Sidney J. Horton, PhD
About Sidney J. Horton, PhD
One host is a Cultural Anthropologist who has lived throughout the United States as well as years outside of it. The other host remains committed to carrying on the traditions of her Seneca ancestors. Both are engaging and committed to going beyond the norm in order to make our guests' experience one never to forget. We both were born on the Allegany Territory of the Seneca Nation, and have deep ties to the communities in our locale, which also includes Ellicottville, the Amish just west of us, Allegany State Park and of course, the Seneca and non-Seneca communities below this mountain retreat.
Sidney J. Horton, PhD purchased this House in 1960
Why Sidney J. Horton, PhD chose Salamanca
This house was built by the owner, down to harvesting the trees which are now the flooring and woodwork. He also drove his truck down to Saltillo, Mexico to personally purchase the tiles. It replaces the original "camp" which he helped build with his father in the early 1960s, and was a quick getaway from their home in Salamanca. In the spirit of Thoreau, and with unabashed humor and goodwill, this property has evolved, and will continue to evolve, for as long as, as they say, "the Lord is willing and if the creek don't rise."
What makes this House unique
Cultural tourism is important to us; we can introduce you to the various cultures and people of this area that you could never access through any other way. Seriously. But if you want to be left alone, and enjoy the quiet and solitude that this place offers, we fully understand. Want to meet Amish tanners? Done. Seneca artists? No problem. Loggers or hunters? Just give us the word. Intellectuals or a hard working young woman on her diary farm? Meet those who raise trout at the Randolph Fish Hatchery? Easily arranged. Go to the largest Spiritualist Community in the world? A quick drive. We are ideally located for day trips to several wine countries, Niagara Falls, the burgeoning list of must-see attractions of Buffalo, and what was once the highest railroad viaduct in the world. And more.
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Little family get away
We were looking for a location in the woods with no one around to just relax and let the kids play while the dog ran around free range. The property was stocked with all we needed for the weekend. Grill / plates / paper towels / etc. Sid was an excellent host and walked us thru everything we needed to know. Also made himself available thru out the weekend if we had any questions. This was our first family camping trip and it all worked out just fine. This turn key experience took the stress out of packing everything we would need for the weekend. We were able to spend more time playing and enjoying the area rather than packing and unpacking and then re packing all the stuff.
Had a great time! Awesome bachelor party for my buddy - fire, beers, hiking. Sid was an awesome host. Would highly recommend
Thanks guys....nothing better than seeing great guys having a great time at a great place (if I may say so myself). Thanks for letting me take you on a hike to see the back 40, and look forward to seeing some of y'all in the future!
Sid was great, property was spacious and relaxing! would definitely book again!!
Thanks so much for the kind words, we aim to please. Am working on more property improvements, including a big new deck out back! And definitely book again, you guys were great as well!
Camp in woods
Sid was very friendly and accommodating. The place had rustic charm and plenty of space. We would definitely stay again to see more of the trails in better weather.
It was great having y'all come and visit. Love being friendly and accommodating, meeting new folks makes this venture so rewarding. Yeah, it's that time of year where weather can be great or not so great. Streams are running strong though. And do come back, love having returning guests!
A great weekend getaway on the edge of Allegany State Park
Roomy cabin with everything you need for a nice getaway. Sid was very nice and easy to work with. We rented the camp for the weekend and had the whole family and pets come on down, we really enjoyed our stay.
Everything you need for a woodsie vacation.
Sid truly wants you to enjoy your stay and the beautiful park surrounding his camp. We were there in the winter but I can imagine how beautiful it is in summer.
If you enjoy the outdoors and four season recreational activities, we are ideally located. Many must sees within minutes, including three museums, highlighted by the Seneca Iroquois National Museum. The antique mall, which is over 60,000 square feet offers a wide ranging treasure trove of items from days of yore. Ellicottville, with its funky shops, nightlife and unique vibe, is minutes away. And of course, you will be staying within Allegany State Park, New York's largest, which you share with bears, deer, turkey, fishers and other wildlife.