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Watch the Skiers from Your Balcony!

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About the property

House, 6 Bedrooms + Den, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 12-24)

Location! Location! Location!

This fully-furnished, immaculate home is perfect for two to three families to enjoy with a finished basement (for the kids!) and a warm, inviting fireplace to warm yourselves after a full day of skiing. This house sits up on the hill across from the Holimont Ski Resort (a private resort on weekends, but open to public during the week) and you can actually watch the skiers glide down the slopes from the balcony,deck or porch of this 6 bedroom chalet.

Holimont is located in Ellicottville, a charming resort town just 51 miles south of Buffalo, New York. In addition to Holimont, the Holiday Valley Ski Resort is only minutes away, about two miles from the premises. After skiing all day, take a break and enjoy dinner and shopping in downtown Ellicottville, only a mile away, within walking distance, or head over to the Seneca Casino about 7 miles away for dinner, casino fun and live entertainment.

In the summertime, relax and enjoy yourself with golfing at Holiday Valley or challenge yourself at the the Sky High adventure zip-line course. Ride the mountain coaster, go hiking, mountain biking, or enjoy one of three swimming pools at Tamarack, the new condominium at Holiday Valley. If being outdoors is what you love, Letchworth State Park or Allegany State Park are just a short distance from Ellicottville. The surrounding hills are breathtaking and in the fall, the colorful foliage is so incredibly brilliant that it must be seen to be believed! A trip to Niagara Falls is only about 1 hour away... an easy day trip! You will truly feel revived after vacationing here!

Personal checks, cashier's checks, and PayPal are accepted. Rental rates apply to a maximum number of 18. There is a $10/person per day surcharge for anyone over that maximum. The minimum age requirement for renting this property is 25. Photocopy of a valid driver's license is required along with a signed Rental Agreement.

Keywords: 2-Story House

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Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
January 4, 2018

About The Owner

After being born and raised in Allegany, New York, and having our children born and raised there until teenagers, we bought our house so that we could have a place to 'come home' to after our company moved us to Texas. Both sides of our family are still in the area and after our parents passed away, we still wanted a place to come home for Christmas each year. We all come back...and now with an extended family! It's home away from home.

The Owner purchased this house in 2003

Why The Owner chose Ellicottville

We loved the fact that it has so many bedrooms and can keep families together rather than having to stay in separate rooms in a hotel. It's so much more comfortable and enjoyable and with our new kitchen addition, there is plenty of room to 'gather' together while cooking, eating, or just enjoying each others' company.

What makes this house unique

We love the view of the hills from our home. Whether you are sitting out on the deck or on either of the porches in the front, the scenery is awesome....the upper balcony is our 'slice of Heaven' and stargazing at night doesn't get any better!!!! With just being one mile from town, it is easy to stroll downtown for coffee in the morning, shop or dine in town, or simply sit on the park benches that line the main street and people watch. Ellicottville is a very charming place!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thanks to all for such great reviews....SO glad you all enjoyed our place!!! We loved the place as it was but thought it would be nice to expand our kitchen to accommodate even more people congregating in this room (as everyone always does!!) we are renovating the current space and enlarging the kitchen by tripling the size! Yeah!!! We will have stainless steel appliances, new tile flooring, cabinets, countertops, snack bar and built-in benches around the kitchen table to make the experience of gathering together that much more enjoyable! This should be completed by the end of August....SO looking forward to this addition! We know you will love it, too!!!
May 2012
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Ellicottville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 25
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Newly remodeled 2012...walk-in tiled shower
    En suite master bath - toilet , shower , Newly remodeled 2015 walk-in shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Second floor (same as bedrooms) Remodel 2015 tiled walk-in
  • 3
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 25
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen , 2 double , 2 twin/ single , The 'kids' room...and largest bedroom
    Master bedroom - 1 king , En suite master bathroom
    Den - 1 queen , Pullout sofa bed. Adjoins downstairs bathroom.
    Finished basement - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , Pullout sofa bed and one other twin bed
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (3), Double Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa (2)
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
Two to three families can vacation together without having to be separated. Our place is ideal for wedding parties, family reunions, friends' reunions, holiday vacations...being together under one roof with plenty of space for dining in and spending time together.


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Watch the Skiers from Your Balcony!
average rating of 5.0 based on 35 reviews
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Great house, location, and ownership!

  • 5 of 5

We have rented this house 3 times for New Years Eve. Great location and accommodations for 23 people (10 adults, 13 kids). The owner is friendly, accommodating, and accessible! I would not hesitate to rent again.

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Philipsburg, Pennsylvania

Wonderful Stay

  • 5 of 5

We had 20 family members join together for our annual ski weekend. The accommodations were wonderful! The chalet is beautiful! From the fireplace to the modern kitchen to beds for everyone! Plenty of firewood was available. Plenty of hot water for showers in the morning. The bedrooms were cozy with extra blankets and pillows, if needed. Some came to ski, while others came to enjoy a good book by the fire. Easy to get to the slopes at Holiday Valley. A 3 minute drive by car. The town of Ellicottville is great, with quaint shops and a wonderful brewery. We're planning on making this our "go to" place for many years to come!

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Sonia! I'm glad that you had an enjoyable stay at the chalet and I appreciate all of your wonderful comments. I look forward to seeing you again in the future! Michele
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Rochester, NY

Another great year!!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our time at the chalet- third year now. Spacious and cozy! Newly remodeled bathroom off master looks beautiful!

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for returning for the third year in a row!! It is always so nice to know that you have enjoyed your stay and are making so many wonderful memories at our place :) It is a great testimony to your experience and we are thrilled that you have chosen us! Thanks, again. Michele
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Great house for large group! Great kitchen and nice rooms!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at the Chalet Nye. It's a spacious, clean home with lots of beds and bedrooms. We found the kitchen to have all we could possibly need (and more), and there were other nice touches like extra blankets in closets, etc. We were a very large group (20) and fit comfortably. The biggest issue we had is that we were surprised to find that there was no wifi when we got there. This posed problems for a couple of members of our group who depend on wifi for health and work purposes. Overall, we had a great stay and the house was comfortable and nicely located within the town. Michele was easy to reach and work with as well.

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your nice comments, Joshua. I'm glad that you enjoyed your stay at our place and I apologize for the absence of WiFi. We have looked into it in the past and at the time, since most of our rentals are seasonal, it was extremely costly. With the technology of smart phones and such, we have not had anyone mention the inconvenience before.. Although we understand the absence of WiFi can be an inconvenience, many have told me that they appreciate the "disconnect" as it allows them to gravitate towards more of the time with friends and family, but I will definitely look into it again. Thanks, again for staying with us. Michele
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10 year ski trip anniversary success

  • 5 of 5

We have been skiing in Ellicottville for 10 years with the same great group of people. We have stayed in 4 different homes, all of them very nice, over the years in an attempt to best accommodate our group of friends and family. We can easily say that this home is by far the favorite. The pictures don't do it justice. The home is even more spacious than it looks with plenty of room for everyone to spread out and relax. Everything is well kept and maintained. Michele is fantastic to work with and we absolutely plan to come back!

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Don! It is always great to hear that we have made your stay enjoyable and I appreciate your complimentary review. We love to help families make great memories and are happy that we've done that for you. The best to you and your family. Michele
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Cleveland Ohio

Perfect Home for Family Ski Weekend-Lots of space.

  • 5 of 5

The Nye Chalet was the nicest place we have ever staying in Ellicottville. The home was warm and cozy and included all the extras needed to make for a perfect weekend. The sleeping accommodations were excellent and everyone had plenty of space. We had several families but never felt like we were on top of each other. Michele was delightful to work with and we can't wait to come back. Highly recommend for groups.

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Colleen! We always LOVE to hear that you enjoyed your stay at our place and we look forward to having you stay with us again! So glad the skiing was good, too!
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Buffalo International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
The Gin Mill/Ellicottville Brewing Company/Dina's
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Holiday Valley Golf
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Route 242 and Route 219
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
(all restaurants in Ellicottville)
Nearest Ski
0.25 Miles
Holimont Ski Resort/Holiday Valley (2 miles away)
Car: recommended

One of the area's newest attractions is the Sky High Adventure course located at Holiday Valley. This adventure course begins at the 'yellow' level and goes all the way to the challenging 'black diamond' level of climbing and zip lining. The Mountain Rollercoaster is also new as well. Fun for all!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional
This calendar has not been updated in over 2 months and the availability shown may not be accurate.

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee payable to $250

The rental amount per night is for a maximum number of 18 people. Any additional person(s) staying will require a surcharge of $10/person/night. All rates are subject to change without notification. There is an age requirement of 25 years.

50% of the rental amount is due upon signing the Rental Agreement, payable to "Michele A. Nye". Two weeks prior to arrival, the balance of the rental amount will be due along with the refundable $500 security deposit and the $250 cleaning fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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