The 10 Best Things to Do in Ellicottville, United States

March 23, 2018 Marlin Saiz

If you are planning a trip to Ellicottville, you know you are heading for a destination full of the best ski resorts, beautiful sights, and other great outdoor activities. People flock to Ellicottville from all over for its skiing, and HoliMont Ski Resort is the largest private ski resort in North America. The nearby Holiday Valley offers horse-drawn sleigh rides and cross country skiing in addition to its downhill slopes. Pamper yourself at Ellicottville Oasis Spa, with massage therapy, manicures, pedicures, and every other treatment you can imagine. Griffis Sculpture Park is considered a hidden gem of the area, with 250 statues placed among peaceful nature trails.
Restaurants in Ellicottville

1. Holiday Valley

6557 Holiday Valley Rd, Ellicottville, NY 14731-9779 +1 716-699-2345
Excellent
67%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 354 reviews

Holiday Valley

Popular Year 'Round Destination Resort offering Skiing/Snowboarding and other winter recreation. Summer Months guests enjoy our Golf Course, Aerial Zip Line Adventure Park, Weddings, Conferences and Special Events like the Mudslide Mud Run and Annual Beer & Wine Festival.

Reviewed By Hugh B

Lots of ski trails. everyone working there was real friendly. A large number of lifts. There is something for everyone. There are several lodges around the area. Prices are reasonable for a resort. There is plenty of lodging and plenty of parking. We stayed at the Inn. A lift or the back door and a private ski locker with a pool and hot tub

2. Sky High Aerial Adventure Park

6557 Holiday Valley Rd, Ellicottville, NY 14731-9779 +1 716-699-2345
Excellent
71%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 79 reviews

Sky High Aerial Adventure Park

Reviewed By Ohio_traveler_46 - Cleveland, Ohio

Loved every minute of it, even though there were some tense moments. The park has extensive courses for varying skill levels. The high ropes courses and zip lines are challenging and very fun to conquer - to feel the satisfaction of it. The mountain coaster is a wonderful cool down activity and good for people who cannot do high ropes. The price is reasonable considering what we have paid elsewhere. The staff is friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful. We did not do the tree wall climbs. We were just too tired. There was so much to do that we are talking about coming back for two days next time. I think this is way better than an amusement park.

3. Watson's Chocolates

27 Washington St, Ellicottville, NY 14731-9651 +1 716-699-2805
Excellent
70%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 29 reviews

Watson's Chocolates

Reviewed By franco b - Ellicottville, New York

This chocolate and candy is addicting!! You are intrigued by the smells from outside the quaint building right in the very heart of town. You walk in and immediately, you succumb to the decadent aroma of chocolate. There are so many selections and novelty items to peruse, but the one thing that you will be coming back for is Sponge Candy!! It literally melts in your mouth! I love the dark version and I'm hooked!
Don't leave EVL without trying Sponge Candy!

4. HoliMont

Ellicottville, NY +1 716-699-2320
Excellent
74%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
3%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 30 reviews

The largest private ski resort in North America offering downhill skiing and snowboarding.

Reviewed By Satchmo1234 - Glens Falls, New York

North face slopes hold the snow, great fall line skiing and riding. Slopes seem to progress from easy to headrest as you go from skiers left to right. Great food in lodge, nice friendly staff. Your will be impressed.

5. Winery of Ellicottville

14 Monroe St, Ellicottville, NY 14731-9608 +1 716-699-1055
Excellent
50%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
4%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 45 reviews

Winery of Ellicottville

Reviewed By Abbey B - Stow, Ohio, United States

I visited the winery twice during our stay in Ellicottville - and did a tasting both times to try more of their wine. And all of it was delicious! I highly recommend a tasting. It's only $5 and you can try six different wines. They have a variety if wines from dry to sweet, both in white and red, along with some specialty wines. The wines are made on site from local grapes. I took several bottles home and will be ordering more! Also, the staff was very friendly and knowledgeable.

6. Ellicottville Salt Cave and Halotherapy Spa

32 W Washington St, Ellicottville, NY 14731-9787 +1 716-699-2068
Excellent
84%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 12 reviews

Ellicottville Salt Cave and Halotherapy Spa

Welcome to Western New York's first authentic European-built Himalayan salt cave. Salt inhalation has been known for centuries as a healing power for those suffering from respiratory ailments, such as allergies, colds, bronchitis, and asthma. Our environment promotes relaxation and improves one's well-being using the purest form of salt on Earth. Warm salt stone massage, Swedish massage, and infrared sauna also available. Wide selection of retail items, gifts, and gift certificates.

Reviewed By tmsot - Fairview, Pennsylvania

very relaxing and warm environment. A different experience than any other place. You get a little history about salt and the benefits. The rates, especially for large groups is very reasonable.

7. Tangled Twigs

1 Monroe St, Ellicottville, NY 14731-9607 +1 716-699-2736
Excellent
70%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 13 reviews

Tangled Twigs

Reviewed By hollytrea - State College, Pennsylvania

Every year I end up in Ellicottville for work and love walking around all the little shops. I have never seen this one until recently. Mostly because its down one of the side streets and I missed it in years past. I am so glad I found this store this time. The store is super cute and I loved being greeted by a dog when I walked in the door. A very unique and eclectic collection of things. There was nice jewelry, books, house decor, and more. I ended up buying this super soft and comfy cardigan. The staff was great and friendly and the prices were fantastic. I will be stopping by this store for sure on my annual pilgrimage to Ellicottville.

8. Nannen Arboreum

28 Parkside Dr, Ellicottville, NY 14731-9707 +1 716-699-2100
Excellent
43%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
5%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 17 reviews

Nannen Arboreum

Reviewed By David M - Rochdale, United Kingdom

Nannen Arboretum is a good 15 minutes walk from the centre of Ellicottville, and is well worth visiting if you like peace and the beauty of trees.
The paths enable you to have an easy walk, with all the trees clearly marked, including the herbs in a special garden.
There is a small lake with fish to walk around, and fishing is allowed proving you return the live fish to the water.
There is an honesty box at the entrance for donations, and a large car park.
I would suggest that this ideal for adults who want somewhere peaceful to visit and love nature, not sure whether children would enjoy as much.
There are great views of the ski runs and several benches to sit and take in the vistas.

9. Mel Sole Golf School

6677 Holiday Valley Rd, Holiday Valley Mountain Resort, Ellicottville, NY 14731-9779 +1 843-237-4993
Excellent
89%
Good
11%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 9 reviews

Mel Sole Golf School

Reviewed By UKDWB - Buffalo, NY

Just took the 3 day lesson at the Holiday Valley, NY school with Pat Hofmann. I wish I had done this several years ago. Pat is a great instructor and made the 3 days very enjoyable. I highly recommend this school, I will go back next year for sure. If you can get Pat then you will be rewarded, he is extremely patient and breaks things down, so you can understand the subject.

It was hard work and my muscles still ache! Best thing I ever did, now I have to practise my drills.

10. Ellicottville Oasis Spa

6447 Holiday Valley Rd, Tamarack Club, Ellicottville, NY 14731-9620 +1 716-699-8996
Excellent
84%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 6 reviews

Ellicottville Oasis Spa

Ellicottvilles premier Day Spa. We have recently relocated to Inside The Tamarack Club at Holiday Valley. We offer Massage Therapy, Facials, Body Treatments, Waxing, Manicures, Pedicures and more! Osmosis Skincare and Farmhouse Fresh Body products. Enjoy the beautiful amenities - Spa Sanctuary, use of the Tamarack pool, hot tub, fitness center, locker rooms and showers. Free valet parking. All therapies provided by NYS Licensed Professionals

Reviewed By cassleaston - Paris, Canada

Four of us were able to book massages on a Sunday with about a week's notice. The spa is great, provides robes and for an additional $25 you can use the Tamarack Club's facilities, i.e. pool, hot tub and sauna. But even in the spa...MoreThank you! We're so glad that you enjoyed your time with us. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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