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Ellicottville Escape

14 Reviews
Bedrooms 5
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


chateau / country house
Minimum Stay
2 nights


Ellicottville Chateau / Country House Rental Photos and Description

Chateau / Country House, 5 Bedrooms + Loft, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 21-23)

Our custom-built home near the heart of Western New York's ski center, Ellicottville New York (a 2 minute drive away), is located on a fabulous country lot with two ponds and beautiful views on all sides. The close proximity to Holimont and Holiday Valley ski areas provides the opportunity to enjoy a private luxurious retreat in a pastural environment. Minutes away is Allegheny State Park, the casino in Salamanca, and charming Ellicottville with its restaurants, night-life and myriad of shops to while away the hours.

Rumor has it the best snowmobiling in Western New York, cross-country skiing and snow-shoe trails, are right outside the front door with miles to explore. The property can be enjoyed four-seasons with unbelievable biking for all levels of expertise.

The home itself accommodates three families comfortably. After a full-day of skiing, an apres-ski snow-shoe, and a sauna to complete the day, there is nothing to do but relax, relax, and relax, with a little libation thrown in for good measure. Watch the sunset as the day draws to a close and like us (and all our guests) you'll be hard pressed to remember the stress and worries from the day before.

Keywords: Multi-Family, Ski Hills Nearby, Relaxing Environment

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 15, 2016
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About The Owner

Sharing his home with families who will appreciate the warmth of the home, who will enjoy re-charging by sharing laughter with good friends and family, and re-energizing in an exquisite rural environment, makes it worth opening our doors to hopefully new friends who will say 'that was so worth getting away.' Our goal is to find like-minded guests who look forward to returning each year to their home away from home. We hope you are one of them.

The Owner purchased this chateau / country house in 2006

Why The Owner chose Chautauqua Allegheny

Ellicottville is about escaping and relaxing. It's the place to go that has no distraction to cause worry. Skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing; sharing laughs and stories; watching DVDs, playing games, or simply reading a good book by the fire. It's a place to connect with friends and family and find time to slow down and relax.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

Even if we're not in the greatest mood when we drive to Ellicottville; within minutes of walking in the door we start a fire and the frustrations melt away. The peaceful scenery calms us in any season and we let nature work its magic. With a southern exposure and full floor to ceiling windows in a two-storey, vaulted ceiling great room, the sunshine lulls even the most active person to relax. The stream outside our door provides a calming sound as we fall asleep (OK perhaps not in the dead of winter when it's frozen) but all the elements of nature - sunshine streaming in the windows, snow blanketing the trees, rain on the metal roof, or thunder rolling through the hills are therapeutic. It's a beautiful part of the world, right in our backyard.


based on 14 traveler reviews

Ellicottville Escape
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews

Perfect for our Family Reunion/Thanksgiving

  • 5 of 5

I live only 30 minutes away and that may not seem like much of a vacation, but we had 4 couples, 5 single adults and 2 kids under 3 from Boston, MA to Denver, CO and points in between, and this house couldn't have been better. Debra was great. She called about 1/2 hour after our first arrival to be sure everything was good. We also had 6 additional guests for Thanksgiving Dinner and the second dining table was perfect. The kitchen was perfect for multiple cooks. Spacious and plenty of storage for everything we brought. Cell phone reception was not the best, but Wi-Fi worked great for those with smartphones. Debra even let us bring our 2 dogs. All in all it was a great time!

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We rented this property for a family ski trip with 5 families. The house was wonderful. There was plenty of room. The kitchen was very spacious and roomy. They provided plenty of supplies and the house was very clean. We were very pleased! Would definitely come back. Our only complaint was the lack of cell service, but it's nice to be disconnected once & a while.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house, even when there was no snow for skiing

  • 5 of 5

We booked this house for a ski trip with a group of families (8 adults, 10 kids), and with the warm weather it was impossible to ski. The house was spacious enough such that we all had a great time anyway. Large bedrooms, spacious kitchen, and two comfortable common areas created opportunity for lots of games, easy food prep, and comfort for all. The kitchen was stocked with every appliance and kitchen tool that we needed and more. Truly minutes from Ellicottville. We would certainly consider renting this property again.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ellicottville Escape is the best!

  • 5 of 5

This property is outstanding! The listing description and photos are exactly the way it is. It is immaculate and extremely well maintained. The owner is very accommodating and answered all necessary questions immediately. I would highly recommend this to families, couples and ladies or men's getaways. It has lots of room with a beautiful deck overlooking a pond, very peaceful and close to Ellicotville. We enjoyed cooking at the house and the restaurants in Ellicottville are all so good. Perfect for skiers, golfers and shoppers! Can't wait to return!! If there were ten stars it would get ten!

  • Submitted: May 7, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This spacious house was the perfect place for our reunion with our Australian cousins. It was a beautiful home. We had a large group of 24 cousins ranging in age from 8-55. We didn't feel cramped or crowded. The kitchen had all the amenities needed for cooking. The upstairs and downstairs living rooms with large screen TV's were great for watching the winter Olympics or movies for the younger kids. We absolutely loved the radiant floor heating which made the house extra cozy especially in the evening when the outdoor temperatures dropped to the single digits.

The house was in close proximity the ski slopes. Skiing was excellent as we had a foot of fresh snow. Those of us who didn't ski, enjoyed snow shoeing and shopping in the cute stores of Ellicottville.

The owner was easy to work with and very accommodating.

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Always fun to have great guests who appreciate the spacious home built by a contractor who put a lot of thought and care into the place. Linda and her group were especially wonderful since the connection from the satellite to the one TV failed and they did everything to work with the service provider to get it working again the next day - in time for the Winter Olympics which had just begun. Really appreciated their going with the flow and understanding that sometimes strange things happen.
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New Year Trip

  • 5 of 5

There's no better way to complete the Christmas Holiday period and welcome in the New Year. A group of friends including children and pets enjoyed the warm and cosy environment provided by Ellicottville Escape, following fun days spent skiing on the slopes at Holiday Valley. The house was, as described, clean, well-equipped and inviting with open fires, comfortable sitting areas and beds, and plenty of hot water/towels. Also, lots of games including ping pong to keep all entertained.

The house was in a lovely, quiet location with easy access to the town and ski areas. Would definitely recommend to anyone wishing to stay in Ellicottville.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was great when Lucy emailed to say that it was a New Years they would never forget. Ellicottville somehow has that impact on people and glad to know our place helped contribute to that memory and experience.
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Holiday Valley zip line and ropes course excellent fun for the whole family


Rates & Availability

Ellicottville Chateau / Country House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Ski Season 2016-2017
Dec 26 2016 - Mar 19 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning and garbage $275 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 5.0%

Our pricing for the week is designed to provide 7 nights for the same price as 4 nights (except for Christmas/New Years, MLK, Presidents, July 4th and Fall Festival weekends). ie. If you rent for 4 nights during the summer for $2000 (4 * $500) - you will have access to our house for 7 nights. If the math doesn't quite work on the rate schedule blame it on my computer logic skills.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Ellicottville Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 23
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (3), Double Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (1), Bunk Beds (5) five double beds and 1 single bed contained on 3 bunkbeds
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna
  • jetted tub
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
Radiant in-floor heating, two ponds

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