The Village

Ellicottville, New York

Doesn't this place feel great?

winter shoppers in EllicottvilleThe Village, although it is only 1 square mile, is full of fun, activities, shops, restaurants and history to please folks of all ages and interests.

Stroll down the main streets and you'll find a genuinely friendly place. Soak up the down-to-earth hospitality and discover a unique collection of fine restaurants, one-of-a-kind shops, a microbrewery and intriguing galleries. The Nannen Arboretum is a relaxing retreat where you can view unique trees and shrubs or contemplate nature. Ellicottville's 19th century charm is lovingly preserved in its homes and historic buildings that sit on quiet tree lined streets.

In downtown Ellicottville you'll find a great variety of very special shops...Indonesian imports at Gado Gado; unique toys for all ages at Kazoo II; natural soaps, foods and health related items at Nature's Remedy; gifts and cards at Alexandra's, Ameri-Can a store filled with products made ONLY in the US or Canada, even a store dedicated to just socks, The Purple Doorknob! There is an impressive lineup of high quality specialty ski and snowboard shops plus many more. Ellicottville is truly a shopper's delight, and not one chain store among them!

Ellicottville shops in summerEllicottville is a quintessential small town, and by tradition many of the stores are open from 10AM to 6PM. Here's a list of stores that are open later: Watson's Chocolates until 9PM Monday through Saturday. Ellicottville Spirits Monday through Thursday until 8PM, Friday and Saturday until 10PM. Nature's Remedy, Gado Gado, Alexandra's and Mud Sweat N Gears Friday and Saturday until 8PM and Adventure Bound on the Fly Friday and Saturday until 7PM.

But if it's social interaction you're looking for, you'll be hard pressed to find a better spot than Ellicottville to whet your whistle or dance the night away. From bistro to disco, from Italian to down-home American, each of our many fine establishments has a personality all its own.

Ellicottville Street scene summerVisit the Ellicottville Chamber of Commerce's web site for more information on the businesses and many musical and cultural events that take place year 'round.

Southern Tier Transportation taxi service is available in Ellicottville, 716-375-8294. The taxi is available Monday through Thursday until 9PM and Fridays and Saturdays until 2AM. They are closed on Sundays.

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Nearby Activities

enchanted mountains logoFrom antiquing to the mighty Niagara Falls, there are many attractions and things to do near Holiday Valley in the Enchanted Mountains of Cattaraugus County. Allegany State Park and the Seneca Allegany Casino are both 15 miles away in Salamanca. The Griffis Outdoor Sculpture Park is 10 miles north in Ashford Hollow and features giant interactive metal sculptures placed in a magnificent outdoor setting. Horseback riding and horse trails wind throughout Cattaraugus County. Many Amish farms are nearby and they offer handmade crafts such as quilts, wooden toys, garden produce and furniture. Chautauqua Lake and Chautauqua Institution are one hour west in Chautauqua County.