4 bedroom, 3 bath, 2 living rooms, pet friendly and smoke free
About Lynette Gerstel
This chalet has been in my family since 1966 when my parents built it. They did a huge addition/gut to it in the late 1980's. Recently my family purchased it from my parents. Our family loves to ski at Holimont and we have many happy memories! It is the type of place, that when you walk in the front door, your shoulders relax and you know it is time to enjoy the people around you!
Lynette Gerstel purchased this Chalet in 2013
Why Lynette Gerstel chose Ellicottville
Being able to ski in/ski out has been such a blessing to our family. Everyone can come and go as they please, lunch is always available in a crockpot to warm you up. It is also close to town. We have enjoyed taking care of the place and want others to enjoy it as well.
What makes this Chalet unique
Hopefully you will find this place as relaxing and fun as we do. We try to make everything simple, fully equipped kitchen with extras. We even have a 3 pot crock pot that makes lunch a nice variety. Fire pit for time around the fire in the evening and nature all around you.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
property was great, weather not so much
Lacked for nothing, easy to find
Thank you for your kind words. I am so glad you found everything you needed at the house. We try to make sure that you really only have to bring your own clothes and then relax!
Homey, cozy and warm!
My extended family stayed at Lynette's for three nights over Thanksgiving. We even cooked and served a delicious Thanksgiving dinner for 14! Lynette's chalet is spacious and comfortable, perched on a quiet road with visiting deer and a busy birdfeeder. The chalet is so well-appointed and convenient, with all the kitchen implements we needed, nice modern appliances, and an open floorplan so our big group could spread out across the great work area in the kitchen, the big dining table for puzzles & games, and enjoy the living room fireplace with comfy couches. Lynette was generous and attentive, checking in regularly to make sure everything was going okay. What a wonderful host, and a beautiful property - the chalet was the perfect setting for a memorable family holiday!
Thank you for your kind words. I am so glad you got to make beautiful family memories! The open floor plan allows everyone to be together but have their own space. You are welcome back anytime!
Great multi-family house
We brought a couple families up and had a great time. House is clean, well-kept, and had everything we needed for an enjoyable Fall weekend in EVL. Big open room upstairs to hang out and be together as a group. Kitchen is good sized and fairly well stocked for our cooking needs. Eventually the kids migrated downstairs, which was perfect because they had their own TV, ping pong, and plenty of room to chill away from parents. Oh, and beautiful expansive views out every backside window.
One tip that the owner will also share with you: we woke up to a couple inches of snow which adds a bit of "excitement" to the location which you need to factor in if you're coming in winter. The road up to the house is a fairly steep grade. Don't attempt going up or down in a 2WD with banana skin tires or you will regret it. Same with stairs down to the front door of the house. You will bite it big time if you're not careful. None of this is anything to worry about unless you're unprepared.
Lynette's a good, attentive owner. Proactively made sure we were happy with everything and even remotely turned the heat on for us before we arrived. She's very accommodating and we appreciated it.
All-in-all, exactly what we were looking for.
Thank you so much for your kind review Dan. And I am so glad you had a good time and made some wonderful memories. The kids really love having their own space to hang out, and, of course, the parents are good with that too! :)
Snow can make our hill pretty slick. We have a plow guy that takes good care of the hill but a 4 wheel drive vehicle is always a good idea. I do provide lots of shovels to take care of the steps (Hopefully the kids!) and salt too. Glad you were able to enjoy the snow!
I love helping my renters enjoy my place and know that you can text or call for anything big or small.
You are welcome back anytime!
Terrific Ski Weekend with Friends and kids
We spent Presidents Day weekend 2018 at this lovely Holimont Chalet. It was perfect for 4 families (7 adults 7 children). Each family had their own room and there was plenty of space for all of our accompanying ski gear - the boot room was perfect for keeping all of our stuff organized! The house was stocked with everything 14 people could need over the course of 5 days. Plenty of wood, towels, kitchen supplies, even the pantry and refrigerator were stocked with essentials. Having a washer and dryer was very handy as well. We thoroughly enjoyed our ski days at Holimont, it was a lovely resort, no crowds and terrain for all ability levels. Our 7 and 8 year old even tackled their first black diamond! The property owner was very helpful and responsive to all of our communications and followed-up upon our arrival to make sure we were settled and had what we needed. She provided us with very useful information about Ellicottville on our first visit to the area. I've done a lot of VRBO's and this was one of our best experiences yet.
Thank you so much for your kind review Meghan. I am so glad you found the chalet welcoming and spacious. You are welcome back anytime!
Our family, adults and grandchildren stayed at this house over Thanksgiving weekend.
Our family had a wonderful time staying here. The house is fully equipped to prepare a Thanksgiving dinner! Lynette the owner was extremely helpful with any of our questions and needs. Our only complaint was that the furniture was not very comfortable to sit in around the fireplace. Other than that, we loved the house and the location was great for going into town.
I am so glad you and your family had a good time at the chalet and were able to celebrate Thanksgiving.
Great for entertaining!
very spacious, has ping pong!! Will def go again!!
I am so glad you enjoyed the chalet and the ping pong table is good for hours of fun too! You are welcome back anytime.