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Watch the Skiers from Your Balcony!

Bedrooms 6
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Minimum Stay
2 nights

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 2 days
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Calendar last updated:
January 3, 2017

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 Chautauqua-Allegheny

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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Watch the Skiers from Your Balcony!
average rating of 5.0 based on 33 reviews
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: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: Jan 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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Great times

  • 5 of 5

Spent a wonderful New Years Eve with some good friends in this rental. Everything was great, especially the kitchen and the big bedroom for all the kids! The fact that it was decorated for Christmas was a very nice touch.

Would recommend this property anytime.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Hank! I'm sorry you didn't get the snow that you had been hoping for (us, too!!) but I'm glad you were able to enjoy your family and friends at the house just the same. The snow is definitely there now :) Have a happy 2016!
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Olean, NY

Gorgeous Home for Any Season

  • 5 of 5

The “Nye Chalet” is definitely deserving of 5 stars. This is the second time I have stay here and it amazes me every time I walk into the house. The kitchen is beautiful and it has everything that you need plus more. The kitchen table and the dining room table give you ample space to eat or play card games with your friends and family. The living room is spacious but very cozy with a beautiful fireplace. (It also has two of the most comfortable recliners.) If you want to see a beautiful view while drinking your morning coffee you just need to sit on the balcony. It overlooks the slopes of Holimont and you can see the deer running across the hill. This same balcony provides you with a great view of the stars on a clear Ellicottville night. The many bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms are beautiful and will fill the needs of a large or small group of people staying in the house. The house is very close to downtown Ellicottville, Holimont and Holiday Valley. There are many things to do within a 5 minute drive, if it is golfing, shopping, eating, or skiing. Michele is awesome to work with. She is very timely in answering emails and all of your questions. She made the whole process of renting very easy and enjoyable. I am so pleased that Michele opened her house to us again this year. I can't wait to enjoy the house again very soon. I would definitely recommend the "Nye Chalet" to anyone who wants a 5 star place to stay during any season in Ellicottville.

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Buffalo International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
The Gin Mill
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
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

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee payable to $250

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 $200 cleaning fee made payable to "Cindy Wenke".

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Ellicottville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
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
  • En suite master bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Newly remodeled 2012...walk-in tiled shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Located on second floor (same as bedrooms)
  • 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 ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
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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