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The Sleepy Koala - a Scenic Country Chalet

2 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights


Ellicottville Chalet Rental Photos and Description

Chalet, 1 Bedroom + Loft, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

This 1 BR chalet is just off route 219 and 7.5 miles north of downtown Elicottville, NY. From the chalet, one has easy access to the Griffis Sculpture Park (1.5 miles), Holiday Valley Ski Resort (8.5 miles), Allegeny State Park (22 miles), Rock City Park (about 18 miles), Salamanca & Seneca Allegany Casino (20 miles), the Nannen Arboretum (7.5 miles), and the Old world Amish Community (about 19 miles). It's windows face west / northwest with a beautiful view of the valley. For more photos go to 'Sleepy Koala Chalet' on Facebook.

Keywords: Chalet

  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 14, 2016

Why The Owner chose Chautauqua Allegheny

We built this chalet so we could enjoy time in the country (hiking, snow shoeing, tobogganing) and be near all the benefits associated with Ellicotville (e.g. skiing at Holiday Valley, restaurants, festivals).

What makes this chalet unique

We enjoy the solitude of the place, watching the wildlife and beautiful sunsets (particularly during the summer), and going hiking (e.g., the Griffis Sculpture Park).


2 traveler reviews

The Sleepy Koala - a Scenic Country Chalet
average rating of 3.5 based on 2 reviews

Cozy Koala...

  • 3 of 5

Our family has been renting The Sleepy Koala for winter weekends over the past couple of winters and it fits us just fine (there are three of us). The chalet is on a very large lot (~6+ acres), it sits back off of the road, and it has great views of surrounding countryside. We ski @ either HV or H-Mont and it's about a 10 minute drive to either ski area. It is private and quiet, which we enjoy. Drive could be "tricky" if it's snowing quite a bit, but w/an AWD vehicle...that shouldn't be a problem (just like many of the "back roads" in and around the EVL area). The main floor includes an entryway area, one bedroom, a bathroom (sink, toilet, standard size shower/tub), and then there is a larger size "main" room (not huge). This main room includes a full size kitchen (electric stove, fridge, microwave, dishwasher) and dining area on one end, and then on the other end of this main room is the living room area (sofa's, TV, rocking chair & gas fireplace). This main room has vaulted ceilings with lot's of windows (again - great views). There are sliding glass doors that lead out to the deck (however - we don't use the deck in the winter). Also off of this main room is a (very secure) ladder which provides access to the completely finished "sleeping" loft. There is a gas grill outside, which we have not used. We have always found the chalet to be clean upon arrival, driveway cleared of snow, and the owner is very accommodating. As mentioned in the listing - 4 would be the most that you would want to have staying here. Clean linens and towels are always provided. Enjoy your stay!

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cute place on top of the hill

  • 4 of 5

The family and I had a very nice weekend stay at the Sleepy Koala. The place is small, but that should be obvious from the listing so I prefer to call it "quaint". The 4 of us fit just fine. If you're looking for a place to stay where you can read a book, play a game or two, and enjoy the beautiful views of the countryside, this is it. If you're looking for a hot tub, game room, bar, and 64" HDTV with 180 channels and an Xbox, keep looking.

The chalet is well kept, comfortable, and clean. The kitchen was stocked with essentials for making and serving meals, and the owner was easy to deal with. You're about a 10 minute drive to the slopes of Holiday Valley where we skied or downtown Ellicottville. This place is a bit off the beaten path, so if Mother Nature is putting some snow down, your drive in might be a little treacherous. It shouldn't be a problem unless that kind of thing makes you nervous. Even though the chalet has neighbors, the way it's situated makes it secluded and I think you can only see one other house. The property it sits on is fairly good sized, with both wooded and cleared portions. It was great for snowshoeing.

One thing that's not really apparent from the listing (at least it wasn't to me): there's a bedroom AND a loft with a bed. We showed up and were happily surprised to find a bedroom that was separate from the loft, as we thought going in that the two beds would be in the same room. It was a bonus to realize we didn't have to sleep in a bed next to the kids.

Anyway, great little place and I could see us coming back for another ski weekend, especially since the owners have a 2 night minimum instead of 3. That makes any weekend possible, instead of just a few long weekends the kids have off.

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
47 Miles
Car: necessary

Snow Shoeing.


Rates & Availability

Ellicottville Chalet Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Sep 1 2016 - Nov 19 2016
2 night minimum stay
Late Fall
Nov 20 2016 - Dec 22 2016
2 night minimum stay
Christmas Week
Dec 23 2016 - Jan 1 2017
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $150
Tax Rate 8.75%

There is a $50 cleaning fee; half of this is returned as long as the chalet is left reasonably clean.


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Ellicottville Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Family
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • festivals
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling

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