About the property
- Farmhouse1400 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
Farmhouse, 3 Bedrooms + Bunk Area, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)
Are you looking for the perfect ski house? This is not it! This is an affordable cozy country home that sleeps 8-10. It is 6 miles from the slopes and 4 miles from Ellicottville. It is clean by "most" peoples standards. It is not a 4 star hotel. We offer 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, 2 wood burning fire places, first floor laundry facilities and ski storage. we have clean linens, comfy mattresses, firewood is provided, games, books, videos, flat screen TV with basic cable, and free internet service. off street parking with snow plow service. Outdoor fire pit and grill also available.
Relax by the fire in the serene environment of this cozy country home. Located 4 miles from the center of Ellicottville, 6 miles from the slopes and golf courses at Holiday Valley, and Holimont ski resorts. 15 acres of private wooded land for hiking and snowshoeing. Master bedroom boasts a private bath, woodburning stove and sitting area.
If you want an affordable, comfortable, fun filled vacation we are your place!!
if you are looking for posh, elegant, pristine ski out chalet- Start looking in the 2500.00- 3000.00 price range.
Full Disclosure!! some not so great, but upfront draw back features of the property.
1> we now have internet and WIFI!!!!
2. In very cold weather, sub freezing, the kitchen water supply may freeze, You can still get water from bathrooms and utility room for dish washing and cooking.
3. Upon your arrival you may find dormant flies and lady bugs around windows. this is a common occurrence in eville rural areas.The house is clean! they just find there way in and then go dormant.they should be vacuumed before you unpack if they are present. a hand vac and normal vac are provided.
4. We have well water, which has a sulfur odor. it is clean, and inspected, and full of great minerals. we do offer a water cooler for drinking and cooking.
Keywords: ski house, ellicottville, chalet, lodge, condo,secluded
mary ann giordano
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 10, 2018
Why mary ann giordano chose Ellicottville
this property is affordable, comfortable, far enough from town to be secluded. close enough to drive in minutes.
What makes this Farmhouse unique
15 acres wooded land for hiking, snow shoeing , cross country skiing. 2 fire places and outdoor firepit
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Perfect place for a good group of friends to enjoy for a weekend!
The house was perfect size for our group of 12. The heat was a little touchy, usually got cold when we went to sleep. The fire place kept the house at a good temperature during the day. Close to Holiday Valley and Main Street for all your needs. As it says, the water does have the sulfur smell, but the water cooler in the kitchen is there for drinking/cooking. There was a lot of seating in the living, and many books and movies to choose from. It was a good ski house for a group of college kids with minimal standards.
I will give this rental two stars for it's function. It has clean beds, a living room, a kitchen, laundry and heat. The beds were old (except the master bed), all were full size, which were a tight fight for two adults in one bed. All beds were covered in plastic, so we often woke up sweating. The fitted sheets on the bunk beds were so old and stretched out that by morning the kids were sleeping on the ripped plastic sheets (yik!). As with any old farmhouse, there were bugs. I get this, however it was ridiculous. My 10 month old choked on both a potato bug and a lady bug. We vacuumed and swept everyday, and the bugs just kept coming. The highchair for use was disgustingly dirty, we never used it. The upstairs did however have nice new wall to wall carpeting, so once we vacuumed, it was nice place to let the baby roam. The bathrooms were not as clean as I would have liked. Upon our arrival, I immediately had to sweep so that I could let the baby crawl around, as there were bugs and dirt on the floors. The fridge was filthy as well, I had to line it with paper towels so I could put our food away. The microwave was on a counter that could not even reach an outlet to plug it in, so we never able to use it. The kitchen was fully stocked with utensils, plates, pots and pans etc, however, the pots and pans were dirty and the nonstick coating on all the pans were terribly scratched. There was drinking water available for us, so that was nice. There was also toiletries available as well, so that was nice. The yard was a danger zone, between the road being 20' from living room, there was no front yard, the collapsed barn that was a disaster in the side yard, and the caved in septic tank, there was no place outside for the kids to play safely. The remainder of the property went up hill. A train rattles the house twice a day, as the tracks are just across the road. With the mild winter temperatures, the driveway turned into a mud pit. Our boots and shoes got trashed, along with the interiors of our cars. There were a few times I wasn't sure we were going to make it in or out, the mud was so thick. The basic cable was fine, the house was stocked with plenty of games, books and movies. Upon our departure, we had to clean the entire house, which is a chore when you are trying to pack up a weeks' worth of stuff and three kids. I am not sure if the owners do not visit often or are just not concerned with some of these issues.
Dated but comfortable
Although dated, the house had everything we needed and was well stocked. The washer/dryer was a great bonus for us. We had a great time playing in the snow and exploring the property behind the house. However, we were concerned about some pieces of metal/nails and such outside, especially with our two kids. With the snow, we had no idea this debris was there until we wore down a path enough to see it. We also had a hard time getting into/out of the driveway with the dirt (which became mud with the rain and snow). Without 4-wheel drive, we would have gotten stuck for sure. The property will definitely expand its appeal once the dilapidated shed is cleared. Overall, we made great memories here and will remember our children's first snow trip for many years to come.
Extremely comfortable and a great location for a very good price - I'd stay again.
Yes, as the description states, this is not a fancy ski chalet. If that's what you want, keep looking. However, if you're looking for a very spacious, comfortable, and clean place to have a great vacation and be near Holiday Valley and all that it has to offer, you've found the place. My group of 8 was very happy with our rental. We had tons of space and everyone had a bed. The living room area is awesome with a cool little bar spot. The kitchen is very large and accommodates many cooks (or those making bloody mary's while the cooking is happening). The kitchen table is a little small, but we made it work, eating in shifts or taking plates to the living room, not a big deal and extra chairs were provided.
Upon arrival the first thing we noticed is that there we no throw rugs (and it was wet, snowy out). But a quick dash thru the house netted us a huge closet in one bedroom with ample bedding, linens and rugs for about 10 houses................pulled out what we needed. Only other draw back I can think to mention is that the water had a slight scent to it that was not great. However, drinking water was provided separately and I've had that water smell before,....it doesn't stick with you when you shower, so just ignore it and remember, the place is very reasonably priced!
One recommendation for the owner might be to rearrange the bedrooms a touch. The smallest room had the most amount of beds (double and twin bunks). It was VERY tight in there and we hardly had rooms for duffle bags or suitcases (although there's a nice big hallway we used for that). That little room could use a small mirror as well. It might be better to move the bunks into the front room, as it is larger. Just a thought.
Anyhow we very much enjoyed our stay at the Cozy Country Farm House. Look forward to returning sometime! Thanks
Rustic Ski House
We rented this house with my family of four and another family with 2 adults and three kids. Nine of us were all planning to ski and celebrate New Years Eve together. Surprisingly Mother Nature did not provide any snow for our trip this year. However house owner did provide a lot information on local hikes and activities to do in town. House is clean and close to plenty of hiking trails and activities in Ellicottville. Recommend house for people with a good size group looking for an affordable ski vacation.
Farm House Living
We had a great family ski vacation. Family of 4 but had plenty of room for 2 families. Easy to get to Skiing and tubing. We skied at Holiday Valley and Tubed. Fire place was nice to come back too. Agree with other reviews about not 5 star living but it is a farm house. If you want to be pampered go to a hotel. If you want affordable country living this is a great option.
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