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Ellicottville Mountaintop Retreat

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,400 sq. ft.
Property type chalet
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace


About the property

5 Bedrooms/ 4 full baths Sleeps 14

Beautiful Chalet settled on a private lot in Ellicottville, NY. Convenient to Skiing areas, state parks. The perfect place for your family reunion or family getaway. Fully furnished kitchen ready to accommodate your gourmet needs. All linens and towels included. Nearly BARRIER FREE FIRST FLOOR. 2 bedrooms on main level!

Quiet country roads for walking around. Public mountain bike trails nearby. Swimming Pool 4 miles, $8per day/person.

Out of respect Land owners and wildlife in our neighborhood, access is limited to our lot and public roads. Land around the home is posted. No Trespassing on Posted Property. ATV use is restricted. Most land is posted and use restricted by owners.You may have free run of our lot but must respect land use restrictions.

Lakes and Parks!: We are located 25 miles from Allegany National Forest in Salamanca, NY and Northern PA. The Allegany River is dammed and creates the Kinsua Dam which is very large and used for boating , sailing, beach activities of all kinds, Picnic facilities available. Fishing and Pontoon Party boats available for rent.

More Details

Fran Gloekler
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, german, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 30, 2017

About Fran Gloekler

I built this house on a lot i had purchased. I designed the house and my wife, Lou Ann decorated it.

We enjoy getting away here and i am sure you and your gourp will enjoy it also. We have had family reunions, weddings and special occasion parties here. What fun do you plan on having here?

Fran Gloekler purchased this chalet in 2007

Why Fran Gloekler chose Chautauqua Allegheny

Great times for all who visit here. Please read the reviews of many happy clients.

Clean and Comfortable.Lots of room to spread out inside and have your own spaces.


Ellicottville Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 14 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Master Suite - toilet , shower
    Dorm Suite - toilet , shower
    1st Floor - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Lower Level - toilet , shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , First floor
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , First floor
    Bedroom 5 - 1 king , Lower level
    Family Room - 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Lower level
    Master Suite - 1 queen , Full bath/2nd Floor, Private generous space
    Dorm Suite - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , Full bath/2nd fl Great Kids Room Put the Girls Here
  • Beds for 14. We have 3 additional sleeping bags for kids on the floor in parents room. Some other mattress setups available including Queen Inflatable Setup and Roll out Pad. Please ask about these.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • skiing
Our home can be yours to enjoy. Please email for more pictures and to discuss particulars. We prefer stays of 2 days or longer but are available for shorter stays too.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(21 traveler reviews)

Ellicottville Mountaintop Retreat
average rating of 4.857143 based on 21 reviews
Dover, OH USA

Wonderful House for Ski trip

  • 5 of 5

In late January, 2009. we had our seventh annual ski trip with 6 couples. Everyone was very pleased with the house. The kitchen is well equipped. The family room is gorgeous with a big fireplace and great view. All six couples had their own room and it is rare to find a place that has 4 bathrooms. It was very clean and well decorated. The snow was fabulous at Holiday Valley Ski Resort. We plan to stay at the house again.

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2009
  • Stayed: Jan 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Loved it

  • 5 of 5

Would love to stay again

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful setting, nice house, short drive to town.

  • 4 of 5

The house fit two families (4 adults, 5 kids) with room to spare. It was comfortable, the kitchen was well-stocked, and we enjoyed peaceful evenings having drinks on the deck in a beautiful setting. (There were wild turkeys on the property one morning.) It's a short drive to Ellicottville, the Holiday Valley Resort, and the sculpture gardens, a half-hour from Allegany State Park, about an hour from Buffalo, and within 90 minutes of Niagara Falls and Darien Lake amusement park. Be aware that there is no WiFi, and cell coverage is very limited at the house. That took a little getting used to, but there's a landline, and being disconnected - which also limited the kids' screen time - was not a bad thing. There's cell coverage in town, and WiFi at the resort.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing chalet

  • 5 of 5

We had such a wonderful time here. We will do it again next year and the years to follow. Thank you Fran for allowing us to create so many family memories

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fabulous Weekend Retreat

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect for a weekend in Ellicottville. We rented this house for a group of 12, we are all old college friends and had a reunion celebrating over 25 years of friendship. This house was perfect for our group. We stayed in one night and made dinner. The kitchen was perfect for cooking for a large group and fully stocked with all needed utensils. The livingroom very inviting and comfortable and open. Sleeping accomodations were great, enough rooms and beds for everyone. The house is kept in very good condition and was very clean and had the perfect mountain touches in the decor. Overall everyone had a great weekend and I would highly recommend this rental and would consider renting again in the future.

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great House, Great Trip, Highly recommended

  • 5 of 5

We rented the house for 4 nights. It was everything described on the website and more. It was clean, comfortable, and had everything anyone could need in terms of towels, kitchen utensils, etc. It has a very open feeling and there are plenty of beds throughout the house. The owner was beyond helpful with answering questions. It was incredibly quiet and just a perfect house. We would recommend it to anyone in a heartbeat.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Buffalo Niagara
Nearest Motorway
12 Miles
Interstate 86 in Salamanca
Nearest Beach
20 Miles
25 miles, pool 4 miles
Car: necessary

Beautiful small town surrounded by the 'Enchanted Mountains' of Cattaraugus County. Located high on top of a mountain. Close proximity to visiting Niagara Falls for the day. Lots of antiquing locally and interesting artisan crafts to explore. Guided tours available. We are 4 miles East of the village of Ellicottville in a private mountain top setting.

Other Activities: Snowmobile Rentals Available in the area

Golf: We have several nice golf courses close by. Holiday Valley is an 18 hole hilly course located on the ski property 4 miles from the house. Carts available. There is also a nice course which is flatter and located in Salamanca NY about 15 miles away.

Ski: Ski 2 great resorts in Holiday Valley and Hollimont(Midweek skiing only unless a member!) We are 4 miles from Holiday Valley and 6 miles from Holimont!


Rates & Availability

Ellicottville Chalet Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring, Summer
Mar 27 2017 - Aug 28 2017
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 13 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 13 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Fee $50
Cleaning Fee/Linens/Garb $125

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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