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Victorian Village Home Right Downtown

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

Chalet, 4 Bedrooms + Loft, 2.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 13-15)

Welcome to the website of the 'Purple Palace' early 1800's victorian home situated in picturesque Ellicottville, NY, a charming town just 51 miles south of Buffalo, New York. Ellicottville was voted the Best Ski Resort Town between New England and the Rockies by Ski Magazine.

Location, Location, Location...This home is the closest rental property to the downtown four corners (Washington and Jefferson). It is the perfect place for your ski vacation, golf vacation, seminar, retreat or quiet, romantic getaway. Stay in one of the two units (or rent multiple units for really large groups).

Independence (sleeps 3)

Mardi Gras (sleeps 15)

Or for the special weekend for groups up to 25 there is additional availability (4.5 bathroom, 7 bedrooms and a loft).

Just a few steps to downtown and less than 1 mile to both Holiday Valley Ski and Golf resort and Holimont ski resort. This stately Victorian home is set amidst an enclave of mature trees and is situated beside the 'Oasis Day Spa'. It has recently upgraded appliances along with Wi-Fi throughout the home.

It is in a fabulous winter/summer resort town. After skiing all day, take a break and get to know the village's shops, many fine restaurants, and cultural centers. Relax on the deck and watch the cars go by or go for a short stroll and walk the streets of downtown Ellicottville. Enjoy having a pint at the 'Gin Mill', off to 'Tip's Up' for dinner and then of course go dancing the night away at 'Balloons'. Experience the charm and unhurried lifestyle of Ellicottville any time of year. The area is renowned for its hiking and there are many miles of mountain bike trails.

Guests that rent 'Mardi Gras' have the main portion of the large Victorian home. Sleeping accomodations for 15 (4 bedrooms and 2 pull out couches), three common area rooms for socializing, including a ping pong table, large screen TV, full kitchen, large dining area, large outdoor covered deck and 2 1/2 newly renovated full bathrooms. It is a lot of home to enjoy. If your group is larger than 15, let me know and I can open it up to suit up to 25 people with the added rooms available.

For that weekend away for just the two of you (or family of three) stopping by, then 'Independance' will suit your needs. It sleeps three with a kitchenette, newly renovated full bath and a cozy fireplace.

Keywords: Downtown, Ellicottville, Vacation Home, House, Loft

More Details

David Carley
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 23, 2017


Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Gin Mill
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Holiday Valley
Nearest Motorway
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Nearest Ski
1 Miles
Holiday Valley
Car: not necessary

**New*** Zip line and Mountain coaster for the active members of your group (seasonal).

Outdoor pools available just down the street for the hot summer weekends.

Tubing available in the winter when skiing or boarding is not your thing.


Ellicottville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • Min. age of primary renter: 24
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Mountain View
  • Village
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • Bathrooms completely Upgraded in 2012
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Hoot Owl - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Happy Glade - 3 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed
    Yodeler - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Lullaby Lane - 2 twin/ single
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (7), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2), Bunk Beds (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis


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(46 traveler reviews)

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Victorian Village Home Right Downtown
average rating of 4.869565 based on 46 reviews
Rochester, NY

Still the best place for large groups in Eville

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at the Purple Palace and 5yrs later it still lives up to its reputation as the best place for large groups. Our golf trip of 11 guys fit comfortably in the Mardi Gras portion of the house.

We made frequent use of the ping pong table, enjoyed the deck out back and even cooked up some late night steaks on the grill.

Its convenient location just one short block away from all the nightlife seals the deal. With the keypad door locks everyone was able to enjoy the bars at their leisure without having to coordinate rides or return times.

It is also just a 2 min drive up the road to Holiday Valley where we enjoyed golf on Saturday afternoon.

Thanks to David and Annette for the constant communication and flexibility.


  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Getzville, NY

purple palace

  • 5 of 5

Lot's of fun great location.plenty of room. The only thing they could have done better was to specify that their is no keurig and you had to bring a coffee.He took a hike at Little Rock City State Park that was great. Good Job!

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best Weekend Ever!

  • 5 of 5

Dave and his sister, Annette were beyond helpful and accommodating. We had an absolute BLAST at the Purple Palace and we can't wait to go back! The house was incredibly clean, well maintained, and stocked with all the essentials (towels, toilet paper, etc.) that we forgot to bring. The location of the house could not have been more perfect and every girl who spent the weekend there with my fiancé and I just raved about how immaculate the house was. The had the greatest bachelorette party ever, and the reason is solely because of the house! We can't wait to come back! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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All together, YAY!

  • 5 of 5

Our Rochester family of 8 including our 7 and 8 year old granddaughters look forward to our annual event in Ellicottville skiing and especially our stay at the Purple Palace! Having all family members ages 7-67 in one house, eating together, sharing family stories, laughing and playing together....WELL, it just doesn't get any better than that. It's this kind of experience in this warm and lovely home which helps keep our family connected.The house has SO much character and has become a welcomed tradition. It's an event they ALL look forward to each year and for years to come.

Lots of thought has gone into equipping the house to handle large family and friends gathering. The home is charming with a historic flare that engages all ages.

Thank you Dave and Annette

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cousin Reunion

  • 5 of 5

My cousins and I loved the "purple palace"! The beds were all comfortable and we truly enjoyed our kitchen table gatherings along with our American/Canadian cousin debates in "the parlour". Loved the atmosphere of the home and it's location. The second frig proved to be very useful! Had a great time-thank you David and Annette!

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great rental

  • 5 of 5

9 of us stayed over a beautiful fall weekend, the porches were great gathering space, as well as the large living areas. Kitchen was great, had everything we could ask for. Can't beat the proximity to town and holiday valley, we walked everywhere! House was very clean, overall it was a great experience. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Refundable damage deposit $500

Special rates for holiday and festival weekends, as well as Christmas break. Please email me your preferred dates and number of guests in your party and I will respond with more details. No Saturday changeovers. A cleaning fee will apply to all rentals. Christmas Break has a 4 night minimum stay. Holiday/Festival/Long weekends have a 3 night minimum stay. All other rentals have a 2 night minimum stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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