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Ellicottville Ski House, Cozy Country Home Minutes from Slope

Bedrooms 3
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 4 nights

About the property

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. 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. no internet service, however we do have a hot spot that you can activate at your own expense.

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. we do offer a water cooler for drinking and cooking.

Keywords: ski house, ellicottville, chalet, lodge, condo,secluded

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mary ann giordano
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
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Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
December 19, 2016

Why mary ann giordano chose Chautauqua-Allegheny

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


Very Good! 4.1/5 -
(11 traveler reviews)

Ellicottville Ski House, Cozy Country Home Minutes from Slope
average rating of 4.090909 based on 11 reviews

Dated but comfortable

  • 3 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
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Extremely comfortable and a great location for a very good price - I'd stay again.

  • 4 of 5

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, 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

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rustic Ski House

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
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Southwestern Ontario

Farm House Living

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
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Toronto, Canada

Rustic House

  • 4 of 5

Six of us, five adults and one teenage, had a four nights stay here. the house is a bit old and everything in it is worn out and needs to be either replaced (like a stove) or repaired. Although we followed all instructions given, we couldn't figure out how to turn on water in the kitchen and used the sink in the bathroom instead. However the house was cozy and clean, and the price was very reasonable. The location is very convenient to everything: skiing, tubing, restaurants, and so on.

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
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Cozy country home, extremely convenient to skiing.

  • 4 of 5

We stayed at this house for a weekend of skiing and were extrememtly happy with its location! Very close to the ski resort and much more afforadable then most options! The house was a bit chilly with the cold January temps, but wood was provided and with a fire it was comfortable. The house has a nice kitchen and good sized living room. Overall it was a good value for the price, our only issue was the pipes in the kitchen sink freezing (it was -15 outside) but there was a utility sink we were able to use. If you are looking for an affordable place to stay close to Ellicotville I would recommend it!

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
buffalo international
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
birdwalk cafe
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
holiday valley
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
route 219
Nearest Restaurant
100 Miles
the store diner
Nearest Ski
6 Miles
holiday valley
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Ellicottville Farmhouse Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
martin luther king weekend
Jan 13 2017 - Jan 16 2017
4 night minimum stay
Flat fee
presidents weekend
Feb 10 2017 - Feb 13 2017
4 night minimum stay
Flat fee
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $200

deposit is due with contract, in order to receive a a confirmed reservation. Balance is due 30 days before your check in date.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Ellicottville Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Double Beds (3), Baby Cribs (1) portacrib and sheets available, Bunk Beds (1)
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
15 acres of private wooded land, for hiking and snoeshoeing, master bedroom includes private bath, wood burning stove, and sitting area. This property is off the beaten path, 1 mile from Ellicottville tubing company, walking distance to 'the Store' breakfast diner. 4 miles from center of Ellicottville, 6 miles from the slopes at Holiday Valley and Holimont. Beautiful knotty pine living room and kitchen with wood burning fire place, give this country home a real Ski Lodge feeling . Best value available.!!!

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