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All-Season Ski Chalet In Ellicottville, Ny

Bedrooms 6
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

Open Concept, 6 Bed/3 Bath (Sleeps 17), Outdoor Hot Tub, Private Country Setting

***NEW for 2015:

-Central A/C installed

-Brand NEW outdoor Hot Tub

-Brand NEW 60" TV in Living Room

Relax by the fire in the serene environment of this rustic country home located on 5 acres of private wooded land boasting breathtaking views of the rolling hills of Cattaraugus County. With over 2,700 square feet of living space this chalet is perfectly located just 7 miles from the center of Ellicottville or 8 miles from the slopes and golf courses at Holiday Valley and Holimont Ski Resorts.

The Chalet was built in 2007 and has five bedrooms plus a loft. It has a large two storey Great Room with a wall of windows and open concept floor plan into the kitchen/dining room that seats up to 16 guests. There are 3 full bathrooms and 6 bedrooms, sleeping up to 17 guests. The outdoor deck is an entertainers’ dream with over 800 square feet of added living space overlooking the tear drop shaped pond. The bright walkout basement is complete with a pool table, large flat screen TV, built in bar with beer fridge, and games nook. At the end of your busy day, have a soak in the covered outdoor hot tub and enjoy the view!

This chalet can be enjoyed all year round. The area is famous for its winter activities including skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, tubing and snowmobiling. In summer there is golf, tennis, hiking, and challenging mountain biking in the immediate area. Holiday Valley resort has added a new Sky High Adventure Park and new outdoor pools with a water slide.

For winter rentals, snow tires and all-wheel or four-wheel drive on your vehicle is highly recommended as there is a steep hill on our street (plowed and sanded regularly).

More Details

David Carley
Member since: 2010
Speaks english
Response time
Within 2 days
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
18 January, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hello Annette!

Sorry for the late reply we got home pretty late on Sunday night.

We had an absolute blast in your wonderful cottage! :) We arrived Friday around 1 and skied all day and then went to the cottage for a large pizza extravaganza followed by a hot tub, music, dancing, pool games and to finish off the night we dug out the fire pit and have a great time around the flames! Saturday we woke up early for a good healthy breakfast and headed off to the slopes! We spent the day at the hill skiing, riding on the mountain roaster and at the bar with some great music from a local band. Then we headed back for another delicious dinner made in your well equipped kitchen! Sunday we made a feast in the morning and had a quick hot tub to relax one last night. What a beautiful view from the hot tub! What a great feature and addition to the cottage. We hit the slopes again all day Sunday as well and rented the picnic area on Mistletoe. We had a wonderful BBQ. If you have never tried that it is great! You call the customer service at Holiday Valley and ask to have a picnic on Mistletoe and give them the times you wish to be there. Then in the morning you go to the maintenance building and ask them to please drive your food, coals and drinks up for the time requested. It was a blast!

We absolutely enjoyed the entire weekend, your beautiful remote place and of course the challenge of trying to count how many roosters there were! :D

Thank you for all the tips, instructions and suggestions! We appreciate all the information and how well planned out you are!

Thank you so much! We would love to return!

Hilary and Group!
Feb 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chalet rental in Ellicottville, New York

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 17
  • Max. adults: 17
  • Min. age of primary renter: 24
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower enclosure
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 17
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed , Main Floor Master Bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 2 single bed , Main Floor
    Bedroom 3 - 1 large double bed , 1 single bed , Main Floor
    Bedroom 4 - 1 large double bed , Lower Level
    Bedroom 5 - 2 bunk bed , Two single on double bunk beds located on the lower level
    Bedroom 6 (Loft) - 2 single bed , Upper loft area
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • festivals
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • ski
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming


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All-Season Ski Chalet In Ellicottville, Ny
average rating of 4.88 based on 51 reviews
Buffalo, NY

Roosters Den is a hidden gem

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the chalet the 2nd week of December 2017 and had a really great time. There was a mere dusting of snow when we arrived and throughout our stay, so winter sports were not happening. That was just fine because the Den provided us with hours of entertainment. From the board games to the amazing hot tub, no one was bored. The Den was welcoming, clean and the kitchen had everything we could have needed during our stay. There were 15 adults who spent the weekend here, and we never felt uncomfortable or cramped. Beds were comfy and ample space to spread out and feel rested. We found a great chalet for a gathering of good friends and family.

  • Review Submitted: 14/12/2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rochester, NY

GREAT Meeting Place

  • 4 of 5

Our 4th time using the house for our Year-End Meeting was another great experience! Plenty of space to get to together as a group work & relax at the same time. The house is well-maintained and well-stocked with cookware & accessories to make it possible to create some large meals for the whole group. The one "challenge" is the Internet Service is not really strong/fast enough to complete some of our on-line work.

  • Review Submitted: 20/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We have rented a few houses over the years in Ellicottville and this was the best!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home.

Will stay there again.

  • Review Submitted: 01/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best vacation home I've ever rented!

  • 5 of 5

All I can say is what a wonderfully appointed and decorated home the Rooster's Den is. They truly thought of everything a large group could need and my family couldn't stop raving about what a wonderful place it was. We were a family of 12 staying for a long weekend in October and were a mixed group of singles and couples. The bedrooms were set to accommodate our group perfectly with both queen and single beds so no one had to share as is the case with so many homes that only have queen or full size beds. The beds were very comfortable and the only complaint was the master bedroom had a mattress cover that was a little crinkly as mentioned in another review, but the owners are looking into it. The kitchen was spacious and if you couldn't find a small appliance, pot, pan or utensil then you just weren't looking because the kitchen is so well equipped. Had enough place settings for our group to eat at the dining room table our first night. The open floor plan is fabulous during the day because the view is so picturesque from inside or outside on the large deck and there is enough seating for everyone. The downstairs is equipped with a bar area and a pool table with two bedrooms and a bathroom. Out the sliding glass doors is the hot tub and the fire pit. We took full advantage of all of these features and a good time was had by all. The hot tub was clean, roomy and had wonderful pressure and the firewood for the fire pit was included! We just used the wheelbarrow to roll over some logs and voila, awesome fire for a cool evening. We didn't have any children so the loft didn't get any use but it there are children or teens in your group I'm sure they would set up camp here. Even with twelve people it didn't feel even remotely crowded and there were enough towels that we didn't even scratch the surface. The owners, Annette and David, were wonderful to work with and answered all my questions before and during our stay quickly. All in all, probably the best vacation home I've ever booked. I just hope that after all the great reviews (all greatly deserved) that I'll be able to book again in the future. Thanks David and Annette for sharing your home and making our family reunion one for books!

  • Review Submitted: 28/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Buffalo, NY

Great property with tons of space and a beautiful view!

  • 5 of 5

Rented this property for a birthday weekend with friends and it did not disappoint!! Very spacious, with so much to do. We loved the downstairs pool table/game room/bar area, and the outside seating area/hottub/fire pit were so nice to have on lovely fall evenings!! The open floor plan allowed plenty of room for people to hang out as a group and the multiple levels lended itself perfectly for people who wanted to go off and "do their own thing." The amenities were amazing; talk about having everything you could need, want, etc. The only negative about this property: there were some things that could use a little TLC or fixing (i.e. downstairs shower knob, grill function), BUT if these little things ruin your stay then you're doing it wrong!! Dave and Annette were also fantastic and made the rental process so easy! Can't wait to go back!

  • Review Submitted: 22/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing, spacious house

  • 5 of 5

I booked this house last weekend for my bachelorette. 15 of us fit very comfortably and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Perfect basement for entertaining and upper levels for enjoying each other's company. We will absolutely book the house again!

  • Review Submitted: 31/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Holiday Valley
Nearest Ski
8 Miles
Holiday Valley and Holimont
Car: necessary

We have a home available for rent in a fabulous winter/summer resort town. The home is within seven miles of Holiday Valley and Holimont for skiing or golf. Holiday Valley and Holimont are located in Ellicottville, a charming town just 51 miles south of Buffalo, New York. After skiing all day, take a break and get to know the village's shops, many fine restaurants, and cultural centers. 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 bike trails. After the charm of this special community has melted your stress and worries away, perhaps you may be game for something a little faster paced. The Seneca Casino is just a twenty-mile jaunt for nightlife, gambling, and dining.

The area is famous for its winter activities including skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, tubing and snowmobiling. In summer there is golf, tennis, hiking, and challenging mountain biking in the immediate area. Holiday Valley resort has added a new Sky High Adventure Park and new outdoor pools with a water slide. Check the Ellicottville Chamber of Commerce website for upcoming festivals and events taking place throughout the year.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday chalet in Ellicottville, New York

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Winter 2018
2 Jan 2018 - 15 Feb 2018
2 night minimum stay
Presidents' Day Weekend 2018
16 Feb 2018 - 18 Feb 2018
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Late Winter 2018
19 Feb 2018 - 15 Mar 2018
2 night minimum stay
Spring/Summer/Early Fall 2018
16 Mar 2018 - 4 Oct 2018
2 night minimum stay
Fall Festival 2018
5 Oct 2018 - 7 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Late Fall 2018
8 Oct 2018 - 20 Dec 2018
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$218.94

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/check ins are permitted. 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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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