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About Ellicottville

The town of Ellicottville in western New York has undergone a vast gentrification with the introduction of several ski resorts. It's a popular spot for Canadian ski enthusiasts, many of whom have become part-time residents of the area. Ellicottville vacation rentals provide the perfect place for relaxation after a day on the slopes or time spent exploring.

Things to Do

In the winter, skiing, snowmobiling, and snow tubing are popular activities, which can be enjoyed at Holiday Valley ski resort. Those who prefer to take it easy, will love the romantic horse-drawn sleigh rides also available here. Another popular spot for skiing is HoliMont Ski Area, a family-centered ski area open to the public.

What locals refer to as the "green season" also provides many ways to enjoy the outdoors with activities, including golf, horseback riding, and the Sky High Mountain Coaster and Adventure Park. Griffis Sculpture Park is a little-known wonder with 250 statues amidst meandering nature trails set on 450 acres of land. More trails can be found at the Nannen Arboretum, which is home to a fish pond and two Japanese meditation gardens, and the Finger Lakes Trail also makes its way through Ellicottville.

Fifteen minutes away in nearby Salamanca is the Seneca Allegany Resort and Casino, which features slots and table games along with a decadent spa. Ellicottville is also known for its spas and health & fitness facilities. Among the most unusual experiences is the Ellicottville Salt Cave, which provides 45-minute salt inhalation therapy every hour, for up to four people, in a pink Himalayan salt "cave." Don’t miss the delightful stores in downtown Ellicottville either. 


The Buffalo Niagara International Airport is the closest airport from town. If you're staying in an Ellicottville vacation rental, you'll need a car as the airport is about 45 miles away and the town and activities are spread out. Even with a car, there's plenty of opportunity to explore the area on foot or cross-country skis.


Winter daytime highs hover around freezing in this snowy wonderland. Summers bring moderate temperatures in the mid-70s, with lows in the 50s making it very comfortable for outdoor activity.


The nightlife in Ellicottville is decidedly low-key but this small town ranks consistently for its après ski activity. Leave your Ellicottville vacation rental and enjoy some of the ...

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