colors. The inside of the Chalet is really a site to see with all the woodwork ,stone and open beam ceilings. Even the kitchen table was just right. We had an awesome dinner at Dinas restaurant in the village,highly recommended. Ellicottville is a little like the Aspen of the East.

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