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A Holimont Dream! Great for families Ping Pong, Outdoor fire pit & Free WiFi!!!!

Bedrooms 4
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

4 bedroom, 3 bath, 2 living rooms, pet friendly and smoke free

The is a beautiful home, in a great location, has plenty of space for the whole family or several families. This nicely decorated private home also features a wood burning fireplace on the first floor family room plus another family room with a Ping-Pong table in the lower level, a gas grill on the deck, along with a washer/dryer, and extra refrigerator in utility room. Fire Pit, hike out the door, peaceful area!

You will enjoy a fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher and seating for 16 people for dinner.This kitchen even has a trash compactor that encourages kids to actually use it! To make those cold days warm, make all the hot chocolate and tea you need using the hot water spigot that instantly pours out almost boiling hot water!

To keep all the ski/board gear out of the way, there is a big boot room on the lower level that organizes all your stuff to make going out again easy!

This place has four bedrooms: A master bedroom with a California king bed, large closet and a full bathroom. The 3 bedrooms on the lower level have a Queen or Full bed and a set of bunk beds. (X-Long in 2 of the rooms)

The lower level's couch pulls out to a Full size bed.

The lower level has a full bath (shower/tub), Upstairs has a half bath and a Jacuzzi/shower room. The master bedroom has a full bath also.And enough hot water to shower the whole group!

PET FRIENDLY- The dogs LOVE running in the woods and getting their exercise too!

There is Wi-Fi for whatever you need plus a new flat screen tv with cable downstairs. Each bedroom has a TV that is equipped with DVD player in each bedroom and a huge DVD library for your enjoyment.

4-WHEEL DRIVE IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED in the winter. There is parking for 3-4 cars

This place is also a great during the other seasons, hike right out the door and enjoy nature. Bird feeders can be found on the back deck which brings in a variety of wild life.

THERE IS A CLEANING FEE OF $200 plus some taxes. Feel free to ask any questions.

More Details

Property Manager
Lynette Gerstel
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
20 September, 2018

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.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Hi there -

The kitchen had everything we needed and more - I definitely appreciated the paper plates and kitchen essentials (foil, plastic wrap...etc) that I forgot about. I did bring some Clorox wipes to ease clean-up but that's just my preference ;).

Bedrooms and bathrooms were perfect, nothing additional needed there.

We didn't end up using the outdoor fire pit because of the rainy conditions. We did fully utilize the living room fireplace though. My brother had some issues figuring out the correct direction for the flue handle but trial and error was just fine.

I did end up bringing stuff that I really didn't need (extra blankets, paper towels, dish soap...etc.) because I did not know you'd have everything available.

All-in-all, the place was great!

Thanks again!

Apr 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chalet rental in Ellicottville

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Resort ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure , Master
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath with shower , lower level
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , bath with shower , shower enclosure , jacuzzi
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double bed , 1 bunk bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 large double bed , 1 bunk bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double bed , 1 bunk bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • ski
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis


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A Holimont Dream! Great for families Ping Pong, Outdoor fire pit & Free WiFi!!!!
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 31 reviews
West Chester, PA

Terrific Ski Weekend with Friends and kids

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: 06/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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!
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Our family, adults and grandchildren stayed at this house over Thanksgiving weekend.

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: 30/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you and your family had a good time at the chalet and were able to celebrate Thanksgiving.
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Great for entertaining!

  • 5 of 5

very spacious, has ping pong!! Will def go again!!

  • Review Submitted: 12/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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.
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A beautiful property nestled in the woods close to the town of charming Ellicottville!

  • 5 of 5

This property was a perfect location and size for a group of couples or a few families to share. (We booked this for a wedding that we attended at a local ski area). It was spacious, well stocked with kitchen items, linens, and above all, clean. If you enjoy the outdoors and a nice walk, you can even stroll into the town Ellicottville for a delicious Saturday morning breakfast. The owner was fantastic to communicate with. She recommended many things to do and also left a binder with an easy step by step closing up procedure. In closing, I would most definitely recommend!!!!

  • Review Submitted: 26/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words! We love to share the chalet and all of its perks! Walking into town, but still in with trees! You are welcome back anytime!
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Buffalo, NY

Beautiful, open home

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here with family for a weekend this summer. The house looks amazing and captures the essence of Ellicottville and ski country, nestled in the woods in Holimont. It is easy to come and go, and a quick drive to town. We caught an Uber home, and a few walked back from town one night. The house was clean, everything we needed was provided. Everyone slept well and enjoyed their stay. The owner was absolutely wonderful and quick to respond. I would certainly rent this space again and recommend it to large groups of family or friends traveling to the area for a short or extended stay!

  • Review Submitted: 24/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words and so glad you had a good time at the chalet. It is so nice to be in the woods but close enough to town that you can walk. And of course Uber is now an option too! You are welcome back any time!
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Comfortable, well-equipped house!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time here in August. We came up for a fun, relaxin friends and family weekend. The house was very comfortable and relaxing. We never felt crowded or stressed. It was a wonderful weekend.

  • Review Submitted: 07/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Tim for your nice comments. I am so glad you had a good time at the chalet. Lots of room to spread out and nature all around you, glad you got to relax. You are welcome back anytime!
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Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Downtown Ellicottville
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Holiday Valley
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Downtown Ellicottville
Nearest Ski
0.2 Miles


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$274.44
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$343.05

Holiday and Ellicottville event weekends are a 3 day minimum.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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