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A Holimont Dream! Great for all seasons! SKI IN/SKI OUT!

Bedrooms 4
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

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

The is a beautiful rental 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 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:
18 October, 2017

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 Chautauqua Allegheny

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, New York

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • 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
  • 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 ...
  • 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 all seasons! SKI IN/SKI OUT!
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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: Aug 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 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: Aug 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 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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Wonderful Place to Stay!!!

  • 5 of 5

We were in town for a wedding and got to stay in this beautiful home. It was well stocked, clean and fit my family, and both of my brothers families as well. The owner Lynette was very communicative, helpful and made sure our stay was perfect! If I am every in the Ellicottville area again I would rent this home.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you enjoyed the chalet! It certainly is a great place to catch up with family and has lots of room to spread out. You are welcome back anytime!
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Wonderful experience

  • 5 of 5

The house was beautiful! The accommodations were wonderful. The property owner was very helpful. I appreciated that some of the basics were available at the house for our use such as paper products, cooking supplies, and fire wood.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Camille, Thank you for the kind review. We certainly try to make sure you have everything to make your time relaxing and fun! Glad you enjoyed the bonfire and the chalet! You are welcome back anytime! Lynette
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Lovely quiet Chalet. Get lost in the wilderness

  • 4 of 5

Spent time with my close friends this Memorial Day weekend. It was a sort of reunion so we did not intend to do a lot of activity. That way this was a perfect place with an open kitchen so that we could converse while cooking. Kids had their own space below, big enough for them to run, watch TV and play. It was rainy so could not use the outside much.

The only sore point - We were really looking forward to use the Jacuzzi however could not get it to work. It was not responding to the switch, not sure why.

Else was a great memorable weekend. Would recommend it to others who just want to spend time with close ones.

  • Review Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the nice review and I am glad you had a good time at the chalet. The open kitchen and living room is a great plus! I am sorry to hear that the jacuzzi wasn't working. I will be up there today and check it out. Thank you for letting me know as we try to make sure everything is in working order. You are welcome back anytime! To follow up: I tried the jacuzzi and it does work. You have to turn it on the wall switch and push the button on the tub to start it. Please always call me with any questions when you are staying with me. I am always available to help. Or if I can't, I have a great handy man!
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Awesome house!

  • 5 of 5

Four adults stayed for the weekend and we had a great time. The house was exactly as presented online and very accommodating. We will definitely come back again!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad to hear you had a great time at the chalet. It is a perfect spot to ski and relax with friends. 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

Rental Rates for this holiday chalet in Ellicottville, New York

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Nightly Rate
17 Dec 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
Winter Jan
1 Jan 2018 - 10 Jan 2018
2 night minimum stay
Nightly Rate
11 Jan 2018 - 16 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
Feb ski season
17 Jan 2018 - 14 Feb 2018
2 night minimum stay
President's weekend
15 Feb 2018 - 20 Feb 2018
3 night minimum stay
Ski season March
21 Feb 2018 - 31 Mar 2018
2 night minimum stay
Memorial Day
25 May 2018 - 28 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
July 4th
29 Jun 2018 - 8 Jul 2018
3 night minimum stay
Labor Day
31 Aug 2018 - 4 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
5 Oct 2018 - 8 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
5 Apr 2024 - 9 Apr 2024
5 night minimum stay
Flat fee
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit A$319.83
Cleaning/linens/toiletry A$255.86
Tax Rate 5.0%

Holiday and Ellicottville event weekends are a 3 day minimum.

Manager'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.
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