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About Ellicottville

How to describe the Village of Ellicottville? That is not an easy task. The Village, although it is only 1 square mile, is full of fun, activities, shops and restaurants 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. 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, several high quality specialty ski and snowboard shops plus many more. Ellicottville is truly a shopper's delight, and not one chain store among them!

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 Indian to down-home American, each of our many fine establishments has a personality all its own.

Visit Ellicottville's web site, listed below for more information on the businesses and many musical and cultural events that take place year 'round.

Nearby Activities

From antiquing to the mighty Niagara Falls, there are many attractions and things to do near Holiday Valley. 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. For more information about what to do in Cattaraugua County, go to the Enchanted Mountains website.